November 8th

2016
Republican Donald Trump is elected President of The United States of America, defeating democrat Hillary Clinton despite Clinton receiving 2.9 million more votes.
United States presidential election, 2016
2002
Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council under Resolution 1441 unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face "serious consequences".
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1441
1994
After a 40-year Democrat domination, the Republican Party gained control of the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as a Senate majority.
History of the United States Congress
1972
Home Box Office launched. The premium TV channel, informally known as HBO, is the oldest paid TV channel in the United States. The first program to screen on the channel was Sometimes a Great Notion, a movie starring Paul Newman and Henry Fonda.
HBO
1971
Coup in Thailand. Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn staged a coup against his own government and dismissed the parliament citing increasing communist influence.
Thanom Kittikachorn
1966
Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts became the first African American to be elected to the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction.
Edward Brooke
1960
John F. Kennedy defeated Richard M. Nixon for the presidency of the United States.
United States presidential election, 1960
1939
Assassination attempt on Hitler. Johann Georg Elser, a German woodworker, attempted to kill Adolf Hilter and other high ranking members of the Nazi party during the 16th anniversary observances of the Beer Hall Putsch, a failed coup attempt by Hitler in 1923. The time bomb Elser used in a beer hall called Bürgerbräukeller in Munich went off but failed to kill Hitler. Elser was caught and imprisoned in Dachau for 5 years.
Johann Georg Elser
1923
Beer Hall Putsch. On this day, Adolf Hitler and other members of the Nazi party attempted to overthrow current government by marching to Berlin. They started the march at the Bürgerbräu Keller in Munich. The coup attempt was eventually unsuccessful and Hitler was captured and imprisoned for 2 years.
Beer Hall Putsch
1895
First person to observe X-rays. German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen accidentally discovered X-rays, also sometimes called Röntgen rays while working on cathode rays. X-rays are a type of electromagnetic radiation that are often used today in medicine. Röntgen was awarded the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901 for his discovery.
X-ray
1892
Former president Grover Cleveland beat incumbent Benjamin Harrison and became the only president to win nonconsecutive terms in the White House.
United States presidential election, 1892
1889
Montana became the 41st state.
Montana
1734
Vincent la Chapelle, master cook to various nobility and royalty, forms Free Masons Lodge in Netherlands.
1701
William Penn presents Charter of Priviliges.
Frame of Government of Pennsylvania
1519
1st meeting of Moctezuma II & Hernán Cortés in Tenochtitlan, Mexico.
Moctezuma II
392
Roman Emperor Theodosius declares Christian religion the state religion.
Theodosius I