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.