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

1895

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.

1923

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.

1939

An assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler failed.

1942

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

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