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Historical Events In August - 08

Friday, 04 December 2020

1980  On August - 08 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  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 August - 08.  

1987  Lynne Cox became first to swim from US to Russia across Bering Strait on August - 08.  

1988  Discovery of most distant galaxy announced on this day in history.  

1988  Duchess of York gives birth to baby girl on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1988  On August - 08 south Africa declares cease-fire in Angola  

1988  On this day in history temperature hits high of 88 on 8/8/88 in NYC  

1988  Alan Napier, actor (Alfred-Batman), dies at 85 on August - 08.  

1990  Iraq annexes Kuwait on August - 08.  

1991  Brad Davis, actor (Sybil, Midnight Express), dies of AIDS at 41 on August - 08.  

1992  On this day in history abul Qassim Khoei, Iraqi great-ayatollah/leader of Sjiieten, dies  

1993  On August - 08 harry Bellaver, actor (Blue Collar, Old Man & the Sea), dies at 88  

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

1995  On August - 08 david Begelman, film producer, dies at 73  

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

1997  On this day in history duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74  

2007  The 21st World Scout Jamboree at Hylands Park, Essex closes on August - 08.  

2007  On August - 08 the Space Shuttle Endeavour is successfully launched on mission STS-118.  

2012  China announces that it plans to close 23 rare earth mines and up to 50 smelting companies on this day in history.  

2013  28 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan on August - 08.  

2014  On this day in history 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  On this day in history kenyan general election: President Uhuru Kenyatta and Jubilee Party of Kenya re-elected, opposition leader Raila Odinga refuses verdict  

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

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

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Famous Birthdays In August - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1079  On this day in history birth of emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)  

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

1605  On this day in history birth of cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)  

1617  On August - 08 birth of adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary)  

1646  On August - 08 birth of godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)  

1653  On August - 08 birth of jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar  

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Famous Deaths In August - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0117  On this day in history mark Ulpius Trajanus, adopted son of emperor Nerva/emperor, dies  

0869  Lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies on August - 08.  

1445  On August - 08 death of oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer  

1506  On August - 08 sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86  

1553  On this day in history death of girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478)  

1555  On this day in history death of oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494)  

1588  On this day in history death of alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter  

1604  Death of Horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578) on August - 08.  

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