November 4th

2008
Barack Obama is elected. The first African-American to be elected President of the United States, Obama is the 44th person to occupy the Oval Office. He succeeded President George W. Bush and he has been elected to the office twice.
Barack Obama presidential campaign, 2008
1995
Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. He was the Prime Minister of Israel when he was killed in Tel Aviv by Yigal Amir, an Israel who opposed the role that Rabin played in the Oslo Peace Accords. The Accords were a collection of agreements between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization that set up the process of Palestinian self-determination and created the Palestinian Authority.
Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin
1979
Iran Hostage Crisis. The 444-day crisis began when a group of students took over the American Embassy in Tehran and took 52 Americans hostages. The crisis led to a breakdown in American and Iranian diplomatic relations.
Iran hostage crisis
1956
Russian troops attacked Budapest and crushed the Hungarian revolt under Premier Imre Nagy.
Hungarian Revolution of 1956
1952
US National Security Agency formed. The NSA as it is popularly known is an intelligence organization that is responsible for monitoring and collecting signal intelligence around the world. The agency was preceded by the Armed Forces Security Agency.
National Security Agency
1925
First woman governor of a state in the US. Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first and only female governor of the state of Wyoming in the United States. In addition to being the first woman to be ever elected as a state governor in the US, she was also the first female director of the United States Mint.
List of female governors in the United States
1924
Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected the nation's first woman governor, to serve out the term of her husband who died in office.
Nellie Tayloe Ross
1922
Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt.
Howard Carter
1880
James and John Ritty of Dayton, Ohio, patented the first cash register.
James Ritty
1879
African American inventor Thomas Elkins patents refrigerating apparatus.
Icemaker
1862
Dr Richard Gatling patents Gatling machine gun in Indianapolis.
Richard Jordan Gatling
1842
Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd in Springfield, Ill.
Mary Todd Lincoln
1841
First wagon train arrives in California.
Bartleson–Bidwell Party
1576
Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, Spanish defeat Walloon and capture Antwerp.
Dutch Revolt