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 - HBO
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1972: HBO launches its programming, debuting with the broadcast of the 1971 movie "Sometimes a Great Notion," starring Paul Newman and Henry Fonda. The first broadcast was transmitted to 325 Service Electric cable television subscribers in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Immediately after the movie, HBO broadcast its first sports event, showing an NHL hockey game between the New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks.

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