On this day: November 2

POSTED: 06:44 PM MDT Nov 01, 2012    UPDATED: 12:00 AM MDT Nov 02, 2012 
Spruce Goose, H-4 Hercules, Howard Hughes

Gen. George Washington says goodbye to his troops, cheerleading is born, the "Spruce Goose" takes off, Truman defeats Dewey, and a federal holiday is created to honor Martin Luther King Jr., all on this day.