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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)

  • 1519
    Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with a great celebration.
  • 1605
    Robert Catesby, ringleader of the Gunpowder Plotters, is killed.
  • 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.
  • 1837
    Mary Lyon founds Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, which later becomes Mount Holyoke College.
  • 1895
    While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.
  • 1901
    Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.
  • 1917
    The People’s Commissars give authority to Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Joseph Stalin.
  • 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.
  • 1976
    A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated.

Who were born on November 8?

  • 1854
    Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist (d. 1919)
  • 1885
    Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (d. 1946)
  • 1895
    Photios Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer (d. 1965)
  • 1908
    Martha Gellhorn, American writer (d. 1998)
  • 1960
    Michael Nyqvist, Swedish actor
  • 1965
    Craig Chester, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1978
    Shyne (Moses Michael Leviy), Belizean-born rapper
  • 1980
    Holly Walsh, British comedian, comedy writer and TV and radio presenter
  • 1980
    Tom Gabel, American punk rock musician (Against Me!)
  • 1984
    Steven Webb, English actor

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