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, 1,573,171,200 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 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    Venlo Incident: Two British agents of SIS are captured by the Germans.
  • 1942
    World War II: Operation Torch – United States and United Kingdom forces land in French North Africa.
  • 1965
    The Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965 is given Royal Assent, formally abolishing the death penalty in the United Kingdom.
  • 1966
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League.

Who were born on November 8?

  • 1342
    Julian of Norwich, English saint (d. 1416)
  • 1656
    Edmond Halley, British astronomer and mathematician (d. 1742)
  • 1896
    Bucky Harris, baseball player (d. 1977)
  • 1924
    Joe Flynn, American actor (d. 1974)
  • 1927
    Chris Connor, American jazz singer (d. 2009)
  • 1938
    Driss Basri, Moroccan Interior Minister (d. 2007)
  • 1956
    Mari Boine, Norwegian musician who added jazz & rock to the yoiks of the Sami people
  • 1960
    Oleg Menshikov, Russian actor
  • 1970
    Diana King, Jamaican singer
  • 1979
    Dania Ramírez, Dominican actress

Who died on November 8?

  • 1246
    Berenguela of Castile, wife of Alfonso IX of Castile (b. 1180)
  • 1674
    John Milton, English poet (b. 1608)
  • 1949
    Cyriel Verschaeve, Flemish clergyman (b. 1874)
  • 1965
    Dorothy Kilgallen, American newspaper columnist (b. 1913)
  • 1970
    Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (b. 1892)
  • 1978
    Norman Rockwell, American illustrator (b. 1894)
  • 1998
    Rumer Godden, British writer (b. 1907)
  • 2004
    Peter Mathers, English-born Australian novelist (b. 1931)
  • 2006
    Basil Poledouris, American film score composer (b. 1945)
  • 2009
    Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist (b. 1916)

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