November 8th is officially Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day and World Radiography Day.
Welcome to day 312 of the year folks, there are 53 days left of the year.
Today in history was packed with a range of events including devastating disasters, space exploration, music advances and more. Here we’ve found the most interesting events that all happened on this day.
Did you know that on this day in 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered x-rays? He used the “X” because it’s the mathematical symbol for the unknown, and he wasn’t sure what he’d discovered at first.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 8th in history!
What Events Happened On November 8 In History?
The Camp Fire in California became that state’s deadliest blaze in history after it killed 88 people and causing 52,000 people being evacuated.
The disaster also caused $16.5 billion in damages, covering 153,336 acres.
200 bodies were found in a mass grave site between Ethiopia and Somalia.
It became physical evidence of the atrocities done by former regional president Abdi Mohamed.
All schools and colleges in Delhi, India were declared closed for a week due to dangerous levels of smog.
Donald Trump won an election to become the 45th president of the United States of America.
Republican, Trump received 304 electoral votes against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton who received 227 votes.
Category five Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines and claimed the lives of more than 6,000 people with gusts up to 145 miles per hour.
Asteroid 2005 YU55 came dangerously close to hitting the Earth.
It whizzed past at a distance of about 201,700 miles (324,600 km), closer than the moon's orbit. It was the closest a space object has come to us since 1976.
Canadian country singer, Shania Twain released her Greatest Hits album and later received Billboard’s 2004 Album of the Year.
Home Box Office, otherwise known as HBO, was launched.
The first program aired by HBO was an NHL game between the Vancouver Canucks and the New York Rangers. At its launch, HBO had a total of 365 subscribers.
The Albanian Communist Party formed on this day, with Enver Hoxha as its leader.
German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered x-rays.
On this day, Röntgen produced and discovered electromagnetic radiation in the wavelength that was called Röntgen rays, which we know today as x-rays. Röntgen won a Nobel Prize in 1901 for this discovery.
French master chef Vincent La Chapelle formed a Freemason’s Lodge in the Netherlands.
The Bodleian Library, situated in The University of Oxford, England, opened its doors to the public.
November 8 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone
Everyone who was born on November 8th shares the same zodiac sign, Scorpio.
People born during November have the Topaz birthstone. Legend has it that an individual who wears topaz jewelry will be blessed with the gifts of intelligence and strength.
If your birthday falls on this day, you would’ve likely been conceived around February 15th in the same year.
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Gordon Ramsay? See what other famous people were born on this day.
Famous People Born On November 8
Parker Posey American Actress
Birthday: November 8, 1968
Gordon Ramsay British Chef
Birthday: November 8, 1966
Born In: Scotland, United Kingdom
Special Holidays On November 8th
If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.
Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day