Saturday, November 07, 2009

TODAY IN HISTORY

NOVEMBER 7


1962:Famous last words: After losing the California governor’s race, Richard Nixon tells reporters: “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference.” Exactly a decade later, he is reelected president in a landslide over George McGovern.

1874: Cartoonist Thomas Nast uses an elephant as the Republican Party’s symbol in a cartoon for Harper’s Weekly.

1917: Bolsheviks storm the Winter Palace—the Russian government’s capitol building—and overthrow the provisional government
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