HIGH­LIGHTS IN HIS­TORY

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To­day’s high­light:

On Nov. 3, 1992, Demo­crat Bill Clin­ton was elected the 42nd pres­i­dent of the United States, de­feat­ing Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H.W. Bush.

On this date:

1900: The first ma­jor U.S. au­to­mo­bile show opened at New York’s Madi­son Square Gar­den un­der the aus­pices of the Au­to­mo­bile Club of Amer­ica.

1903: Panama pro­claimed its in­de­pen­dence from Colom­bia.

1908: Repub­li­can Wil­liam Howard Taft was elected pres­i­dent, out­polling Wil­liam Jen­nings Bryan.

1911: The Chevro­let Mo­tor Car Co. was founded in Detroit by Louis Chevro­let and Wil­liam C. Du­rant. The com­pany was ac­quired by Gen­eral Mo­tors in 1918.

1936: Pres­i­dent Franklin D. Roo­sevelt won a land­slide elec­tion vic­tory over Repub­li­can chal­lenger Al­fred

“Alf” Lan­don.

1957: The Soviet Union launched Sput­nik 2, the sec­ond man­made satel­lite, into or­bit; on board was a dog named Laika, who was sac­ri­ficed in the ex­per­i­ment.

1964: Pres­i­dent Lyn­don B. John­son soundly de­feated Repub­li­can Barry Gold­wa­ter to win a White House term in his own right.

1970: Sal­vador Al­lende was in­au­gu­rated as pres­i­dent of Chile.

1979: Five Com­mu­nist Work­ers Party mem­bers were killed in a clash with heav­ily armed Ku Klux Klans­men and neo-Nazis dur­ing an anti-Klan protest in Greens­boro, North Carolina.

1986: The Iran-Con­tra af­fair came to light as Ash-Shi­raa, a pro-Syr­ian Le­banese mag­a­zine, first broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran.

1997: The Supreme Court let stand Cal­i­for­nia’s ground­break­ing Propo­si­tion 209, which banned race and gen­der pref­er­ence in hir­ing and school ad­mis­sions.

Ten years ago: On the eve of Elec­tion Day 2008, Demo­crat Barack Obama and Repub­li­can John McCain wrapped up their two-year cam­paign for the White House. Ali Hamza

al-Bahlul, a video maker for Osama bin Laden, was sen­tenced at Guan­tanamo to life in prison for en­cour­ag­ing ter­ror­ist at­tacks. Au­thor­i­ties an­nounced they had pos­i­tively iden­ti­fied some of Steve Fos­sett’s re­mains found a half-mile from where the ad­ven­turer’s plane had crashed in Cal­i­for­nia’s Sierra Ne­vada.

Five years ago: Pres­i­dent Barack Obama stepped into Vir­ginia’s gu­ber­na­to­rial race, throw­ing the po­lit­i­cal weight of the White House be­hind Demo­crat Terry McAuliffe, who ended up de­feat­ing Repub­li­can Ken Cuc­cinelli. Hous­ton Tex­ans coach Gary Ku­biak col­lapsed from a mini-stroke while leav­ing the field at half­time of a game with the In­di­anapo­lis Colts, who ral­lied for a 27-24 vic­tory. Miami Dol­phins of­fen­sive line­man Richie Incog­nito, ac­cused of bul­ly­ing fel­low player

Jonathan Martin, was sus­pended for con­duct detri­men­tal to the team.

One year ago: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked away from his post in Afghanistan and trig­gered a search that left some of his com­rades se­verely wounded, was spared a prison sen­tence by a mil­i­tary judge in North Carolina; Pres­i­dent

Don­ald Trump blasted the de­ci­sion as a “com­plete and to­tal disgrace.” Net­flix said it was cut­ting all ties with Kevin Spacey after a se­ries of al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual harass­ment and as­sault, and that it would not be a part of any fur­ther pro­duc­tion of “House of Cards” that in­cludes him. A mas­sive re­port from sci­en­tists in­side and out­side the gov­ern­ment con­cluded that the ev­i­dence of global warm­ing is stronger than ever.

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