Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 2' (Nov. 8, 1954, at 9:30)
(Monday, November 8, 1954; during the Cold War) — Gen. J. Lawton Collins, special envoy of President Dwight Eisenhower, arrived today in Saigon, South Vietnam, from Tokyo to “coordinate” United States aid to Indochina.
Video: 'Teddy Roosevelt - 17of22 (HistCh)' (Nov. 8, 1904, at 5:13)
(Tuesday, November 8, 1904, during the 1904 presidential campaign) — Republican President Theodore Roosevelt of New York, who had succeeded to the presidency upon the assassination of William McKinley in September 1901, was elected to a full term of his own today, soundly defeating Democratic challenger Chief Judge Alton B. Parker of New York. Continue reading President Roosevelt elected to second term over Alton Parker 110 years ago today (Nov 8 1904)
Video: 'Election of 1864'
(Tuesday, November 8, 1864, during the 1864 presidential campaign) — National Union (Republican) President Abraham Lincoln of Illinois was elected to a second term today, soundly defeating Democratic challenger Major General George B. McClellan of New Jersey. Continue reading President Lincoln re-elected over General McClellan 150 years ago today (Nov 8 1864)