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    What happened on November 8

    • November 8, 0911 "The German king Louis the Child dies in early November at age 18, and the son of Conrad, count of Lahngau, is chosen German king November 8 at Forchheim Lorraine transfers her allegiance to France
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    • November 8, 1333 "The first two-day autumn fair at Kendal, England starts today."

    • November 8, 1519 "Cortez enters Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital."

    • November 8, 1519 Hernn Corts enters Tenochtitln and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with great a celebration as would befit a returning god.

    • November 8, 1520 Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.

    • November 8, 1576 Eighty Years' War: Pacification of Ghent The States-General of the Netherlands meet and unite to oppose Spanish occupation.

    • November 8, 1602 The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened to the public.

    • November 8, 1620 "The Battle of White Mountain takes place near Prague, ending in a decisive Catholic victory in only two hours."

    • November 8, 1725 The New York Gazette newspaper begins weekly publication.

    • November 8, 1789 "Bourbon Whiskey, first distilled from corn (by Elijah Craig, Bourbon KY)"

    • November 8, 1793 "In Paris, the French Revolutionary government opens the Louvre to the public as a museum."

    • November 8, 1793 "Louvre in Paris, opens"

    • November 8, 1793 The Louvre Museum opens in Paris.

    • November 8, 1837 "Mary Lyon founds Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, which later becomes Mount Holyoke College."

    • November 8, 1837 Mount Holyoke Seminary in Massachusetts-1st US college founded for women

    • November 8, 1847 "Abraham ""Bram"" Stoker born. Author of the Gothic horror novel Dracula in 1897"

    • November 8, 1861 US removes Confederate officials from British steamer Trent

    • November 8, 1864 Abraham Lincoln elected to his 2nd term as President

    • November 8, 1870 Democratic governor elected in Tennessee

    • November 8, 1885 "The CP special train arrives in Port Moody at Pacific Tidewater, the first railway train ever to travel across Canada from sea to sea."

    • November 8, 1889 Montana becomes the 41st state of the Union.

    • November 8, 1889 Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.

    • November 8, 1892 Grover Cleveland (D) elected President

    • November 8, 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."

    • November 8, 1895 "While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Rntgen discovers the X-ray."

    • November 8, 1895 Wilhelm Rontgen discovers x-rays

    • November 8, 1900 "Theodore Dreiser's novel ""Sister Carrie"" is published"

    • November 8, 1901 Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.

    • November 8, 1910 First Washington State election in which women could vote

    • November 8, 1910 "Tolstoy, Russian novelist, dies."

    • November 8, 1916 "HMS Zulu, a Tribal Class Royal Navy destroyer. Disabled by a mine in the Dover Straits which destroyed the after part of the ship. The fore part of HMS Zulu and the aft part of HMS Nubian were salvaged and later joined together to form HMS Zubian. This ship went on to acquire battle honours, to be sold later in 1919."

    • November 8, 1917 "The People's Commissars give authority to Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Josef Stalin."

    • November 8, 1923 "Adolf Hitler launches a failed coup in Munich, later known as the ""Beer Hall Putsch""."

    • November 8, 1923 "Beer Hall Putsch: In Munich, Adolf Hitler leads the Nazis in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the German government."

    • November 8, 1926 APOEL FC is founded in Nicosia.

    • November 8, 1932 Incumbent Herbert Hoover is defeated at the polls for the U.S. presidency by New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt.

    • November 8, 1933 FDR creates the Civil Works Administration

    • November 8, 1933 "Great Depression: New Deal US President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed."

    • November 8, 1933 President Roosevelt creates the Civil Works Administration to find work for 4 million unemployed Americans.

    • November 8, 1935 "A dozen labor leaders come together to announce the creation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), an organization charged with advancing industrial unionism."

    • November 8, 1935 Fernand Bouisson becomes Prime Minister of France.

    • November 8, 1937 The Chinese Youth Journalist Association is created in Shanghai. It is now known as Chinese Journalist Day.

    • November 8, 1937 "The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude (""The Eternal Jew"") opens in Munich."

    • November 8, 1938 A pogrom against the Jews of Germany and Austria takes place in response to the assassination of a German diplomat in Paris.

    • November 8, 1939 "In Munich, Adolf Hitler narrowly escapes an assassination attempt while celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch."

    • November 8, 1939 Venlo Incident: Two British agents of SIS are captured by the Germans.

    • November 8, 1941 The Albanian Communist Party is founded.

    • November 8, 1942 "Holocaust: In Ternopil, western Ukraine, the German SS deport about 2,400 Jews from Ternopil ghetto to the Belzec death camp, in the so called ""Second Aktion"". When the Germans captured Ternopil, about 18,000 Jews lived in the city."

    • November 8, 1942 "Operation ""Torch"" began as US & British forces land in French N Africa"

    • November 8, 1942 U.S. forces land in French Africa with British naval and air units assisting.

    • November 8, 1942 "World War II: French resistance coup in Algiers, by which 400 Civil French patriots neutralize Vichyst XIXth Army Corps after 15 hours of fighting, and arrest vichyst generals (Juin, Darlan, etc.), allowing the immediate success of Operation Torch in Algiers, then, from there, to the whole French North Africa."

    • November 8, 1942 WWII Operation Torch begins as U.S. and British forces land in French North Africa.

    • November 8, 1944 "25,000 Hungarian Jews are loaned to the Nazis for forced labor"

    • November 8, 1944 Roosevelt wins the U.S. Presidency for a fourth term. Democrats gain in the House.

    • November 8, 1950 "In the first jet plane battle of the Korean War, U.S. Air Force Lt. Russel J. Brown shoots down a North Korean MiG-15."

    • November 8, 1950 Korean War: United States Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown shoots down two North Korean MiG-15s in the first jet aircraft-to-jet aircraft dogfight in history.

    • November 8, 1950 The first jet-plane battle of Korean War

    • November 8, 1956 UN demands USSR leave Hungary

    • November 8, 1960 JFK (MA-D-Sen) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) for President

    • November 8, 1960 "Masachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy wins the U.S. presidential election, defeating Vice President Richard Nixon."

    • November 8, 1961 "KVN, one of the world's oldest and long-running TV shows airs for the first time in the USSR."

    • November 8, 1962 Number one hit on UK music charts - Frank Ifield - Lovesick Blues

    • November 8, 1965 """Days of Our Lives"" premiers on TV"

    • November 8, 1965 British Indian Ocean Territory formed

    • November 8, 1965 "The 173rd Airborne is ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong in Operation Hump during the Vietnam War."

    • November 8, 1965 "The British Indian Ocean Territory is created, consisting of Chagos Archipelago, Aldabra, Farquhar and Des Roches islands."

    • November 8, 1966 Edward W Brooke (Rep-R-MA) becomes first black elected to Senate

    • November 8, 1966 Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate.

    • November 8, 1966 Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected governor of California

    • November 8, 1967 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Foundations - Baby Now That I've Found You

    • November 8, 1968 Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from John

    • November 8, 1970 Tom Dempsey kicks a NFL-record 63 yard (57.6 meter) field goal to give the New Orleans Saints a 19-17 victory over the Detroit Lions at Tulane Stadium.

    • November 8, 1970 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal

    • November 8, 1973 Nevada approves pari-mutuel betting on Jai Alai

    • November 8, 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."

    • November 8, 1974 "In Salt Lake City, Utah, Carol DaRonch narrowly escapes abduction by serial killer Ted Bundy."

    • November 8, 1975 Number one hit on UK music charts - David Bowie - Space Oddity

    • November 8, 1976 "A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated."

    • November 8, 1977 "Manolis Andronikos, a Greek Archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina."

    • November 8, 1978 "Norman Rockwell artist, dies in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, at 84"

    • November 8, 1979 "ABC broadcasts ""Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage"" with Frank Reynolds (the forerunner to ""Nightline"")"

    • November 8, 1979 The Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action) is formed.

    • November 8, 1980 Voyager 1 space probe discovers 15th moon of Saturn

    • November 8, 1983 Martha Layne Collins (D) elected first female governor of Kentucky

    • November 8, 1983 STS-9 vehicle again moves to launch pad

    • November 8, 1983 W Wilson Goode (D) elected first black mayor of Philadelphia

    • November 8, 1984 "Anna Fisher becomes the first ""mom"" to go into orbit"

    • November 8, 1984 STS 51-A mission; launch

    • November 8, 1985 Atlantis moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-B mission

    • November 8, 1986 Number one hit on UK music charts - Berlin - Take My Breath Away

    • November 8, 1987 11 die as a bomb planted by the Irish Republican Army exploded at Ulster Remembrance Day Service

    • November 8, 1987 "Remembrance Day Bombing: In Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, an Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes, at a ceremony honoring Britain's war dead, killing eleven people."

    • November 8, 1988 900 die as earthquake hits China

    • November 8, 1988 George Bush (R) beats Mike Dukakis (D) for Presidency

    • November 8, 1989 Hong Kong's MTR Lam Tin Station comes into service.

    • November 8, 1990 "100,000 additional US troops are sent to the Persian gulf"

    • November 8, 1990 Saddam fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula

    • November 8, 1991 The Carol Burnette Show premieres on CBS-TV

    • November 8, 1994 Republicans regain control of US Congress

    • November 8, 2004 "War in Iraq: More than 10,000 U.S. troops and a small number of Iraqi army units participate in a siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah."

    • November 8, 2006 Beit Hanoun November 2006 incident

    • November 8, 2006 Kathiraveli November 2006 massacre

    • November 8, 2006 "Release of Windows Vista, the newest operating system from Microsoft"

    • November 8, 2009 "At least 13 people are killed and at least 35 are injured in a suicide attack in Adezai, Pakistan."

    • November 8, 2009 El Salvador declares a state of emergency as 91 people drown from the effects of a coastal low.

    • November 8, 2009 "North Korean leader Kim Jong-il sacks a top TV official after state television begins broadcasting advertisments, out of concern that they were ""increasing the influence of capitalism""."

    • November 8, 2009 "Northern Mariana Islands general election, 2009 results are released"

    • November 8, 2009 Police in the Democratic Republic of the Congo arrest 100 people accused of killing dozens and displacing thousands in a conflict over fishing rights.

    • November 8, 2009 Republican Party candidate Heinz Hofschneider and incumbent Governor Benigno Fitial virtually tie in the closest gubernatorial election in history. A runoff election will be held in the next 14 days to determine the winner.

    • November 8, 2009 Sharon Commins and her Ugandan colleague Hilda Kawuki are awarded the Hugh O'Flaherty Humanitarian Award.

    • November 8, 2009 "Speaking at Sharm el-Sheikh's Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, China's Premier Wen Jiabao, pledges $10 billion (6 billion) loans to Africa over a three-year period, in order to increase Sino-african cooperation."

    • November 8, 2009 "Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, indicted by the International Criminal Court, cancels his trip to Turkey."

    • November 8, 2009 The 21st summit of APEC begins in Singapore.

    • November 8, 2009 "The Dalai Lama begins a visit to Tawang, in the disputed territory of Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India, amid objections from China."

    • November 8, 2009 The United States House of Representatives votes 220-215 to pass the highly debated health care reform act.

    • November 8, 2009 "Thousands of people in Okinawa, Japan protest, demanding the removal of a U.S. military base."

    • November 8, 2009 "Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez tells the country's army and civilians to ""prepare for war"" with Colombia."







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