On this day: November 8

Posted: 1:52 AM EST Nov 08, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EST Nov 08, 2015

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 - Typhoon Haiyan
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2013: Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms in history, hits the Visayas region in the Philippines. The storm killed at least 6,300 people in the Philippines alone and caused around $1 billion in damages. Haiyan was also the strongest storm recorded at landfall, and unofficially the strongest typhoon ever recorded in terms of wind speed.


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