Daily Archives: December 7, 2016

Van Buren decisively defeats Harrison in presidential election 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1836)


Video: 'The American Presidential Election of 1836'

(Wednesday, December 7, 1836, during the United States presidential election, 1836) — Democratic Vice President Martin Van Buren of New York was elected President of the United States today over Whig former Senator William H. Harrison of Ohio. Continue reading Van Buren decisively defeats Harrison in presidential election 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1836)

Adams defeats Jefferson in presidential election 220 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1796)


Video: 'The American Presidential Election of 1796'

(Wednesday, December 7, 1796, during the United States presidential election, 1796) — Federalist Vice President John Adams of Massachusetts was elected President of the United States today over Democratic-Republican former Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. Continue reading Adams defeats Jefferson in presidential election 220 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1796)

119 killed in deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1946)


Video: 'Winecoff Hotel Fire'

(Saturday, December 7, 1946, 3:15 a.m. local time) — The 15-story Winecoff Hotel on Peachtree Street in the heart of downtown Atlanta was destroyed early this morning killing 119 people, including hotel founder W. Frank Winecoff, in the deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history. Continue reading 119 killed in deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1946)