Today is Thursday, Nov. 8, the 312th day of 2018. There are 53 days left in the year.

Today's highlight:

On Nov. 8, 2016, Republican Donald Trump was elected America's 45th president, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton in an astonishing victory for a celebrity businessman and political novice. Republicans kept their majorities in the Senate and House.

On this date:

In 1892, former President Grover Cleveland defeated incumbent Benjamin Harrison, becoming the first (and, to date, only) chief executive to win non-consecutive terms to the White House.

In 2000, a statewide recount began in Florida, which emerged as critical in deciding the winner of the 2000 presidential election. Earlier that day, Vice President Al Gore had telephoned Texas Gov. George W. Bush to concede, but called back about an hour later to retract his concession. 

In 2002, the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved Resolution 1441, aimed at forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face "serious consequences." President George W. Bush said the new resolution presented the Iraqi regime "with a final test."

Today's birthdays: Actor Norman Lloyd is 104. Singer Bonnie Raitt is 69. TV personality Mary Hart is 68. Singer-actor Leif Garrett is 57. Chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay is 52. Actress Gretchen Mol is 45. Actress Tara Reid is 43. Country singer Lauren Alaina is 24. 

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