Historical Events In November - 08
Friday, 23 August 2019
1994 Republicans regain control of US Congress on this day in history.
1994 Garson Romalis, abortion doctor, killed (no arrests) on this day in history.
1995 On this day in history country Dan Dick Montana McLain, singer, dies at 40
1996 On this day in history edward Albert Radice, economist, dies at 89
2005 On this day in history french President Jacques Chirac declares a state of emergency on the 12th day of the French civil unrest, see 205 civil unrest in France.
2006 A transit of Mercury occurs on November - 08.
2006 On this day in history margaret Chan is elected as the Director-General of the World Health Organization.
2006 On November - 08 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.
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 November - 08 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 11 people are killed in a car park bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia on November - 08.
2014 On November - 08 protests across New Zealand against the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations
2017 UK Minister Priti Patel resigns after secret meetings revealed with Israeli officials on this day in history.
2017 On November - 08 louvre Abu Dhabi is inaugurated, largest art museum on Arabian peninsula
2017 In unprecedented move, Indian officials close all Delhi schools for rest of the week due to smog on this day in history.
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 Virtual newsreader unveiled by China's state news agency Xinhua News, able to work 24 hours a day on November - 08.
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 Azerbaijan woman who spent £16m in Harrods granted bail in UK after being arrested for suspested embezzlement under new laws on November - 08.
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 November - 08 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 On this day in history woolsey Fire starts near Thousand Oaks, California with Malibu and Calabasas evacuated, kills three
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 November - 08 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.