A look back at events in history this week.
U.S. President Harry S. Truman holds up an Election Day edition of the Chicago Daily Tribune, which, based on early results, mistakenly announced "Dewey Defeats Truman" on Nov. 4, 1948. The president told well-wishers at St. Louis' Union Station, "That is one for the books!" (AP Photo/Byron Rollins)
Planes carry out training maneuvers over the H.M.S. Furious in the Mediterranean on November 2, 1933.
Dr. William Beebe, noted oceanographer, and John T. Vann, an associate, right, arrive in New York from Bermuda on November 2, 1934 with the "Bathysphere," in which Beebe plunged to record ocean depths. His deepest dive was 3,028 feet.
Triborough Bridge construction
Bridge workers stand on steel beams during construction of the Triborough Bridge over the East River between Ward's Island and Manhattan on Nov. 2, 1935.
First voting machine
A New York polling place uses a voting machine for the first time during the general election on November 2, 1935.
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge highway is seen on November 3, 1936, with the tunnel on Yerba Buena Island toward the Oakland shore in the background.
The bridge opened to automobile and truck traffic November 12.
Spotter for an anti-aircraft battery somewhere in England on November 2, 1939.
A severely damaged Leicester Square area in London during a German Air Raid on October 31, 1940, one of a series of dozens of attacks on the British capital.
The Leicester Square Cinema is on the left.
Howard Huges' Spruce Goose
Howard Hughes, millionaire plane manufacturer, sits at the controls of his giant eight-engine wooden flying boat in a graving dock in Los Angeles, Oct 31, 1947.
The craft was taken from its dock for float testing November 1 and was scheduled for taxi tests November 2, 1947. The plane derisively called the "Spruce Goose," had been under construction since March 1943 with an estimated cost of approximately $25,000,000.
under-water motion picture camera
Gerald E. Darrab, Ph2, U.S.N., demonstrates the completely mobile 35 mm under-water motion picture camera which will be used by the U.S. Navy. It was at the U.S. Naval Photographic center Anacostia, Washington on Oct. 31, 1950.
The camera would make the diver-photographer entirely independent on surface assistance and designed to be completely operated from the outside of the housing. External controls are provided for the lens diaphragm, focus, and starting switch. The unit has detachable wings and vertical rudder which aid in transporting and stabilizing the camera under-water.
Frank Sinatra & Ava Gardener
Ava Gardner, film star, laughs as Frank Sinatra chats while leaving Pennsylvania Station in New York City on November 2, 1951, following their arrival from Philadelphia, where they applied for a marriage license.
FDR re-elected to third term
President Franklin D. Roosevelt smiles as he drives in his open car in Hyde Park, New York the day after his re-election to a third term in office on November 6, 1940.
Freedom Riders Levert Taylor, 20, and Glenda Jackson, both of Shreveport, Louisiana, are shown with policeman W. L. Copeland in Jackson, Mississippi, November 1, 1961, after their arrest on a breach of peace charge for refusing to move out of the white waiting room at a bus station there. Taylor and Miss Jackson were in Jackson to test the Interstate Commerce (ICC) desegregation ruling.
South Vietnamese girls serve refreshments to a soldier of the new military regime as he stands guard outside the national assembly building in Saigon on November 3, 1963.
Conditions in the country were reported calm November 3, the month after the bloody military coup which toppled the government of President Ngo Dinh Diem.
Newly inaugurated president of Chile Salvador Allende waves as he walks through the street from Congress to the Cathedral in Santiago, November 3, 1970.
Allende became the country's first socialist president in 1970.
Groucho & Barbra Streisand
Groucho Marx, has a kiss for Barbra Streisand as he visits the set of "The Way We Were" in Hollywood, on November 2, 1972, where the actress and actor Brad Dillman, right, were doing a scene in which everybody dressed as a Marx Brother at a party. Director Sydney Pollack at left.
American hostage crisis
An American hostage is paraded by his captors in the compound of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, November 8, 1979.
An Iranian crowd of thousands stood by chanting "death to Carter - Yankee go home."
Inventor Kuniji Asaho shows off a snakelike eight-jointed arm of an "inspection robot" he designed for Toshiba Corp. at its Kawasaki plant, near Tokyo, November 2, 1982.
The robot's TV camera-mounted arms can maneuver into highly radioactive or other dangerous areas where humans dare not go. Technician at the console, left, manipulates the arm.
MLK's birthday becomes holiday
President Ronald Reagan signs the bill making Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a national holiday, as King's widow Coretta Scott King looks in Washington, D.C., November 2, 1983.
From left are Vice President George Bush; Sen. Charles McCurdy Mathias (R-Md.); Mrs. King; Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.); Rep. Jack Kemp (R-N.Y.); Pres. Reagan; and Rep. Katie Hall (D-Ind.).
Indira Gandhi cremation
The cremation ceremony of assassinated Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in New Delhi, November 3, 1984.
The family of the late Indian leader stands behind the pyre as her son and successor Rajiv holds the torch over the body.
Indira Gandhi was assassinated by body guards on October 31.
Prince Charles & Princess Diana
His Royal Highness Prince Charles and Princess Diana are welcomed by members of the British community at the Gatow airport in Berlin, November 1, 1987.
The Royal couple arrived for a one day visit on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of Berlin, part of a six-day official visit to West Germany.
Imelda Marcos arraigned
Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, right, is mobbed by a crowd of protestors, supporters and reporters as she leaves federal court in New York on November 1, 1988.
Mrs. Marcos was arraigned on charges that she and her husband, deposed Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, embezzled more than $100 million from their homeland. Mr. Marcos' arraignment has been delayed due to ill health.
Saddam Hussein convicted
Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein yells at the court as the verdict is delivered during his trial held under tight security in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, November 5, 2006.
Iraq's High Tribunal found Saddam Hussein guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to die by hanging.