Events in History on November 8

  • 392 Roman Emperor Theodosius declares Christian religion the state religion
  • 911 Duke Koenraad I chosen German king
  • 1322 Pope John XXII names John van Diest as Bishop of Utrecht
  • 1494 Uprising against Piero de' Medici in Florence Italy

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1519 1st meeting of Moctezuma II & Hernán Cortés in Tenochtitlan, Mexico

Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II
Aztec Emperor
Moctezuma II
Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés
  • 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

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1701 William Penn presents Charter of Priviliges

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn

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1731 In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st library in the north American colonies

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United 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 in Bourbon, Kentucky
  • 1833 Train derails at Hightstown New Jersey; 2 die
  • 1837 Mount Holyoke Seminary in Mass-1st US college founded for women

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1838 Victor Hugo's "Ruy Blas" premieres in Paris

Author Victor Hugo
Author
Victor Hugo
  • 1842 Belgium King Leopold I proclaims child labor laws (for 1889)
  • 1861 Battle of Mount Ivy, Kentucky

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1861 USS San Jacinto commanded by Charles Wilkes captures two Confederate diplomats from the British mail steamer Trent, almost causing a war between the US and the UK

Naval Officer and Explorer Charles Wilkes
Naval Officer and Explorer
Charles Wilkes

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1864 Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as American President

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1870 Democratic governor elected in Tennessee
  • 1883 English freighter Nisero stranded at Atjeh (crew taken hostage)
  • 1884 German government recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
  • 1889 Montana admitted as 41st state of the Union

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1892 Grover Cleveland (D) elected 24th US President

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland

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1895 German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produces and detects electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • 1900 Theodore Dreiser's novel "Sister Carrie" is published

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1900 David Beatty takes part in the successful relief of the naval brigade and is promoted to captain

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • 1901 Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.

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1904 American President Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B. Parker (D)

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 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'
  • 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

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1917 People's Commissars gives authority to Lenin, Trotsky & Stalin during October Revolution

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1917 Telephone Co runs 1st advertisement for Army operators, receives 7,000 applicants
  • 1918 Pro-German supreme commander general Cutters lay-offs

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1923 Hitler stages unsuccessful "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1924 Austria chancellor Ignaz Seipel, resigns after assassination attempt
  • 1924 Fortune Theatre opens in London
  • 1929 Jean Giraudoux' "Amphitryon '38" premieres in Paris
  • 1930 Friedrich Wolf's "Die Matrosen von Cattaro" premieres in Berlin

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1932 Franklin Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd President for 1st time

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1933 FDR creates Civil Works Administration
  • 1934 Ford Frick, NL publicity director, is named league president

  • 1937 The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude ("The Eternal Jew") opens in Munich.
  • 1938 1st African American woman legislator, Crystal Bird Fauset of Philadelphia
  • 1939 Failed assassination attempt on Hitler in Burgerbraukeller, Munich
  • 1939 H Lindsay & R Crouse' "Life with Father" premieres in NYC
  • 1940 RAF bombs Munich, Hitler promises "an attack on the capital of the Nazi movement would not go unpunished."
  • 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

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1942 Operation Torch; began as US and British forces under Eisenhower land in French North Africa

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1942 Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US
  • 1943 France arrests government of Lebanon after they abolish the French mandate
  • 1944 25,000 Hungarian Jews are loaned to Nazis for forced labor
  • 1944 Last German troops at Walcheren surrenders
  • 1945 Riverboat sinks off Hong Kong; kills 1,550

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1946 Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse" premieres in Paris

  • 1950 A US aircraft shoots down a North Korean jet in the Korean War, the first jet-to-jet dogfight in history
  • 1953 Salazar's party wins all parliamentary seats in Portugal
  • 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
  • 1959 Tunisian president Habib Bourguiba's Nes Destour party wins every seat

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1960 JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) to become 35th US president

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1962 Canada's government orders the nickel changed back to round shape
  • 1964 IMF grants Great Britain credit of $1 billion
  • 1965 British Indian Ocean Territory formed

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1966 Edward W. Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st African American popularly elected to the US Senate

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke
  • 1966 Frank Robinson selected AL MVP
  • 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
  • 1973 Nevada approves pari-mutuel betting on Jai Alai
  • 1974 Britiish peer the Earl of Lucan disappears and is never seen again after his nanny is found murdered in London

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1974 Ted Bundy victim Debi Kent disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • 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)

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1978 Tom Stoppard's "Night & Day" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 1987 IRA bomb attack in Enniskillen, North Ireland, 11 killed
  • 1988 900 die as earthquake hits China
  • 1988 George H. W. Bush (R) beats Mike Dukakis (D) in US presdiential election
  • 1988 Rafael Fernandez Colón 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
  • 1994 Republican Party nominee Tom Ridge wins Pennsylvania Gubernatorial election with 45% of the vote

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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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2016 Republican Donald Trump is elected President of The United States of America, defeating democrat Hillary Clinton despite Clinton receiving 2.9 million more votes

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • 2016 Indian government scraps 500 and 1000 rupee notes, the largest two denominations in battle against corruption