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Notable Historical Events for November 8th

1992Betsy King wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

1904American President Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B Parker (D)

1966Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

2014US President Obama authorises deployment of 1500 additional troops to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants

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

1917People's Commissars gives authority to Lenin, Trotsky & Stalin during October Revolution

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

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

1933FDR creates Civil Works Administration

1990Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers

November 8th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 8th

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 8th Birthdays
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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

1983Betty Nuthall, English tennis player, dies at 72

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

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