What are the important events that happened on November 8? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 8: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 8 is the 312nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 53 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 26, 2017 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 25,168,320 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectadecadigon’ day.

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Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 103 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,783 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 8 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    Spanish Civil War: Francoist troops fail in their effort to capture Madrid, but begin the 3-year Siege of Madrid afterwards.
  • 1939
    In Munich, Adolf Hitler narrowly escapes the assassination attempt of Georg Elser while celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch.
  • 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.
  • 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 Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965 is given Royal Assent, formally abolishing the death penalty in the United Kingdom.
  • 1976
    A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated.
  • 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?

  • 1715
    Elisabeth Christine von Braunschweig-Bevern, wife of Frederick II of Prussia (d. 1797)
  • 1912
    June Havoc, American actress (d. 2010)
  • 1927
    Nguyen Khanh, Prime Minister of South Vietnam
  • 1933
    Peter Arundell, British racing driver
  • 1942
    Angel Cordero Jr., Puerto Rican jockey
  • 1946
    Roy Wood, English songwriter and musician (Electric Light Orchestra, The Move, Wizzard)
  • 1952
    Albert Bittlmayer, German footballer (d. 1977)
  • 1959
    Chi Chi LaRue, American pornographic producer
  • 1968
    Sergio Porrini, Italian footballer
  • 1988
    Lucia Slaničková, Slovak heptathlete

Who died on November 8?

  • 1115
    Godfrey of Amiens (b. 1066)
  • 1171
    Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut (b. 1108)
  • 1246
    Berenguela of Castile, wife of Alfonso IX of Castile (b. 1180)
  • 1605
    Robert Catesby, English conspirator (b. 1573)
  • 1921
    Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (b. 1849)
  • 1953
    Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)
  • 1968
    Wendell Corey, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1986
    Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian politician (b. 1890)
  • 1999
    Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1941)
  • 2011
    Heavy D, American hip-hop artist. (b. 1967)

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