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 312th day of the year 2023 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, 2023 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,699,401,600 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 ‘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 94 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 3,974 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.
  • 1602
    The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened to the public.
  • 1620
    The Battle of White Mountain takes place near Prague, ending in a decisive Catholic victory in only two hours.
  • 1837
    Mary Lyon founds Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, which later becomes Mount Holyoke College.
  • 1936
    Spanish Civil War: Francoist troops fail in their effort to capture Madrid, but begin the 3-year Siege of Madrid afterwards.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate since Reconstruction.
  • 1977
    Manolis Andronikos, a Greek archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.
  • 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?

  • 1715
    Elisabeth Christine von Braunschweig-Bevern, wife of Frederick II of Prussia (d. 1797)
  • 1777
    Désirée Clary, queen of Sweden (d. 1860)
  • 1946
    Roy Wood, English songwriter and musician (Electric Light Orchestra, The Move, Wizzard)
  • 1952
    Albert Bittlmayer, German footballer (d. 1977)
  • 1953
    John Musker, American animation director
  • 1954
    Michael D. Brown, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency director
  • 1968
    Keith Jones, Canadian hockey player
  • 1974
    Penny Heyns, South African swimmer
  • 1980
    Holly Walsh, British comedian, comedy writer and TV and radio presenter
  • 1985
    Magda Apanowicz, Canadian actress

Who died on November 8?

  • 911
    Louis the Child of the East Franks (b. 893)
  • 1226
    King Louis VIII of France (b. 1187)
  • 1605
    Robert Catesby, English conspirator (b. 1573)
  • 1674
    John Milton, English poet (b. 1608)
  • 1719
    Michel Rolle, French mathematician (b. 1652)
  • 1905
    Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (b. 1870)
  • 1999
    Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast (b. 1898)
  • 1999
    Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1941)
  • 2006
    Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist (b. 1941)
  • 2010
    Emilio Eduardo Massera, Argentine naval officer and National Reorganization Process figure (b. 1925)

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