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Remember the trivia that you crammed into your head during school and then promptly forgot upon graduation? Here’s a refresher course.

  • November 3, 1992: Illinois Democrat Carol-Moseley-Braun becomes the first black woman elected to the US Senate.
  • November 4, 1979: Seizure of the US Embassy in Teheran that resulted in a 444 day capture for 52 were Americans.
  • November 5, 1872: Suffragist Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in a presidential election.
  • November 5, Ella Grasso is elected governor of Connecticut and becomes the first woman to win gubernatorial office without succeeding her husband.
  • November 6: General Election Day. GET OUT AND VOTE!
  • November 7, 1874: The Republican Party is symbolized as an elephant for the first time in a cartoon drawn by Thomas Nast in Harpers Weekly Magazine.
  • November 7, 1916: Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first woman elected to Congress.
  • November 7, 1944: Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first, and only, person elected to four terms as president of the US.
  • November 7, 1989: L. Douglas Wilder is elected governor of Virginia, becoming the first elected black governor in US history.

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