On this day: November 8

POSTED: 10:52 PM PST Nov 07, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 07, 2014 

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 - Norman Rockwell
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1978: Painter Norman Rockwell, most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine for more than four decades, dies of emphysema at age 84 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

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