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.
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.