November 8 holidays in 2019

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Journalists' Day
China Observance
Pohnpei Constitution Day
Micronesia Local Holiday

Historical Events on November 8

  • 1745: With an army of approximately 5,000 soldiers, Charles Edward Stuart invades England. His troops would later participate during the Battle of Culloden.
  • 1837: Holyoke Female Seminary is founded by Mary Lyon. This seminary would later be renamed Mount Holyoke College.
  • 1861: The USS San Jacinto intercepts the British ship Trent and illegally arrests two Confederate diplomats – sparking an international incident between the U.S and the U.K. This was later resolved when the United States released the diplomats.
  • 1889: Montana becomes the 41stS State.
  • 1892: Caucasian and black trade unionists unite during the New Orleans General Strike.
  • 1895: Wilhelm Rontgen discovers X-rays after extensive experimentation with electricity.
  • 1923: In Munich, Adolf Hitler leads the Nazis in an unsuccessful coup in Bavaria. This incident is known as the Beer Hall Putsch.
  • 1933: The Civil Works Administration is unveiled by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This organization was designed to give more than four million unemployed workers jobs.
  • 1939: While celebrating the sixteenth anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch, Adolf Hitler manages to just escape an assassination attempt by Georg Elser.
  • 1950:S Air Force Lieutenant Russell J. Brown shoots down two North Korean MiG-15s while he was flying an F-80 Shooting Star. This would be the first jet to jet dogfight in history.

Famous Birthdays on November 8

  • English astronomer and mathematician Edmond Halley is born in 1656.
  • German philosopher Johann Ulrich von Cramer is born in 1706.
  • English author Sarah Fielding is born in 1710.
  • 1847: Irish novelist Bram Stoker is born in 1847.
  • Swedish physicist Johannes Rydberg is born in 1854.
  • English paleontologist Dorothea Bate is born in 1878.
  • American journalist Dorothy Day is born in 1897.
  • American author Margaret Mitchell is born in 1900.
  • American physicist, engineer and Nobel Prize laureate, Jack Kilby is born in 1923.
  • American actor Joe Flynn is born in 1924.
  • American singer and actress Patti Page is born in 1927.
  • American model and actress Gretchen Mol is born in 1972.
  • American journalist David Muir is born in 1973.
  • American author Joshua Ferris is born in 1974.

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