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 This day in History - November 8
349 Historic Events for November 8
1627

English fleet under George Villiers leaves Rh‚

Event
1638

Johann H Alsted, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 50

Death
1638

Anne Hutchinson banished from Massachusetts

Event
1647

Pierre Bayle, French/Neth theologist/philosopher/writer

Birth
1656

Edmund Halley, English astronomer (comet of Halley) [OS=Oct 29]

Birth
1657

Thomas Bullis, composer

Birth
1658

Battle of Sont: Swedish fleet beats Dutch

Event
1658

Pieter Florisz, Dutch admiral, dies in battle at about 50

Death
1658

Witte de With, Dutch vice-admiral, dies in battle at 59

Death
1674

John Milton, English poet (Paradise Lost), dies at 65

Death
1693

Leonhard Trautsch, composer

Birth
1694

Ulrik Huber, Frisian lawyer/law historian/polemist, dies at 58

Death
1701

William Penn presents Charter of Priviliges

Event
1715

Elisabeth C van Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederik II "the Great"

Birth
1731

In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st US library

Event
1734

Cook Vincent la Chapelle forms Free Masons Lodge

Event
1757

Pierre Prowo, composer, dies at 60

Death
1760

Jean-Baptiste Dumonceau de Bergendael, South Neth earl/general

Birth
1770

Friedrich Witt, composer

Birth
1785

Friedrich Wilhelm Michael Kalkbrenner, composer

Birth
1789

Bourbon Whiskey, 1st distilled from corn (by Elijah Craig, Bourbon Ky)

Event
1793

Louvre in Paris, opens

Event
1805

Lewis and Clark reach Pacific Ocean

Event
1805

Fran‡ois-Thomas de Baculard d'Arnaud, French writer, dies at 87

Death
1811

Charles F Bentinck, Dutch minister of Colonies, dies at 47

Death