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5 Fun Facts About November 8 In Pennsylvania History

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1. On November 8, 1923, the Lincoln Tunnel, a tunnel used by tens of thousands of commuters each day to travel between New Jersey and New York City, was officially opened to the public. The tunnel was named after President Abraham Lincoln and was built at a cost of $85 million.

2. On November 8, 1864, the Battle of Rappahannock Station took place during the American Civil War. Pennsylvania troops played a key role in the Union victory, which saw Confederate forces attempt to cut off Union supply lines.

3. November 8, 1960 saw the election of John F. Kennedy as President of the United States. Kennedy won the election by a narrow margin, carrying states such as Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Texas.

4. On November 8, 1933, the Philadelphia Athletics won their third World Series title in four years, sweeping the Chicago Cubs in four games. The victory cemented the Athletics' status as one of the most dominant teams of the era.

5. November 8, 1910 saw the dedication of the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg. The largest Renaissance-style building in the United States, the Capitol features a dome that reaches a height of 272 feet and is decorated with murals, bronze statues, and stained glass windows.
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