Historical Events for 8th November 2019

1926 – George Gershwin’s musical “Oh, Kay” premieres in NYC
1959 – KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1965 – Vietnam War: US, Australian and New Zealand forces launch Operation Hump, a search-and-destroy operation near Bien Hoa in South Vietnam
1968 – Londonderry Corporation agreed to a Nationalist request to introduce a points system in the allocation of public sector housing in Northern Ireland
1974 – British peer the Earl of Lucan disappears and is never seen again after his nanny is found murdered in London
1975 – Nick Bockwinkle beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ
1989 – “Byker Grove” begins broadcasting on the BBC
1992 – “Solitary Confinement” opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 25 performances
1994 – Haitian government of Smarck Michel forms
2016 – Indian PM Narendra Modi announces the demonetization of all ₹500 and ₹1,000 banknotes during an unscheduled live televised address, canceling 86% of the notes in circulation in a battle against corruption

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