Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/November 8

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This is a list of selected November 8 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled November 8, 2019 featured article or the November 8, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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St. Demetrius' Day (Coptic Church and Serbian Orthodox Church); Remembrance Sunday in the Commonwealth (2015) refimprove
1519Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés entered Tenochtitlan where Aztec tlatoani Moctezuma II welcomed him with great pomp as would befit a returning god. unreferenced section
1520 – Following a successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces under Christian II of Denmark, scores of Swedish leaders were executed in Stockholm despite Christian's promise of general amnesty. lots of CN tags
1576 – The provinces of the Habsburg Netherlands signed the Pacification of Ghent, to make peace with the rebelling provinces Holland and Zeeland, and also to form an alliance to drive the occupying Spanish out of the country. refimprove section
1602 – The Bodleian Library, one of Europe's oldest libraries, opened at the University of Oxford. refimprove section
1620Thirty Years' War: An army of 15,000 Bohemians and mercenaries were routed by 27,000 men of the combined armies of the Holy Roman Empire and of the Catholic League at the Battle of White Mountain near Prague. refimprove section
1923Adolf Hitler, Erich Ludendorff and other members of the Kampfbund started the Beer Hall Putsch, a failed attempt to seize power in Weimar Germany. appears on April 1
1942 – The North African Campaign of the Second World War: Operation Torch began when American and British forces invaded French North Africa. refimprove
1837 – In South Hadley, Massachusetts, U.S., Mary Lyon founded a seminary for women that became Mount Holyoke College, the first of the Seven Sisters group of colleges. refimprove section
1892 – Despite racial divisions, black and white union members united in a general strike in New Orleans. refimprove section
1895 – German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range known today as X-ray. refimprove section
1965 – The United Kingdom split the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius and the islands of Aldabra, Farquhar and Desroches from the Seychelles to form the British Indian Ocean Territory. refimprove section
2002 – The United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 1441, giving Iraq an ultimatum to disarm or face "serious consequences". refimprove section



November 8

Shunzhi Emperor
Shunzhi Emperor

Lettice Knollys (b. 1543) · Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz (d. 1773) · Stylianos Pattakos (b. 1912)

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