To­day in his­tory

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To­day is Thurs­day, Nov. 8, the 312th day of 2018 and the 48th day of au­tumn.

To­day’s High­lights in His­tory:

In 1889, Mon­tana was ad­mit­ted as the 41st U.S. state.

In 1960, John F. Kennedy was elected pres­i­dent of the United States, de­feat­ing Richard Nixon.

In 2002, the U.N. Se­cu­rity Coun­cil unan­i­mously voted to give Iraq a “fi­nal op­por­tu­nity” to dis­arm.

In 2004, U.S. and Iraqi troops launched a suc­cess­ful siege of the city of Fal­lu­jah, an in­sur­gent strong­hold.

To­day’s fact: The syn­thetic el­e­ment roent­ge­nium (atomic num­ber 111), was named after physi­cist Wil­helm Roent­gen, who dis­cov­ered X-rays on this day in 1895.

To­day’s sports: In 1966, Frank Robin­son of the Amer­i­can League’s Bal­ti­more Ori­oles be­came the first per­son to win MVP hon­ors from both base­ball leagues. He had been named MVP in the Na­tional League in 1961 with the Cincin­nati Reds.

To­day’s num­ber: 43 and 70 -ages of John F. Kennedy and Don­ald Trump when they won their re­spec­tive pres­i­den­tial elec­tions, mak­ing them the youngest and old­est elected pres­i­dents in U.S. his­tory.

To­day’s moon: Be­tween new moon (Nov. 7) and first quar­ter moon (Nov. 15).

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