On November 8:

Vlad the Impaler (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Bram Stoker (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Margaret Mitchell (Image Credit: WikiTree)









1431 – Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, “the Impaler”. The name of the vampire Count Dracula in Bram Stoker‘s 1897 novel Dracula was inspired by Vlad’s patronymic.
1656 – Edmond Halley*, English astronomer and mathematician (d. 1742).
1836 – Milton Bradley*, American businessman, founded the Milton Bradley Company (d. 1911).
1847 – Bram Stoker, Irish-English author (d. 1912) (Dracula).
1900 – Margaret Mitchell, American journalist and author (d. 1949) (Gone with the Wind).
1923 – Jack Kilby*, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005) (invented the integrated circuit, handheld calculator, thermal printer).
1927 – Patti Page*, American singer and actress (d. 2013) (“Tennessee Waltz“).
1931 – Morley Safer*, Canadian-American journalist (60 Minutes).


King Louis VIII (Image Credit: WikiTree)

John Milton (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Norman Rockwell (Image Credit: WikiTree)









1226 – King Louis VIII of France, pretender to the English throne during the First Barons’ War against the unpopular King John (b. 1187).
1674 – John Milton, English poet and philosopher (b. 1608) (Paradise Lost).
1887 – John Henry “Doc” Holliday, American gambler, gunfighter, and dentist of the American Old West, dies of tuberculosis. Remembered for his involvement in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
1978 – Norman Rockwell, American painter and illustrator (b. 1894).
1986 – Vyacheslav Molotov*, Russian politician and diplomat, Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Soviet Union (b. 1890).
2011 – Bil Keane*, American cartoonist (b. 1922) (The Family Circus).

Other Events:

Wilhelm Roentgen (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Vladimir Lenin (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Adolf Hitler (Image Credit: WikiTree)










1892 – Former President Grover Cleveland beats incumbent Benjamin Harrison, becoming the only US president to win non-consecutive terms in the White House.
1895 – Wilhelm Röntgen* discovers X-rays. He receives the first Nobel Prize in physics in 1901, yet he never tried to patent his discovery. Scientists were quick to realize the benefits, but slow to comprehend the harmful effects of radiation.
1917 – People’s Commissars gives authority to Lenin, Trotsky* & Stalin during October Revolution in Russia. Lenin calls for an immediate armistice with the Central Powers in World War I.
1923 – Beer Hall Putsch: In Munich, Adolf Hitler leads the Nazis in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the German government. He is sentenced to 5 years in prison, where he writes Mein Kampf.
1932 – New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president over incumbent Herbert Hoover, the first of his 4 elections.
1942 – World War II: Operation Torch – Allied forces land in French North Africa, the first major invasion. A French resistance coup in Algiers neutralizes the Vichy Army Corps after 15 hours of fighting.
1950 – Korean War: US Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown*, while piloting an F-80 Shooting Star, shoots down two North Korean MiG-15s in the first jet aircraft-to-jet aircraft dogfight in history.
1960 – John F. Kennedy defeats Richard Nixon in one of the closest presidential elections of the twentieth century to become the 35th US president.

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