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, 24,642,720 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 ‘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

  • 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.
  • 1895
    While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.
  • 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.
  • 1937
    The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude (“The Eternal Jew”) opens in Munich.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    The British Indian Ocean Territory is created, consisting of Chagos Archipelago, Aldabra, Farquhar and Des Roches islands.
  • 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”.
  • 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?

  • 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)
  • 1869
    Zinaida Gippius, Russian woman-poet in exile in France (d. 1945)
  • 1933
    Peter Arundell, British racing driver
  • 1944
    Bonnie Bramlett, American singer (Delaney, Bonnie & Friends)
  • 1953
    Giorgos Foiros, Greek footballer and football manager
  • 1957
    Alan Curbishley, English football manager
  • 1966
    Gordon Ramsay, British chef and reality television personality
  • 1980
    Tom Gabel, American punk rock musician (Against Me!)

Who died on November 8?

  • 1226
    King Louis VIII of France (b. 1187)
  • 1895
    Robert Battey, American surgeon (b. 1828)
  • 1921
    Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (b. 1849)
  • 1934
    Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician (b. 1879)
  • 1953
    Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)
  • 1977
    Tasos Giannopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1931)
  • 2005
    Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor (b. 1928)
  • 2006
    Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist (b. 1941)
  • 2007
    Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary (b. 1943)
  • 2011
    Heavy D, American hip-hop artist. (b. 1967)

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