On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1901

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Gheorge Gheorghiu Dej, Romania party leader/president
  • Szymon Laks, Polish composer (head of prisoners orchestra at Auschwitz), born in Warsaw (d. 1983)

Famous Deaths

  • Mary Ann Bickerdyke, American army nurse (union), dies at 84