On this day: November 8

Published On: Nov 08 2012 01:52:55 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 08 2013 02:00:00 AM EST

Gunslinger Doc Holliday dies, the X-ray is discovered by accident, John F. Kennedy is elected president, the Florida recount begins, and the "Guitar Hero" craze is born, all on this day.

OTD November 8 - Edward Brooke
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U.S. Congress

1966: Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first black person elected to the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction. Brooke would remain the only black person elected to the Senate in the 20th century until Democrat Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois in 1993, and was the last Republican senator elected from Massachusetts until the 2010 election of Scott Brown.