1923 The Nazi beer hall putsch took place.
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt was first elected President. (See January 30th entry.)
1942 U. S. and British forces invaded Nazi-occupied North Africa.
On November 8, 1923, Adolf Hitler and his followers broke into a Munich beer hall and proclaimed a new German government. They had a few thousand adherents, but they
Had miscalculated both the government’s and the public’s attitude. Not only did the announcement fail to gamer applause, Hitler was arrested a few days later and sent to prison.
In 1942, U. S. and British forces invaded Nazi-held North Africa. This day was a major turning point in the outcome of the Second World War. The Allied forces switched roles from a defensive to an offensive posture.