A final farewell…


…that turned out fairly temporary.

 Wednesday, November 7th, the 312th day of 2012






Today is Republican Elephant Day, marking the debut of a cartoon elephant to represent the Republican Party on this date in 1874 in Harper’s Weekly.






1962 Richard Nixon, having lost California’s gubernatorial race, holds what he called his “last press conference,” telling reporters: “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.”  Obviously, he didn’t keep his promise and there would be a lot more kicking around after Watergate.








2000 Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes the first First Lady to win public office, defeating Republican Rick Lazio for a U.S. Senate seat from New York.









1977 This hugely successful soundtrack was released. It contained no fewer than 7 major hits – and the movie did pretty well too.  (Saturday Night Fever)