History of 08 November
1910 – William H. Frost patented the insect exterminator.
1923 – Adolf Hitler made his first attempt at seizing power in Germany with a failed coup in Munich that came to be known as the “Beer-Hall Putsch.”
1933 – The Civil Works Administration was created by executive order by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The organization was designed to create jobs for more than 4 million unemployed people in the U.S.
1939 – “Life With Father” premiered on Broadway in New York City.
1942 – The U.S. invaded Morocco and Algeria.
1942 – During World War II, Operation Torch began as U.S. and British forces landed in French North Africa.
1950 – During the Korean conflict, the first jet-plane battle took place as U.S. Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown shot down a North Korean MiG-15.
1954 – The American League approved the transfer of the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team to Kansas City, MO.
1956 – After turning down 18,000 names, the Ford Motor Company decided to name their new car the “Edsel,” after Henry Ford’s only son.
1959 – Elgin Baylor (Minneapolis Lakers) scored 64 points and set a National Basketball Association scoring record.
1965 – The soap opera “Days of Our Lives” debuted on NBC-TV.
1966 – Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts became the first African-American elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote.
1966 – Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California.
1979 – The program, “The Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage”, premiered on ABC-TV. The show was planned to be temporary, but it evolved into “Nightline” in March of 1980.
1979 – U.S. Senators John Warner (R-VA) and Mac Mathias (R-MD) introduced legislation to provide a site on the National Mall for the building of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1980 – Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California announced that they had discovered a 15th moon orbiting the planet Saturn.
1981 – Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek asserted that Egypt was “an African State” that was “neither East nor West”.
1985 – A letter signed by four American hostages in Lebanon was delivered to The Associated Press in Beirut. The letter contained pleas from Terry Anderson, Rev. Lawrence Jenco, David Jacobsen and Thomas Sutherland to President Reagan to negotiate a release.
1990 – U.S. President George H.W. Bush ordered more troop deployments in the Persian Gulf, adding about 150,000 soldiers to the multi-national force fighting against Iraq.
1991 – The European Community and Canada imposed economic sanctions on Yugoslavia in an attempt to stop the Balkan civil war.
1992 – About 350,000 people rallied in Berlin against racist violence.
1993 – Five Picasso paintings and other artwork were stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, Sweden. The works were valued at $52 million.
1997 – Chinese engineers diverted the Yangtze River to make way for the Three Gorges Dam.
2000 – In Florida, a statewide recount began to decide the winner of the 2000 U.S. presidential election.
2000 – Waco special counsel John C. Danforth released his final report that absolved the government of wrongdoing in the 1993 siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Texas.
2001 – The “Homage to Van Gogh: International Artists Pay Tribute to a Legend” exhibit opened at the Appleton Museum of Art in Florida.
2009 – The game Angry Birds Star Wars was released.
2011 – The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passes 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometers or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.
2013 – Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, strikes the Visayas region of the Philippines; the storm left at least 6,340 people dead with over 1,000 still missing, and caused $2.86 billion (2013 USD) in damage.
2016 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the BJP party-led NDA government, publicly announced the withdrawal of ₹500 and ₹1000 denomination banknotes only a few hours before the implementation/imposition of diktat, i.e. from midnight, starting of November 9 (9-11 as per Indian date recordings), from the Indian economy, without popular consent, rendering 86% of Indian currency in circulation invalid.
Celebrating Birthday Today
- 1981 – Joe Cole, English footballer
- 1981 – Yann Kermorgant, French footballer
- 1982 – Ted DiBiase, Jr., American wrestler and actor
- 1982 – Mika Kallio, Finnish motorcycle racer
- 1982 – Sam Sparro, Australian singer-songwriter and producer
- 1983 – Sinan Güler, Turkish basketball player
- 1983 – Katharina Molitor, German javelin thrower
- 1983 – Remko Pasveer, Dutch footballer
- 1983 – Pavel Pogrebnyak, Russian footballer
- 1983 – Nikola Rachelle, English-New Zealand singer-songwriter and producer
- 1983 – Danielle Valore Evans American short story writer
- 1984 – Kuntal Chandra, Bangladeshi cricketer (d. 2012)
- 1984 – Yoko Mitsuya, Japanese model and actress
- 1984 – Steven Webb, English actor
- 1985 – Magda Apanowicz, Canadian actress
- 1985 – Míchel, Spanish footballer
- 1986 – Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, an Austrian tennis player
- 1986 – Jamie Roberts, Welsh rugby player
- 1986 – Aaron Swartz, American computer programmer, and activist (d. 2013)
- 1987 – Édgar Benítez, Paraguayan footballer
- 1987 – Sam Bradford, American football player
- 1987 – Mohd Faiz Subri, Malaysian footballer
- 1988 – Jessica Lowndes, Canadian actress, and singer
- 1988 – Lucia Slaničková, Slovak heptathlete
- 1989 – Morgan Schneiderlin, French footballer
- 1989 – Giancarlo Stanton, American baseball player
- 1990 – Ingrid Puusta, Estonian sailor
- 1990 – SZA, American singer-songwriter
- 1991 – Aaron Fotheringham, American wheelchair athlete
- 1991 – Jack Littlejohn, Australian rugby league player
- 1991 – Dan Middleton, English YouTube personality and pro-gamer
- 1992 – Christophe Vincent, French footballer
- 1993 – Przemek Karnowski, Polish basketball player
- 1993 – Fraser Mullen, Scottish footballer
- 2000 – Jasmine Thompson, English singer