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Monday November 8, 2021

November 8: Day of the Week

November 8, 2021 is the 312nd 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.

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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.
  • 1605
    Robert Catesby, ringleader of the Gunpowder Plotters, is killed.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    Spanish Civil War: Francoist troops fail in their effort to capture Madrid, but begin the 3-year Siege of Madrid afterwards.
  • 1939
    Venlo Incident: Two British agents of SIS are captured by the Germans.
  • 1942
    World War II: Operation Torch – United States and United Kingdom forces land in French North Africa.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council Resolution 1441 – The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face “serious consequences”.

Who were born on November 8?

  • 1883
    Arnold Bax, English composer (d. 1953)
  • 1918
    Hermann Zapf, German designer
  • 1927
    Nguyen Khanh, Prime Minister of South Vietnam
  • 1935
    Alain Delon, French actor
  • 1942
    Angel Cordero Jr., Puerto Rican jockey
  • 1954
    Thanasis Pafilis, Greek politician
  • 1961
    Leif Garrett, American singer
  • 1975
    Brevin Knight, American basketball player
  • 1978
    Júlio Sérgio Bertagnoli, Brazilian footballer
  • 1978
    Maurice Evans, American basketball player

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