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.