On this day: November 8

Published On: Nov 08 2012 12:52:55 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 08 2013 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 - Alfre Woodard
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1952: Actress Alfre Woodard, best known for movies such as "Cross Creek," "Passion Fish," "Crooklyn," "How to Make an American Quilt," "Primal Fear" and "Star Trek: First Contact," is born in Tulsa, Okla. She also appeared in the TV series "Hill Street Blues," "St. Elsewhere" and "Desperate Housewives," and has won four Emmys in 18 nominations. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for her role in "Cross Creek" and won a Golden Globe for the HBO film "Miss Evers' Boys."

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