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It happened on a… November 8

2020

Kamala Harris makes US history as the 1st woman and 1st woman of color to be elected to the vice presidency (date election called)

2018

CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s White House clearance revoked after continuing to question President Donald Trump.

2017

Louvre Abu Dhabi is inaugurated, largest art museum on Arabian peninsula.

2016

Republican Donald Trump is elected President of the United States of America, defeating democrat Hillary Clinton, who received 2.9 million more votes

1999

Tenor Andrea Bocelli releases his “Sacred Arias” album, the world’s best-selling classical album by a single artist.

1993

Céline Dion announces her engagement to René Angélil, who had managed her career since January, 1981.

1988

George H. W. Bush is elected President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate Michael Dukakis.

1965

“Days of Our Lives” premieres on TV.

1942

Canadiens’ Maurice Richard scores his first goal in his 3rd NHL game.

1935

“Mutiny on the Bounty” directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1936).

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.”

1917

Canada’s daily newspapers found a co-operative cross-Canada news gathering service called the Canadian Press – CP.

1895

German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produces and detects electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays.

1864

Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as American President.

1838

Victor Hugo’s “Ruy Blas” premieres in Paris

1793

The Louvre Museum, in Paris, opened to the public for the first time.

1731

In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st library in the north American colonies.

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