8 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Edmund Halley, 1656
  • Nathan Mayer Rothschild, 1840
  • Bram Stoker, 1847
  • Sir Arnold Bax, 1883
  • Hermann Rorschach, 1884
  • Margaret Mitchell, 1900
  • Katherine Hepburn, 1909
  • Peter Weiss, 1916
  • June Havoc, 1916
  • Dr. Christiaan Barnard, 1922
  • Patti Page, 1927
  • Morley Safer, 1931
  • Alain Delon, 1935
  • Minnie Riperton, 1947
  • Bonnie Raitt, 1949
  • Mary Hart, 1951
  • Christie Hefner, 1952
  • Rickie Lee Jones, 1954
  • Leif Garrett, 1961
  • Gordon Ramsay, 1966
  • Jack Osbourne, 1985

Died On This Day:

  • Saint Martin, AD 397
  • King Louis VIII of France, 1226
  • John Milton, 1674
  • James Christie, 1803
  • Emperor Francis I of Sicily, 1830
  • 'Doc' Holliday, 1887
  • César Franck, 1890
  • Victorien Sardou, 1908
  • Edgard Varese, 1965
  • Dorothy Kilgallen, 1965
  • Norman Rockwell, 1978
  • V. Molotov, 1986
  • Kingman Brewster, 1988
  • Howard Keel, 2004

Today's Events:

  • 1520 - Danish King Christian II executes Swedish nobles in Stockholm bloodbath.
  • 1602 - Bodleian Library founded by Sir Thomas Bodley at Oxford University; no English books allowed.
  • 1605 - Guy Fawkes fellow gunpowder plotters arrested or killed by Sheriff of Worcester in Dunchurch.
  • 1620 - Battle of White Mountain outside Prague, Czechoslovakia, is first battle of Thirty Years' War.
  • 1793 - The Louvre, Paris' great museum, opens to the public.
  • 1880 - Sarah Bernhardt makes U.S. stage debut in 'La Dame aux Camelias' at Booth's Theatre, N.Y.
  • 1889 - Montana is 41st State admitted to Union.
  • 1895 - Wilhelm Roentjen discovers X-rays at the University of Wurzburg in Germany.
  • 1923 - Adolf Hitler's attempted putsch in Munich-attempt to overthrow Bavarian government.
  • 1939 - 'Life with Father' starts 3,224 performance run at Empire Theatre, NY; record for drama in U.S.
  • 1939 - On Anniversary of putsch, Hitler escapes bomb assassination attempt by Johann Georg Elser at Burgerbraukeller beer hall.
  • 1942 - Allies land in North Africa.
  • 1965 - Soap opera 'Days of Our Lives,' premieres at noon on NBC Television; still airing 30 years later.
  • 1965 - British Indian Ocean Territory established joining Aldabra, Farquhar, Desroches, Chagos.
  • 1966 - Edward W. Brooke elected first Black senator; former State Attorney of Massachusetts.
  • 2006 - Art prices go crazy in New York with $493.5 million sold at Christies in auction world record; Klimt, Gauguin, Schiele set records.
  • 2013 - Biggest storm in history smashes into Philippines; Super-typhoon Haiyan with 200 mph winds kills 10,000.
  • 2016 - Defying polls, press and pundits, America elects Donald J. Trump president over Hillary Clinton in biggest US election upset in history.
  • 2018 - Worst wildfires in California history begin at Camp, Nurse, Hill and Woolsey; 88 dead, 200+ missing.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • The Four Crowned Ones
  • Godfrey (or Geoffrey) of Amiens
  • Willehad
  • Cuby

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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