Today in History – 8 November

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1661

Guru Har Rai passed away. Second son Har Kishan became the eighth Sikh Guru age of 5 years 4 Months. He passed away at the age of 7 years 9 Months.

1893

Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu, great musician and professor, was born in Bangalore.

1919

Madan Theatres Ltd. was founded under a Joint Stock Company at Calcutta. Their maiden venture ‘Bilwamangal’ was released on November 8, 1919 at the Cornwallis Theatre, Calcutta.

1927

Lal Krishna Adwani was born in Karachi (now in Pakistan).

1947

Junagadh accedes to India.

1948

Nathuram Godse confesses to murder of Gandhi but denies conspiracy.

1965

British Indian Ocean Territory formed.

1988

Salman Rushdie’s ‘The Satanic Verses’ awarded 1988 Whitbread Prize.

1997

India lifts Asia Cup tennis title in Delhi.

2016

The Government of India announced the demonetisation of all ₹500 and ₹1000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series. It also announced the issuance of new ₹500 and ₹2000 banknotes in exchange for the demonetised banknotes.

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