Daily Archives: December 1, 2014

Tom Brokaw signs off as ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor 10 years ago this hour (Dec 1 2004)


Video: 'Tom Brokaw Says Farewell to NBC Nightly News'

(Wednesday, December 1, 2004, 6:30-7:00 p.m. EST) — Tom Brokaw signed off for the last time tonight as anchor of the NBC Nightly News, ending 22 years on the Nightly News desk and a 21-year run as the network’s chief newsman, a record tenure in NBC’s history. Brokaw was succeeded by Brian Williams the following day.

Presidential election thrown to U.S. House 190 years ago today (Dec 1 1824)


Video: 'Election of 1824'

(Wednesday, December 1, 1884, during the 1824 presidential campaign) — The results of U.S. presidential election of 1824 were announced today (although voting continued until Dec. 2, 1824), but since no candidate received a majority of the total electoral college votes in the election, the House of Representatives was given the task of deciding the winner in accordance with the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution (which it would do on Feb. 9, 1825, less a month before inauguration day). Continue reading Presidential election thrown to U.S. House 190 years ago today (Dec 1 1824)