Historical Events In November - 08
Saturday, 08 May 2021
1994 On this day in history republicans regain control of US Congress
1994 On November - 08 garson Romalis, abortion doctor, killed (no arrests)
1995 On this day in history country Dan Dick Montana McLain, singer, dies at 40
1996 On November - 08 edward Albert Radice, economist, dies at 89
2005 French President Jacques Chirac declares a state of emergency on the 12th day of the French civil unrest, see 205 civil unrest in France on this day in history.
2006 On November - 08 a transit of Mercury occurs.
2006 Margaret Chan is elected as the Director-General of the World Health Organization on this day in history.
2006 U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld resigns; President Bush nominates Robert Gates, a former Central Intelligence Agency director, as his replacement. Gates is then confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in on dec 18 on this day in history.
2007 The 8th annual Latin Grammy Awards were held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center at Mandalay Bay on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, USA, near Las Vegas on November - 08.
2011 On this day in history the potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.
2013 On November - 08 11 people are killed in a car park bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia
2014 Protests across New Zealand against the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations on this day in history.
2017 On November - 08 uK Minister Priti Patel resigns after secret meetings revealed with Israeli officials
2017 Louvre Abu Dhabi is inaugurated, largest art museum on Arabian peninsula on this day in history.
2017 On November - 08 in unprecedented move, Indian officials close all Delhi schools for rest of the week due to smog
2018 On this day in history mass grave of 200 people discovered on border of Somali and Oromia regions, Ethiopia, in investigation into atrocities by former regional president Abdi Mohammed
2018 On this day in history virtual newsreader unveiled by China's state news agency Xinhua News, able to work 24 hours a day
2018 Authorities report more than 150 people have been killed in week-long assault by government forces on port of Hudaydah in Yemen on November - 08.
2018 On November - 08 azerbaijan woman who spent £16m in Harrods granted bail in UK after being arrested for suspested embezzlement under new laws
2018 On November - 08 cNN correspondent Jim Acosta's White House clearance revoked after continuing to question President Donald Trump while an intern tried to wrestle the microphone off him
2018 On this day in history deadliest fire in Californian history, the Camp Fire starts at Plumas National Forest spreads in Butte County destroying town of Paradise, more than 13,000 buildings and killing at least 88
2018 Woolsey Fire starts near Thousand Oaks, California with Malibu and Calabasas evacuated, kills three on this day in history.
2018 On this day in history qatar delivers $15 million in cash to pay civil servants in Gaza after earlier sending fuel to increase electricity from 4 to 8 hours a day
2018 On this day in history the Camp Fire ignites in Butte County, California. It becomes California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire, with 88 deaths and 18,804 buildings destroyed.
2020 Kamala Harris makes US history as the 1st woman and 1st woman of color to be elected to the vice presidency (date election called) on November - 08.
2020 First test of a high-speed levitating pod system to carry people and cargo, by Richard Branson 's Virgin Hyperloop in Las Vegas, Nevada on this day in history.
2020 On November - 08 rudy Giuliani holds infamous Trump Campaign press conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia to contest the US election results
2020 On November - 08 [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 50 million worldwide.