Today in History – 8 November

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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.


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


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.


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


Junagadh accedes to India.


Nathuram Godse confesses to murder of Gandhi but denies conspiracy.


British Indian Ocean Territory formed.


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


India lifts Asia Cup tennis title in Delhi.


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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