On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 2020

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

First test of a high-speed levitating pod system to carry people and cargo, by Richard Branson's Virgin Hyperloop in Las Vegas, Nevada

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson
  • Global recorded cases of COVID-19 pass 50 million, with the known death toll at 1,245,240 (Johns Hopkins data)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Kamala Harris makes US history as the 1st woman and 1st woman of color to be elected to the vice presidency (date election called)

49th US Vice President and Senator Kamala Harris
49th US Vice President and Senator
Kamala Harris
  • More than 50 people beheaded in latest attack by Islamist militants in Cabo Delgado province, northern Mozambique [1]

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Rudy Giuliani holds infamous Trump Campaign press conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia to contest the US election results

Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani
Mayor of New York City
Rudy Giuliani

Famous Deaths

Person of interestAlex Trebek

Alex Trebek, Canadian-American TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy), dies of cancer at 80

TV Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
TV Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • Howie Meeker, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing, coach, broadcaster (NHL All Star 1947-49; Stanley Cup 1947, 48, 49, 51; Toronto Maple Leafs) and politician (Canada MP), dies at 97
2020 Highlights

About November 8, 2020

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio