November 8: Day of the Week
November 8, 2021 is the 312th 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.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1602The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened to the public.
- 1861American 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.
- 1892The New Orleans general strike begins, uniting black and white American trade unionists in a successful four-day general strike action for the first time.
- 1917The People’s Commissars give authority to Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Joseph Stalin.
- 1936Spanish Civil War: Francoist troops fail in their effort to capture Madrid, but begin the 3-year Siege of Madrid afterwards.
- 1939In Munich, Adolf Hitler narrowly escapes the assassination attempt of Georg Elser while celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch.
- 1942World War II: Operation Torch – United States and United Kingdom forces land in French North Africa.
- 1960John 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.
- 1965The 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.
- 1976A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated.
Who were born on November 8?
- 1897Dorothy Day, social activist (d. 1980)
- 1918Hermann Zapf, German designer
- 1919P. L. Deshpande, Indian author (d. 2000)
- 1927Lal Krishna Advani, Indian politician
- 1943Martin Peters, English footballer
- 1954Kazuo Ishiguro, British author
- 1970Tom Anderson, co-founder of Myspace
- 1977Nick Punto, American baseball player
- 1981Yann Kermorgant, French footballer
- 1982Ted DiBiase Jr., professional wrestler in WWE
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