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What Happened on February 8th This Day in History

Year Name
2014 A hotel fire in Medina, Saudi Arabia kills 15 Egyptian pilgrims with 130 others injured.
2013 A blizzard disrupts transportation and leaves hundreds of thousands of people without electricity in the Northeastern United States and parts of Canada.
2010 A freak storm in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan triggers a series of at least 36 avalanches, burying over two miles of road, killing at least 172 people and trapping over 2,000 travelers.
2005 Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Tamil politician and former MP A. Chandranehru dies of injuries sustained in an ambush the previous day.
1996 The U.S. Congress passes the Communications Decency Act.
1993 General Motors sues NBC after Dateline NBC allegedly rigs two crashes intended to demonstrate that some GM pickups can easily catch fire if hit in certain places. NBC settles the lawsuit the next day.
1989 Independent Air Flight 1851 strikes Pico Alto mountain while on approach to Santa Maria Airport (Azores) killing all 144 passengers on board.
1986 Hinton train collision: Twenty-three people are killed when a VIA Rail passenger train collides with a 118-car Canadian National freight train near the town of Hinton, Alberta, west of Edmonton. It is the worst rail accident in Canada until the Lac-Mégantic, Quebec derailment in 2013 which killed forty-seven people.
1983 The Melbourne dust storm hits Australia's second largest city. The result of the worst drought on record and a day of severe weather conditions, a 320 metres (1,050 ft) deep dust cloud envelops the city, turning day to night.
1981 Twenty-one association football spectators are trampled to death at Karaiskakis Stadium in Neo Faliro, Greece, after a football match between Olympiacos F.C. and AEK Athens F.C.
1978 Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.
1974 After 84 days in space, the crew of Skylab 4, the last crew to visit American space station Skylab, returns to Earth.
1971 The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.
1971 South Vietnamese ground troops launch an incursion into Laos to try to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail and stop communist infiltration.
1968 American civil rights movement: The Orangeburg massacre: An attack on black students from South Carolina State University who are protesting racial segregation at the town's only bowling alley, leaves three or four dead in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
1965 Eastern Air Lines Flight 663 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean and explodes, killing everyone aboard.
1963 Travel, financial and commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy administration.
1963 The regime of Prime Minister of Iraq, Brigadier General Abd al-Karim Qasim is overthrown by the Ba'ath Party.
1962 Charonne massacre. Nine trade unionists are killed by French police at the instigation of Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, then chief of the Paris Prefecture of Police.
1960 Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issues an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name Mountbatten-Windsor.
1955 The Government of Sindh, Pakistan, abolishes the Jagirdari system in the province. One million acres (4000 km2) of land thus acquired is to be distributed among the landless peasants.
1950 Cold War: The Stasi, the secret police of East Germany, is established.
1946 The first portion of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, the first serious challenge to the popularity of the Authorized King James Version, is published.
1945 World War II: The United Kingdom and Canada commence Operation Veritable to occupy the west bank of the Rhine.
1945 World War II: Mikhail Devyataev escapes with nine other Soviet inmates from a Nazi concentration camp in Peenemünde on the island of Usedom by hijacking the camp commandant's Heinkel He 111.
1942 World War II: Japan invades Singapore.
1942 World War II: Dutch Colonial Army General Destruction Unit (AVC, Algemene Vernielings Corps) burns Banjarmasin, South Borneo to avoid Japanese capture.
1924 Capital punishment: The first state execution in the United States by gas chamber takes place in Nevada.
1922 United States President Warren G. Harding introduces the first radio set in the White House.
1915 D. W. Griffith's controversial film The Birth of a Nation premieres in Los Angeles.
1910 The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
1904 Battle of Port Arthur: A surprise torpedo attack by the Japanese at Port Arthur, China starts the Russo-Japanese War.
1904 Aceh War: Dutch Colonial Army's Marechaussee regiment led by General G.C.E. van Daalen launch military campaign to capture Gayo Highland, Alas Highland, and Batak Highland in Dutch East Indies' Northern Sumatra region, which ends with genocide to Acehnese and Bataks people.
1887 The Dawes Act authorizes the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments.
1885 The first government-approved Japanese immigrants arrived in Hawaii.
1879 Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.
1879 The England cricket team led by Lord Harris is attacked in a riot during a match in Sydney.
1865 Delaware refuses to ratify the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Slavery was outlawed in the United States, including Delaware, when the Amendment was ratified by the requisite number of states on December 6, 1865. Delaware ratified the Thirteenth Amendment on February 12, 1901, which was the ninety-second anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.
1837 Richard Johnson becomes the first Vice President of the United States chosen by the United States Senate.
1817 Las Heras crosses the Andes with an army to join San Martín and liberate Chile from Spain.
1807 After two days of bitter fighting, the Russians under Bennigsen and the Prussians under L'Estocq concede the Battle of Eylau to Napoleon.
1693 The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, is granted a charter by King William III and Queen Mary II.
1601 Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Queen Elizabeth I and the revolt is quickly crushed.
1590 Luis de Carabajal the younger is tortured by the Inquisition in Mexico City.
1587 Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
1575 Leiden University is founded,
1347 The Byzantine civil war of 1341-47 ends with a power-sharing agreement between John VI Kantakouzenos and John V Palaiologos.
1250 Seventh Crusade: Crusaders engage Ayyubid forces in the Battle of Al Mansurah.
1238 The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.
421 Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
Famous People Born on February 8

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Year Name
1893 Ba Maw, Burmese lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Burma (d. 1977)
1977 Roman Kostomarov, Russian ice dancer
1981 Steve Gohouri, Ivorian footballer (d. 2015)
1850 Kate Chopin, American author (d. 1904)
1932 Cliff Allison, English racing driver and businessman (d. 2005)
1906 Chester Carlson, American physicist and lawyer, invented Xerography (d. 1968)
1915 Georges Guétary, Egyptian-French singer, dancer, and actor (d. 1997)
1798 Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia (d. 1849)
1966 Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgarian footballer and manager
1944 Sebastião Salgado, Brazilian photographer and journalist
Famous People Deaths On February 8

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Date Name
2015 Rauni-Leena Luukanen-Kilde, Finnish physician and parapsychologist (b. 1939)
2014 Maicon Pereira de Oliveira, Brazilian footballer (b. 1988)
1314 Helen of Anjou, queen of Serbia (b. 1236)
2016 Amelia Bence, Argentine actress (b. 1914)
1960 Giles Gilbert Scott, English architect and engineer, designed the Red telephone box and Liverpool Cathedral (b. 1880)
1910 Hans Jæger, Norwegian philosopher and activist (b. 1854)
2013 Nevin Scrimshaw, American scientist (b. 1918)
1956 Connie Mack, American baseball player and manager (b. 1862)
1229 Ali ibn Hanzala, sixth Dāʿī al-Muṭlaq of Tayyibi Isma'ilism
2012 Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian singer-songwriter (b. 1950)