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  • Russian Empire
    Sunday Nov 8, 1812

    Napoleon

    The night of 8/9 November

    Russian Empire
    Sunday Nov 8, 1812

    Napoleon and his army left. In early November Napoleon got concerned about loss of control back in France after the Malet coup of 1812. His army walked through snow up to their knees, and nearly 10,000 men and horses froze to death on the night of 8/9 November alone.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1864

    Frederick Douglass

    Douglass supported John C. Frémont

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1864

    During the U.S. Presidential Election of 1864, Douglass supported John C. Frémont, who was the candidate of the abolitionist Radical Democracy Party. Douglass was disappointed that President Lincoln did not publicly endorse suffrage for black freedmen. Douglass believed that since African-American men were fighting for the Union in the American Civil War, they deserved the right to vote.




  • Germany
    Friday Nov 8, 1895

    X-ray

    Discovery by Röntgen

    Germany
    Friday Nov 8, 1895

    On November 8, 1895, German physics professor Wilhelm Röntgen stumbled on X-rays while experimenting with Lenard tubes and Crookes tubes and began studying them.




  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1898

    Theodore Roosevelt

    The 1898 New York state election

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1898

    The 1898 New York state election was held on November 8, 1898, to elect the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Secretary of State, the State Comptroller, the Attorney General, the State Treasurer and the State Engineer, as well as all members of the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1904

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Second Term

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1904

    The United States presidential election of 1904 was the 30th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 1904. Incumbent Republican President Theodore Roosevelt defeated the Democratic nominee, Alton B. Parker. Roosevelt's victory made him the first president to win a term in his own right after having ascended to the presidency upon the death of a predecessor.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1910

    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    1910 Elections

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1910

    Prior to the 1910 elections, the local Democratic Party recruited Roosevelt to run for a seat in the New York State Assembly.




  • Guangdong, China
    Wednesday Nov 8, 1911

    Xinhai Revolution

    Discussing With The Local Representatives a Proposal For Guangdong's Independence

    Guangdong, China
    Wednesday Nov 8, 1911

    On 8 November, after being persuaded by Hu Hanmin, General Li Zhun and Long Jiguang of the Guangdong Navy agreed to support the revolution. The Qing viceroy of Liangguang, Zhang Mingqi, was forced to discuss with the local representatives a proposal for Guangdong's independence. They decided to announce it the next day. Chen Jiongming then captured Huizhou.


  • Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
    Wednesday Nov 8, 1911

    Xinhai Revolution

    Molin Pass Uprising

    Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
    Wednesday Nov 8, 1911

    On 8 November, supported by the Tongmenghui, Xu Shaozhen of the New Army announced an uprising in Molin Pass, 30 km (19 mi) away from Nanking City. Xu Shaozhen, Chen Qimei and other generals decided to form a united army under Xu to strike Nanking together.


  • Shanghai, China
    Wednesday Nov 8, 1911

    Xinhai Revolution

    The Rebels Established The Shanghai Military Government

    Shanghai, China
    Wednesday Nov 8, 1911

    On 8 November, The rebels established the Shanghai Military Government and elected Chen Qimei as the military governor. He would eventually become one of the founders of the ROC four big families, along with some of the most well-known families of the era.


  • Russia
    Thursday Nov 8, 1917

    Joseph Stalin

    A new Government

    Russia
    Thursday Nov 8, 1917

    On 26 October, Lenin declared himself Chairman of a new government, the Council of People's Commissars ("Sovnarkom"). In the old-style, it was 26/10.


  • Hungary (then Kingdom of Hungary)
    Friday Nov 8, 1918

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    The Czechoslovak Army Attack

    Hungary (then Kingdom of Hungary)
    Friday Nov 8, 1918

    On 8 November, the Czechoslovak Army crossed the northern borders.


  • Munich, Germany
    Thursday Nov 8, 1923

    Adolf Hitler

    Bürgerbräukeller

    Munich, Germany
    Thursday Nov 8, 1923

    On 8 November 1923 Hitler and the SA stormed a public meeting of 3,000 people organised by Kahr in the Bürgerbräukeller, a beer hall in Munich.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1932

    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    United States presidential election of 1932

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1932

    The United States presidential election of 1932 was the thirty-seventh quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 1932. The election took place against the backdrop of the Great Depression. Incumbent Republican President Herbert Hoover was defeated in a landslide by Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Governor of New York.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1932

    Great Depression

    Democratic Party wins massive majorities in both chambers of Congress

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1932

    1932 United States elections: Franklin D. Roosevelt elected 32nd President of the United States in a landslide, the Democratic Party wins massive majorities in both chambers of Congress.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 8, 1933

    Great Depression

    Civil Works Administration is created

    U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 8, 1933

    The Civil Works Administration is created, which would employ over 4 million people and distribute over $400 million in funds for work programs through its end on March 31, 1934, when it would be replaced by the more permanent Works Progress Administration.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Sunday Nov 8, 1936

    Spanish Civil War

    Francoist troops launched a major offensive toward Madrid

    Madrid, Spain
    Sunday Nov 8, 1936

    In October, the Francoist troops launched a major offensive toward Madrid, reaching it in early November and launching a major assault on the city on 8 November.


  • Bletchley Park, England
    Saturday Nov 8, 1941

    The Imitation game: Alan Turing

    Secret Service Report

    Bletchley Park, England
    Saturday Nov 8, 1941

    On 18 November, the chief of the secret service reported that every possible measure was being taken. The cryptographers at Bletchley Park did not know of the Prime Minister's response, but as Milner-Barry recalled, "All that we did notice was that almost from that day the rough ways began miraculously to be made smooth." More than two hundred bombes were in operation by the end of the war.


  • French Morocco and French Algeria
    Sunday Nov 8, 1942

    World War II

    Operation Torch

    French Morocco and French Algeria
    Sunday Nov 8, 1942

    Second Battle of El Alamein was followed up shortly after by Anglo-American landings (Operation Torch) in French North Africa, which resulted in the region joining the Allies. Operation Torch took place between 8 to 16 November 1942.


  • Budapest, Hungary
    Thursday Nov 8, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Most of Budapest Became Under Soviet Control

    Budapest, Hungary
    Thursday Nov 8, 1956

    With most of Budapest under Soviet control by 8 November, Kádár became Prime Minister of the "Revolutionary Worker-Peasant Government" and General Secretary of the Hungarian Communist Party. Few Hungarians rejoined the reorganised Party, its leadership having been purged under the supervision of the Soviet Praesidium, led by Georgy Malenkov and Mikhail Suslov.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1960

    Richard Nixon

    Losing the 1960 United States presidential election

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1960

    In 1960 Nixon launched his first campaign for President of the United States. He faced little opposition in the Republican primaries and chose former Massachusetts Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. as his running mate. His Democratic opponent was John F. Kennedy and the race remained close for the duration. Then a new political medium was introduced in the campaign: televised presidential debates. In the first of four such debates Nixon appeared pale, with a five o'clock shadow, in contrast to the photogenic Kennedy. Nixon's performance in the debate was perceived to be mediocre in the visual medium of television, though many people listening on the radio thought that Nixon had won. Nixon narrowly lost the election; Kennedy won the popular vote by only 112,827 votes (0.2 percent).


  • California, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1966

    Ronald Reagan

    A Governor

    California, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1966

    California Republicans were impressed with Reagan's political views and charisma after his "A Time for Choosing" speech, and nominated him as the Republican party candidate for Governor in 1966, He was elected to his first term on November 8, 1966, with more than 57% of the vote, defeating two-term governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown by nearly a million votes.


  • Georgia, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1966

    Jimmy Carter

    1966 Georgia gubernatorial election

    Georgia, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1966

    The 1966 Georgia gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1966. After an election that exposed divisions within the Georgia Democratic Party (giving the Georgia Republican Party a shot at the Governor's Mansion for the first time in the twentieth century), segregationist Democrat Lester Maddox was elected Governor of Georgia by the Georgia General Assembly. The voting also brought future President Jimmy Carter to statewide prominence for the first time.


  • New Jersey, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 8, 1990

    Bin Laden

    Failed plan

    New Jersey, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 8, 1990

    On November 8, 1990, the FBI raided the New Jersey home of El Sayyid Nosair, an associate of al-Qaeda operative Ali Mohamed. They discovered copious evidence of terrorist plots, including plans to blow up New York City skyscrapers.


  • Taxes, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1994

    George W. Bush

    1994 Texas gubernatorial election

    Taxes, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1994

    The 1994 Texas gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1994 to elect the Governor of Texas. Incumbent Democratic Governor Ann Richards was defeated in her bid for re-election by Republican nominee George W. Bush, the son of former President George H. W. Bush.


  • South Korea
    Saturday Nov 8, 1997

    1997 Asian financial crisis

    Biggest one-day drop

    South Korea
    Saturday Nov 8, 1997

    On 8 November, it plunged by 7%, its biggest one-day drop to that date.


  • United Kingdom and U.S.
    Monday Nov 8, 1999

    James Bond

    The World Is Not Enough

    United Kingdom and U.S.
    Monday Nov 8, 1999

    The World Is Not Enough is a 1999 spy film and the nineteenth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, and the third to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film was directed by Michael Apted, with the original story and screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and Bruce Feirstein. It was produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The title is taken from the Bond family coat of arms taken from English heraldic Arms and seen first in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.


  • North America - South America - Europe - Asia
    Friday Nov 8, 2002

    Shakira

    Shakira's First Worldwide Tour

    North America - South America - Europe - Asia
    Friday Nov 8, 2002

    In November,2002, she embarked on the Tour of the Mongoose with 61 shows occurring by May 2003. The tour was also her first worldwide tour, as legs were played in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.


  • Argentina
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2005

    Pope Francis

    President of the Argentine Episcopal Conference

    Argentina
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2005

    On 8 November 2005, Bergoglio was elected president of the Argentine Episcopal Conference for a three-year term (2005–08).


  • Liberia
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2005

    George Weah

    The Second Round of The 2005 Elections

    Liberia
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2005

    Weah lost the run-off to Sirleaf on 8 November, garnering only 40.6% to 59.4% for Sirleaf. Weah alleged that the election had been rigged through voter intimidation and ballot tampering, and many of his supporters protested the results in the streets of Monrovia. However, after assurances that the vote was fair, several prominent African leaders called on Weah's supporters to accept the result with grace and dignity, and Sirleaf became President. The African Union had characterized the elections as "peaceful, transparent, and fair".


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 8, 2006

    Nancy Pelosi

    Democrats took control of the House

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 8, 2006

    In the 2006 midterm elections, the Democrats took control of the House, picking up 30 seats.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2011

    John Forbes Nash Jr.: A Beautiful Mind

    Hong Kong Honorary Doctorate

    Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2011

    Nash received an honorary doctorate of science from the City University of Hong Kong on November 8, 2011, and was a keynote speaker at a conference on game theory.


  • Sevilla, Spain
    Sunday Nov 8, 2015

    Ciro Immobile

    Sevilla's first goal

    Sevilla, Spain
    Sunday Nov 8, 2015

    On 8 November 2015, Immobile scored his first goal for Sevilla in the 36th minute as they emerged victorious in a 3–2 La Liga home win over Real Madrid. In November, the obligation to buy clause was exercised when Immobile made his fifth appearance, buying him outright for €11 million plus the €3 million for the loan spell.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2016

    Flag of the United States

    Potential state

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2016

    Potential statehood candidates include U.S. territories, the national capital (Washington, District of Columbia), or a state created from the partition of an existing state. Residents of the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have each voted for statehood in referendums (most recently in the 2016 statehood referendum in the District of Columbia and the 2017 Puerto Rican status referendum.) Neither proposal has been approved by Congress.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2016

    Donald Trump

    Trump received 306 pledged electoral votes versus 232 for Clinton

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2016

    On November 8, 2016, Trump received 306 pledged electoral votes versus 232 for Clinton. The official counts were 304 and 227 respectively, after defections on both sides. Trump received nearly 2.9 million fewer popular votes than Clinton, which made him the fifth person to be elected president while losing the popular vote. Clinton was ahead nationwide with 65,853,514 votes (48.18%) to 62,984,828 votes (46.09%).


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Wednesday Nov 8, 2017

    X-box

    Xbox One X

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Wednesday Nov 8, 2017

    At E3 2017, Microsoft unveiled Xbox One X, a high-end model with improved hardware designed to facilitate the playing of games at 4K resolution.


  • California, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 8, 2018

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Camp Fire

    California, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 8, 2018

    The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history and the most expensive natural disaster in the world in 2018 in terms of insured losses. The fire caused at least 85 civilian fatalities, with one person still missing, and injured 12 civilians, two prison inmate firefighters, and three other firefighters.


  • Brazil
    Friday Nov 8, 2019

    Lula da Silva

    Lula Released

    Brazil
    Friday Nov 8, 2019

    Lula was released from prison after 580 days, in 8 November 2019.


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