TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Nov. 8, 2016
Republican Donald Trump was elected America’s 45th president, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton in an astonishing victory for a celebrity businessman and political novice. Republicans kept their majorities in the Senate and House.
ALSO ON THIS DATE 1892
Former President Grover Cleveland defeated incumbent Benjamin Harrison, becoming the first chief executive to win non-consecutive terms to the White House.
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.”
New York Democratic Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated incumbent Republican Herbert Hoover for the presidency.