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Sunday November 8, 2020

November 8: Day of the Week

November 8, 2020 is the 313rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 53 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

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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)

  • 1602
    The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened to the public.
  • 1620
    The Battle of White Mountain takes place near Prague, ending in a decisive Catholic victory in only two hours.
  • 1745
    Charles Edward Stuart invades England with an army of ~5000 that would later participate in the Battle of Culloden.
  • 1936
    Spanish Civil War: Francoist troops fail in their effort to capture Madrid, but begin the 3-year Siege of Madrid afterwards.
  • 1939
    In Munich, Adolf Hitler narrowly escapes the assassination attempt of Georg Elser while celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    The Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965 is given Royal Assent, formally abolishing the death penalty in the United Kingdom.
  • 1976
    A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated.
  • 1977
    Manolis Andronikos, a Greek archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.
  • 2011
    The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324600 km), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since mpl 2010 XC in 1976.

Who were born on November 8?

  • 1866
    Herbert Austin, English automobile pioneer (d. 1941)
  • 1900
    Margaret Mitchell, American author (d. 1949)
  • 1931
    Darla Hood, American actress (d. 1979)
  • 1946
    Guus Hiddink, Dutch football coach
  • 1954
    Thanasis Pafilis, Greek politician
  • 1956
    Mari Boine, Norwegian musician who added jazz & rock to the yoiks of the Sami people
  • 1974
    Matthew Rhys, Welsh actor
  • 1980
    Holly Walsh, British comedian, comedy writer and TV and radio presenter
  • 1988
    Lucia Slaničková, Slovak heptathlete
  • 2003
    Lady Louise Windsor, British royal

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