What happened on November 8? There are more than 282 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About November 8

November 8 In HistoryNovember 8 is the 312nd day of the year 2019. There are 53 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday. This day falls under the 45th week of the year 2019.

On this day in Moulton, Iowa 52572 sunrise will occur at 12:49 PM and sunset will occur at 10:59 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Scorpio. The modern birthstone for this month is Topaz while the mystical birthstone is Pearl.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 78 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (January 25, 2020).

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Historical Events For November 8

  • 1519
    Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with a great celebration.
  • 1520
    Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.
  • 1576
    Eighty Years’ War: Pacification of Ghent – The States-General of the Netherlands meet and unite to oppose Spanish occupation.
  • 1602
    The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened to the public.
  • 1605
    Robert Catesby, ringleader of the Gunpowder Plotters, is killed.
  • 1620
    The Battle of White Mountain takes place near Prague, ending in a decisive Catholic victory in only two hours.
  • 1745
    Charles Edward Stuart invades England with an army of ~5000 that would later participate in the Battle of Culloden.
  • 1837
    Mary Lyon founds Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, which later becomes Mount Holyoke College.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The “Trent Affair” – The USS San Jacinto stops the United Kingdom mail ship Trent and arrests two Confederate envoys, sparking a diplomatic crisis between the UK and US.
  • 1889
    Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.
  • 1892
    The New Orleans general strike begins, uniting black and white American trade unionists in a successful four-day general strike action for the first time.
  • 1895
    While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.
  • 1901
    Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.
  • 1917
    The People’s Commissars give authority to Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Joseph Stalin.
  • 1923
    Beer Hall Putsch: In Munich, Adolf Hitler leads the Nazis in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the German government.
  • 1933
    Great Depression: New Deal – US President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed.
  • 1936
    Spanish Civil War: Francoist troops fail in their effort to capture Madrid, but begin the 3-year Siege of Madrid afterwards.
  • 1937
    The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude (“The Eternal Jew”) opens in Munich.
  • 1939
    In Munich, Adolf Hitler narrowly escapes the assassination attempt of Georg Elser while celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch.
  • 1939
    Venlo Incident: Two British agents of SIS are captured by the Germans.
  • 1942
    World War II: French resistance coup in Algiers, in which 400 civilian French patriots neutralize Vichyist XIXth Army Corps after 15 hours of fighting, and arrest several Vichyst generals, allowing the immediate success of Operation Torch in Algiers.
  • 1942
    World War II: Operation Torch – United States and United Kingdom forces land in French North Africa.
  • 1950
    Korean War: United States Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown, while piloting an F-80 Shooting Star, shoots down two North Korean MiG-15s in the first jet aircraft-to-jet aircraft dogfight in history.
  • 1957
    Operation Grapple X, Round C1: Britain conducts its first successful hydrogen bomb test over Kiritimati in the Pacific.
  • 1960
    John F. Kennedy defeats Richard Nixon in one of the closest presidential elections of the twentieth century to become the 35th president of the United States.
  • 1965
    The 173rd Airborne is ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong in Operation Hump during the Vietnam War, while the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment fight one of the first set-piece engagements of the war between Australian forces and the Vietcong at the Battle of Gang Toi.
  • 1965
    The British Indian Ocean Territory is created, consisting of Chagos Archipelago, Aldabra, Farquhar and Des Roches islands.
  • 1965
    The Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965 is given Royal Assent, formally abolishing the death penalty in the United Kingdom.
  • 1966
    Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate since Reconstruction.
  • 1966
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League.
  • 1968
    The Vienna Convention on Road Traffic is signed to facilitate international road traffic and to increase road safety by standardising the uniform traffic rules among the signatories.
  • 1971
    Led Zeppelin releases “Led Zeppelin IV,” which becomes the third-best-selling album ever in the US.
  • 1973
    The right ear of John Paul Getty III is delivered to a newspaper together with a ransom note, convincing his father to pay 2.9 million USD.
  • 1976
    A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated.
  • 1977
    Manolis Andronikos, a Greek archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.
  • 1987
    Remembrance Day Bombing: A Provisional IRA bomb explodes in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland during a ceremony honouring those who had died in wars involving British forces. Twelve people are killed and sixty-three wounded.
  • 2002
    Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council Resolution 1441 – The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face “serious consequences”.
  • 2004
    War in Iraq: More than 10,000 U.S. troops and a small number of Iraqi army units participate in a siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
  • 2011
    The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324600 km), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since mpl 2010 XC in 1976.

Who Were Born On November 8?

  • 30
    Marcus Cocceius Nerva, Roman Emperor (d. 98)
  • 1342
    Julian of Norwich, English saint (d. 1416)
  • 1491
    Teofilo Folengo, Italian poet (d. 1544)
  • 1622
    King Charles X of Sweden (d. 1660)
  • 1656
    Edmond Halley, British astronomer and mathematician (d. 1742)
  • 1706
    Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German judge and philosopher (d. 1772)
  • 1710
    Sarah Fielding, English writer (d. 1768)
  • 1715
    Elisabeth Christine von Braunschweig-Bevern, wife of Frederick II of Prussia (d. 1797)
  • 1723
    John Byron, British naval officer (d. 1786)
  • 1768
    Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom, (d. 1840)
  • 1777
    Désirée Clary, queen of Sweden (d. 1860)
  • 1788
    Mihály Bertalanits Slovene poet and teacher in Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1853)
  • 1836
    Milton Bradley, American game manufacturer (d. 1911)
  • 1837
    Ilia Chavchavadze, founding father of modern Georgia (d. 1907)
  • 1847
    Bram Stoker, Irish novelist (d. 1912)
  • 1847
    Jean Casimir-Perier, French politician (d. 1907)
  • 1848
    Gottlob Frege, German mathematician and logician (d. 1925)
  • 1854
    Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist (d. 1919)
  • 1866
    Herbert Austin, English automobile pioneer (d. 1941)
  • 1868
    Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician (d. 1942)
  • 1869
    Zinaida Gippius, Russian woman-poet in exile in France (d. 1945)
  • 1883
    Arnold Bax, English composer (d. 1953)
  • 1884
    Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychiatrist (d. 1922)
  • 1885
    Emil Fahrenkamp, German architect (d. 1966)
  • 1885
    Hans Cloos, German geologist (d. 1951)
  • 1885
    Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (d. 1946)
  • 1888
    David Monrad Johansen, Norwegian composer (d. 1974)
  • 1893
    Clarence Williams, American pianist and composer (d. 1965)
  • 1893
    Prajadhipok, Rama VII, king of Thailand (d. 1941)
  • 1895
    Photios Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer (d. 1965)
  • 1896
    Bucky Harris, baseball player (d. 1977)
  • 1897
    Dorothy Day, social activist (d. 1980)
  • 1898
    Marie Prevost, Canadian actress (d. 1937)
  • 1900
    Charlie Paddock, American athlete (d. 1943)
  • 1900
    Margaret Mitchell, American author (d. 1949)
  • 1904
    Cedric Belfrage English-born writer (d. 1990)
  • 1908
    Martha Gellhorn, American writer (d. 1998)
  • 1912
    June Havoc, American actress (d. 2010)
  • 1912
    Stylianos Pattakos, Greek army officer and member of the Greek military junta of 1967–1974
  • 1918
    Hermann Zapf, German designer
  • 1919
    P. L. Deshpande, Indian author (d. 2000)
  • 1920
    Esther Rolle, American actress (d. 1998)
  • 1920
    Eugênio de Araújo Sales, Brazilian cardinal
  • 1922
    Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (d. 1996)
  • 1922
    Christiaan Barnard, South African heart surgeon (d. 2001)
  • 1923
    Jack Kilby, American electrical engineer, Nobel laureate (d. 2005)
  • 1924
    Joe Flynn, American actor (d. 1974)
  • 1924
    Johnny Bower, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1927
    Chris Connor, American jazz singer (d. 2009)
  • 1927
    Ken Dodd, English comedian
  • 1927
    Lal Krishna Advani, Indian politician
  • 1927
    Nguyen Khanh, Prime Minister of South Vietnam
  • 1927
    Patti Page, American singer
  • 1929
    António Castanheira Neves, Portuguese philosopher
  • 1929
    Bobby Bowden, American football coach
  • 1931
    Darla Hood, American actress (d. 1979)
  • 1931
    Morley Safer, American journalist
  • 1932
    Stéphane Audran, French actress
  • 1933
    Peter Arundell, British racing driver
  • 1935
    Alain Delon, French actor
  • 1935
    Alfonso López Trujillo, Colombian Cardinal Bishop (d. 2008)
  • 1935
    Stratos Dionysiou, Greek singer (d. 1990)
  • 1936
    Virna Lisi, Italian actress
  • 1938
    Driss Basri, Moroccan Interior Minister (d. 2007)
  • 1942
    Angel Cordero Jr., Puerto Rican jockey
  • 1943
    Martin Peters, English footballer
  • 1944
    Bonnie Bramlett, American singer (Delaney, Bonnie & Friends)
  • 1946
    Guus Hiddink, Dutch football coach
  • 1946
    Roy Wood, English songwriter and musician (Electric Light Orchestra, The Move, Wizzard)
  • 1947
    Minnie Riperton, American singer (d. 1979)
  • 1949
    Bonnie Raitt, American singer
  • 1949
    Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association.
  • 1950
    Mary Hart, American television personality
  • 1951
    Alfredo Astiz, Argentine general
  • 1951
    Peter Suber, American academic
  • 1952
    Albert Bittlmayer, German footballer (d. 1977)
  • 1952
    Alfre Woodard, American actress
  • 1952
    Christie Hefner, CEO of Playboy Enterprises
  • 1952
    Jan Raas, Dutch cyclist
  • 1952
    Jerry Remy, American baseball player, color commentator
  • 1952
    John Denny, American baseball player
  • 1953
    Giorgos Foiros, Greek footballer and football manager
  • 1953
    John Musker, American animation director
  • 1954
    David Bret, Anglo-French biographer and broadcaster
  • 1954
    Jeanette McGruder, American musician (P Funk)
  • 1954
    Kazuo Ishiguro, British author
  • 1954
    Michael D. Brown, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency director
  • 1954
    Rickie Lee Jones, American singer
  • 1954
    Thanasis Pafilis, Greek politician
  • 1955
    Patricia Barber, jazz & blues singer, pianist, songwriter
  • 1956
    Mari Boine, Norwegian musician who added jazz & rock to the yoiks of the Sami people
  • 1956
    Richard Curtis, British screenwriter
  • 1956
    Steven Miller, American record producer
  • 1957
    Alan Curbishley, English football manager
  • 1957
    Porl Thompson, British musician (The Cure)
  • 1958
    Don Byron, American clarinetist
  • 1958
    Ken Lamberton, American writer, former teacher, and convicted sex offender
  • 1959
    Chi Chi LaRue, American pornographic producer
  • 1960
    Michael Nyqvist, Swedish actor
  • 1960
    Oleg Menshikov, Russian actor
  • 1961
    Leif Garrett, American singer
  • 1961
    Micky Adams, English football manager
  • 1965
    Craig Chester, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1965
    Jeff Blauser, American baseball player
  • 1966
    Gordon Ramsay, British chef and reality television personality
  • 1966
    Toralf Arndt, German footballer
  • 1966
    Urmas Välbe, Estonian cross-country skier
  • 1967
    Courtney Thorne-Smith, American actress
  • 1967
    Henry Rodriguez, Dominican Republic baseball player
  • 1967
    Kamar de los Reyes, American actor
  • 1968
    Jose Offerman, Dominican baseball player
  • 1968
    Keith Jones, Canadian hockey player
  • 1968
    Parker Posey, American actress
  • 1968
    Sergio Porrini, Italian footballer
  • 1968
    Zara Whites, Dutch actress
  • 1969
    Roxana Zal, American actress
  • 1970
    Diana King, Jamaican singer
  • 1970
    José Francisco Porras, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1970
    Tom Anderson, co-founder of Myspace
  • 1971
    Aaron Yates (Tech N9NE), American rapper
  • 1971
    Carlos Atanes, Spanish film director
  • 1972
    Gretchen Mol, American actress
  • 1974
    Masashi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author
  • 1974
    Matthew Rhys, Welsh actor
  • 1974
    Penny Heyns, South African swimmer
  • 1974
    Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author
  • 1975
    Brevin Knight, American basketball player
  • 1975
    José Pinto, Spanish footballer
  • 1975
    Tara Reid, American actress
  • 1976
    Brett Lee, Australian cricketer
  • 1976
    Colin Strause, American director
  • 1977
    Bucky Covington, American entertainer
  • 1977
    Jully Black, Canadian R&B singer
  • 1977
    Nick Punto, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Ali Karimi, Iranian footballer
  • 1978
    Júlio Sérgio Bertagnoli, Brazilian footballer
  • 1978
    Maurice Evans, American basketball player
  • 1978
    Shyne (Moses Michael Leviy), Belizean-born rapper
  • 1978
    Tim de Cler, Dutch footballer
  • 1979
    Aaron Hughes, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1979
    Andrea Benatti, Italian rugby player
  • 1979
    Dania Ramírez, Dominican actress
  • 1980
    Ana Vidović, Croatian virtuoso classical guitarist
  • 1980
    Holly Walsh, British comedian, comedy writer and TV and radio presenter
  • 1980
    Luís Fabiano, Brazilian footballer
  • 1980
    Tom Gabel, American punk rock musician (Against Me!)
  • 1981
    Azura Skye, American actress
  • 1981
    Joe Cole, English footballer
  • 1981
    Yann Kermorgant, French footballer
  • 1982
    Ethan Ruan, Taiwanese model and actor
  • 1982
    Lynndie England, former U.S. Army reservist, associated with Abu Ghraib
  • 1982
    Mika Kallio, Finnish Grand Prix motorcycle racer
  • 1982
    Sam Sparro, Australian producer, songwriter, performer, former child actor
  • 1982
    Ted DiBiase Jr., professional wrestler in WWE
  • 1983
    Blanka Vlašić, Croatian high jumper
  • 1983
    Chris Rankin, New Zealand actor
  • 1983
    Katharina Molitor, German javelin thrower
  • 1983
    Remko Pasveer, Dutch footballer
  • 1984
    Steven Webb, English actor
  • 1985
    Jack Osbourne, English television star
  • 1985
    Magda Apanowicz, Canadian actress
  • 1986
    Jamie Roberts, Welsh and British & Irish Lions rugby player
  • 1987
    Sam Bradford, American football player and winner of the 2008 Heisman Trophy
  • 1988
    Jessica Lowndes, Canadian actress
  • 1988
    Lucia Slaničková, Slovak heptathlete
  • 1994
    Lauren Alaina, American singer and American Idol runner-up
  • 2003
    Lady Louise Windsor, British royal

Who Died On November 8?

  • 911
    Louis the Child of the East Franks (b. 893)
  • 955
    Pope Agapetus II
  • 1115
    Godfrey of Amiens (b. 1066)
  • 1171
    Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut (b. 1108)
  • 1195
    Conrad of Hohenstaufen
  • 1226
    King Louis VIII of France (b. 1187)
  • 1246
    Berenguela of Castile, wife of Alfonso IX of Castile (b. 1180)
  • 1308
    Duns Scotus, Scottish philosopher
  • 1517
    Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, Spanish statesman and cardinal (b. 1436)
  • 1527
    Jerome Emser, German theologian (b. 1477)
  • 1599
    Francisco Guerrero, Spanish composer (b. 1528)
  • 1600
    Natsuka Masaie, Japanese warlord (b. 1562)
  • 1605
    Robert Catesby, English conspirator (b. 1573)
  • 1658
    Witte Corneliszoon de With, Dutch naval officer (b. 1599)
  • 1674
    John Milton, English poet (b. 1608)
  • 1719
    Michel Rolle, French mathematician (b. 1652)
  • 1817
    Andrea Appiani, Italian painter (b. 1754)
  • 1830
    King Francis I of the Two Sicilies (b. 1777)
  • 1873
    Breton de los Herreros, Spanish playwright (b. 1796)
  • 1887
    Doc Holliday, American gambler and gunfighter (b. 1851)
  • 1890
    César Franck, Belgian composer and organist (b. 1822)
  • 1895
    Robert Battey, American surgeon (b. 1828)
  • 1905
    Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (b. 1870)
  • 1917
    Colin Blythe, English cricketer (b. 1879)
  • 1921
    Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (b. 1849)
  • 1924
    Michele Merlo, American mafia figure (b. 1880)
  • 1934
    Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician (b. 1879)
  • 1944
    Walter Nowotny, Austrian-born German fighter pilot (b. 1920)
  • 1945
    August von Mackensen, German field marshal (b. 1849)
  • 1949
    Cyriel Verschaeve, Flemish clergyman (b. 1874)
  • 1953
    Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)
  • 1953
    John van Melle, South African author (b. 1887)
  • 1959
    Frank Sherman Land, American Freemason (b. 1890)
  • 1965
    Dorothy Kilgallen, American newspaper columnist (b. 1913)
  • 1966
    Bernhard Zondek German-born Israeli gynecologist (b. 1891)
  • 1968
    Wendell Corey, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1970
    Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (b. 1892)
  • 1974
    Ivory Joe Hunter, American R&B singer, pianist and songwriter (b. 1914)
  • 1975
    Jaime Montestrela, Portuguese writer (b. 1925)
  • 1977
    Bucky Harris, American baseball player (b. 1896)
  • 1977
    Tasos Giannopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1931)
  • 1978
    Norman Rockwell, American illustrator (b. 1894)
  • 1979
    Yvonne de Gaulle, wife of Charles de Gaulle (b. 1900)
  • 1983
    James Booker, American jazz singer (b. 1939)
  • 1983
    James Hayden, American actor (b. 1953)
  • 1983
    Mordecai Kaplan, Lithuanian-born American rabbi and educator (b. 1881)
  • 1985
    Jacques Hnizdovsky, Ukrainian-born American painter and book illustrator (b. 1915)
  • 1985
    Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish cyclist (b. 1899)
  • 1986
    Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian politician (b. 1890)
  • 1992
    Larry Levan, American DJ (b. 1954)
  • 1993
    Andrey Nikolayevich Tychonoff, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1994
    Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (b. 1940)
  • 1998
    Jean Marais, French actor (b. 1913)
  • 1998
    John Hunt, Baron Hunt, British mountaineer (b. 1910)
  • 1998
    Rumer Godden, British writer (b. 1907)
  • 1999
    Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast (b. 1898)
  • 1999
    Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1941)
  • 2001
    Aristidis Moschos, Greek santouri player (b. 1930)
  • 2002
    Jon Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher (b. 1931)
  • 2003
    Bob Grant, English actor (b. 1932)
  • 2003
    C. Z. Guest, American socialite (b. 1920)
  • 2003
    Guy Speranza, American singer (Riot) (b. 1956)
  • 2004
    Peter Mathers, English-born Australian novelist (b. 1931)
  • 2005
    Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor (b. 1928)
  • 2005
    David Westheimer, American novelist (b. 1917)
  • 2006
    Basil Poledouris, American film score composer (b. 1945)
  • 2006
    Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist (b. 1941)
  • 2007
    Chad Varah, English humanitarian (b. 1911)
  • 2007
    Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary (b. 1943)
  • 2009
    Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist (b. 1916)
  • 2010
    Alex Fagan, American law enforcement official (b. 1950)
  • 2010
    Emilio Eduardo Massera, Argentine naval officer and National Reorganization Process figure (b. 1925)
  • 2010
    Jack Levine, American painter (b. 1915)
  • 2010
    Quintin Dailey, American basketball player (b. 1961)
  • 2011
    Bil Keane, American cartoonist (b. 1922)
  • 2011
    Heavy D, American hip-hop artist. (b. 1967)

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