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Wednesday November 8, 2023

November 8: Day of the Week

November 8, 2023 is the 312th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 53 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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)

  • 1837
    Mary Lyon founds Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, which later becomes Mount Holyoke College.
  • 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.
  • 1895
    While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.
  • 1933
    Great Depression: New Deal – US President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed.
  • 1937
    The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude (“The Eternal Jew”) opens in Munich.
  • 1939
    Venlo Incident: Two British agents of SIS are captured by the Germans.
  • 1950
    Korean War: United States Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown, while piloting an F-80 Shooting Star, shoots down two North Korean MiG-15s in the first jet aircraft-to-jet aircraft dogfight in history.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League.
  • 1976
    A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated.

Who were born on November 8?

  • 1777
    Désirée Clary, queen of Sweden (d. 1860)
  • 1898
    Marie Prevost, Canadian actress (d. 1937)
  • 1919
    P. L. Deshpande, Indian author (d. 2000)
  • 1927
    Chris Connor, American jazz singer (d. 2009)
  • 1935
    Alain Delon, French actor
  • 1938
    Driss Basri, Moroccan Interior Minister (d. 2007)
  • 1951
    Peter Suber, American academic
  • 1952
    Jan Raas, Dutch cyclist
  • 1957
    Alan Curbishley, English football manager
  • 1965
    Jeff Blauser, American baseball player

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