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
In 1997, the U.S. Congress declared him the 'first and only honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces.' Who is he?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
Learn about people born on this day by reading the November 4 Birthday Horoscope.
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