Daily Archives: November 4, 2012

President-elect Clinton ‘happy but exhausted’ 20 years ago today (1992)


Video: 'World News Tonight' (ABC News, Nov. 4, 1992)

(Wednesday, November 4, 1992, the day after the 1992 presidential campaign) — U.S. President-elect Bill Clinton set to work shaping his new administration today, huddling with his transition team, issuing a scarcely veiled warning to Iraq and pronouncing himself “happy, but exhausted thinking about the work that has to be done.”

Eisenhower defeats Stevenson, elected president 60 years ago today (1952)


Video: 'IKE (DWIGHT D EISENHOWER) ELECTED PRESIDENT - 1952'

(Tuesday, November 4, 1952, during the 1952 presidential campaign) — Republican Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower of New York was elected President of the United States today, defeating Democratic Illinois Gov. Adlai Stevenson. Continue reading Eisenhower defeats Stevenson, elected president 60 years ago today (1952)

John F. Kennedy elected to U.S. Senate 60 years ago today (1952)


Video: '"JFK: IN HIS OWN WORDS" (1988 DOCUMENTARY)(PART 1)' (1952 campaign at 7:18)

(Tuesday, November 4, 1952) — U.S. Rep. John F. Kennedy, a Democrat, defeated Republican incumbent Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., today in the U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts by a margin of 1,211,984 (51.34 percent) to 1,141,247 votes (48.35 percent). Continue reading John F. Kennedy elected to U.S. Senate 60 years ago today (1952)

Rommel retreats, Allies win Second Battle of El Alamein 70 years ago today (1942)


Video: Nov. 4, 1942 (at 5:28)

(Wednesday, November 4, 1942, 5:30 p.m. local time, during the Second Battle of El Alamein, part of Western Desert Campaign of World War II) — German Field Marshall Erwin Rommel disobeyed Adolf Hitler’s orders today and began a five-month retreat from the Second Battle of El Alamein in North Africa.

The victory by British forces commanded by Lt. Gen. Bernard Montgomery marked a major turning point in the Western Desert Campaign of the war, ending Axis hopes of occupying Egypt, taking control of the Suez Canal, and gaining access to the Middle Eastern and Persian oil fields.