On this day: November 8

Published On: Nov 08 2012 12:52:55 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 08 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Tom Dempsey
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1970: Tom Dempsey of the New Orleans Saints sets a NFL record for the longest field goal, kicking a 63-yarder that gives the Saints a 19-17 win over the Detroit Lions at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans. Although the record still stands today, it was equaled three times: by Jason Elam of the Denver Broncos on Oct. 25, 1998; by Sebastian Janikowski of the Oakland Raiders on Sept, 12, 2011; and by David Akers of the San Francisco 49ers on Sept. 9, 2012.

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