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1838Victor Hugo's "Ruy Blas" premieres in Paris

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

1942Hitler proclaims fall of Stalingrad from Munich beer hall

1966Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

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

1990Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers

1946Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse" premieres in Paris

1895Wilhelm Röntgen observes X-rays for the first time during an experiment at Würzburg University, Germany

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

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

1939Failed assassination attempt on Hitler in Burgerbraukeller, Munich

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

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

1701William Penn presents Charter of Priviliges

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

1933FDR creates Civil Works Administration

1951NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open

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

2002Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council Resolution 1441 - The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face "serious consequences".

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

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

1923Hitler stages unsuccessful "Beer Hall Putsch" in Muenchen (Munich)

1966President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger

1981Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

1947Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 SA v Victoria

1992Betsy King wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

1731In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st US library

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

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

November 8th Historical Events
Date Event
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 
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 
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) 
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 
1895
Wilhelm Röntgen observes X-rays for the first time during an experiment at Würzburg University, Germany 
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) 
1904
Inventor and manufacturer Harvey Hubbell receives the first U.S. patent for a separable electric attachment plug 
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' 
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 
1910
William H. Frost receives the first U.S. patent for an electrical insect destroyer 
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) 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
1973
Nevada approves pari-mutuel betting on Jai Alai 
1974
British Lord ('Lucky') Lucan disappears 
1974
Ted Bundy victim Debi Kent disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah 
1975
Nick Bockwinkle beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ 
1976
A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated. 
1977
Manolis Andronikos, a Greek Archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina. 
1978
Tom Stoppard's "Night & Day" premieres in London 
1979
Bernard Slade's "Romantic Comedy" premieres in NYC 
1979
ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to "Nightline") 
1979
The Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action) is formed. 
1980
Voyager 1 space probe discovers 15th moon of Saturn 
1981
Christian Democrats looses Belgium parliamentary election 
1981
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic 
1983
Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female governor of Kentucky 
1983
STS-9 vehicle again moves to launch pad 
1983
W Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st black mayor of Philadelphia 
1984
1st-class cricket debut of Wasim Akram, 2 months before his 1st Test 
1984
Anna Fisher becomes 1st "mom" to go into orbit 
1984
STS 51-A mission launches 
1985
Atlantis moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-B mission 
1986
"Song & Dance" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 474 performances 
1987
Australia beat England by 7 runs to win cricket World Cup 
1987
IRA bomb attack in Enniskillen, North Ireland, 11 killed 
1987
Yuko Moriguchi wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic 
1988
900 die as earthquake hits China 
1988
Arco Arena in Sacramento CA opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75 
1988
George W H Bush (R) beats Mike Dukakis (D) for presidency 
1988
Rafael Fernandez Colón elected as president of Puerto Rico 
1989
Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year 
1989
David Dinkins elected 1st black mayor of NYC 
1989
Douglas Wilder elected 1st US black governor (Virginia) 
1989
Hong Kong's MTR Lam Tin Station comes into service. 
1990
"6 Degrees of Separation" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 496 perfs 
1990
100,000 additional US troops are sent to Persian gulf 
1990
Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers 
1990
Gina Marie Tolleson of USA, 21, crowned 40th Miss World 
1990
Saddam fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula 
1990
Unconfirmed rumors emerge that Bush might announce an airlift of supplies to US embassy in Kuwait, which could ultimately trigger a military clash 
1991
Carol Burnette Show premieres on CBS-TV 
1991
Paul Coffey sets NHL defensman soring mark with 311th goal 
1992
"Solitary Confinement" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 25 perfs 
1992
300,000 demonstrate against racism in Berlin 
1992
Betsy King wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic 
1994
Cleveland Cavaliers 1st game at Gund Arena, lose to Hous Rockets, 100-98 
1994
Haitian government of Smarck Michel forms 
1997
Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild 
1997
Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Countess Diana, Elmhurst, Ajina, Spinning World, Favorite Trick, Chief Bearhart, Skip Away 
1998
Japan Golf Classic 
2002
Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council Resolution 1441 - The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face "serious consequences". 
2004
War in Iraq: More than 10,000 U.S. troops and a small number of Iraqi army units participate in a siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah. 
2011
The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976. 
2013
11 people are killed in a car park bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia 
2013
At least 6,000 people are killed after Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm recorded at landfall, makes landfall in the Philippines 
2013
27th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Tamar Braxton win 
2014
Protests across New Zealand against the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations 
2014
Mikhail Gorbachev warns that tensions between America and Russia over Ukraine have put the world on the brink of a new Cold War 
2014
US President Obama authorises deployment of 1500 additional troops to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants 
2015
John Lennon's 'lost' acoustic guitar sells for $2.4 million 
2015
Polls open in Myanmar's freest elections in decades 
2015
Sinkhole in Mississippi swallows over a dozen cars 
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