GAME OF LIFE / MYSTERY DEATH

November 8 in history:

Two Roosevelts were elected president on November 8th — 28 years apart.  The first was Teddy Roosevelt in 1904, winning a full term after filling out the unexpired term of William McKinley.  And Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Herbert Hoover in 1932 for the first of his four presidential wins.

This was also the date in 1960 when John F. Kennedy narrowly beat Richard Nixon for the White House.

Columnist Dorothy Kilgallen wrote many newspaper stories questioning the official government report on the Kennedy assassination.  Kilgallen died suddenly on November 8th, 1965, a few hours after her regular weekly appearance on the game show “What’s My Line?” Conspiracy theorists have suggested someone murdered Kilgallen for knowing too much about the assassination, or UFOs, or something else.  By coincidence, Kilgallen’s death was announced on CBS just after her pre-taped appearance on an episode of “To Tell the Truth.”

Many popular TV game shows were turned into home games by the Milton Bradley Company of Massachusetts, including “Concentration,” “Password,” and “Jeopardy!”  Inventor Milton Bradley’s first successful game was “The Checkered Game of Life.”  Bradley was born on November 8th, 1836.

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