Historical Events on 8th November

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392 - Roman Emperor Theodosius declares Christian religion, state religion
911 - Duke Koenraad I chosen German king
1322 - Pope John XXII names John van Diest, bishop of Utrecht
1494 - Uprising against Piero de' Medici in Florence Italy
1519 - 1st meeting of Moctezuma II & Hernán Cortés in Tenochtitlan, Mexico
1520 - Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.
1575 - French Roman Catholics & Huguenots signs treaty
1576 - Eighty Years' War: Pacification of Ghent - 17 Dutch provinces sign anti-Spanish covenant
1598 - Spanish troops under Bernardino de Mendoza conquer Doetinchem
1602 - The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened
1620 - Battle of White Mountain, Prague
1627 - English fleet under George Villiers leaves Île de Ré
1658 - Battle of the Sound: Swedish fleet beats Dutch during 2nd Northern War
1701 - William Penn presents Charter of Priviliges
1731 - In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st US library
United States Founding Father Benjamin FranklinUnited States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin 1734 - Vincent la Chapelle, master cook to various nobility and royalty, forms Free Masons Lodge in Netherlands
1789 - Bourbon Whiskey, 1st distilled from corn (by Elijah Craig, Bourbon Ky)
1833 - Train derails at Hightstown NJ; 2 die
1837 - Mount Holyoke Seminary in Mass-1st US college founded for women
1838 - Victor Hugo's "Ruy Blas" premieres in Paris
1842 - Belgium King Leopold I proclaims child labor laws (for 1889)
1861 - Battle of Mount Ivy, KY
1861 - US removes Confederate officials from British steamer Trent
1864 - Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as American President
1870 - Democratic governor elected in Tennessee
1880 - Sarah Bernhardt, French actress, made US debut at NY's Booth Theater
1883 - English freighter Nisero stranded at Atjeh (crew taken hostage)
1884 - German government recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
US President Abraham LincolnUS President Abraham Lincoln 1889 - Montana admitted as 41st state of the Union
1892 - Grover Cleveland (D) elected 24th US President
1895 - German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produces and detects electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays
1895 - Wilhelm Röntgen observes X-rays for the first time during an experiment at Würzburg University, Germany
1900 - Theodore Dreiser's novel "Sister Carrie" is published
1901 - Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.
1904 - American President Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B Parker (D)
1904 - Inventor and manufacturer Harvey Hubbell receives the first U.S. patent for a separable electric attachment plug
1907 - In a landmark decision for Australia, the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration rules that the Sunshine Harvester Work must pay 'fair and reasonable wages'
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt26th US President Theodore Roosevelt 1910 - 1st Washington State election in which women could vote
1910 - For the first time since 1894, the US elects a Democratic Congress, including the first socialist ever to sit in Congress, Victor L Berger of Milwaukee
1910 - William H. Frost receives the first U.S. patent for an electrical insect destroyer
1915 - An Austrian-Hungarian submarine torpedos and sinks the Italian liner 'Ancona' without warning; over 200 lives lost
1917 - People's Commissars gives authority to Lenin, Trotsky & Stalin during October Revolution
1917 - Telephone Co runs 1st ad for Army operators, gets 7,000 applicants
1918 - Pro-German supreme commander general Cutters lay-offs
1920 - Actress Edna Lewis Thomas debuts at Putnam Theatre Brooklyn
1920 - Baseball meeting to depose Ban Johnson is set for Nov 12th
1923 - Hitler stages unsuccessful "Beer Hall Putsch" in Muenchen (Munich)
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1924 - Austria chancellor Ignaz Seipel, resigns after assassination attempt
1924 - Fortune Theatre opens in London
1926 - George Gershwin's musical "Oh, Kay" premieres in NYC
1928 - George & Ira Gershwin's musical "Treasure Girl" premieres in NYC
1929 - Jean Giraudoux' "Amphitryon '38" premieres in Paris
1930 - Friedrich Wolf's "Die Matrosen von Cattaro" premieres in Berlin
1932 - "Make Mine Music" debuts
1932 - Franklin Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd President for 1st time
1933 - FDR creates Civil Works Administration
1934 - Ford Frick, NL publicity director, is named league president
1935 - "Mutiny on the Bounty" directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1936)
1937 - The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude ("The Eternal Jew") opens in Munich.
1938 - 1st black woman legislator, Crystal Bird Fauset of Phila
Actor Clark GableActor Clark Gable 1938 - A pogrom against the Jews of Germany and Austria takes place in response to the assassination of a German diplomat in Paris.
1939 - Failed assassination attempt on Hitler in Burgerbraukeller, Munich
1939 - H Lindsay & R Crouse' "Life with Father" premieres in NYC
1940 - RAF bombs Munich
1941 - The Albanian Communist Party is founded.
1942 - 1st WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)
1942 - Hitler proclaims fall of Stalingrad from Munich beer hall
1942 - Operation Torch; began as US and British forces under Eisenhower land in French North Africa
1942 - Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US
1943 - France arrests government of Lebanon after they abolish the French mandate
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1944 - 25,000 Hungarian Jews are loaned to Nazis for forced labor
1944 - Last German troops at Walcheren surrenders
1945 - "Girl from Nantucket" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 12 performances
1945 - Riverboat sinks off Hong Kong; kills 1,550
1946 - Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse" premieres in Paris
1947 - Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 SA v Victoria
1949 - "All The King's Men" based on Robert Penn Warren's Pulizer winning novel, directed by Robert Rossen and starring Broderick Crawford premieres in New York (Best Picture 1950)
1950 - 1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War
1950 - Boston Red Sox 1B Walt Dropo wins AL Rookie of Year
1950 - Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year
1951 - NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards
1953 - Salazar's party wins all parliamentary seats in Portugal
MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi BerraMLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra 1954 - AL approves Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
1956 - UN demands USSR leave Hungary
1957 - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1958 - "Maria Golovin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 5 performances
1958 - 15th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 40-14 in Baltimore
1959 - KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1959 - Tunisian president Habib Bourguiba's Nes Destour party wins every seat
1960 - JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) to become 35th US president
1961 - Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn
1962 - Canada's government orders the nickel changed back to round shape
1964 - IMF grants Great Britain credit of $1 billion
1964 - KUPK TV channel 13 in Garden City, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1964 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1964 - Orioles Frank Robinson unanimous choice as AL MVP
1965 - "Days of Our Lives" premieres on TV
1965 - British Indian Ocean Territory formed
1966 - Edward W Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st African American popularly elected to the US Senate
1966 - Frank Robinson selected AL MVP
1966 - Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California
1966 - President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger
1967 - 1st local British radio station begins broadcasting (Radio Leicester)
1967 - Silver hits record $1.951 an ounce in London
1967 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 - Londonderry Corporation agreed to a Nationalist request to introduce a points system in the allocation of public sector housing, North Ireland
36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson 1970 - Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal
1970 - 5th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 12-7
1973 - Nevada approves pari-mutuel betting on Jai Alai
1974 - British Lord ('Lucky') Lucan disappears
1974 - Ted Bundy victim Debi Kent disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah
1975 - Nick Bockwinkle beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ
1976 - A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated.
1977 - Manolis Andronikos, a Greek Archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.
1977 - Ed Koch is elected Mayor of New York (his 1st term)
1978 - Tom Stoppard's "Night & Day" premieres in London
1979 - Bernard Slade's "Romantic Comedy" premieres in NYC
Playwright Tom StoppardPlaywright Tom Stoppard 1979 - ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to "Nightline")
1979 - The Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action) is formed.
1980 - Voyager 1 space probe discovers 15th moon of Saturn
1981 - Christian Democrats looses Belgium parliamentary election
1981 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1983 - Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female governor of Kentucky
1983 - STS-9 vehicle again moves to launch pad
1983 - W Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st black mayor of Philadelphia
1984 - 1st-class cricket debut of Wasim Akram, 2 months before his 1st Test
1984 - Anna Fisher becomes 1st "mom" to go into orbit
1984 - STS 51-A mission launches
1985 - Atlantis moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-B mission
LPGA Golfer Patty SheehanLPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan 1986 - "Song & Dance" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 474 performances
1987 - Australia beat England by 7 runs to win cricket World Cup
1987 - IRA bomb attack in Enniskillen, North Ireland, 11 killed
1987 - Yuko Moriguchi wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1988 - 900 die as earthquake hits China
1988 - Arco Arena in Sacramento CA opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75
1988 - George W H Bush (R) beats Mike Dukakis (D) for presidency
1988 - Rafael Fernandez Colón elected as president of Puerto Rico
1989 - Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year
1989 - Douglas Wilder elected 1st African American governor (D-Virginia)
1989 - Hong Kong's MTR Lam Tin Station comes into service.
1990 - "6 Degrees of Separation" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 496 perfs
1990 - 100,000 additional US troops are sent to Persian gulf
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry 1990 - Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers
1990 - Gina Marie Tolleson of USA, 21, crowned 40th Miss World
1990 - Saddam fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula
1990 - Unconfirmed rumors emerge that Bush might announce an airlift of supplies to US embassy in Kuwait, which could ultimately trigger a military clash
1991 - Carol Burnette Show premieres on CBS-TV
1991 - Paul Coffey sets NHL defensman soring mark with 311th goal
1992 - "Solitary Confinement" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 25 perfs
1992 - 300,000 demonstrate against racism in Berlin
1992 - Betsy King wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1992 - 43rd Formula One WDC: Nigel Mansell wins by 52 points
1994 - Cleveland Cavaliers 1st game at Gund Arena, lose to Hous Rockets, 100-98
1994 - Haitian government of Smarck Michel forms
1997 - Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild
LPGA Golfer Betsy KingLPGA Golfer Betsy King 1997 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Countess Diana, Elmhurst, Ajina, Spinning World, Favorite Trick, Chief Bearhart, Skip Away
1999 - "The World is Not Enough" 19th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan, Robert Carlyle and Denise Richards premieres in Los Angeles
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".
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.
2008 - 18th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 17-0 in Chestnut Hill
2011 - The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.
Iraqi President Saddam HusseinIraqi President Saddam Hussein 2013 - 11 people are killed in a car park bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia
2013 - At least 6,000 people are killed after Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm recorded at landfall, makes landfall in the Philippines
2013 - 27th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Tamar Braxton win
2014 - Protests across New Zealand against the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations
2014 - Mikhail Gorbachev warns that tensions between America and Russia over Ukraine have put the world on the brink of a new Cold War
2014 - US President Obama authorises deployment of 1500 additional troops to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants

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