HIGH­LIGHTS IN HIS­TORY

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To­day’s high­light: On Nov. 5, 1968, Repub­li­can Richard M. Nixon won the pres­i­dency, de­feat­ing Demo­cratic Vice Pres­i­dent Hu­bert H. Humphrey and Amer­i­can In­de­pen­dent can­di­date Ge­orge C. Wal­lace.

On this date:

1911: Avi­a­tor Cal­braith P. Rodgers ar­rived in Pasadena, Calif., com­plet­ing the first transcon­ti­nen­tal air­plane trip in 49 days.

1935: Parker Brothers be­gan mar­ket­ing the board game “Monopoly.”

1940: Pres­i­dent Franklin D. Roo­sevelt won an un­prece­dented third term in of­fice as he de­feated Repub­li­can chal­lenger Wen­dell L. Wil­lkie.

1956: Britain and France started land­ing forces in Egypt dur­ing fight­ing be­tween Egyp­tian and Is­raeli forces around the Suez Canal. A cease-fire was de­clared two days later.

1974: Demo­crat Ella T. Grasso was elected gover­nor of Con­necti­cut, be­com­ing the first woman to win a gu­ber­na­to­rial of­fice with­out suc­ceed­ing her hus­band.

1985: Spencer W. Kim­ball, pres­i­dent of The Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter-day Saints, died at age 90; he was suc­ceeded by Ezra Taft Ben­son.

1987: Supreme Court nom­i­nee Dou­glas H. Gins­burg ad­mit­ted us­ing mar­i­juana sev­eral times in the 1960s and 70s, call­ing it a mis­take. Gins­burg ended up with­draw­ing his nom­i­na­tion.

1990: Rabbi Meir Ka­hane, the Brook­lyn-born Is­raeli ex­trem­ist, was shot to death at a New York ho­tel. Egyp­tian na­tive El Sayyed No­sair was con­victed of the slay­ing in fed­eral court.

1992: Mal­ice Green, a black mo­torist, died af­ter he was struck in the head 14 times with a flash­light by a Detroit po­lice of­fi­cer, Larry Nev­ers, out­side a sus­pected crack house. Nev­ers and his part­ner, Wal­ter Budzyn, were found guilty of sec­ond­de­gree mur­der, but the con­vic­tions were over­turned; they were later con­victed of in­vol­un­tary man­slaugh­ter.

1994: For­mer Pres­i­dent Ron­ald Rea­gan dis­closed he had Alzheimer’s dis­ease.

2009: A shoot­ing ram­page at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas left 13 peo­ple dead; Maj. Ni­dal Hasan, an Army psy­chi­a­trist, was later con­victed of mur­der and sen­tenced to death.

Ten years ago: One day af­ter be­ing elected pres­i­dent, Barack Obama be­gan filling out his new ad­min­is­tra­tion, se­lect­ing Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel to be White House chief of staff. A case of post­elec­tion nerves on Wall Street sent the Dow in­dus­tri­als plung­ing nearly 500 points.

Five years ago: Repub­li­can Gov. Chris Christie won a re­sound­ing re-elec­tion vic­tory in Demo­cratic-lean­ing New Jersey, while Demo­crat Terry McAuliffe pre­vailed in Vir­ginia’s gu­ber­na­to­rial con­test. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford ac­knowl­edged for the first time that he had smoked crack “prob­a­bly a year ago” when he was in a “drunken stu­por,” but he re­fused to re­sign de­spite im­mense pres­sure to step aside as leader of Canada’s largest city. In­dia launched its first space­craft bound for Mars; the Mar­tian Or­biter Mis­sion, or MOM, reached the red planet in Sept. 2014.

One year ago: A gun­man armed with an as­sault ri­fle opened fire in a small South Texas church, killing more than two dozen peo­ple; the shooter, Devin Pa­trick Kel­ley, was later found dead in a ve­hi­cle af­ter he was shot and chased by two men who heard the gun­fire. An au­topsy re­vealed that he died from a self­in­flicted gun­shot wound. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump ar­rived in Ja­pan for the start of a 12-day, five-coun­try Asian trip. Sha­lane

Flana­gan be­came the first Amer­i­can woman to win the New York City Marathon since 1977.

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