Today in History: November 4th

***2008: Barack Obama is elected President of the United States, becoming the first African-American to hold that office.

1979: The Iranian Hostage Crisis begins when Islamist students and militants storm the American embassy in Tehran, holding 52 Americans hostage.

An Ounce of Prevention – Iranian Embassy Siege

Political Columns – Lunches With Wolves

Political Conventions – Top of the Class

1916: Birth of Walter Cronkite, a well respected broadcast journalist and best known as the anchorman for CBS Evening News. See also 6 O’Clock News.