Historical Events for 8th November 2023

392 – Roman Emperor Theodosius declares Christian religion the state religion
1861 – Battle of Mount Ivy, Kentucky: Union Commander General William “Bull” Nelson breaks up Confederate recruiting camp
1904 – Inventor and manufacturer Harvey Hubbell receives the first U.S. patent for a separable electric attachment plug
1917 – Telephone Co runs 1st advertisement for Army operators, receives 7,000 applicants
1935 – “Mutiny on the Bounty” directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1936)
1956 – NYT critic Brooks Atkinson writes of Eugene O’Neill’s latest play ‘With the production of ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ at the Helen Hayes last evening, the American theater acquires size and stature.”
1961 – Imperial Airlines Flight 201/8, a Lockheed Constellation aircraft, crashes near Richmond, Virginia, 77 die
1981 – Christian Democrats looses Belgium parliamentary election
2009 – Federation Cup Women’s Tennis, Reggio Calabria, Italy: Flavia Pennetta beats American Melanie Oudin 7-5, 6-2 to give the home team an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 4-0) and their 2nd title
2014 – US President Obama authorises deployment of 1,500 additional troops to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants

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