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 - Ronald Reagan
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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

1966: Actor Ronald Reagan is elected governor of California, his first public office. He would go on to be re-elected in 1970 and then seek the Republican presidential nomination in 1968 and 1976 before winning both the nomination and general election in 1980, defeating incumbent President Jimmy Carter.

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