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 2019 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, 2019 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 436,992 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 ‘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 78 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 2,513 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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November 8 Historical Events
Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with a great celebration.
Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.
Charles Edward Stuart invades England with an army of ~5000 that would later participate in the Battle of Culloden.
Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.
Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.
The right ear of John Paul Getty III is delivered to a newspaper together with a ransom note, convincing his father to pay 2.9 million USD.
Manolis Andronikos, a Greek archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.
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.
Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council Resolution 1441 – The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face “serious consequences”.
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?
Cedric Belfrage English-born writer (d. 1990)
Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (d. 1996)
Christiaan Barnard, South African heart surgeon (d. 2001)
Alain Delon, French actor
Parker Posey, American actress
José Francisco Porras, Costa Rican footballer
Tim de Cler, Dutch footballer
Luís Fabiano, Brazilian footballer
Ethan Ruan, Taiwanese model and actor
Remko Pasveer, Dutch footballer
Who died on November 8?
Conrad of Hohenstaufen
King Louis VIII of France (b. 1187)
Robert Catesby, English conspirator (b. 1573)
Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (b. 1870)
Colin Blythe, English cricketer (b. 1879)
August von Mackensen, German field marshal (b. 1849)
Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish cyclist (b. 1899)
Larry Levan, American DJ (b. 1954)
C. Z. Guest, American socialite (b. 1920)
Bil Keane, American cartoonist (b. 1922)
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