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What Happened on August 8th This Day in History

Year Name
2016 Terrorists attack a government hospital in Quetta, Pakistan with a suicide blast and shooting, killing between 70 and 94 people, and injuring around 130 others.
2015 Eight people are killed in a shooting in Harris County, Texas.
2013 A suicide bombing at a funeral in the Pakistani city of Quetta kills at least 31 people.
2010 China Floods: A mudslide in Zhugqu County, Gansu, China, kills more than 1,400 people.
2008 A EuroCity express train en route from Kraków, Poland to Prague, Czech Republic strikes a part of a motorway bridge that had fallen onto the railroad track near Studénka railway station in the Czech Republic and derails, killing eight people and injuring 64 others.
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.
2000 Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor and 30 years after its discovery by undersea explorer E. Lee Spence.
1998 Iranian consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan is raided by Taliban leading to the deaths of ten Iranian diplomats and a journalist.
1993 The 7.8 Mw⿯ Guam earthquake shakes the island with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), causing around $250 million in damage and injuring up to 71 people.
1991 The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.
1990 Iraq occupies Kuwait and the state is annexed to Iraq. This would lead to the Gulf War shortly afterward.
1989 Space Shuttle program: STS-28 Mission: Space Shuttle Columbia takes off on a secret five-day military mission.
1988 The 8888 Uprising begins in Rangoon (Yangon), Burma (Myanmar). Led by students, hundreds of thousands join in nationwide protests against the one-party regime. On September 18, the demonstrations end in a military crackdown, killing thousands.
1988 The first night baseball game in the history of Chicago's Wrigley Field (game was rained out in the fourth inning).
1974 President Richard Nixon, in a nationwide television address, announces his resignation from the office of the President of the United States effective noon the next day.
1973 Kim Dae-jung, a South Korean politician and later president of South Korea, is kidnapped.
1969 At a zebra crossing in London, photographer Iain Macmillan takes the iconic photo that becomes the cover image of the Beatles' album Abbey Road.
1967 The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is founded by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
1963 Great Train Robbery: In England, a gang of 15 train robbers steal £2.6 million in bank notes.
1963 The Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), the current ruling party of Zimbabwe, is formed by a split from the Zimbabwe African People's Union.
1946 First flight of the Convair B-36, the world's first mass-produced nuclear weapon delivery vehicle, the heaviest mass-produced piston-engined aircraft, with the longest wingspan of any military aircraft, and the first bomber with intercontinental range.
1945 The London Charter is signed by France, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union and the United States, establishing the laws and procedures for the Nuremberg trials.
1942 Quit India Movement is launched in India against the British rule in response to Mohandas Gandhi's call for swaraj or complete independence.
1940 The "Aufbau Ost" directive is signed by Wilhelm Keitel.
1929 The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight.
1919 The Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919 is signed. It establishes peaceful relations between Afghanistan and the UK, and confirms the Durand line as the mutual border. In return, the UK is no longer obligated to subsidize the Afghan government.
1918 World War I: The Battle of Amiens begins a string of almost continuous Allied victories with a push through the German front lines (Hundred Days Offensive).
1908 Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers' first public flight.
1876 Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph.
1870 The Republic of Ploieȿti, a failed Radical-Liberal rising against Domnitor Carol of Romania.
1863 American Civil War: Following his defeat in the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee sends a letter of resignation to Confederate President Jefferson Davis (which is refused upon receipt).
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 (LDS Church).
1831 Four hundred Shawnee people agree to relinquish their lands in Ohio in exchange for land west of the Mississippi River in the Treaty of Wapakoneta.
1794 Joseph Whidbey leads an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska.
1793 The insurrection of Lyon occurs during the French Revolution.
1786 Mont Blanc on the French-Italian border is climbed for the first time by Jacques Balmat and Dr. Michel-Gabriel Paccard.
1709 Bartolomeu de Gusmão demonstrates the lifting power of hot air in an audience before the king of Portugal in Lisbon, Portugal.
1648 Mehmed IV (1648-1687) succeeds Ibrahim I (1640-1648) as Ottoman Emperor.
1647 The Irish Confederate Wars and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Dungan's Hill: English Parliamentary forces defeat Irish forces.
1605 The city of Oulu, Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden.
1588 Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines: The naval engagement ends, ending the Spanish Armada's attempt to invade England.
1585 John Davis enters Cumberland Sound in search of the Northwest Passage.
1576 The cornerstone for Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg observatory is laid on the island of Hven.
1509 Krishnadeva Raya is crowned Emperor of Vijayanagara at Chittoor.
1503 King James IV of Scotland marries Margaret Tudor, daughter of King Henry VII of England at Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1264 Mudéjar revolt: Muslim rebel forces took the Alcázar of Jerez de la Frontera after defeating the Castilian garrison.
1220 Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula.
870 Treaty of Meerssen: King Louis the German and his half-brother Charles the Bald partition the Middle Frankish Kingdom into two larger east and west divisions.
Famous People Born on August 8

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Year Name
1929 Luis García Meza Tejada, Bolivian general and politician, 68th President of Bolivia (d. 2018)
1989 Anthony Rizzo, American baseball player
1948 Margaret Urban Walker, American philosopher
1980 Mike Hindert, American singer and bass player
1978 Alan Maybury, Irish footballer and coach
1978 Louis Saha, French footballer
1889 Hans Egede Budtz, Danish actor (d. 1968)
1984 Kirk Broadfoot, Scottish footballer
1944 John C. Holmes, American film actor (d. 1988)
1880 Earle Page, Australian lawyer, academic, and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1961)
Famous People Deaths On August 8

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Date Name
1982 Eric Brandon, English racing driver and businessman (b. 1920)
1947 Anton Denikin, Russian general (b. 1872)
2014 Peter Sculthorpe, Australian composer and conductor (b. 1929)
2003 Falaba Issa Traoré, Malian director and playwright (b. 1930)
1863 Angus MacAskill, Scottish-Canadian giant (b. 1825)
2007 Melville Shavelson, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
1827 George Canning, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1770)
1759 Carl Heinrich Graun, German tenor and composer (b. 1704)
2005 John H. Johnson, American publisher, founded the Johnson Publishing Company (b. 1918)
1828 Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish botanist and psychologist (b. 1743)