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Notable Historical Events for November 8th

1992Betsy King wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

1939Failed assassination attempt on Hitler in Burgerbraukeller, Munich

1991Paul Coffey sets NHL defensman soring mark with 311th goal

1895German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produces and detects electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays

1838Victor Hugo's "Ruy Blas" premieres in Paris

1946Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse" premieres in Paris

1966Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

1892Grover Cleveland (D) elected 24th US President

1978Tom Stoppard's "Night & Day" premieres in London

1731In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st US library

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Notable Birthdays on November 8th

30Nerva, Narni, Roman Emperor (96-98)

1847Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/author (Dracula)

1900Margaret Mitchell, Atlanta, Georgia, author (Gone With the Wind), (d. 1949)

1431vlad III the Impaler, Wallachian prince (d. 1476)

1923Jack Kilby, Jefferson City, Missouri, electrical engineer and Nobel laureate (handheld calculator, integrated circuit), (d. 2005)

1927Patti Page, [Clara Ann Fowler], Claremont Ok, singer (Tennessee Waltz), (d. 2012)

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Notable Weddings on November 8th

1985Author Ken Follett (36) weds politician Barbara Hubbard (42)

1975NBA legend Larry Bird (18) weds highschool sweetheart Janet Condra

November 8th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 8th

1887Doc Holliday, American gambler and gunfighter, dies at 36

1674John Milton, English poet (Paradise Lost), dies at 65

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