Well, this is a curious day. Things of interest that happened on November 8th, that cover most of the topics, subjects and whatnot that occupy my curiosity.
1602 - the Bodleian Library opens to the public.
1656 - Edmond Halley, he who spotted the comet, was born.
1847 - Bram Stoker, he who wrote Dracula, was born.
1889 - Montana is admitted as the 41st state of the union (of the USA).
1960 - Kennedy defeats Nixon for the US presidency.
1976 - Brett Lee was born.