November 8

The November 8 is the 312th day of the Gregorian Calendar ( 313th in leap years), thus 53 days remain until the end of the year.

  • 2.1 Before the 19th century
  • 2.2 19th century
  • 2.3 20th century 2.3.1 1901-1950
  • 2.3.2 1951-2000
  • 3.1 Before the 20th century
  • 3.2 20th century
  • 3.3 21st century


Politics and World Affairs

  • 63 BC Marcus Tullius Cicero stops in front of the Roman Senate, the first of his speeches against Catiline, in which he alleges Lucius Sergius Catilina had planned to assassinate Cicero and the fall of the Roman Republic the day before.
  • 1307: In his Chronicon Helveticum the Swiss historian Aegidius Tschudi sets the date of the Rütli oath firmly with this tag.
  • 1329: In the Holy Roman Empire, a labor dispute is documented in a deed in Wroclaw for the first time. The brazier strike there for a year. The masters agree to employ any of the strikers at the fine.
  • 1494: The reign of the Medici in Florence ends with Piero de 'Medici's leaving the city for the first time.
  • 2006: After the devastating defeat of the Republicans in the congressional elections in the United States on the eve of Defense Donald Rumsfeld resigns. His successor, Robert Gates.


Science and Technology




  • 0535: Fifteen bishops take on the consultations convened at the Council of Clermont.
  • 1960: In his tobacco decision, the German Federal Constitutional Court has an important decision to protect freedom of religion.
  • 1990: The Albanian President Ramiz Alia announces its intention to open the closed since 1967 mosques and churches again.


Minor accidents are listed in the sub- items of disaster.


Entries of Athletics world records are located under the respective discipline under Athletics.


Before the 19th century

  • 0030: Nerva, Roman emperor
  • 1417: Philip I ( the Elder) of Hanau- Lichtenberg, Count of Hanau- Lichtenberg
  • 1511: Paul Eber, German theologian, hymn writer and reformer
  • 1572: John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg
  • 1656: Edmond Halley, English astronomer, mathematician, cartographer, geophysicist and meteorologist
  • 1663: Imre Esterházy de Galántha, Hungarian Archbishop
  • 1685: Heinrich August Schumacher, German historian and educator
  • 1710: Sarah Fielding, English writer and translator
  • 1723: John Byron, English navigator, explorer and admiral
  • 1737: Joseph Bruny d' Entrecasteaux, a French navigator and explorer
  • 1745: Ernst Christian Trapp, the first German owner of a Chair of Pedagogy
  • 1755: Dorothea cattle man, German storyteller of French descent
  • 1777: Désirée Clary, Queen of Sweden
  • 1781: Karl Godulla, German entrepreneur ( Prussian king zinc )

19th century

20th century




Before the 20th century

  • 0397: Martin of Tours, a Gallic bishop of Tours
  • 0618: Adeodatus I., pope from 615
  • 0789: Willehad, missionary to Friesland, Bishop of Bremen
  • 0955: Agapetus II, pope from 946
  • 1226: Louis VIII, King of France

20th century

21st Century

  • 2001: Paolo Bertoli, Italian priest, Vatican diplomat and cardinal
  • 2002: Rudolf Noelte, German theater director
  • 2004: Lennox Miller, Jamaican track and field athlete
  • 2005: Carola Höhn, German actress, UFA star
  • 2006: Basil Poledouris, American film composer and film director
  • 2006: Annette Rogers, American track and field athlete and Olympic champion
  • 2006: Hanns Peter Winter, Austrian physicist
  • 2007: Stephen Fumio Hamao, Japanese priest, bishop and cardinal of Yokohama
  • 2007: Chad Varah, British Anglican clergyman
  • 2008: Ali Amrozi bin Haji Nurhasyim, Indonesian Terrorist
  • 2008: Otto Johannes Bähr, German painter
  • 2008: Régis Genaux, Belgian footballer
  • 2009: Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist and Nobel Prize winner
  • 2010: Emilio Massera, Argentine Admiral

Holidays and observances

  • Religious observances Willehad, evangeliser at the Frisians, the first bishop of Bremen (Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox)
  • Johann von Staupitz, German priest (Protestant: LCMS )

More entries contains the list of commemorative and Action days.