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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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.
  • 1620
    The Battle of White Mountain takes place near Prague, ending in a decisive Catholic victory in only two hours.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    Spanish Civil War: Francoist troops fail in their effort to capture Madrid, but begin the 3-year Siege of Madrid afterwards.
  • 1937
    The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude (“The Eternal Jew”) opens in Munich.
  • 1942
    World War II: Operation Torch – United States and United Kingdom forces land in French North Africa.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    The British Indian Ocean Territory is created, consisting of Chagos Archipelago, Aldabra, Farquhar and Des Roches islands.
  • 1987
    Remembrance Day Bombing: A Provisional IRA bomb explodes in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland during a ceremony honouring those who had died in wars involving British forces. Twelve people are killed and sixty-three wounded.
  • 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)
  • 1900
    Margaret Mitchell, American author (d. 1949)
  • 1908
    Martha Gellhorn, American writer (d. 1998)
  • 1952
    Jan Raas, Dutch cyclist
  • 1952
    John Denny, American baseball player
  • 1954
    David Bret, Anglo-French biographer and broadcaster
  • 1968
    Jose Offerman, Dominican baseball player
  • 1981
    Joe Cole, English footballer
  • 1982
    Lynndie England, former U.S. Army reservist, associated with Abu Ghraib
  • 1988
    Jessica Lowndes, Canadian actress

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