This Day In History — Montana becomes 41st US State

November 08

1889
Montana became the 41st state.

1892
Former president Grover Cleveland beat incumbent Benjamin Harrison and became the only president to win nonconsecutive terms in the White House.

1923
Adolf Hitler attempted and failed, to seize control of the German government in the Beer Hall Putsch.

1960
John F. Kennedy defeated Richard M. Nixon for the presidency of the United States.

1966
Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts became the first African American to be elected to the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction.

1994
After a 40-year Democrat domination, the Republican Party gained control of the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as a Senate majority.

Birthdays

Edmond Halley

1656–1742, English Astronomer and Mathematician

Bram Stoker

novelist (1847)

Margaret Mitchell

novelist (1900)

Martha Gellhorn

international correspondent (1908)

Christiaan Barnard

surgeon (1923)

Bonnie Raitt

blues-rock singer (1949)

Parker Posey

actor (1968)

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