On this Day in History, November 8

On different days, different things happen. For instance, people win the lottery, a new president is sworn in, political parties are formed among many others.

Looking back at November 8 in history, what happened? Who did what? Below are some of the events that happened.

  • 1793 – The Louvre Museum, in Paris, opened to the public for the first time.
  • 1889Montana became the 41st state of the U.S.
  • 1895 – German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen became the first person to observe X-rays.
  • 1927 – Nguyen Khanh, the 3rd president of South Vietnam, was born.
  • 1939 – There was an attempted assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler.
  • 1942 – The U.S. invaded Morocco and Algeria.
  • 1942During World War II, Operation Torch began as U.S. and British forces landed in French North Africa.
  • 1964 – IMF granted Great Britain credit of $1 billion.
  • 1965 – British Indian Ocean Territory was formed.
  • 1966 – Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California.
  • 1967 – Silver hits a record of $1.951 an ounce in London.
  • 1971 – There was a coup in Thailand.
  • 1972 – Home Box Office was launched.
  • 1988 – 900 died as an earthquake hit China.
  • 1990 – U.S. President George H.W. Bush ordered more troop deployment in the Persian Gulf.
  • 1992 – About 350,000 people rallied in Berlin against racist violence.
  • 1993 – Five Picasso paintings and other artwork were stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2000 – In Florida, a statewide recount began to decide the winner of the 2000 U.S. presidential election.
  • 2009 – The game Angry Birds Star Wars was released.
  • 2020 – Kamala Harris made US history as the 1st woman and 1st woman of color to be elected to the vice presidency.

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