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This Day in History: November 8

November 8: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1889 - Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.
  2. 1895 - While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.
  3. 1932 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected to his first term as President of the United States.
  4. 1977 - Manolis Andronikos, a Greek archaeologist and professor at theAristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.
  5. 2011 - The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 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.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Edmond Halley (English astronomer and mathematician), Milton Bradley (American businessman, founded Milton Bradley Company), Herbert Austin, 1st Baron Austin (English businessman, founded the Austin Motor Company), Jack Kilby (American engineer, Nobel Prize laureate), Sarah Fielding (English author)

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