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5 Fun Facts About November 8 In Iowa History

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1. On November 8, 1864, Iowa held its gubernatorial election during the Civil War. William Stone, a Republican, was elected and would serve as governor until 1868.

2. The landmark case State v. Frey was argued on November 8, 1916, in the Iowa Supreme Court. This case established that a contract for the sale of farmland must be in writing to be legally enforceable.

3. On November 8, 1932, Iowa participated in the United States presidential election. Franklin D. Roosevelt won the state's electoral votes in a landslide victory against incumbent Herbert Hoover.

4. Iowa native and former wrestler Dan Gable won his first NCAA wrestling championship on November 8, 1969. He would go on to become a legendary coach and an icon in the sport.

5. November 8, 2016, marked the day of Iowa's general election. The state played a pivotal role in the surprising results, with Donald Trump winning its electoral votes and helping to secure his victory in the presidential race.
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