The Old Farmer's Almanac daily calendar gives you quick reference for the significant events on any day throughout the year.
By an act of Congress in 1845, the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November was designated Election Day for future presidential elections. The first such election took place on November 7, 1848. Whig Party candidate Zachary Taylor won out over Democrat Lewis Cass and Free-Soil candidate (and former president) Martin Van Buren. Taylor's running mate was Millard Fillmore, who became the nation's 13th president on July 10, 1850, upon Taylor's untimely death.
2019: U.S. Air Force's uncrewed X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Mission 5 landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The space plane had spent 780 days in orbit, breaking the previous record of 718 days in 2017.