TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT Nov. 7, 1916

Repub­li­can Jean­nette Rankin of Mon­tana be­came the first woman elected to Congress, win­ning a seat in the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 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.

1954

The CBS News pro­gram “Face the Na­tion” pre­miered with Ted Koop as host; the guest was Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis.

1973

Congress over­rode Pres­i­dent Richard Nixon’s veto of the War Pow­ers Act, which lim­its a chief ex­ec­u­tive’s power to wage war with­out con­gres­sional ap­proval.

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