Today in History, English
Today in History, English

127411November 8Event1965 – The 173rd Airborne is ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong in Operation Hump during the Vietnam War, while the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment fight one of the first set-piece engagements of the war between Australian forces and the Viet Cong
127412November 8Event1966 – Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate since Reconstruction.
127413November 8Event1966 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League.
127414November 8Event1968 – The Vienna Convention on Road Traffic is signed to facilitate international road traffic and to increase road safety by standardising the uniform traffic rules among the signatories.
127415November 8Event1972 – HBO launches its programming, with the broadcast of the 1971 movie Sometimes a Great Notion, starring Paul Newman and Henry Fonda.
127416November 8Event1973 – The right ear of John Paul Getty III is delivered to a newspaper together with a ransom note, convincing his father to pay US$2.9 million.
127417November 8Event1976 – A series of earthquakes spreads panic in the city of Thessaloniki, which is evacuated.
127418November 8Event1977 – Manolis Andronikos, a Greek archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.
127419November 8Event1987 – Remembrance Day bombing: A Provisional IRA bomb explodes in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland during a ceremony honouring those who had died in wars involving British forces. Twelve people are killed and sixty-three wounded.
127420November 8Event2002 – Iraq 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".
127421November 8Event2004 – War in Iraq: More than 10,000 U.S. troops and a small number of Iraqi army units participate in a siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
127422November 8Event2011 – The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passes 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.
127423November 8Event2013 – Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, strikes the Visayas region of the Philippines. The storm left at least 6,340 people dead with over 1,000 still missing, and caused S$2.86 billion (USD) in damage.
127424November 8Birth30 – Nerva, Roman emperor (d. 98)
127425November 8Birth1342 – Julian of Norwich, English mystic and saint (d. 1416)
127426November 8Birth1491 – Teofilo Folengo, Italian monk and poet (d. 1544)
127427November 8Birth1622 – Charles X Gustav of Sweden (d. 1660)
127428November 8Birth1656 – Edmond Halley, English astronomer and mathematician (d. 1742)
127429November 8Birth1706 – Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German judge and philosopher (d. 1772)
127430November 8Birth1710 – Sarah Fielding, English author (d. 1768)
127431November 8Birth1715 – Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern (d. 1797)
127432November 8Birth1723 – John Byron, English admiral and politician, 24th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1786)
127433November 8Birth1725 – Johann George Tromlitz, German flute player and composer (d. 1805)
127434November 8Birth1763 – Otto Wilhelm Masing, German-Estonian linguist and clergyman (d. 1832)
127435November 8Birth1768 – Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom (d. 1840)
127436November 8Birth1772 – William Wirt, United States Attorney General (d. 1834)
127437November 8Birth1777 – Désirée Clary, French wife of Charles XIV John of Sweden (d. 1860)
127438November 8Birth1788 – Mihály Bertalanits, Slovene poet and educator (d. 1853)
127439November 8Birth1831 – Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, English poet and diplomat, 30th Governor-General of India (d. 1880)
127440November 8Birth1836 – Milton Bradley, American businessman, founded the Milton Bradley Company (d. 1911)

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