Tuesday, November 08, 2016
History for November 8 - On-This-Day.com:
Edmond Halley 1656 - Astronomer, mathmatician, was the first to calculate the orbit that was named after him, Bram Stoker 1847, Margaret Mitchell 1900
Dr. Christian Barnard 1922, Patti Page 1927, Minnie Riperton 1948 - Singer, songwriter
1805 - The "Corps of Discovery" reached the Pacific Ocean. The expedition was led by William Clark and Meriwether Lewis. The journey had begun on May 14, 1804, with the goal of exploring the Louisiana Purchase territory.
1895 - Wilhelm Roentgen while experimenting with electricity discovered the scientific principle involved and took the first X-ray pictures.
1923 - Adolf Hitler made his first attempt at seizing power in Germany with a failed coup in Munich that came to be known as the "Beer-Hall Putsch."
1942 - During World War II, Operation Torch began as U.S. and British forces landed in French North Africa.
1950 - During the Korean conflict, the first jet-plane battle took place as U.S. Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown shot down a North Korean MiG-15.
1956 - After turning down 18,000 names, the Ford Motor Company decided to name their new car the "Edsel," after Henry Ford's only son.
1966 - Republican Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts became the first African-American elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote.
1966 - Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California.