This Day in History for 8th November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 153

392 - Roman Emperor Theodosius declares Christian religion, state religion
911 - Duke Koenraad I chosen German king
1322 - Pope John XXII names John van Diest, bishop of Utrecht
1494 - Uprising against Piero de' Medici in Florence Italy
1519 - 1st meeting of Moctezuma II & Hernán Cortés in Tenochtitlan, Mexico
1520 - Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.
1575 - French Roman Catholics & Huguenots signs treaty
1576 - Eighty Years' War: Pacification of Ghent - 17 Dutch provinces sign anti-Spanish covenant
1598 - Spanish troops under Bernardino de Mendoza conquer Doetinchem
1602 - The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened
Aztec Emperor Moctezuma IIAztec Emperor Moctezuma II 1620 - Battle of White Mountain, Prague
1627 - English fleet under George Villiers leaves Île de Ré
1658 - Battle of the Sound: Swedish fleet beats Dutch during 2nd Northern War
1701 - William Penn presents Charter of Priviliges
1731 - In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st US library
1734 - Vincent la Chapelle, master cook to various nobility and royalty, forms Free Masons Lodge in Netherlands
1789 - Bourbon Whiskey, 1st distilled from corn (by Elijah Craig, Bourbon Ky)
1833 - Train derails at Hightstown NJ; 2 die
1837 - Mount Holyoke Seminary in Mass-1st US college founded for women
Author Victor HugoAuthor Victor Hugo 1838 - Victor Hugo's "Ruy Blas" premieres in Paris
1842 - Belgium King Leopold I proclaims child labor laws (for 1889)
1861 - Battle of Mount Ivy, KY
1861 - US removes Confederate officials from British steamer Trent
1864 - Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as American President
1870 - Democratic governor elected in Tennessee
1880 - Sarah Bernhardt, French actress, made US debut at NY's Booth Theater
1883 - English freighter Nisero stranded at Atjeh (crew taken hostage)
US President Abraham LincolnUS President Abraham Lincoln 1884 - German government recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
1889 - Montana admitted as 41st state of the Union
1892 - Grover Cleveland (D) elected 24th US President
1895 - German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produces and detects electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays
1900 - Theodore Dreiser's novel "Sister Carrie" is published
1901 - Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.
1904 - American President Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B Parker (D)
1907 - In a landmark decision for Australia, the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration rules that the Sunshine Harvester Work must pay 'fair and reasonable wages'
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt26th US President Theodore Roosevelt 1910 - 1st Washington State election in which women could vote
1910 - For the first time since 1894, the US elects a Democratic Congress, including the first socialist ever to sit in Congress, Victor L Berger of Milwaukee
1917 - People's Commissars gives authority to Lenin, Trotsky & Stalin during October Revolution
1917 - Telephone Co runs 1st ad for Army operators, gets 7,000 applicants
1918 - Pro-German supreme commander general Cutters lay-offs
1920 - Actress Edna Lewis Thomas debuts at Putnam Theatre Brooklyn
1920 - Baseball meeting to depose Ban Johnson is set for Nov 12th
1923 - Hitler stages unsuccessful "Beer Hall Putsch" in Muenchen (Munich)
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1924 - Austria chancellor Ignaz Seipel, resigns after assassination attempt
1924 - Fortune Theatre opens in London
1926 - George Gershwin's musical "Oh, Kay" premieres in NYC
1928 - George & Ira Gershwin's musical "Treasure Girl" premieres in NYC
1929 - Jean Giraudoux' "Amphitryon '38" premieres in Paris
1930 - Friedrich Wolf's "Die Matrosen von Cattaro" premieres in Berlin
1932 - "Make Mine Music" debuts
1932 - Franklin Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd President for 1st time
1933 - FDR creates Civil Works Administration
1934 - Ford Frick, NL publicity director, is named league president
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1937 - The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude ("The Eternal Jew") opens in Munich.
1938 - 1st black woman legislator, Crystal Bird Fauset of Phila
1938 - A pogrom against the Jews of Germany and Austria takes place in response to the assassination of a German diplomat in Paris.
1939 - Failed assassination attempt on Hitler in Burgerbraukeller, Munich
1939 - H Lindsay & R Crouse' "Life with Father" premieres in NYC
1940 - RAF bombs Munich
1941 - The Albanian Communist Party is founded.
1942 - 1st WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)
1942 - Hitler proclaims fall of Stalingrad from Munich beer hall
1942 - Operation Torch; began as US and British forces under Eisenhower land in French North Africa
1942 - Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US
1943 - France arrests government of Lebanon after they abolish the French mandate
1944 - 25,000 Hungarian Jews are loaned to Nazis for forced labor
1944 - Last German troops at Walcheren surrenders
1945 - "Girl from Nantucket" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 12 performances
1945 - Riverboat sinks off Hong Kong; kills 1,550
Writer Jean-Paul SartreWriter Jean-Paul Sartre 1946 - Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse" premieres in Paris
1947 - Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 SA v Victoria
1950 - 1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War
1950 - Boston Red Sox 1B Walt Dropo wins AL Rookie of Year
1950 - Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year
1951 - NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards
1953 - Salazar's party wins all parliamentary seats in Portugal
1954 - AL approves Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
1956 - UN demands USSR leave Hungary
MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi BerraMLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra 1957 - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1958 - "Maria Golovin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 5 performances
1959 - KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1959 - Tunisian president Habib Bourguiba's Nes Destour party wins every seat
1960 - JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) to become 35th US president
1961 - Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn
1962 - Canada government orders changing nickel back to round shape
MLB Pitcher Whitey FordMLB Pitcher Whitey Ford 1964 - IMF grants Great Britain credit of $1 billion
1964 - KUPK TV channel 13 in Garden City, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1964 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
1964 - Orioles Frank Robinson unanimous choice as AL MVP
1965 - "Days of Our Lives" premieres on TV
1965 - British Indian Ocean Territory formed
1966 - Edward W Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st black elected to Senate
1966 - Frank Robinson selected AL MVP
1966 - Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California
1966 - President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger
36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson 1967 - 1st local British radio station begins broadcasting (Radio Leicester)
1967 - Silver hits record $1.951 an ounce in London
1967 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 - Londonderry Corporation agreed to a Nationalist request to introduce a points system in the allocation of public sector housing, North Ireland
1970 - Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 229

30 - Nerva, Narni, Roman Emperor (96-98)
1342 - Julian of Norwich, English saint (d. 1416)
1431 - vlad III the Impaler, Wallachian prince (d. 1476)
1491 - Teofilo Folengo, Italian poet (d. 1544)
1572 - Johan Sigismund, elector of Brandenburg/duke of Prussia
1590 - Francesco Gonzaga, composer
1592 - Domenico Mazzocchi, composer
1622 - Galenus Abrahamsz de Haen, Dutch baptist pastor (Lambs' War)
Wallachian Prince Vlad the ImpalerWallachian Prince Vlad the Impaler (1431) 1622 - Karl X Gustaf, King of Sweden (1654-60)
1647 - Pierre Bayle, French/Neth theologist/philosopher/writer
1656 - Edmund Halley, English astronomer (comet of Halley) [OS=Oct 29]
1657 - Thomas Bullis, composer
1693 - Leonhard Trautsch, composer
1706 - Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German judge and philosopher (d. 1772)
1710 - Sarah Fielding, English writer (d. 1768)
1715 - Elisabeth C van Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederik II "the Great"
1723 - John Byron, British naval officer (d. 1786)
1760 - Jean-Baptiste Dumonceau de Bergendael, South Neth earl/general
1768 - Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom, (d. 1840)
1770 - Friedrich Witt, composer
1777 - Désirée Clary, queen of Sweden (d. 1860)
1785 - Friedrich Wilhelm Michael Kalkbrenner, composer
1814 - Girolamo/Jeromin de Rada, Albanian poet (Skanderbeku)
1817 - Claudius Wistar Sears, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1891
1817 - Theodoor J Canneel, Flemish painter
1829 - Samuel Wylie Crawford, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1892
1830 - Oliver Otis Howard, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1909
1831 - Edward R L Bulwer-Lytton, English statesman and Viceroy of India (1876-1880)
1836 - Milton Bradley, American game manufacturer (d. 1911)
Novelist Bram StokerNovelist Bram Stoker (1847) 1847 - Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/author (Dracula)
1847 - Jean Casimir-Perier, French politician (d. 1907)
1848 - Gottlob Frege, Germany, mathematician/logician (Begriffsschrift)
1849 - Edward Julius Biedermann, composer
1850 - Karel Komzak, composer
1854 - Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist (d. 1919)
1863 - René [Raphael] Viviani, French historian/social premier (1914-15)
1866 - Herbert Austin, English automobile pioneer (d. 1941)
1867 - Ilmari Henrik Reinhold Krohn, composer
1868 - Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician (d. 1942)
1876 - Frank L Gillespie, Ark, founded Supreme Life Insurance Company
1878 - Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor, world champion cyclist (1899)
1879 - King Baggot I, St Louis MO, director (Tumbleweeds)
1882 - Lazare Saminsky, composer
1883 - Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, London England, composer (Farewell My Youth) (d. 1953)
1883 - Ethel Clayton, MO, actress (Hotel Continental)
1884 - Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychiatrist (d. 1922)
1885 - Hans Cloos, German geologist (d. 1951)
1885 - Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (d. 1946)
1885 - Emil Fahrenkamp, German architect (d. 1966)
1887 - Yury Alexandrovich Shaporin, composer
1888 - David Monrad Johansen, composer
1893 - John Miljan, Lead City SD, actor (Possessed, Final Extra, Susan Lenox)
1893 - Clarence Williams, American composer (d. 1965)
1893 - Prajadhipok, Rama VII, king of Thailand (d. 1941)
1895 - Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer
1895 - Photios Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer (d. 1965)
1896 - Bucky Harris, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees)
1897 - Dorothy Day, New York, American journalist, social activist, and devout Catholic convert
1898 - Marie Prevost, Canadian actress (d. 1937)
1900 - Georges Lonque, composer
Author Margaret MitchellAuthor Margaret Mitchell (1900) 1900 - Margaret Mitchell, Atlanta, Georgia, author (Gone With the Wind), (d. 1949)
1900 - Mihailo Vukdragovic, composer
1901 - Gheorge Gheorghiu Dej, Romania party leader/president
1901 - Szymon Laks, composer
1902 - Mihail A Suslov, Soviet-party ideologist [NS=Nov 22]
1902 - Walerian Josef Gniot, composer
1904 - Cedric Belfrage English-born writer (d. 1990)
1905 - Richard Nicholson, musician
1907 - Otto Brenner, German worker's union leader
1908 - Martha Gellhorn, American writer (d. 1998)
1909 - Alberto Erede, Italian conductor
1912 - Jean-Louis Martinet, composer
1912 - Joseph Fattorini, businessman
1913 - Robert Strauss, NYC, actor (Sgt Gruzewsky-Mona McCluskey)
1913 - June Havoc, American actress
1914 - Lute T de Cock, student/resistance fighter
1914 - Norman Lloyd, Jersey City NJ, actor (Auschlander-St Elsewhere)
1916 - Frank McGuire, basketball coach (won 550 games in 30 college seasons)
1916 - June Havoc, Seattle Wash, actress (Willy, Panic, GE Theater)
1916 - Peter Weiss, Germany, Swedish author/dramatist/novelist (Marat/Sade)
1918 - Hermann Zapf, German designer
1919 - P. L. Deshpande, Indian author (d. 2000)
1920 - Esther Rolle, American actress (d. 1998)
1920 - Eugênio de Araújo Sales, Brazilian cardinal
1921 - Douglas Townsend, composer
1921 - Gene Saks, NY, actor/director (One & Only, Prisoner of 2nd Ave)
1921 - Jerome Hines, [Heinz], Hollywood California, basso (I am The Way)
1922 - Christiaan Barnard, South African surgeon (perform 1st heart transplant)
1922 - Esther Rolle, Pompano Beach Fla, actress (Florida-Good Times, Maude)
1922 - Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (d. 1996)
1923 - Dmitri T Jazov, Russian minister of defense (1991 coup)
Engineer Jack KilbyEngineer Jack Kilby (1923) 1923 - Jack Kilby, Jefferson City, Missouri, electrical engineer and Nobel laureate (handheld calculator, integrated circuit), (d. 2005)
1924 - Joe Flynn, Youngstown Ohio, actor (McHale's Navy)
1927 - Patti Page, [Clara Ann Fowler], Claremont Ok, singer (Tennessee Waltz), (d. 2012)
1927 - Ken Dodd, English comedian
1929 - Trevor McMahon, NZ cricket wicketkeeper (v India & Pak 1955-56)
1929 - António Castanheira Neves, Portuguese philosopher
1929 - Bobby Bowden, American football coach
1930 - Bob Harris, Long Beach California, actor (Jim-Troubleshooters)
Singer Patti PageSinger Patti Page (1927) 1930 - Edmund Happold, engineer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

NBA Legend Larry BirdNBA Legend Larry Bird (1975) 1975 - NBA legend Larry Bird (18) weds highschool sweetheart Janet Condra
1985 - Author Ken Follett (36) weds politician Barbara Hubbard (42)
2006 - Malaysian actress Sazzy Falak (25) weds co-founder of LVG Consultants and LVG MoneySkool Nazril Idrus
2009 - "The Practice" actress Marla Sokoloff (29) weds composer Alec Puro (34) at Il Cielo restaurant

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

1968 - Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from Beatle member John
1970 - "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) divorces singer Michelle Phillips (26) only 8 days after getting married

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 112

397 - Martin of Tours, [St Martin], bishop of Tours, dies
618 - St Deusdedit/Adeodatus I, Italian Pope (615-18), dies
955 - Pope Agapetus II
1171 - Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut (b. 1108)
1195 - Conrad of Hohenstaufen
1226 - Louis VIII, the Lion, King of France (1223-26), dies at 39
1228 - Dirk I, ruler of Heinsberg/Valkenburg, dies
1246 - Berenguela of Castile, wife of Alfonso IX of Castile (b. 1180)
1308 - Duns Scotus, Scottish philosopher (coined the word dunce), dies at 42
1494 - Melozzo da Forli, Italian painter, dies at about 56
1517 - Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros, cardinal/Chancellor of Castilia, dies
1527 - Jerome Emser, German theologian (b. 1477)
1578 - Johann Walter, composer, dies at 51
1590 - Joost Jansz Bilhamer, master builder/cartographer, dies at about 49
1595 - Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist, dies at 69
1599 - Francisco Guerrero, Spanish composer (b. 1528)
1600 - Natsuka Masaie, Japanese warlord (b. 1562)
1605 - Robert Catesby, English conspirator (b. 1573)
1638 - Johann H Alsted, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 50
1658 - Pieter Floriszoon, Dutch admiral, dies in naval Battle of the Sound at about 50
1658 - Witte de With, Dutch vice-admiral, dies in naval Battle of the Sound, at age 59
Poet John MiltonPoet John Milton (1674) 1674 - John Milton, English poet (Paradise Lost), dies at 65
1694 - Ulrik Huber, Frisian lawyer/law historian/polemist, dies at 58
1719 - Michel Rolle, French mathematician (b. 1652)
1757 - Pierre Prowo, composer, dies at 60
1805 - Francois-Thomas de Baculard d'Arnaud, French writer, dies at 87
1811 - Charles F Bentinck, Dutch minister of Colonies, dies at 47
1817 - Andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter of Napoleon, dies at 63
1830 - King Francis I of the Two Sicilies (b. 1777)
1833 - Maximilian Stadler, composer, dies at 85
1873 - Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Span poet/comic playwright, dies at 76
1880 - Jacob Edvard Gille, composer, dies at 66
1885 - Johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist/author, dies at 71
1886 - Frederick J "Fred" Archer, English jockey, commits suicide at 29
Gunfighter in the American Old West Doc HollidayGunfighter in the American Old West Doc Holliday (1887) 1887 - Doc Holliday, American gambler and gunfighter, dies at 36
1890 - Caesar-Auguste Franck, Belgian organist/composer, dies at 67
1905 - Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (b. 1870)
1908 - Victorien Sardou, French opera author (Madame Sans-Gene), dies at 77
1909 - Charles Bordes, composer, dies at 46
1909 - Eduard de Hartog, composer, dies at 80
1917 - Colyn Blythe, cricketer (2509 F-C wickets), dies during WW I
1920 - Abraham Kuyper, clergyman/Dutch premier (AR 1908-12), dies at 83
1920 - Salomon Anski, Russian/Polish yiddish author (Dibboek), dies at 57
1921 - Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (b. 1849)
1924 - Sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov, composer, dies at 64
1928 - Mauritz Stiller, Swedish actor/director (Streets of sin), dies at 45
1933 - Mohammed Nadir Shah, king of Afghanistan, assassin by Abdul Khallig
1934 - Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician (b. 1879)
1937 - James Ramsay MacDonald, British PM (Lab, 1924, 29-35), dies at 71
1941 - Gaetano Mosca, Italian sociologist (Elite Circle), dies at 83
1944 - Walter Nowotny, German combat/jet fighter pilot, dies
1949 - Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian clergyman (b. 1874)
1952 - Claude Carter, cricketer (took 28 wkts 10 Tests for South Africa), dies
1953 - Iwan Bunin, writer, dies at 83
1953 - John van Melle, South African writer (Bart Nel), dies at 66
1959 - Frank Sherman Land, founder of DeMolay International (b. 1890)
1963 - Simon Jurovsky, composer, dies at 51
1965 - Dorothy Kilgallen, American newspaper columnist (b. 1913)
1966 - Bernhard Zondek, German/Israeli gynaecologist, dies at 75
1968 - Wendell Corey, actor (11th Hour, Peck's Bad Girl), dies at 54
1969 - Kam Tong, actor (Have Gun Will Travel, Mr Garlund), dies at 62
1970 - Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (b. 1892)
1974 - Ivory Joe Hunter, rocker, dies at 60
1977 - Bucky Harris, American baseball player (b. 1896)
1978 - Norman Rockwell, artist (Saturday Evening Post covers), dies at 84
1979 - Sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), dies at 63
1979 - Yvonne de Gaulle, wife of Charles de Gaulle (b. 1900)
1983 - Betty Nuthall, English tennis player, dies at 72
1983 - Robert Agnew, director, dies at 84 of kidney failure
1983 - Mordecai Kaplan, Rabbi, founded Reconstructionist Judaism (b. 1881)
1984 - Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen, composer, dies at 81
1985 - Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish cyclist (b. 1899)
1986 - Beatrice Kay, singer/actress (Sister Sue-Calvin & the Col), dies at 78
1986 - Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian politician (b. 1890)
1989 - Andre Kloos, Dut trade union leader (NVV)/chairman (VARA), dies at 67
1990 - Anya Seton, US author, dies
1990 - Grampy Davis, dies of heart attack at 87
1991 - Christine Felsmann, dies
1991 - Frances Faye, singer/actress (Pretty Baby), dies after strokes
1991 - John Kirckpatrick, US musicologist (Charles Ives Archives), dies
1991 - Patrick Hamilton, author (Gaslight, Rope, Angel Street), dies at 45
1992 - Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, speed skater (Olympic-silver-1952), dies
1992 - Keith "Red" Mitchell, US/Swedish jazz bassist, dies
1993 - Andrey Nikolayevich Tychonoff, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)
1994 - Marianne Straub, weaver, dies at 85
1994 - Michael O'Donoghue, American comedy writer (SNL), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 54
1995 - Country Dan Dick Montana McLain, singer, dies at 40
1995 - Neil Blaney, politician, dies at 73
1996 - Edward Albert Radice, economist, dies at 89
1996 - Peter Fowler, physicist, dies at 73
1998 - Jean Marais, French actor (b. 1913)
1999 - Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1941)
1999 - Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast (b. 1898)
2002 - Jon Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher (b. 1931)
2003 - Bob Grant, English actor (b. 1932)
2003 - C. Z. Guest, American socialite (b. 1920)
2003 - Guy Speranza, American singer, original Riot frontman (b. 1956)
2004 - Peter Mathers, English-born Australian novelist (b. 1931)
2005 - David Westheimer, American novelist (b. 1917)
2005 - Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor (b. 1928)

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