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    What happened on August 8

    • August 8, 1220 Sweden was defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula.

    • August 8, 1509 "The Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire."

    • August 8, 1576 The cornerstone for Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg observatory is laid on Hven.

    • August 8, 1585 John Davis enters Cumberland Sound in quest for the Northwest Passage.

    • August 8, 1588 "Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines - The naval engagement ends, thus ending the Spanish Armada's attempt to invade England."

    • August 8, 1605 "The city of Oulu, Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden."

    • August 8, 1609 Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope

    • August 8, 1647 Irish forces are defeated by British Parliamentary forces at Dangan Hill in Ireland.

    • August 8, 1647 The Irish Confederate Wars and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Dungans Hill - English Parliamentary forces defeat Irish forces.

    • August 8, 1709 "First known ascent in hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao (indoors)"

    • August 8, 1786 Mont Blanc on the French- Italian border is climbed for the first time by Jacques Balmat and Dr Michel-Gabriel Paccard.

    • August 8, 1789 "First police force, named Nightwatch, is established in Australian colony of NSW."

    • August 8, 1793 The insurrection of Lyon occurred during the French Revolution.

    • August 8, 1794 "Joseph Whidbey and George Vancouver lead an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska."

    • August 8, 1796 Boston African Society establishes with 44 members

    • August 8, 1810 "Eminent Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib married Maaroof, daughter of Nawab Ilahi Baksh, and moved to Delhi."

    • August 8, 1815 Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for exile on St Helena

    • August 8, 1839 "Beta Theta Pi is founded in Oxford, Ohio."

    • August 8, 1844 Brigham Young chosen Mormon Church head following Joseph Smith death

    • August 8, 1844 "The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, headed by Brigham Young, is reaffirmed as the leading body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church)."

    • August 8, 1860 Queen of Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) arrives in NYC

    • August 8, 1863 "American Civil War: Tennessee's ""military"" Gov. Andrew Johnson freed his personal slaves. During the early 20th century, the day was celebrated by blacks in Tennessee as a holiday."

    • August 8, 1868 Quake destroys Arica Chile

    • August 8, 1870 "The Republic of Ploieti, a failed Radical-Liberal rising against Domnitor Carol of Romania."

    • August 8, 1876 Thomas Edison patents mimeograph

    • August 8, 1876 Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph.

    • August 8, 1882 Snow falls on Lake Michigan

    • August 8, 1890 Daughters of the American Revolution organizes

    • August 8, 1890 The Knights of Labor strike the New York Central Railroad August 8.

    • August 8, 1900 NSW and Victorian Contingent departs Sydney for the Boxer Rebellion in China

    • August 8, 1908 "Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It's the Wright Brothers' first public flight and the French public goes wild."

    • August 8, 1909 R S Falkiner of Moonbria sheep station in NSW demonstrates first electric sheep-shears.

    • August 8, 1910 The US Army installs the first tricycle landing gear on the Army's Wright Flyer.

    • August 8, 1911 Public Law 62-5 sets the number of representatives in the United States House of Representatives at 435. The law would come into effect in 1913.

    • August 8, 1911 The millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire.

    • August 8, 1915 Battle for Sari Bair

    • August 8, 1916 Battle for Mouquet Farm

    • August 8, 1918 Battle for Amiens begins

    • August 8, 1918 "Cpl. Herman J. Good (13th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Amiens, France"

    • August 8, 1918 "Prv. John B. Cook (13th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Amiens, France"

    • August 8, 1919 "Treaty of Rawalpindi, British recognize Afghanistan's independence"

    • August 8, 1929 German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight

    • August 8, 1929 Salem Oregon airport dedicated

    • August 8, 1929 The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight.

    • August 8, 1931 Workers go on strike at the Hoover dam

    • August 8, 1937 Berlin: 115 demonstrators are arrested. Rev. Martin Niemoller is arrested and charged with having opposed Nazi restrictions.

    • August 8, 1937 Bonneville Dam on Columbia River begins producing power

    • August 8, 1938 The building of Mauthausen concentration camp begins.

    • August 8, 1940 """Aufbau Ost"" directive was signed by Wilhelm Keitel."

    • August 8, 1940 Battle of Britain began as Germany launches air attacks

    • August 8, 1942 6 convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in US executed in Wash DC

    • August 8, 1942 "Quit India resolution was passed by the Bombay session of the AICC, which leads to the start of a civil disobedience movement across India"

    • August 8, 1942 "World War II: In Washington, DC, six German would-be saboteurs are executed."

    • August 8, 1944 HMCS Regina (Corvette) torpedoed

    • August 8, 1945 Pres Harry S Truman signs UN Charter

    • August 8, 1945 "The United Nations Charter is signed by the United States, which becomes the third nation to join."

    • August 8, 1945 USSR declares war against Japan in WW II

    • August 8, 1945 World War II - The Soviet Union declares war on Japan and invades Manchuria.

    • August 8, 1946 First flight of the Convair B-36.

    • August 8, 1947 Pakistan's National Flag is approved.

    • August 8, 1949 Bhutan becomes independent

    • August 8, 1949 "Bhutan, land of the Dragon, became an independent monarchy"

    • August 8, 1953 US & South Korea initial a mutual security pact

    • August 8, 1955 Geneva conference held to discuss peaceful uses of atomic energy

    • August 8, 1956 "Fire & explosion kill 263 miners at Marcinelle, Belgium"

    • August 8, 1960 Ivory Coast declares independence

    • August 8, 1962 Elizabeth Ann Duncan becomes the last woman to be executed in the United States prior to the reintroduction of capital punishment in 1977.

    • August 8, 1963 "Great Train Robbery: In England, a gang of 15 train robbers steal 2.6 million pounds in bank notes."

    • August 8, 1963 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Searchers - Sweets For My Sweet

    • August 8, 1966 South Arican Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark)

    • August 8, 1967 The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is founded.

    • August 8, 1968 Jur Wada successfully performs Japan's first heart transplant.

    • August 8, 1968 Race riot in Miami Florida

    • August 8, 1973 "Kim Dae-Jung, a South Korean politician and later president of South Korea, is kidnapped."

    • August 8, 1973 U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew goes on television to denounce accusations he had taken kickbacks while governor of Maryland.

    • August 8, 1974 "Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces his resignation, effective the next day."

    • August 8, 1980 The Buttevant railway accident in Ireland occurred.

    • August 8, 1983 "Jury in KC, Mo, awards Christine Craft $500,000 in sex discrimination suit against KMBC-TV"

    • August 8, 1985 "Japan launches Planet A, a probe to Halley's comet"

    • August 8, 1986 "Altaf Hussain's address at Nishtar Park Karachi, announcement of establishing political movement MQM."

    • August 8, 1987 Lynne Cox became first to swim from US to Russia across Bering Strait

    • August 8, 1988 Discovery of most distant galaxy announced

    • August 8, 1988 Duchess of York gives birth to baby girl

    • August 8, 1988 Renovated Central Park Zoo reopens after 4 years

    • August 8, 1988 Russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9 year war

    • August 8, 1988 Sec of State Shultz narrowly escapes assassin attempt in Bolivia

    • August 8, 1988 South Africa declares cease-fire in Angola

    • August 8, 1988 Temperature hits high of 88 on 8/8/88 in NYC

    • August 8, 1988 "The ""8888 Uprising"" occurs in Burma."

    • August 8, 1988 "The lights are turned on at Wrigley Field for the first time, making it the last major league stadium to host night games"

    • August 8, 1989 Space Shuttle program: STS-28 Mission - Space Shuttle Columbia takes off on a secret five-day military mission.

    • August 8, 1990 Iraq annexes Kuwait

    • August 8, 1990 Iraq occupies Kuwait and the state is annexed to Iraq. This would lead to the Gulf War shortly afterward.

    • August 8, 1991 "Collapse of Warsaw radio mast, the tallest construction ever built"

    • August 8, 1991 "John McCarthy, British Journalist held hostage in Lebanon for more than five years by Islamic Jihad, is released."

    • August 8, 2000 Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor.

    • August 8, 2007 "An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889."

    • August 8, 2008 "Opening of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China."

    • August 8, 2009 A small plane and a tour helicopter collide over the Hudson River in the United States.

    • August 8, 2009 "A suicide bomber detonates a bomb outside the French embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania, wounding two. The attack is the first suicide bombing in Mauritania's history."

    • August 8, 2009 "Local government elections take place in northern Sri Lanka, the first elections since the end of the civil war."

    • August 8, 2009 "One of Southeast Asia's most wanted terror suspects, Noordin Mohammed Top, is allegedly killed after a 16 hour siege at a house in Java, Indonesia."

    • August 8, 2009 The second hearing in the trial of Iranian election protesters resumes.







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