Here’s What Happened On This Day in History: November 8

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ON THIS DAY


1889 – Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.

St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park

St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park.






1933 – Great Depression: New Deal: US President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million unemployed.

Civil Works Administration workers cleaning and painting the gold dome of the Colorado State Capitol (1934)

Civil Works Administration workers cleaning and painting the gold dome of the Colorado State Capitol (1934).






1950 – Korean War: United States Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown, while piloting an F-80 Shooting Star, shoots down two North Korean MiG-15s in the first jet aircraft-to-jet aircraft dogfight in history.

A U.S. Air Force Lockheed P-80A-1-LO Shooting Star (s/n 44-85004) in flight.

A U.S. Air Force Lockheed P-80A-1-LO Shooting Star (s/n 44-85004) in flight.






1957 – Pan Am Flight 7 disappears between San Francisco and Honolulu. Wreckage and bodies are discovered a week later.

Pan American World Airways Boeing 377 Stratocruiser N1033V "Clipper Seven Seas" arriving at London (Heathrow)

Pan American World Airways Boeing 377 Stratocruiser N1033V “Clipper Seven Seas” arriving at London (Heathrow).






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.

AFL and NFL teams at the time of the merger. Following the merger, all ten former AFL teams as well as Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Baltimore from the pre-merger NFL joined the AFC. All thirteen remaining NFL teams joined the NFC.

AFL and NFL teams at the time of the merger. Following the merger, all ten former AFL teams as well as Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Baltimore from the pre-merger NFL joined the AFC. All thirteen remaining NFL teams joined the NFC.






1994 – Republican Revolution: On the night of the 1994 United States midterm elections, Republicans make historic electoral gains by securing massive majorities in both houses of Congress (54 seats in the House and eight seats in the Senate, additionally). Thus bringing a close to four decades of Democratic domination.


Rep. Gingrich meets with President Ronald Reagan, 1985.

Rep. Gingrich meets with President Ronald Reagan, 1985.






2004 – Iraq War: More than 10,000 U.S. troops and a small number of Iraqi army units participate in a siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.

US Marines escort captured enemy prisoners to a holding area in the desert of Iraq on 21 March 2003.

US Marines escort captured enemy prisoners to a holding area in the desert of Iraq on 21 March 2003.