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Events and People Who Made History on November 8

4th Century

392 - Emperor Theodosius declares christian religion, state religion

7th Century

618 - St. Deusdedit I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

10th Century

911 - Duke Koenraad I chosen German king

14th Century

1322 - Pope John XXII names John van Diest, bishop of Utrecht

15th Century

1494 - Uprising against Piero de' Medici in Florence Italy

16th Century

1519 - 1st meeting of Montezuma and Hernando Cortes in Mexico
1575 - French Roman Catholics and Huguenots signs treaty
1576 - Pacificatie of Gent: 17 Dutch provinces signs anti-Spanish covenant
1598 - Spanish troops under of Bernardino de Mendoza conquer Doetinchem

17th Century

1620 - Battle of White Mountain, Prague
1627 - English fleet under George Villiers leaves Rhe
1638 - Anne Hutchinson banished from Massachusetts
1658 - Battle of Sont: Swedish fleet beats Dutch

18th Century

1701 - William Penn presents Charter of Priviliges
1731 - In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st U.S. library
1734 - Cook Vincent la Chapelle forms Free Masons Lodge
1789 - Bourbon Whiskey, 1st distilled from corn by Elijah Craig, Bourbon, Kentucky
1793 - Louvre in Paris, opens

19th Century

1805 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific Ocean
1833 - Train derails at Hightstown NJ; 2 die
1837 - Mount Holyoke Seminary in Mass-1st U.S. 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, Kentucky
1861 - U.S. removes Confederate officials from British steamer Trent
1864 - Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as president
1870 - Democratic governor elected in Tennessee
1880 - Sarah Bernhardt, French actress, made U.S. debut at New York'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
1892 - Grover Cleveland (D) elected president
1895 - Wilhelm Roentgen (Germany) discovers X-rays

20th Century

1900 - Theodore Dreiser's novel "Sister Carrie" is published
1904 - President Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B Parker (D)
1910 - 1st Washington State election in which women could vote
1917 - People's Commissars gives authority to Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin
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 Munchen (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 New York City
1928 - George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Treasure Girl," premieres in New York City
1929 - Jean Giraudoux' "Amphitryon '38," premieres in Paris
1929 - New York City Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building
1930 - Friedrich Wolf's "Die Matrosen von Cattaro," premieres in Berlin
1932 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd president for 1st time
1932 - "Make Mine Music," debuts
1933 - Franklin D. Roosevelt creates Civil Works Administration
1934 - Ford Frick, NL publicity director, is named league president
1938 - 1st black woman legislator, Crystal Bird Fauset of Philadelphia
1939 - Failed assassination attempt on Hitler in Burgerbraukeller, Munich
1939 - H Lindsay and R Crouse' "Life with Father," premieres in New York City
1940 - RAF bombs Munich
1942 - Allies under Eisenhower land in N-Africa (Casablanca)
1942 - Hitler proclaims fall of Stalingrad from Munich beer hall
1942 - Operation "Torch" began as U.S. and British forces land in French N Afr
1942 - Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US
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 New York City 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 vs. Victoria
1950 - 1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War
1950 - Boston Red Sox 1B Walt Dropo wins AL Rookie of Year
1950 - In the Korean War, 1st jet battle takes place
1950 - Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year
1951 - New York Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards
1953 - Salazars party wins all parliament seats in Portugal
1954 - AL approves Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
1956 - U.N. demands U.S.S.R. leave Hungary
1957 - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1958 - "Maria Golovin" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 5 performances
1959 - KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, California (NBC) 1st broadcast
1959 - Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba's Nes Destour party wins every chair
1960 - John F. Kennedy, Senator-D-Massachusetts, beats Vice President Richard Nixon to become the 35th U.S. 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 - British Indian Ocean Territory formed
1965 - "Days of Our Lives" premieres on TV
1966 - Actor Ronald Reagan elected governor of California
1966 - Edward Brooke, Representative-R-Massachusetts 1967 - 1979, becomes 1st African American elected to Senate
1966 - President 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 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 - Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from John
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 Lucan disappears
1975 - Nick Bockwinkle beats Verne Gagne in St. Paul, to become NWA champ
1978 - Tom Stoppard's "Night and Day," premieres in London
1979 - ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to "Nightline")
1979 - Bernard Slade's "Romantic Comedy," premieres in New York City
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; launch
1985 - Atlantis moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-61-B mission
1986 - "Song and Dance" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 474 performances
1987 - 11 die as a bomb planted by Irish Republican Army explodes
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, California opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75
1988 - George Bush beats Mike Dukakis for presidency
1988 - Rafael Fernandez Colon elected if President of Puerto Rico
1989 - Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year
1989 - David Dinkins elected 1st black mayor of New York City
1989 - Douglas Wilder elected 1st U.S. black governor (Virginia)
1990 - 100,000 additional U.S. troops are sent to Persian gulf
1990 - "6 Degrees of Separation" opens at Vivian Beaumont New York City for 496 performances
1990 - Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with Los Angeles Dodgers
1990 - Gina Marie Tolleson of USA, 21, crowned 40th Miss World
1990 - Saddam fires his army chief and threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula
1991 - Carol Burnette Show premieres on CBS-TV
1991 - Paul Coffey sets NHL defensman soring mark with 311th goal
1992 - 300,000 demonstrators against racism in Berlin
1992 - Betsy King wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1992 - "Solitary Confinement" opens at Nederlander Theater New York City for 25 performances
1994 - Cleveland Cavaliers 1st game at Gund Arena, lose to Hous Rockets, 100-98
1994 - Haitian government of Smarck Michel forms
1997 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Countess Diana, Elmhurst, Ajina, Spinning World, Favorite Trick, Chief Bearhart, Skip Away
1997 - Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild
1998 - Japan Golf Classic

21st Century

2004 - U.S. troops launch offensive on Falluja
2006 - Donald Rumsfeld resigns as U.S. Secretary of Defense


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