Today in history – November 8, 2019

1923 – Adolf Hitler leads a failed attempt to overthrow the German government in what has been known as the Beer Hall Putsch.

1932 – New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president over incumbent Herbert Hoover.

1960 – Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy defeated Vice President Richard M. Nixon in the presidential election.

1994 – Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years.

2000 – A statewide recount of presidential election ballots began in Florida.