November

November 8: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on November 8

November 8th is officially Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day and X-Ray Day.

Welcome to day 312 of the year folks, there are 53 days left of the year.

Everyone who was born on November 8th shares the same zodiac sign, Scorpio.

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 facts about November 8th in history!

What Happened On November 8 In History?

2018

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.

OTD in 2018: The Camp Fire in California became that state's deadliest blaze in history after it killed 88 people and causing 52
The disaster also caused $16.5 billion USD in damages, covering 153,336 acres.
2018

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.
Source AP News
2017

All schools and colleges in Delhi, India were declared closed for a week due to dangerous levels of smog.

2016

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.
2013

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.

2011

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.
2004

Canadian country singer, Shania Twain released her Greatest Hits album and later received Billboard’s 2004 Album of the Year.

1941

The Albanian Communist Party formed on this day, with Enver Hoxha as its leader.

1895

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.
1734

French master chef Vincent La Chapelle formed a Freemason’s Lodge in the Netherlands.

Did you know that on this day, November 8th 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered x-rays?