Today in history – November 4, 2019

1922 – British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen.

1924 – Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected the first female governor in the United States.

1939 – The United States modified its neutrality stance in World War II to allow “cash and carry” purchases of arms by belligerents, a policy favoring Britain and France.

2008 – Democrat Barack Obama was elected the first black president of the United States.

2008 – California voters approved Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage.