On this day: November 8

Published On: Nov 08 2012 12:52:55 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 08 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

Gunslinger Doc Holliday dies, the X-ray is discovered by accident, John F. Kennedy is elected president, the Florida recount begins, and the "Guitar Hero" craze is born, all on this day.

OTD November 8 - Heavy D
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2011: Rapper Heavy D, whose hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s included "We Got Our Own Thang" and "Now That We Found Love," dies from a pulmonary embolism at the age of 44 in Los Angeles. The rapper, whose real name was Dwight Arrington Myers, released five albums with the hip-hop group Heavy D & the Boyz, was the president of Uptown Records and tried his hand at acting during his career.

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