November 8 Events

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November 8th, 2004 (November 08 2004)EventWar 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.
November 8th, 2002 (November 08 2002)EventIraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council Resolution 1441 - The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face "serious consequences".Saddam Hussein Quotes
November 8th, 1989 (November 08 1989)EventHong Kong s MTR Lam Tin Station comes into service.
November 8th, 1987 (November 08 1987)EventRemembrance Day Bombing: In Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, an Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes, at a ceremony honoring Britain s war dead, killing twelve people.
November 8th, 1979 (November 08 1979)EventThe Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action) is formed.
November 8th, 1977 (November 08 1977)EventManolis Andronikos, a Greek Archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina. Aristotle Quotes
November 8th, 1976 (November 08 1976)EventA series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated.
November 8th, 1973 (November 08 1973)EventThe right ear of John Paul Getty III is delivered to a newspaper together with a ransom note, convincing his father to pay 2.9 million USD.
November 8th, 1966 (November 08 1966)EventFormer Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate.
November 8th, 1966 (November 08 1966)EventU.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League.Lyndon Johnson Quotes
November 8th, 1965 (November 08 1965)EventThe British Indian Ocean Territory is created, consisting of Chagos Archipelago, Aldabra, Farquhar and Des Roches islands.
November 8th, 1965 (November 08 1965)EventThe Murder (Abolition of the Death Penalty) Act 1965 is given Royal Assent, formally abolishing the death penalty in the United Kingdom.
November 8th, 1965 (November 08 1965)EventThe 173rd Airborne is ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong in Operation Hump during the Vietnam War.
November 8th, 1957 (November 08 1957)EventOperation Grapple X, Round C1: Britain conducts its first successful hydrogen bomb test over Kiritimati in the Pacific. Two tests earlier that year were publicly hailed as successful, but in fact largely failed.
November 8th, 1950 (November 08 1950)EventKorean War: United States Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown shoots down two North Korean MiG-15s in the first jet aircraft-to-jet aircraft dogfight in history.
November 8th, 1942 (November 08 1942)EventHolocaust: In Ternopil, western Ukraine, the German SS deport about 2,400 Jews from Ternopil ghetto to the Belzec death camp, in the so called "Second Aktion". When the Germans captured Ternopil, about 18,000 Jews lived in the city.
November 8th, 1942 (November 08 1942)EventWorld War II: Operation TorchUnited States and United Kingdom forces land in French North Africa.
November 8th, 1942 (November 08 1942)EventWorld War II: French resistance coup in Algiers, in which 400 civilian French patriots neutralize Vichyist XIXth Army Corps after 15 hours of fighting, and arrest several Vichyst generals, allowing the immediate success of Operation Torch in Algiers.
November 8th, 1941 (November 08 1941)EventThe Albanian Communist Party is founded.
November 8th, 1939 (November 08 1939)EventVenlo Incident: Two British agents of SIS are captured by the Germans.
November 8th, 1939 (November 08 1939)EventIn Munich, Adolf Hitler narrowly escapes an assassination attempt while celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch.Adolf Hitler Quotes
November 8th, 1938 (November 08 1938)EventA pogrom against the Jews of Germany and Austria takes place in response to the assassination of a German diplomat in Paris.
November 8th, 1937 (November 08 1937)EventThe Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude ("The Eternal Jew") opens in Munich.
November 8th, 1937 (November 08 1937)EventThe Chinese Youth Journalist Association is created in Shanghai. It is now known as Chinese Journalist Day.
November 8th, 1935 (November 08 1935)EventA dozen labor leaders come together to announce the creation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), an organization charged with advancing industrial unionism.
November 8th, 1935 (November 08 1935)EventFernand Bouisson becomes Prime Minister of France.
November 8th, 1933 (November 08 1933)EventGreat Depression: New DealUS President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed.
November 8th, 1923 (November 08 1923)EventBeer Hall Putsch: In Munich, Adolf Hitler leads the Nazis in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the German government.Adolf Hitler Quotes
November 8th, 1917 (November 08 1917)EventThe People s Commissars give authority to Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Joseph Stalin.Vladimir Lenin Quotes
November 8th, 1901 (November 08 1901)EventBloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.
November 8th, 1895 (November 08 1895)EventWhile experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Rontgen discovers the X-ray.
November 8th, 1892 (November 08 1892)EventThe New Orleans general strike begins, uniting black and white American trade unionists in a successful four-day general strike action for the first time.
November 8th, 1889 (November 08 1889)EventMontana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.
November 8th, 1861 (November 08 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: The "Trent Affair" - The USS San Jacinto stops the United Kingdom mail ship Trent and arrests two Confederate envoys, sparking a diplomatic crisis between the UK and US.
November 8th, 1837 (November 08 1837)EventMary Lyon founds Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, which later becomes Mount Holyoke College.
November 8th, 1793 (November 08 1793)EventIn Paris, the French Revolutionary government opens the Louvre to the public as a museum.
November 8th, 1620 (November 08 1620)EventThe Battle of White Mountain takes place near Prague, ending in a decisive Catholic victory in only two hours.
November 8th, 1602 (November 08 1602)EventThe Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened to the public.
November 8th, 1576 (November 08 1576)EventEighty Years War: Pacification of GhentThe States-General of the Netherlands meet and unite to oppose Spanish occupation.
November 8th, 1520 (November 08 1520)EventStockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.
November 8th, 1519 (November 08 1519)EventHernan Cortes enters Tenochtitlan and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with great a celebration as would befit a returning god.

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