On this day: November 8

POSTED: 1:52 AM Nov 08 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Nov 08 2014

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 - Picasso thefts
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1993: Five Picasso paintings and other artwork valued at $52 million are stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, Sweden. In the summer of 1994, three Swedes who tried to sell one of the paintings, "La Femme aux Yeux Noirs" (pictured), were arrested, leading to the recovery of three of the Picassos. The other paintings have yet to be recovered.


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