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, 1,510,099,200 seconds 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

  • 1520
    Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.
  • 1605
    Robert Catesby, ringleader of the Gunpowder Plotters, is killed.
  • 1745
    Charles Edward Stuart invades England with an army of ~5000 that would later participate in the Battle of Culloden.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1976
    A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated.

Who were born on November 8?

  • 1885
    Hans Cloos, German geologist (d. 1951)
  • 1912
    Stylianos Pattakos, Greek army officer and member of the Greek military junta of 1967–1974
  • 1927
    Chris Connor, American jazz singer (d. 2009)
  • 1931
    Darla Hood, American actress (d. 1979)
  • 1932
    Stéphane Audran, French actress
  • 1935
    Alfonso López Trujillo, Colombian Cardinal Bishop (d. 2008)
  • 1943
    Martin Peters, English footballer
  • 1971
    Aaron Yates (Tech N9NE), American rapper
  • 1978
    Shyne (Moses Michael Leviy), Belizean-born rapper
  • 1980
    Ana Vidović, Croatian virtuoso classical guitarist

Who died on November 8?

  • 1719
    Michel Rolle, French mathematician (b. 1652)
  • 1830
    King Francis I of the Two Sicilies (b. 1777)
  • 1917
    Colin Blythe, English cricketer (b. 1879)
  • 1953
    John van Melle, South African author (b. 1887)
  • 1979
    Yvonne de Gaulle, wife of Charles de Gaulle (b. 1900)
  • 1999
    Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1941)
  • 2003
    Guy Speranza, American singer (Riot) (b. 1956)
  • 2010
    Alex Fagan, American law enforcement official (b. 1950)
  • 2010
    Emilio Eduardo Massera, Argentine naval officer and National Reorganization Process figure (b. 1925)
  • 2011
    Heavy D, American hip-hop artist. (b. 1967)

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