ON THIS DAY - November 4th:

1884 - Grover Cleveland (D) beats James G Blaine (R) for his 1st presidential term. The only American president to serve 2 non-consecutive terms

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1922 - Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt
1952 - General Dwight Eisenhower (R) elected 34th president of the USA, beating Adlai Stevenson (D)
2008 - Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1879 - Will Rogers, Oologah Indian Territory (Okla), humorist and actor (Judge Priest), (d. 1935)
1916 - Walter Cronkite, St Joseph Mo, news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81)
1946 - Laura Bush, U.S. First Lady 2001-09
1950 - Markie Post, [Marjorie], Palo Alto Cal, actress (Christine-Night Court)
1960 - Kathy Griffin, American comedienne (Suddenly Susan, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List), born in Chicago, Illinois
1969 - Matthew McConaughey, Uvalde, Texas, American actor (Contact, A Time to Kill)

1842 - U.S. first lady Mary Todd Lincoln (23) weds US president Abraham Lincoln (33) in Springfield, Illinois

GOODBYE TO:

1955 - Cy Young, American baseball pitcher and MLB all-time wins leader, dies at 88
2008 - Michael Crichton, American author, dies at 66
2010 - Sparky Anderson, American baseball manager, dies at 76
2011 - Andy Rooney, American radio and television writer (b. 1919)

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