On This Day

November 8, 2011 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • 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.

Deaths in History

  • Bil Keane, American cartoonist (The Family Circus), dies at 89