On Nov. 8, 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.
In 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.”
In 1960, Mass. Sen. John F. Kennedy defeated Vice President Richard M. Nixon for the presidency.
In 2016, Republican Donald Trump was elected America’s 45th president, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton. Republicans kept their majorities in the Senate and House.