On this day: November 8

POSTED: 1:52 AM Nov 08 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Nov 08 2013

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 - Fallujah
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Lance Cpl. Samantha L. Jones, USMC

2004: More than 10,000 U.S. troops and a small number of Iraqi army units begin a siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, Iraq. Dubbed Operation Phantom Fury, the siege would last until Dec. 23 and result in the death of more than 1,350 insurgent fighters and 95 American soldiers. The operation would prove to be the bloodiest battle of the Iraq War.

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