November 8: The Indian Demonetization and other Historical events

Do you know about the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic? Take a look at the blog and read about it.

Paradise Lost is an epic poem which concerns the biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Read the article to know about the writer of this epic book and major happenings.

Discovery of X-Ray (1895)

(Rontgen Stumbled on X-Rays)

On November 8, 1895, German physics professor Rontgen Stumbled on X-rays while experimenting with Lenard tubes and Crookes tubes and began studying them. He made his invention on a new kind of ray and on December 28, 1895, submitted it to Würzburg’s Physical-Medical Society journal. He referred to the radiation as “X”, to indicate that it was an unknown type of radiation. The name stuck, although many of his colleagues suggested calling them Röntgen rays. In this way, the X-Ray was discovered and Rontgen received the first Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery.

Convention of Road Traffic (1968)

november 8 in history

(The Traffic Signals)

The Vienna Convention on Road Traffic is a worldwide arrangement intended to encourage global street traffic and to expand street security by setting up standard traffic rules among the contracting parties. The show was settled upon at the United Nations Economic and Social Council’s Conference on Road Traffic and finished up in Vienna on 8 November 1968. The settlement came into power on 21 May 1977 and this gathering additionally created the Convention on Road Signs and Signals. The Convention had corrections on 3 September 1993 and 28 March 2006.

Birth Anniversary of Bram Stoker (1847)

Abraham Bram Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912)  was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula. He was also known as the personal assistant of actor Sir Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre, which Irving owned. His contemporary work has given initiative to almost thousands of fiction and writings based on a gothic creature Dracula.

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Death Anniversary of John Milton (1674)

john milton

(Portrait of John Milton)

John Milton (9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674) was an English poet of the 17th century. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost. Paradise lost was written in blank verse and widely considered to be one of the greatest works of literature ever written. His wish for opportunity stretched out into his style and he presented new words (from Latin and Ancient Greek) to the English language. He was also the primary current essayist to utilize an unrhymed section outside of the theater or interpretations.

Demonetisation was announced in India (2016)

(Representation of Demonetization)

On 8 November 2016, the Government of India reported the demonetization of all ₹500 and ₹1,000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series. It additionally declared the issuance of new ₹500 and ₹2,000 banknotes in return for the demonetized banknotes. Leader Narendra Modi asserted that the activity would abridge the shadow economy and diminish the utilization of unlawful and fake money to finance criminal behaviour and illegal intimidation. The declaration was trailed by delayed money deficiencies in the weeks that followed, which made critical disturbance all through the economy. Individuals looking to trade their banknotes needed to remain in protracted lines, and several deaths were connected to the race to trade money.

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