TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - KICKOFF/FROM THE FRONT PAGE -

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT Nov. 8, 1972

The premium ca­ble TV net­work HBO (Home Box Of­fice) made its de­but with a show­ing of the movie “Some­times a Great No­tion.”

ON THIS DATE

1923

Adolf Hitler launched his first at­tempt at seiz­ing power in Ger­many with a failed coup in Mu­nich that came to be known as the “Beer-Hall Putsch.”

1950

Dur­ing the Korean War, the first jet-plane bat­tle took place as U.S. Air Force Lt. Rus­sell J. Brown shot down a North Korean MiG-15.

1966

Repub­li­can Ed­ward W. Brooke of Mas­sachus­setts be­came the first black can­di­date to be elected to the U.S. Se­nate by pop­u­lar vote.

2000

A statewide re­count be­gan in Flor­ida, which emerged as crit­i­cal in de­cid­ing the win­ner of the 2000 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. Ear­lier that day, Vice Pres­i­dent Al Gore had tele­phoned Texas Gov. Ge­orge W. Bush to con­cede, but called back about an hour later to re­tract his con­ces­sion.

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