In 1783: Gen. George Washington issued his “Farewell Address to the Army.”
In 1917: British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour, in what became known as the Balfour Declaration, expressed support for a “national home” for the Jews of Palestine.
In 1948: President Truman, in an upset for prognosticators, won re-election by a narrow margin over Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey.
In 1959: Charles Van Doren admitted to congressmen that he had the questions and answers in advance of his appearances on the NBC-TV game show “Twenty-One.”
In 1976: Former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter defeated Republican incumbent Gerald R. Ford, becoming the first U.S. president from the Deep South since the Civil War.