The ephemeris of November 8: What happened on a day like today in Guatemala and the world?

In Guatemala, on November 8, but in 1912, he committed suicide in the Presidential House, Francisco Estrada Cabrera, son of the then president Manuel Estrada Cabrera. According to historical data, Francisco decided to take his own life, after his father found out that he had spent a fortune on jewelry for a lover.

The personal life of the president Manuel Estrada Cabrera it was plagued with tragedies. His only two children committed suicide for different reasons when they were still very young.

On the other hand, history reminds us that, on November 8, 1939, the Quetzalteco scientist failed, Rodolfo Robles Valverde, one of the most renowned national scientists.

Photograph by Rodolfo Robles Valverde, used for illustrative purposes for this note.

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1519: The Spanish conqueror and military Hernán Cortés, arrives in Tenochtitlan (Mexico). It is the first time that a European enters one of the great pre-Columbian cities.

1793: The Louvre Museum opens in Paris.

1838: The composer Frederick Chopin and the writer “George Sand” they arrive in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), where they live a romance.

1849: El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua sign the León Convention that establishes the National Representation of Central America.

1895: The German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered X-rays, which earned him the Nobel Prize in 1901.

Photograph used for illustrative purposes.

More ephemeris of November 8

1932: Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected 32nd President of the United States after defeating Republican Herbert Hoover.

1933: The king of Afghanistan, Nadir Sha, is assassinated in the palace in Kabul. His son Zahir Sha succeeds him.

1965: The death penalty is abolished in the UK.

1972: In the United States, the pay television network HBO (acronym for Home Box Office) begins its broadcasts with a hockey game.

1977: The Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos discovers the tomb of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, who was king of Macedonia from 335 to 336 BC

1988: In the Puerto Rico elections, the Popular Democratic Party and its candidate, Governor Rafael Hernández Colón, triumph.

Rafael Hernández Colón was the youngest governor of Puerto Rico, winning his first term at age 36. Photograph used for illustrative purposes.

Other events that marked history

November 8, 1989, the first elections in 30 years are held in Jordan. On the other hand, a day like today, but 1999, Paraguay and Cuba sign the Joint Declaration for the reestablishment of diplomatic relations after 40 years of rupture.

On 2002, the Uruguayan Enrique Iglesias he is re-elected president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). While in the 2004, In uruguay, Tabaré Vazquez of the leftist coalition Frente Amplio, proclaims himself the winner of the presidential and legislative elections.

Also, on November 8, but 2005, the UN General Assembly approves a resolution promoted by Cuba that asks the United States to lift the economic and commercial embargo on the island; and in 2011, the singer Shakira receives her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is the first Colombian recognized with this distinction.

The Colombian singer Shakira poses with her star, Tuesday, November 8, 2011, during the ceremony on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California. EFE / MIKE NELSON

On a day like today but from:

2015: The National League for Democracy of Nobel Peace Prize Aung San Suu Kyi wins the elections in Burma.

2016: Ricardo Roselló, of the annexationist New Progressive Party (PNP), is elected the new governor of Puerto Rico.

2017: The European Union (EU) agrees to sanction Venezuela and impose an arms embargo for the repression in the country.

2018: The most destructive fire in its history breaks out in northern California (USA), causing at least 76 deaths and more than 600 missing in just a few days.

2019: Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is released from jail, where he spent one year and seven months for a corruption conviction.

2020: The American company Virgin Hyperloop successfully carries out, in the Nevada desert, the first test of passenger transport on board a futuristic ultra-fast train. It travels 500 meters in 15 seconds and at a speed of 172 km / h.

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The ephemeris of November 8: What happened on a day like today in Guatemala and the world?

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