November 8 is the 312th day of the year. There are 53 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).
+ 1889 – Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.
+ 1966 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League.
+ 1972 – HBO launches its programming, with the broadcast of the 1971 movie Sometimes a Great Notion, starring Paul Newman and Henry Fonda.
+ 2016 – Donald Trump is elected 45th President of the United States defeating Hillary Clinton. She is the fifth presidential candidate in U.S. history to win the popular vote but lose the election.
( Deaths )
+ 1836 – Milton Bradley, American businessman, founded the Milton Bradley Company (d. 1911)
+ 1897 – Dorothy Day, American journalist and activist (d. 1980)
+ 1927 – Patti Page, American singer and actress (d. 2013)
+ 1929 – Bobby Bowden, American football player and coach
+ 1949 – Bonnie Raitt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist