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 313rd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 53 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 26, 2016 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 410,712 hours 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 ‘trihectadecatrigon’ 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 81 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 1,418 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 8 Historical Events

  • 1745
    Charles Edward Stuart invades England with an army of ~5000 that would later participate in the Battle of Culloden.
  • 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.
  • 1901
    Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.
  • 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.
  • 1937
    The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude (“The Eternal Jew”) opens in Munich.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    Led Zeppelin releases “Led Zeppelin IV,” which becomes the third-best-selling album ever in the US.
  • 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.

Who were born on November 8?

  • 1888
    David Monrad Johansen, Norwegian composer (d. 1974)
  • 1935
    Alain Delon, French actor
  • 1936
    Virna Lisi, Italian actress
  • 1954
    Kazuo Ishiguro, British author
  • 1967
    Henry Rodriguez, Dominican Republic baseball player
  • 1978
    Júlio Sérgio Bertagnoli, Brazilian footballer
  • 1978
    Tim de Cler, Dutch footballer
  • 1980
    Luís Fabiano, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983
    Blanka Vlašić, Croatian high jumper
  • 1986
    Jamie Roberts, Welsh and British & Irish Lions rugby player

Who died on November 8?

  • 1115
    Godfrey of Amiens (b. 1066)
  • 1517
    Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, Spanish statesman and cardinal (b. 1436)
  • 1600
    Natsuka Masaie, Japanese warlord (b. 1562)
  • 1917
    Colin Blythe, English cricketer (b. 1879)
  • 1924
    Michele Merlo, American mafia figure (b. 1880)
  • 1945
    August von Mackensen, German field marshal (b. 1849)
  • 1959
    Frank Sherman Land, American Freemason (b. 1890)
  • 1977
    Tasos Giannopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1931)
  • 1993
    Andrey Nikolayevich Tychonoff, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 2009
    Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist (b. 1916)

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