On this day: November 8

POSTED: 11:52 PM MST Nov 07, 2012    UPDATED: 12:00 AM MST Nov 08, 2013 

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 - Hernan Cortez
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1519: Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with a great celebration. Moctezuma deliberately let Cortés enter the Aztec capital, where Mexico City is today, in hopes of getting to know their weaknesses better and to crush them later. However, excited by the lavish gifts of gold given to them by the Aztecs, Cortés soon decided to take Moctezuma as a hostage in his own palace and indirectly rule Tenochtitlán through him.

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