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Monday November 8, 2021

November 8: Day of the Week

November 8, 2021 is the 312th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 53 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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November 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 1519
    Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with a great celebration.
  • 1620
    The Battle of White Mountain takes place near Prague, ending in a decisive Catholic victory in only two hours.
  • 1917
    The People’s Commissars give authority to Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Joseph Stalin.
  • 1942
    World War II: French resistance coup in Algiers, in which 400 civilian French patriots neutralize Vichyist XIXth Army Corps after 15 hours of fighting, and arrest several Vichyst generals, allowing the immediate success of Operation Torch in Algiers.
  • 1965
    The 173rd Airborne is ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong in Operation Hump during the Vietnam War, while the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment fight one of the first set-piece engagements of the war between Australian forces and the Vietcong at the Battle of Gang Toi.
  • 1965
    The British Indian Ocean Territory is created, consisting of Chagos Archipelago, Aldabra, Farquhar and Des Roches islands.
  • 1965
    The Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965 is given Royal Assent, formally abolishing the death penalty in the United Kingdom.
  • 1971
    Led Zeppelin releases “Led Zeppelin IV,” which becomes the third-best-selling album ever in the US.
  • 1973
    The right ear of John Paul Getty III is delivered to a newspaper together with a ransom note, convincing his father to pay 2.9 million USD.
  • 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.

Who were born on November 8?

  • 1777
    Désirée Clary, queen of Sweden (d. 1860)
  • 1893
    Clarence Williams, American pianist and composer (d. 1965)
  • 1952
    Jerry Remy, American baseball player, color commentator
  • 1954
    Jeanette McGruder, American musician (P Funk)
  • 1954
    Thanasis Pafilis, Greek politician
  • 1955
    Patricia Barber, jazz & blues singer, pianist, songwriter
  • 1968
    Keith Jones, Canadian hockey player
  • 1974
    Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author
  • 1980
    Ana Vidović, Croatian virtuoso classical guitarist
  • 1988
    Jessica Lowndes, Canadian actress

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