#TodayInHistory: Barack Obama Becomes First African-American President!
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#TodayInHistory: Barack Obama Becomes First African-American President!

Yvonne Williams

A look at the highlights this day November 4;

2008 – Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States , becoming the 44th president by age 47

1960 – “Misfits” premieres, final movie for Clark Gable & Marilyn Monroe

2015 – Katy Perry is the highest paid musician of the year earning 135 million, according to Forbes Magazine


2009 – R&B singer Usher (30) divorces hair stylist and wardrobe stylist Tameka Foster (38) due to irretrievably broken marriage after 2 years


1842 – Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Illinois


1939 – The 1st air conditioned automobile, the Packard, was exhibited, Chicago, Ill.

2008 – Michael Crichton (b.1942), doctor turned author and film director, died in LA. His books included “The Andromeda Strain” (1969), “The Great Train Robbery” (1975) and “Jurassic Park” (1990), all of which were made into popular films. He also created the TV series ER in 1994.

Don’t Act Dumb; It’s Use Your Common Sense Day! – It’s an unofficial holiday. Familiar with the saying “common sense is not that common”? Celebrate by thinking deeply before taking actions.

There you have it, this day November 4 in history.

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