On This Day..... November 8

 

NOVEMBER 8TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CAPPUCCINO DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL HARVEY WALLBANGER DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL S.T.E.M. DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • EDMUND HALLEY (1656-1742)
  • BRAM STOKER (1847-1912)
 
  • NORMAN ROCKWELL (1894-1978)
  • MARGARET MITCHELL (1900-1949)
 
  • PATTI PAGE (1927-2013)
  • MORLEY SAFER (1931-2016)
 
  • BONNIE RAITT (1949, 69)
  • WAYNE LAPIERRE (1949, 69)
 
  • MARY HART (1951, 67)
  • ALFRE WOODARD (1952, 66)
 
  • JERRY REMY (1952, 66)
  • GORDON RAMSEY (1966, 52)
 
  • COURTNEY THORNE-SMITH (1967, 51)
  • PARKER POSEY (1968, 50)
 
  • GRETCHEN MOL (1972, 46)
  • TARA REID (1975, 43)
 
  • JACK OSBOURNE (1985, 33)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN  392, EMPEROR THEODOSIUS PROCLAIMS CHRISTIANITY TO BE THE OFFICIAL STATE RELIGION OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
  • IN 1519, SPANISH CONQUERER HERNAN CORTEZ FIRST MEETS EMPEROR MOCTEZUMA IN MEXICO
  • IN 1731, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN OPENS THE FIRST COLONIAL LIBRARY IN PHILADELPHIA
  • IN 1789, ELIJAH CRAIG FIRST DISTILLS ALCOHOL FROM CORN IN BOURBON, KENTUCKY
 
  • IN 1805, LEWIS & CLARK REACH THE PACIFIC OCEAN
  • IN 1837, THE FIRST WOMENS' COLLEGE IN AMERICA IS FOUNDED AT MOUNT HOLYOKE SEMINARY IN MASSACHUSETTS
  • IN 1861, THE UNION NAVY SHIP U.S.S. SAN JACINTO CAPTURES TWO CONFEDERATE DIPLOMATS SAILING ON A BRITISH MAIL STEAMER. THE ALTERCATION ALMOST PUSHES THE UNITED KINGDOM INTO THE CIVIL WAR ON THE SIDE OF THE CONFEDERACY
 
  • IN 1864, ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS RE-ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.
  • IN 1880, FRENCH ACTRESS SARAH BERNHARDT MAKES HER U.S. STAGE DEBUT IN NYC
  • IN 1887, DOC HOLLIDAY DIES AT 36 OF TUBERCULOSIS
  • IN 1889, MONTANA BECOMES THE 41ST STATE
 
  • IN 1892, GROVER CLEVELAND IS ELECTED AS THE 24TH PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.
  • IN 1895, WILHELM ROENTGEN DISCOVERS X-RAYS. HE WOULD WIN THE FIRST EVER NOBEL PRIZE FOR PHYSICS FOR THE DISCOVERY IN 1901
  • IN 1904, PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT IS RE-ELECTED
 
  • IN 1904, HARVEY HUBBELL PATENTS THE DETACHABLE ELECTRIC PLUG
  • IN 1910, THE U.S. ELECTS THE FIRST DEMOCRAT MAJORITY CONGRESS SINCE THE CIVIL WAR AND ALSO ELECTS THE FIRST SOCIALIST PARTY MEMBER TO CONGRESS
  • IN 1910, WILLIAM FROST PATENTS THE BUG ZAPPER, DUBBED THE “ELECTRICAL INSECT DESTROYER”
 
  • IN 1917, THE “PEOPLE’S COMMISARS” TURN POWER OVER TO LENIN, TROTSKY AND STALIN DURING RUSSIA’S OCTOBER REVOLUTION
  • IN 1917, THE TELEPHONE COMPANY RUNS ADVERTISEMENTS SEEKING PEOPLE FOR OPERATOR JOBS IN THE U.S. ARMY AND RECEIVE 7,000 APPLICANTS
  • IN 1923, ADOLF HITLER STAGES HIS “BEER HALL PUTSCH”
 
  • IN 1932, FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT DEFEATS HERBERT HOOVER TO BECOME THE 32ND PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.
  • IN 1933, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT CREATES THE CIVIL WORKS ADMINISTRATION
  • IN 1935, FRANK LLOYD RELEASES “MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY”
 
  • IN 1939, ADOLF HITLER SURVIVES HIS FIRST ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION
  • IN 1942, ADOLF HITLER RETURNS TO HIS MUNICH BEER HALL TO ANNOUNCE THAT STALINGRAD HAS FALLEN TO THE NAZIS
  • IN 1942, GENERAL EISENHOWER LEADS THE LAUNCH OF OPERATION TORCH IN AFRICA
  • IN 1944, HUNGARY SENDS 25,000 JEWS TO THE NAZIS TO WORK IN LABOR CAMPS
  • IN 1949, ROBERT ROSSEN PREMIERES “ALL THE KING’S MEN”
 
  • IN 1950, AN AMERICAN JET GETS INTO A GUNFIGHT WITH A NORTH KOREAN FIGHTER IN THE WORLD’S FIRST AERIAL DOGFIGHT
  • IN 1954, THE PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS ARE ALLOWED TO MOVE TO KANSAS CITY
  • IN 1958, THE “SOUTH PACIFIC” SOUNDTRACK GOES TO #1 ON THE BRITISH ALBUM CHART WHERE IT WOULD REMAIN FOR A RECORD SETTING 115 WEEKS
 
  • IN 1960, JOHN KENNEDY DEFEATS RICHARD NIXON TO BECOME THE 35TH US PRESIDENT
  • IN 1962, THE CANADIAN 12 SIDED NICKEL IS PHASED OUT AND REPLACED WITH A ROUND NICKEL
  • IN 1965, NBC DEBUTS “DAYS OF OUR LIVES”
 
  • IN 1965, AMERICA, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND LAUNCH A JOINT FORCE CALLED OPERATION HUMP IN VIETNAM
  • IN 1966, RONALD REAGAN IS ELECTED GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA
  • IN 1966, PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON SIGNS AN ANTI-TRUST WAIVER ALLOWING THE AFL AND NFL TO MERGE
 
  • IN 1968, CYNTHIA LENNON DIVORCES JOHN LENNON
  • IN 1970, DENNIS HOPPER DIVORCES MICHELLE PHILLIPS AFTER ONLY 8 DAYS
  • IN 1970, TOM DEMPSEY KICKS A 63 YARD FIELD GOAL, A RECORD THAT WOULD STAND UNTIL 2013. DEMPSEY WAS BORN WITHOUT TOES OR FINGERS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HIS BODY AND WORE A MODIFIED KICKING SHOE WITH A FLATTENED FRONT
  • IN 1971, LED ZEPPELIN RELEASES THEIR 4TH ALBUM, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS IV
 
  • IN 1972, HOME BOX OFFICE (HBO) BEGINS BROADCASTING, THE FIRST PREMIUM CABLE CHANNEL
  • IN 1974, DEBI KENT DISAPPEARS IN SALT LAKE CITY, LATER KILLED BY TED BUNDY
  • IN 1974, ELTON JOHN RELEASES HIS GREATEST HITS ALBUM
  • IN 1975, DAVID BOWIE MAKES HIS U.S. TV DEBUT ON “THE CHER SHOW”
 
  • IN 1975, 18 YEAR OLD LARRY BIRD MARRIES HIS HIGHSCHOOL SWEETHEART
  • IN 1977, ED KOCH IS ELECTED MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1979, ABC DEBUTS “IRAN CRISIS: AMERICAN HELD HOSTAGE”, A NEWS PROGRAM WHICH WOULD EVENTUALLY MORPH INTO “NIGHTLINE”
 
  • IN 1988, GEORGE H.W. BUSH IS ELECTED THE 41ST U.S. PRESIDENT
  • IN 1990, “SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION” DEBUTS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1990, CHRIS ISAAK RELEASES “WICKED GAME”
 
  • IN 1999, THE 19TH JAMES BOND FILM, “THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH”, OPENS
  • IN 1999, ANDEA BOCELLI RELEASES THE WORLD’S BEST SELLING CLASSICAL ALBUM “SACRED ARIAS”
  • IN 1999, PRESIDENT CLINTON GIVES THE FIRST EVER PRESIDENTIAL WEBCAST, A TOWNHALL MEETING AT “GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY”
 
  • IN 2002, THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL APPROVES A RESOLUTION REQUIRING IRAQ TO IMMEDIATELY DISARM OR FACE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES
  • IN 2004, SHANIA TWAIN RELEASES HER “GREATEST HITS”
  • IN 2016, DONALD TRUMP BEATS HILLARY CLINTON TO BECOME THE 45TH US PRESIDENT
 

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