What happened this day in history November 8

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 313th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 53 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 26, 2024 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,850,400 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.

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 82 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 4,340 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 8 Historical Events

  • 1917
    The People’s Commissars give authority to Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Joseph Stalin.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    Venlo Incident: Two British agents of SIS are captured by the Germans.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: Operation Torch – United States and United Kingdom forces land in French North Africa.
  • 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 173rd Airborne is ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong in Operation Hump during the Vietnam War, while the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment fight one of the first set-piece engagements of the war between Australian forces and the Vietcong at the Battle of Gang Toi.
  • 1987
    Remembrance Day Bombing: A Provisional IRA bomb explodes in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland during a ceremony honouring those who had died in wars involving British forces. Twelve people are killed and sixty-three wounded.
  • 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?

  • 1491
    Teofilo Folengo, Italian poet (d. 1544)
  • 1883
    Arnold Bax, English composer (d. 1953)
  • 1897
    Dorothy Day, social activist (d. 1980)
  • 1924
    Joe Flynn, American actor (d. 1974)
  • 1924
    Johnny Bower, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1927
    Patti Page, American singer
  • 1952
    Christie Hefner, CEO of Playboy Enterprises
  • 1955
    Patricia Barber, jazz & blues singer, pianist, songwriter
  • 1966
    Gordon Ramsay, British chef and reality television personality
  • 1966
    Toralf Arndt, German footballer

Who died on November 8?

  • 1674
    John Milton, English poet (b. 1608)
  • 1719
    Michel Rolle, French mathematician (b. 1652)
  • 1817
    Andrea Appiani, Italian painter (b. 1754)
  • 1917
    Colin Blythe, English cricketer (b. 1879)
  • 1965
    Dorothy Kilgallen, American newspaper columnist (b. 1913)
  • 1970
    Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (b. 1892)
  • 1977
    Bucky Harris, American baseball player (b. 1896)
  • 1985
    Jacques Hnizdovsky, Ukrainian-born American painter and book illustrator (b. 1915)
  • 1999
    Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast (b. 1898)
  • 2010
    Quintin Dailey, American basketball player (b. 1961)

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