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This Day in History for November 4 – Iran Hostage Crisis Begins and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1921 – Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo (More info)

1924 – Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected the first female governor in the United States (More info)

1956 – A spontaneous national uprising that began 12 days before in Hungary is viciously crushed by Soviet tanks and troops, killing and wounding thousands (More info)

1979 – Hundreds of Iranian students storm the US Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 60 American hostages (More info)

2008 – Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States (More info)

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