spotlight Today In History, Nov. 8: Donald Trump Nov 8, 2018 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Today is Thursday, Nov. 8.Today's Highlight in History: 2016: Donald Trump On Nov. 8, 2016, Republican Donald Trump was elected America's 45th president, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton in an astonishing victory for a celebrity businessman and political novice. Republicans kept their majorities in the Senate and House. AP 1892: Grover Cleveland In 1892, former President Grover Cleveland defeated incumbent Benjamin Harrison, becoming the first (and, to date, only) chief executive to win non-consecutive terms to the White House. AP 1923: Adolf Hitler In 1923, Adolf Hitler launched his first attempt at seizing power in Germany with a failed coup in Munich that came to be known as the "Beer-Hall Putsch." AP 1932: Franklin D. Roosevelt In 1932, New York Democratic Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated incumbent Republican Herbert Hoover for the presidency. AP 1960: John F. Kennedy In 1960, Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy defeated Vice President Richard M. Nixon for the presidency. AP 1966: Edward W. Brooke In 1966, Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass.) became the first black candidate to be elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote. AP 1974: Kent State Shooting In 1974, a federal judge in Cleveland dismissed charges against eight Ohio National Guardsmen accused of violating the civil rights of students who were killed or wounded in the 1970 Kent State shootings. AP 2000: Florida Recount In 2000, a statewide recount began in Florida, which emerged as critical in deciding the winner of the 2000 presidential election. Earlier that day, Vice President Al Gore had telephoned Texas Gov. George W. Bush to concede, but called back about an hour later to retract his concession. AP 2000: John C. Danforth In 2000, Waco special counsel John C. Danforth released his final report absolving the government of wrongdoing in the 1993 siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Texas. AP 2002: Resolution 1441 In 2002, the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved Resolution 1441, aimed at forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face "serious consequences." President George W. Bush said the new resolution presented the Iraqi regime "with a final test." AP 2008: Florence Wald Ten years ago: Florence Wald, a former Yale nursing dean whose interest in compassionate care led her to launch the first U.S. hospice program, died in Branford, Conn. at age 91. AP 2008: Indonesia Bali Bombers Ten years ago: Indonesia executed three Islamic militants for helping to plan and carry out the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, many of them foreign tourists. AP 2008: Russian Nuclear Submarine Ten years ago: An accident on a Russian nuclear submarine undergoing a test in the Sea of Japan asphyxiated 20 people on board. AP 2013: Typhoon Haiyan Five years ago: Typhoon Haiyan (HY'-ahn), one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into the central Philippines, it left more than 7,300 people dead or missing, flattened villages and displaced more than 5 million. AP 2017: "All the Money in the World" One year ago: Director Ridley Scott decided to cut Kevin Spacey out of the already-completed movie "All the Money in the World" because of the sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey and reshoot his many scenes using Christopher Plummer, just six weeks ahead of the film's release date. AP 2017: Country Music Association Awards One year ago: Garth Brooks continued his winning streak as entertainer of the year at the Country Music Association Awards; Carrie Underwood broke down while singing during the "in Memoriam" section after photos of the 58 people who died in a shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas were shown. AP 2017: Trump South Korea One year ago: In a speech to South Korean lawmakers in Seoul, President Donald Trump warned North Korea, "Do not underestimate us." AP Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Recommended More Latest Local Offers Big Sky Windows And Siding Call today to ask how you can save with insulated windows from Big Sky Windows! 406-251-6559 Grizzly Lawn Care and Landscape The grass is always greener on your side... with Grizzly Lawn Care's irrigation systems! Dirty Treasures Sewer And Septic, Cleaning & Handyman Services The professionals at Dirty Treasures Sewer & Septic can provide drain cleaning without cleaning you out! Call (406) 543-0658 today!