On this day: November 2

POSTED: 7:44 PM Nov 01 2012   UPDATED: 1:00 AM Nov 02 2014

Gen. George Washington says goodbye to his troops, cheerleading is born, the "Spruce Goose" takes off, Truman defeats Dewey, and a federal holiday is created to honor Martin Luther King Jr., all on this day.

OTD November 2 - 1852 election
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Library of Congress

1852: The Democratic presidential ticket of Franklin Pierce and William R. King defeats the Whig Party ticket of Winfield Scott and William A. Graham by a 50 percent to 44 percent margin in the popular vote and 254 to 42 in the electoral vote to win the U.S. presidency.

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