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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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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.
  • 1605
    Robert Catesby, ringleader of the Gunpowder Plotters, is killed.
  • 1889
    Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    Manolis Andronikos, a Greek archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.
  • 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?

  • 1848
    Gottlob Frege, German mathematician and logician (d. 1925)
  • 1888
    David Monrad Johansen, Norwegian composer (d. 1974)
  • 1944
    Bonnie Bramlett, American singer (Delaney, Bonnie & Friends)
  • 1951
    Alfredo Astiz, Argentine general
  • 1957
    Alan Curbishley, English football manager
  • 1970
    Diana King, Jamaican singer
  • 1975
    José Pinto, Spanish footballer
  • 1978
    Shyne (Moses Michael Leviy), Belizean-born rapper
  • 1979
    Dania Ramírez, Dominican actress
  • 1983
    Katharina Molitor, German javelin thrower

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