On this day: November 8

POSTED: 10:52 PM PST Nov 07, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 07, 2015 

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 - Beer Hall Putsch
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1923: In Munich, Adolf Hitler leads the Nazis in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the German government that would become known as the "Beer Hall Putsch." Two days after the coup attempt, Hitler was arrested and charged with high treason and would later be sentenced to five years in prison.


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