NOVEMBER 8 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1602 – The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford was opened to the public on the 8th November 1602.

1656 – Edmond Halley the English astronomer and mathematician was born on the 8th November 1656 (died 1742).

1847 ~ BRAM STOKER the Irish author best known for his 1897 Dracula novel, was born on the 8th November 1847. (died 1912). See Bram Stoker’s Dracula 1992 official movie trailer starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves and Tom Waits. This is director Francis Ford Coppola’s visually stunning, passionately seductive version of Bram Stoker’s classic legend. 

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Bram Stokers Dracula ~ The Greatest Vampire

1866 – Herbert Austin, 1st Baron Austin the English businessman and founder of the Austin Motor Company was born on the 8th November 1866 (died 1941).

1881 – Clarence Gagnon the Canadian painter was born on the 8th November 1881 (died 1942).

1885 – Emil Fahrenkamp the German architect was born on the 8th November 1885 (died 1966).

1889 – Montana was admitted as the 41st U.S. state on the 8th November 1889.

1895 – While experimenting with electricityWilhelm Röntgen discovered the X-ray on the 8th November 1895.

1918 – Hermann Zapf the German designer was born on the 8th November 1918.

1923 – Adolf Hitler led the Nazis in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the German government in Munich, known as the Beer Hall Putsch, on the 8th November 1923.

1933 – US President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveiled the Civil Works Administration on the 8th November 1933, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million unemployed, during the Great Depression for the New Deal.

1937 – The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude (The Eternal Jew) opened in Munich on the 8th November 1937.

1945 – Arduino Cantafora the Italian-Swiss architect and author was born on the 8th November 1945.

1946 – Roy Wood the English singer-songwriter and musician from Electric Light Orchestra was born on the 8th November 1946.

1949 – Bonnie Raitt the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 8th November 1949.

1939Adolf Hitler narrowly escaped the assassination attempt of Georg Elser while celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch In Munich on the 8th November 1939.

1949 – Bonnie Raitt the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 8th November 1949.

1950 – Mary Hart the American journalist and actress was born on the 8th November 1950.

1951 – Peter Suber the American philosopher and academic was born on the 8th November 1951.

1953 – John Musker the American animator and director was born on the 8th November 1953.

1954 – Rickie Lee Jones the American singer-songwriter was born on the 8th November 1954.

1956 – Steven Miller the American record producer was born on the 8th November 1956.

1957 – Porl Thompson the English guitarist from The Cure was born on the 8th November 1957.

1960 – John F. Kennedy defeated Richard Nixon to become the 35th president of the United States on the 8th November 1960, in one of the closest presidential elections of the 20th century.

1961 – Leif Garrett the American singer and actor was born on the 8th November 1961.

1961 – Enn Rajasaar the Estonian architect was born on the 8th November 1961.

1965 – The British Indian Ocean Territory was created on the 8th November 19655, consisting of Chagos ArchipelagoAldabraFarquhar and Des Roches islands.

1967 – Courtney Thorne-Smith the American actress was born on the 8th November 1967.

1970 – Tom Anderson the American businessman and co-founder of Myspace was born on the 8th November 1970.

1972 – HBO launched its programming on the 8th November 1972 for the first time, with the broadcast of Sometimes a Great Notion (1971 movie) starring Paul Newman and Henry Fonda.

1973 – The right ear of John Paul Getty III was delivered to a newspaper together with a ransom note on the 8th November 1973, convincing his father to pay 2.9 million USD

1974 ~ Countdown the Australian music television show was first broadcast on the 8th November 1974. The ABC broadcast the show from from 8th November 1974 until  the 19th July 1987. Countdown was the most popular music program in Australian TV history. Countdown had a strong influence on radio programmers because of its huge and loyal audience, and the great amount of Australian content it featured. Countdown online: | | YouTube video: Countdown [full episode October 7th, 1979 – Australia]…

1974 – Masashi Kishimoto the Japanese illustrator was born on the 8th November 1974.

1975 – Tara Reid the American actress was born on the 8th November 1975.

1976 – Brett Lee the Australian cricketer was born on the 8th November 1976.

1977 – Manolis Andronikos the Greek archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki discovered the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina on the 8th November 1977.

1982 – Sam Sparro the Australian singer-songwriter was born on the 8th November 1982.

1985 – Jack Osbourne the English actor and producer was born on the 8th November 1985.

1991Samantha Shannon the British writer of dystopian and paranormal fiction was born in Hammersmith on the 8th November 1991. Samantha Shannon signed a six-figure book deal with Bloomsbury Publishing in 2012, who bid to publish the first 3 books in a 7 book series, beginning with The Bone Season. The film rights to The Bone Season were optioned by Andy Serkis’s film company, The Imaginarium Studios, in November 2012. Samantha Shannon’s blog: | Facebook: | Twitter: | The Bone Season: | Facebook:

2003 – Lady Louise Windsor the daughter of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex was born on the 8th November 2003.

2011 – The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles) on the 8th November 2011, the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.

Today in History for November 8th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

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