On This Day

November 4, 2008 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States, defeating Republican candidate John McCain

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
US Senator John McCain
US Senator
John McCain

Deaths in History

  • Juan Camilo Mouriño, Mexican Secretary of the Interior (b. 1971)

Person of interestMichael Crichton

Michael Crichton, American author, dies at 66


2008 in History