November 8, 1990 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 100,000 additional US troops are sent to Persian gulf
  • Saddam fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula
  • Unconfirmed rumors emerge that Bush might announce an airlift of supplies to US embassy in Kuwait, which could ultimately trigger a military clash

Deaths in History

  • Anya Seton, US author, dies
  • Grampy Davis, dies of heart attack at 87