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Friday November 8, 2019

November 8: Day of the Week

November 8, 2019 is the 312nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 53 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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)

  • 1520
    Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.
  • 1576
    Eighty Years’ War: Pacification of Ghent – The States-General of the Netherlands meet and unite to oppose Spanish occupation.
  • 1620
    The Battle of White Mountain takes place near Prague, ending in a decisive Catholic victory in only two hours.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The “Trent Affair” – The USS San Jacinto stops the United Kingdom mail ship Trent and arrests two Confederate envoys, sparking a diplomatic crisis between the UK and US.
  • 1892
    The New Orleans general strike begins, uniting black and white American trade unionists in a successful four-day general strike action for the first time.
  • 1901
    Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.
  • 1936
    Spanish Civil War: Francoist troops fail in their effort to capture Madrid, but begin the 3-year Siege of Madrid afterwards.
  • 1960
    John F. Kennedy defeats Richard Nixon in one of the closest presidential elections of the twentieth century to become the 35th president of the United States.
  • 1965
    The Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965 is given Royal Assent, formally abolishing the death penalty in the United Kingdom.
  • 1966
    Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate since Reconstruction.

Who were born on November 8?

  • 1788
    Mihály Bertalanits Slovene poet and teacher in Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1853)
  • 1847
    Bram Stoker, Irish novelist (d. 1912)
  • 1884
    Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychiatrist (d. 1922)
  • 1922
    Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (d. 1996)
  • 1953
    Giorgos Foiros, Greek footballer and football manager
  • 1954
    Rickie Lee Jones, American singer
  • 1966
    Urmas Välbe, Estonian cross-country skier
  • 1967
    Courtney Thorne-Smith, American actress
  • 1972
    Gretchen Mol, American actress
  • 1978
    Júlio Sérgio Bertagnoli, Brazilian footballer

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