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Notable Historical Events for November 8th

1981Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

1960JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) to become 35th US president

1895Wilhelm Röntgen observes X-rays for the first time during an experiment at Würzburg University, Germany

2014US President Obama authorises deployment of 1500 additional troops to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants

1939Failed assassination attempt on Hitler in Burgerbraukeller, Munich

1974Ted Bundy victim Debi Kent disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

1961Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn

1966Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

1966President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger

1951NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards

November 8th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 8th

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 8th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 8th

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

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

November 8th Weddings
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November 8th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on November 8th

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

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

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