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Historical Events In August - 08

Thursday, 22 April 2021

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  On August - 08 ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies  

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

1985  On August - 08 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  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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history temperature hits high of 88 on 8/8/88 in NYC  

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

1990  Iraq annexes Kuwait on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1994  Henriette Santer, clinical psychologist, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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

1996  Didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69 on August - 08.  

1997  Duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74 on August - 08.  

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

2007  On this day in history 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 August - 08.  

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

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

2017  South African President Jacob Zuma survives a no-confidence vote in parliament 198-177 on this day in history.  

2017  On August - 08 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 this day in history.  

2018  On August - 08 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  On this day in history birth of emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)  

1518  On August - 08 birth of conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)  

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

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 August - 08.  

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

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

1653  Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar was born on August - 08.  

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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 this day in history.  

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  Death of Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478) on this day in history.  

1555  On August - 08 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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