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 313rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 53 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 26, 2020 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,604,793,600 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 ‘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 96 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 2,879 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 8 Historical Events

  • 1620
    The Battle of White Mountain takes place near Prague, ending in a decisive Catholic victory in only two hours.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    The People’s Commissars give authority to Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Joseph Stalin.
  • 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.
  • 1957
    Operation Grapple X, Round C1: Britain conducts its first successful hydrogen bomb test over Kiritimati in the Pacific.
  • 1965
    The Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965 is given Royal Assent, formally abolishing the death penalty in the United Kingdom.
  • 1968
    The Vienna Convention on Road Traffic is signed to facilitate international road traffic and to increase road safety by standardising the uniform traffic rules among the signatories.
  • 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.

Who were born on November 8?

  • 1710
    Sarah Fielding, English writer (d. 1768)
  • 1924
    Joe Flynn, American actor (d. 1974)
  • 1933
    Peter Arundell, British racing driver
  • 1936
    Virna Lisi, Italian actress
  • 1954
    Rickie Lee Jones, American singer
  • 1968
    Keith Jones, Canadian hockey player
  • 1970
    Diana King, Jamaican singer
  • 1975
    Tara Reid, American actress
  • 1977
    Bucky Covington, American entertainer
  • 1978
    Shyne (Moses Michael Leviy), Belizean-born rapper

Who died on November 8?

  • 1171
    Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut (b. 1108)
  • 1226
    King Louis VIII of France (b. 1187)
  • 1658
    Witte Corneliszoon de With, Dutch naval officer (b. 1599)
  • 1924
    Michele Merlo, American mafia figure (b. 1880)
  • 1966
    Bernhard Zondek German-born Israeli gynecologist (b. 1891)
  • 1970
    Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (b. 1892)
  • 1983
    James Hayden, American actor (b. 1953)
  • 1993
    Andrey Nikolayevich Tychonoff, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1994
    Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (b. 1940)
  • 2011
    Heavy D, American hip-hop artist. (b. 1967)

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