2008 - Proposition 8 passes in California, revoking state recognition of LGBT marriages.
2008 - Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States.
1970 - Genie, a 13-year-old feral child is found in Los Angeles, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life.
1952 - The United States government establishes the National Security Agency.
1847 - Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, discovers the anesthetic properties of chloroform.
This Day In Business
1984 - While a student at the University of Texas at Austin, Michael Dell creates PCs Limited - a company which he would later call Dell.
1961 - Film "Misfits" premieres; final film appearance for both Clark Gable & Marilyn Monroe.
2001 - Cuba's first commercial interaction with U.S. since its ban.
2009 - The New York Yankees defeat the Philadelphia Phillies in game 6 of World Series
November 4th Holiday
National Unity and Armed Forces Day (Italy) - Celebrates Italy's victory over Austria-Hungary in 1918.
Today's Birthday Trivia
He ran a ballroom dancing school in Kent, England. Who is he?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
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