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

  • 1602
    The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened to the public.
  • 1745
    Charles Edward Stuart invades England with an army of ~5000 that would later participate in the Battle of Culloden.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    Venlo Incident: Two British agents of SIS are captured by the Germans.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1935
    Stratos Dionysiou, Greek singer (d. 1990)
  • 1942
    Angel Cordero Jr., Puerto Rican jockey
  • 1952
    Christie Hefner, CEO of Playboy Enterprises
  • 1952
    Jan Raas, Dutch cyclist
  • 1953
    John Musker, American animation director
  • 1968
    Zara Whites, Dutch actress
  • 1974
    Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author
  • 1975
    Tara Reid, American actress
  • 1978
    Shyne (Moses Michael Leviy), Belizean-born rapper
  • 1983
    Remko Pasveer, Dutch footballer

Who died on November 8?

  • 1600
    Natsuka Masaie, Japanese warlord (b. 1562)
  • 1905
    Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (b. 1870)
  • 1953
    Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)
  • 1970
    Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (b. 1892)
  • 1975
    Jaime Montestrela, Portuguese writer (b. 1925)
  • 1977
    Tasos Giannopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1931)
  • 1994
    Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (b. 1940)
  • 2001
    Aristidis Moschos, Greek santouri player (b. 1930)
  • 2005
    Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor (b. 1928)
  • 2007
    Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary (b. 1943)

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