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 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

  • 1519
    Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with a great celebration.
  • 1520
    Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.
  • 1745
    Charles Edward Stuart invades England with an army of ~5000 that would later participate in the Battle of Culloden.
  • 1889
    Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.
  • 1901
    Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.
  • 1973
    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.
  • 1977
    Manolis Andronikos, a Greek archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    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”.
  • 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?

  • 1904
    Cedric Belfrage English-born writer (d. 1990)
  • 1922
    Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (d. 1996)
  • 1922
    Christiaan Barnard, South African heart surgeon (d. 2001)
  • 1935
    Alain Delon, French actor
  • 1968
    Parker Posey, American actress
  • 1970
    José Francisco Porras, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1978
    Tim de Cler, Dutch footballer
  • 1980
    Luís Fabiano, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982
    Ethan Ruan, Taiwanese model and actor
  • 1983
    Remko Pasveer, Dutch footballer

Who died on November 8?

  • 1195
    Conrad of Hohenstaufen
  • 1226
    King Louis VIII of France (b. 1187)
  • 1605
    Robert Catesby, English conspirator (b. 1573)
  • 1905
    Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (b. 1870)
  • 1917
    Colin Blythe, English cricketer (b. 1879)
  • 1945
    August von Mackensen, German field marshal (b. 1849)
  • 1985
    Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish cyclist (b. 1899)
  • 1992
    Larry Levan, American DJ (b. 1954)
  • 2003
    C. Z. Guest, American socialite (b. 1920)
  • 2011
    Bil Keane, American cartoonist (b. 1922)

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