Daily Calendar for Wednesday, November 8, 2023


  • Edmond Halley (English astronomer) –
  • John Dickinson (lawyer) –
  • Milton Bradley (manufacturer) –
  • Bram Stoker (author) –
  • Dorothy Day (reformer) –
  • Margaret Mitchell (novelist) –
  • Patti Page (singer) –
  • Bonnie Raitt (singer) –
  • Alfre Woodard (actress) –
  • Gordon Ramsay (chef) –
  • Courtney Thorne-Smith (actress) –
  • Parker Posey (actress) –


  • John Milton (poet) –
  • Norman Rockwell (artist) –
  • Bil Keane (cartoonist; creator of comic strip Family Circus) –
  • Alex Trebek (game show host) –


  • Abraham Lincoln reelected as U.S. president–
  • Montana was admitted to the Union as the 41st state–
  • X-rays discovered by German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen–
  • William M. Frost’s electric insect destroyer patented–
  • John F. Kennedy became the first Catholic to be elected president of the U.S.–
  • The Royal Canadian Mint was ordered to change the 12-sided nickel back to a round shape–
  • George H. W. Bush was elected president of the U.S.–


  • First storm warning by US Signal Corps weather service issued for Great Lakes area by Prof. Increase Lapham of Milwaukee–
  • One million Thanksgiving turkeys were smothered in two feet of snow in a South Dakota storm–
  • Tropical Storm Gordon started today and slammed into Florida and Haiti as it was growing into a full-fledged hurricane–

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