November 8: Historic election date in US history

Lincoln, Roosevelt, Kennedy, Bush all elected on November 8

Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy and George H. W. Bush (AP file)
Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy and George H. W. Bush (AP file)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — One year from now — November 8, 2016 — voters across the country will choose the 45th US president.

It’s an axim that 24 hours is an eternity in politics, so who knows what will happen a year from now? What is sure, though, is someone will be elected to succeed Barack Obama in the White House.

It will be the 58th presidential election in US history, and November 8 has been the date of some very historic elections.

In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln won re-election as he defeated Democratic challenger George B. McClellan.

Democrat Franklin Roosevelt ousted incumbent Herbert Hoover to win his first term in office in 1932.

In 1960, Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy defeated Vice President Richard M. Nixon for the presidency.

And in 1988, Vice President George H.W. Bush won the presidential election, defeating the Democratic nominee, Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis.

What will happen in 2016? Stay tuned — and stay informed.

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Here are some important dates in the 2016 election cycle. In Oregon, the primary filing deadline is March 8 with the primary set for May 17.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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