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Notable Historical Events for November 8th

1961Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn

1895German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produces and detects electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays

1960JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) to become 35th US president

1991Paul Coffey sets NHL defensman soring mark with 311th goal

1978Tom Stoppard's "Night & Day" premieres in London

1974Ted Bundy victim Debi Kent disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

15191st meeting of Moctezuma II & Hernán Cortés in Tenochtitlan, Mexico

1932Franklin Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd President for 1st time

1966Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

1864Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as American President

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Notable Birthdays on November 8th

1431vlad III the Impaler, Wallachian prince (d. 1476)

1923Jack Kilby, Jefferson City, Missouri, electrical engineer and Nobel laureate (handheld calculator, integrated circuit), (d. 2005)

30Nerva, Narni, Roman Emperor (96-98)

1900Margaret Mitchell, Atlanta, Georgia, author (Gone With the Wind), (d. 1949)

1847Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/author (Dracula)

1927Patti Page, [Clara Ann Fowler], Claremont Ok, singer (Tennessee Waltz), (d. 2012)

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Notable Weddings on November 8th

1985Author Ken Follett (36) weds politician Barbara Hubbard (42)

1975NBA legend Larry Bird (18) weds highschool sweetheart Janet Condra

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Notable Deaths on November 8th

1674John Milton, English poet (Paradise Lost), dies at 65

1983Betty Nuthall, English tennis player, dies at 72

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