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 This day in History - November 8
349 Historic Events for November 8
1942

Operation "Torch" began as US and British forces land in French N Afr

Event
1942

Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US

Event
1942

Allies under Eisenhower land in N-Africa (Casablanca)

Event
1942

Aleksandr Yakovlevich Kramarenko, Russia, cosmonaut

Birth
1942

Gerald Alston, US singer (Manhattans-Crazy)

Birth
1942

Angel Cordero Jr, jockey (won over 6,000 races) [or May 8]

Birth
1943

Martin Peters, British soccer player

Birth
1944

Last German troops at Walcheren surrenders

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1944

Rodney Desborough Slater, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band)

Birth
1944

Bonnie Bramlett, rock vocalist (Delandy and Bonnie)

Birth
1944

25,000 Hungarian Jews are loaned to Nazis for forced labor

Event
1944

Walter Nowotny, German combat/jet fighter pilot, dies

Death
1945

Roy Wood, Birmingham England, rock vocalist/celloist (ELO)

Birth
1945

Riverboat sinks off Hong Kong; kills 1,550

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1945

Tony Mann, Aust cricket leggie (1977 century as nightwatchman v India)

Birth
1945

Judith Lang Zaimont, composer

Birth
1945

Arnold Rosner, composer

Birth
1945

"Girl from Nantucket" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 12 performances

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1945

David Jessel, British TV-reporter

Birth
1946

Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse," premieres in Paris

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1947

Minnie Ripperton, Chicago, singer (Loving You)

Birth
1947

Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 SA v Victoria

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1947

Margaret Rhea Seddon, Murfreesboro Tenn, MD/astro (STS 51D, 40, SK:58)

Birth
1948

Dale A Gardner, Fairmont Minn, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 8, STS 51A)

Birth
1949

Bonnie Raitt, Burbank CA, country singer (Green Light, The Glow)

Birth