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Historical Events In August - 08

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1980  Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician, dies at 63 on August - 08.  

1981  On this day in history uS announce plans to produce the neutron bomb  

1982  Ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies on August - 08.  

1983  On August - 08 jury in KC, Mo, awards Christine Craft $500,000 in sex discrimination suit against KMBC-TV  

1983  Militray coup in Guatemala on August - 08.  

1984  Richard Deacon, actor (Mel Cooley-Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1985  On this day in history japan launches Planet A, a probe to Halley's comet  

1985  Louise Brooks, actress (Pandora's Box), dies of a heart attack at 78 on this day in history.  

1987  On August - 08 lynne Cox became first to swim from US to Russia across Bering Strait  

1988  On this day in history discovery of most distant galaxy announced  

1988  On August - 08 duchess of York gives birth to baby girl  

1988  On August - 08 renovated Central Park Zoo reopens after 4 years  

1988  Russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9 year war on August - 08.  

1988  Sec of State Shultz narrowly escapes assassin attempt in Bolivia on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history south Africa declares cease-fire in Angola  

1988  Temperature hits high of 88 on 8/8/88 in NYC on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history alan Napier, actor (Alfred-Batman), dies at 85  

1990  On August - 08 iraq annexes Kuwait  

1991  On this day in history brad Davis, actor (Sybil, Midnight Express), dies of AIDS at 41  

1992  Abul Qassim Khoei, Iraqi great-ayatollah/leader of Sjiieten, dies on August - 08.  

1993  Harry Bellaver, actor (Blue Collar, Old Man & the Sea), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

1994  On this day in history henriette Santer, clinical psychologist, dies at 62  

1995  David Begelman, film producer, dies at 73 on August - 08.  

1996  On August - 08 didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69  

1997  Duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

2007  The 21st World Scout Jamboree at Hylands Park, Essex closes on this day in history.  

2007  The Space Shuttle Endeavour is successfully launched on mission STS-118 on this day in history.  

2012  China announces that it plans to close 23 rare earth mines and up to 50 smelting companies on August - 08.  

2013  On this day in history 28 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan  

2014  On August - 08 the West African Ebola outbreak is categorized as an international concern by the WHO  

2017  On this day in history south African President Jacob Zuma survives a no-confidence vote in parliament 198-177  

2017  Kenyan general election: President Uhuru Kenyatta and Jubilee Party of Kenya re-elected, opposition leader Raila Odinga refuses verdict on August - 08.  

2017  The Walt Disney Company announces plans to create its own streaming service, cancelling ties with Netflix on this day in history.  

2018  On this day in history uS State Department imposes new sanctions on Russia for nerve attack in Britain  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1079  Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107) was born on August - 08.  

1518  Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561) was born on August - 08.  

1571  John Ward, composer was born on this day in history.  

1586  Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen was born on August - 08.  

1605  Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675) was born on August - 08.  

1617  On this day in history birth of adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary)  

1646  Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723) was born on August - 08.  

1653  Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0117  On August - 08 mark Ulpius Trajanus, adopted son of emperor Nerva/emperor, dies  

0869  On August - 08 lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies  

1445  Death of Oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer on August - 08.  

1506  On this day in history sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86  

1553  On August - 08 death of girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478)  

1555  Death of Oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494) on this day in history.  

1588  Death of Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter on this day in history.  

1604  On August - 08 death of horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578)  

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