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Notable Historical Events for November 8th

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

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

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

1933FDR creates Civil Works Administration

1966Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

1917People's Commissars gives authority to Lenin, Trotsky & Stalin during October Revolution

1904American President Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B Parker (D)

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open

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

2002Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council Resolution 1441 - The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face "serious consequences".

November 8th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 8th

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

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

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

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)

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

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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)

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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

1983Betty Nuthall, English tennis player, dies at 72

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