Highlights: In 1923, Adolf Hitler launched his first attempt at seizing power in Germany with a failed coup in Munich that came to be known as the “Beer-Hall Putsch."In 1972, the premium cable TV network HBO (Home Box Office) made its debut with a showing of the movie “Sometimes a Great Notion."
Ten years ago: The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved Resolution 1441, aimed at forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face “serious consequences."
Five years ago: The Senate confirmed President George W. Bush's nomination of Michael Mukasey to be attorney general, 53-40.
One year ago: A defiant Herman Cain declared he would not drop his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in the face of allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior, a day after a fourth woman accused him of unwanted sexual advances.
It's Thursday, Nov. 8, the 313th day of 2012. There are 53 days left in the year.
Singer Bonnie Raitt is 63. Chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay is 46. Actress Gretchen Mol is 39. Actress Tara Reid is 37.
— From wire reports