8 November – Today In German History / 8. November – Heute in der deutschen Geschichte


Physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, 1845-1923, becomes the first person to observe X-rays, a significant scientific advancement that would ultimately benefit a variety of fields, most of all medicine, by making the invisible visible.


Adolf Hitler made his first attempt at seizing power in Germany with a failed coup in Munich that came to be known as the Beer Hall Putsch.


An assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler failed.


During World War II, Operation Torch began as U.S. and British forces landed in French North Africa.


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