Donald Trump was declared winner of the U.S. presidential election last night with 289 electoral votes over Hillary Clinton's 218.
Early reports, however, suggest that Clinton may have won the popular vote. According to CNN, Clinton currently has 47.7 percent of the popular vote, while Trump has 45.5 percent — a difference of about 210,000 votes at the time of this writing. This would actually be the 5th time this has happened.
The last time it happened was in 2000 when George W. Bush won the presidency despite losing the popular vote, according to CNN.
Still, there have been many firsts this election.
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was the first female belonging to a major party to be on the ballot for president, while her Republican counterpart, Donald Trump, publicly stated he would not accept the results of the election unless he won.
And while presidential elections have been a part of American history since the first one in 1789, this isn't the first time the race for the White House has had some historic events happen.
CNN also noted that The Chicago Daily Tribune printed its paper early on election night in 1948 having incorrectly declared Thomas Dewey the winner over Harry S. Truman, who actually won despite the odds.
But regardless of what election day has brought in the past, a candidate has always remained victorious... eventually.
Here are some photos of presidential candidates awaiting the news of the election or celebrating their victories from the Associated Press.
U.S. President Calvin Coolidge, right foreground, delivers his inaugural address after taking the oath of office on the East Portico of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on March 4, 1925. Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th president of the United States.
Presidential candidate Herbert Hoover and his family pose on the threshold of their home at Palo Alto, Calif., on Nov. 5, 1928. From left: Herbert Hoover Jr.; Herbert Jr.'s wife, Margaret Ava holding her son Herbert III ; Hoover's wife Lou Henry Hoover; candidate Hoover, holding Peggy, daughter of Herbert III; and Allan Hoover, younger son of the presidential candidate.
Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York holds one of many congratulatory telegrams received on his victory in the presidential election, Nov. 8, 1932, at the Hotel Biltmore in New York City. His wife Eleanor smiles as she reads over his shoulder.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his son, Franklin, Jr., at their polling place in Town Hall for balloting in Hyde Park, New York, Nov. 3, 1936. The president is signing an enrollment blank preparatory to entering the voting booth.
Following custom, members of the Roosevelt family gathered at the Hyde Park, N.Y., estate of the president, Nov. 5, 1940 to hear election returns which apparently assured him of a third term. On the porch of the house, left to right, Hardy Steeholm, who was defeated by incumbent Hamilton Fish for Congress; President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., and his wife Ethel; John Roosevelt and his wife Anne; Sara D. Roosevelt, the president's mother, and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the first man to be elected president of the United States for four consecutive terms, addresses his Hyde Park, N.Y., neighbors from the porch of him home on the night of his re-election, Nov. 7, 1944. Standing behind the president are his daughter Anna Boettiger and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. At right, behind railing is secretary of the treasury Henry Morgenthau.
Harry S. Truman, second from left, after being sworn in as president to succeed to late Franklin D. Roosevelt, is congratulated by Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, right, chief of staff to the commander in chief, at the White House, Washington, D.C., April 12, 1945. Looking on is Rep. John W. McCormack (D-Mass.), (center). Man at the left is unidentified.
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower holds up his fingers in the V for victory sign as he and Mamie Eisenhower sit in their hotel room in New York on Nov. 4, 1952, after Ike’s election as the next president of the United States. This scene took place just before Ike went down to the grand ballroom of the Commodore Hotel to face his happy followers.
There are smiles all around as President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard Nixon acknowledge cheers of Republicans at election headquarters early November 7, 1956, as their bouquet-holding wives stand beside them. The Eisenhowers and the Nixons went before a jubilant crowd shortly after Adlai Stevenson conceded.
Senator John F. Kennedy, right, the Democratic presidential candidate, accompanied by running mate, Senator Lyndon Johnson, sits in a car outside hotel Biltmore in New York, Nov. 5, 1960. The pair was en route to the New York coliseum for a political rally aimed at gaining votes for the Democrats in Tuesday's election. Note candidates wear raincoats due to continuous inclement weather throughout the night.
President Lyndon B. Johnson's face is framed in an auto window as he returns to his Washington residence from the White House, Nov. 22, 1963. He was sworn in as successor to assassinated President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Tex., where Kennedy was shot. Others in the car are unidentified.
Using both hands, President Lyndon B. Johnson shakes hand with tourists along Ranch Road One, near the LBJ Ranch in Stonewall, Texas, Aug. 28, 1964. The president and his wife were conducting a tour for Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee Sen. Hubert Humphrey and his wife, shortly after their arrival from Austin, Texas.
Richard Nixon, left, greets the press with President Lyndon Johnson at the White House on November 11, 1968, in Washington. Nixon, the Republican candidate, won a close election victory for president on Nov. 6, 1968.
Gerald R. Ford takes the oath of office as the 38th president of the United States as his wife, Betty, right, stands at his side in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Aug. 4. 1974. Administering the oath is Chief Justice of the United States Warren Burger. Ford was sworn in following the resignation of Richard M. Nixon as chief executive.
President-elect Jimmy Carter gets a hug from his mother Lillian, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1976, during a victory celebration in Plains, Ga. Carter and his family spent Tuesday night in Atlanta awaiting the election results
President-elect Ronald Reagan and wife Nancy wave to well-wishers Tuesday night , Nov. 4, 1980, at Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles after election victory.
Nancy and Ronald Reagan signal to well-wishers and supporters at the Century Plaza Hotel at night, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1984 in Los Angeles after Reagan was declared the winner in the 1984 presidential election against Democratic opponent Walter Mondale.
Vice President George H. Bush and Barbara Bush wave as balloons are dropped during a welcome rally in Houston, Nov. 8, 1988.
President-elect Bill Clinton, third from left, is joined by Vice President-elect Al Gore, Jr., of Tennessee, and their families as they greet a cheering crowd in front of the Old State House in Little Rock, Arkansas, Tuesday night November 3, 1992, after winning Tuesday's presidential election. Left is Chelsea and Hillary Clinton. Right is Tipper Gore and Albert Gore, III.
President Bill Clinton, wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea wave to supporters in front of the Old State House during an election night celebration in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996.
Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush, center, watches election returns while flanked by his father, former President George Bush, left, and brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, in Austin, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000.
In this Nov. 3, 2004, file photo, President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush salute and wave during an election victory rally at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington.
In this Nov. 4, 2008 file photo, President-elect Barack Obama, left, his wife Michelle Obama, right, and two daughters, Malia, 7, second from left, and Sasha, 10, wave at the election night rally in Chicago.
In this Nov. 7, 2012, file photo taken in Chicago, Vice President Joe Biden, right, talks to President Barack Obama at their election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago.
President-elect Donald Trump pumps his fist after giving his acceptance speech as his wife Melania Trump, right, and their son Barron Trump follow him during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York.