TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Nov. 2, 1976

For­mer Ge­or­gia Gov. Jimmy Carter be­came the first can­di­date from the Deep South since the Civil War to be elected pres­i­dent as he de­feated in­cum­bent Ger­ald R. Ford.

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1936

The Bri­tish Broad­cast­ing Corp. inau­gu­rated “high-def­i­ni­tion” tele­vi­sion ser­vice from Alexandra Palace in Lon­don.

1947

Howard Hughes pi­loted his huge wooden fly­ing boat, the Hughes H-4 Her­cules (de­ri­sively dubbed the “Spruce Goose” by de­trac­tors), on its only flight, which lasted about a minute over Long Beach Har­bor in Cal­i­for­nia.

1950

Play­wright Ge­orge Bernard Shaw, 94, died in Ayot St. Lawrence, Hert­ford­shire, Eng­land.

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