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Historical Events In August - 08

Friday, 19 August 2022

1980  On this day in history aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician, dies at 63  

1981  On August - 08 uS announce plans to produce the neutron bomb  

1982  Ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies on this day in history.  

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

1983  On August - 08 militray coup in Guatemala  

1984  On August - 08 richard Deacon, actor (Mel Cooley-Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 62  

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 August - 08.  

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

1988  On August - 08 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  On this day in history russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9 year war  

1988  Sec of State Shultz narrowly escapes assassin attempt in Bolivia on August - 08.  

1988  South Africa declares cease-fire in Angola on this day in history.  

1988  Temperature hits high of 88 on 8/8/88 in NYC on August - 08.  

1988  Alan Napier, actor (Alfred-Batman), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1990  On this day in history iraq annexes Kuwait  

1991  Brad Davis, actor (Sybil, Midnight Express), dies of AIDS at 41 on this day in history.  

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 August - 08.  

1994  On August - 08 henriette Santer, clinical psychologist, dies at 62  

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

1996  Didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

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 August - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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

2014  The West African Ebola outbreak is categorized as an international concern by the WHO on this day in history.  

2017  South African President Jacob Zuma survives a no-confidence vote in parliament 198-177 on August - 08.  

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

2017  The Walt Disney Company announces plans to create its own streaming service, cancelling ties with Netflix on August - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1518  On this day in history birth of conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)  

1571  On this day in history birth of john Ward, composer  

1586  On August - 08 birth of adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen  

1605  Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675) was born on this day in history.  

1617  Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary) was born on this day in history.  

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

1653  On this day in history birth of jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar  

Famous Deaths In August - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0117  Mark Ulpius Trajanus, adopted son of emperor Nerva/emperor, dies on August - 08.  

0869  On this day in history lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies  

1445  Death of Oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer on this day in history.  

1506  On August - 08 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  Death of Horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578) on this day in history.  

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