spotlight Today In History, Nov. 7: Franklin D. Roosevelt Nov 7, 2018 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Today is Wednesday, Nov. 7.Today's Highlight in History: 1944: Franklin D. Roosevelt On Nov. 7, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented fourth term in office, defeating Republican Thomas E. Dewey. AP 1862: Ambrose Burnside In 1862, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln replaced replace Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac with Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside. AP 1916: Jeannette Rankin In 1916, Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress, winning a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. AP 1917: Vladimir Lenin In 1917, Russia's Bolshevik Revolution took place as forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin overthrew the provisional government of Alexander Kerensky. AP 1940: Tacoma Narrows Bridge In 1940, Washington state's original Tacoma Narrows Bridge, nicknamed "Galloping Gertie," collapsed into Puget Sound during a windstorm just four months after opening to traffic. AP 1962: Richard M. Nixon In 1962, Richard M. Nixon, having lost California's gubernatorial race, held what he called his "last press conference," telling reporters, "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore." AP 1967: Carl Stokes In 1967, Carl Stokes was elected the first black mayor of a major city -- Cleveland, Ohio. AP 1972: Richard Nixon In 1972, President Richard Nixon was re-elected in a landslide over Democrat George McGovern. AP 1980: Steve McQueen In 1980, actor Steve McQueen died in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, at age 50. AP 1991: Magic Johnson In 1991, basketball star Magic Johnson announced that he had tested positive for HIV, and was retiring. (Despite his HIV status, Johnson has been able to sustain himself with medication.) AP 2001: Osama bin Laden Financial Networks In 2001, the Bush administration targeted Osama bin Laden's multi-million-dollar financial networks, closing businesses in four states, detaining U.S. suspects and urging allies to help choke off money supplies in 40 nations. AP 2008: Haiti School Collapse Ten years ago: A school in Haiti collapsed, killing some 90 people. AP 2008: Mieczyslaw Rakowski Ten years ago: Mieczyslaw Rakowski, Poland's last communist-era party chairman and prime minister, died in Warsaw at age 81. AP 2013: Barack Obama Five years ago: Seeking to calm a growing furor, President Barack Obama told NBC News he was "sorry" Americans were losing health insurance plans that he repeatedly had said they could keep under his health care law, but he stopped short of apologizing for making those promises in the first place. AP 2013: Food and Drug Administration Five years ago: The Food and Drug Administration announced it was requiring the food industry to phase out artery-clogging trans fats. AP 2013: International Space Station Five years ago: A Russian spacecraft carrying the Olympic torch and three astronauts docked with the International Space Station ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. AP 2013: Twitter IPO Five years ago: Shares of Twitter went on sale to the public for the first time; by the closing bell, the social network was valued at $31 billion. AP 2017: Maine Election Medicaid One year ago: Voters in Maine approved a measure allowing them to join 31 other states in expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. AP 2017: Roy Halladay One year ago: Former star baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died when the small private plane he was flying crashed into the Gulf of Mexico; the 40-year-old was an eight-time All-Star for the Blue Jays and Phillies. AP 2017: Trump South Korea One year ago: President Donald Trump arrived in South Korea, saying efforts to curb the North's nuclear weapons program would be "front and center" of his two-day visit. AP 2017: Twitter 280 Characters One year ago: Twitter said it was ending its 140-character limit on tweets, and allowing nearly everyone 280 characters to get their message across. AP Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Load comments × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. 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