On This Day in History for November 8 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 117 of 117

  • 1988 George H. W. Bush (R) beats Mike Dukakis (D) in US presdiential election
  • 1988 Rafael Fernandez Col√≥n elected as president of Puerto Rico
  • 1989 Douglas Wilder elected 1st African American Governor of Virginia and any state since reconstruction
  • 1989 Hong Kong's MTR Lam Tin Station comes into service.
  • 1990 100,000 additional US troops are sent to Persian gulf
  • 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
  • 1992 300,000 demonstrate against racism in Berlin
  • 1994 Haitian government of Smarck Michel forms

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2002 Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council under Resolution 1441 unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face "serious consequences"

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 2014 Protests across New Zealand against the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations

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2014 Mikhail Gorbachev warns that tensions between America and Russia over Ukraine have put the world on the brink of a new Cold War

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev

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2014 US President Obama authorises deployment of 1,500 additional troops to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

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