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August 8th, 2007 (August 08 2007)EventAn EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889.
August 8th, 2007 (August 08 2007)DeathJoybubbles, A notable phone phreak. (born in 1949)
August 8th, 2007 (August 08 2007)DeathMa Lik, Chinese politician (born in 1952)
August 8th, 2007 (August 08 2007)DeathMelville Shavelson, American film director, producer, and screenwriter (born in 1917)
August 8th, 2005 (August 08 2005)DeathBarbara Bel Geddes, American actress (born in 1922)
August 8th, 2005 (August 08 2005)DeathAhmed Deedat, Islamic scholar (born in 1918)
August 8th, 2005 (August 08 2005)DeathJohn H. Johnson, African-American publisher (born in 1918)
August 8th, 2005 (August 08 2005)DeathGene Mauch, American athlete (born in 1925)
August 8th, 2005 (August 08 2005)DeathMonica Sjoo, Swedish artist (born in 1938)
August 8th, 2005 (August 08 2005)DeathIlse Werner, German actress (born in 1921)
August 8th, 2004 (August 08 2004)DeathFay Wray, American actress (born in 1907)
August 8th, 2004 (August 08 2004)DeathDimitris Papamichael, Greek actor (born in 1934)
August 8th, 2000 (August 08 2000)EventConfederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor.
August 8th, 1998 (August 08 1998)DeathMahmoud Saremi, Iranian journalist
August 8th, 1996 (August 08 1996)DeathNevill Mott, Nobel Prize Laureate (born in 1905)
August 8th, 1995 (August 08 1995)BirthMalin Reitan, Norwegian singer
August 8th, 1992 (August 08 1992)DeathGrand Ayatollah Abul-Qasim Khoei, considered to be the Supreme Shi ite authority at the time of his death
August 8th, 1992 (August 08 1992)DeathJohn Kordic, Canadian ice hockey player (born in 1965)
August 8th, 1991 (August 08 1991)EventCollapse of Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built
August 8th, 1991 (August 08 1991)EventJohn McCarthy, British Journalist held hostage in Lebanon for more than five years by Islamic Jihad, is released.John Held Quotes
August 8th, 1991 (August 08 1991)DeathJames Irwin, astronaut (born in 1930)
August 8th, 1990 (August 08 1990)EventIraq occupies Kuwait and the state is annexed to Iraq. This would lead to the Gulf War shortly afterward.
August 8th, 1989 (August 08 1989)EventSpace Shuttle program: STS-28 MissionSpace Shuttle Columbia takes off on a secret five-day military mission.
August 8th, 1989 (August 08 1989)BirthSesil Karatantcheva, Bulgarian tennis player
August 8th, 1988 (August 08 1988)EventThe "8888 Uprising" occurs in Burma.
August 8th, 1988 (August 08 1988)EventThe lights are turned on at Wrigley Field for the first time, making it the last major league stadium to host night games. (The game, against the Philadelphia Phillies, is rained out after three-and-a-half innings.)
August 8th, 1988 (August 08 1988)BirthPrincess Beatrice of York
August 8th, 1988 (August 08 1988)BirthDanilo Gallinari, Italian basketball player
August 8th, 1988 (August 08 1988)DeathFelix Leclerc, Quebec singer and songwriter (born in 1914)
August 8th, 1988 (August 08 1988)DeathAlan Napier, English actor (born in 1903)
August 8th, 1988 (August 08 1988)DeathRamon Valdes, Mexican actor (born in 1923)
August 8th, 1987 (August 08 1987)BirthKatie Leung, Scottish actress
August 8th, 1987 (August 08 1987)DeathDanilo Blanusa, Croatian mathematician (born in 1903)
August 8th, 1986 (August 08 1986)EventAltaf Hussain s address at Nishtar Park Karachi, announcement of establishing political movement MQM.
August 8th, 1986 (August 08 1986)BirthPeyton List, American actress
August 8th, 1985 (August 08 1985)BirthBrayan Ruiz, Costa Rican soccer player
August 8th, 1985 (August 08 1985)DeathLouise Brooks, American actress (born in 1906)
August 8th, 1984 (August 08 1984)BirthMartrez Milner, American football player
August 8th, 1984 (August 08 1984)BirthDevon McTavish, Midfielder for the Major League Soccer s DC United Devo Quotes
August 8th, 1984 (August 08 1984)DeathEllen Raskin, American author(b.1928)
August 8th, 1983 (August 08 1983)BirthGuy Burnet, British actor
August 8th, 1982 (August 08 1982)DeathEric Brandon, British racing driver (born in 1920)
August 8th, 1981 (August 08 1981)BirthVanessa Amorosi, Australian singer and songwriter
August 8th, 1981 (August 08 1981)BirthRoger Federer, Swiss tennis playerRoger Federer Quotes
August 8th, 1981 (August 08 1981)BirthMeagan Good, American actress
August 8th, 1981 (August 08 1981)BirthKaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
August 8th, 1981 (August 08 1981)BirthBradley McIntosh, British pop singer
August 8th, 1980 (August 08 1980)EventThe Central Hotel Fire, Bundoran occurred in Ireland.
August 8th, 1980 (August 08 1980)BirthMike Hindert, American musician
August 8th, 1980 (August 08 1980)BirthSabine Klaschka, German tennis player
August 8th, 1980 (August 08 1980)BirthPat Noonan, American soccer player
August 8th, 1980 (August 08 1980)BirthMichael Urie, American actor and director
August 8th, 1980 (August 08 1980)DeathPaul Triquet, French Canadian army officer (born in 1910)
August 8th, 1979 (August 08 1979)BirthRichard Harwood, British cellist
August 8th, 1979 (August 08 1979)BirthParis Latsis, Greek shipping heir
August 8th, 1979 (August 08 1979)BirthRashard Lewis, American basketball player
August 8th, 1979 (August 08 1979)BirthSam Totman, English musician (Dragonforce)
August 8th, 1979 (August 08 1979)DeathNicholas Monsarrat, British novelist (born in 1910)
August 8th, 1978 (August 08 1978)BirthAlan Maybury, Irish footballer
August 8th, 1978 (August 08 1978)BirthLouis Saha, French footballer
August 8th, 1978 (August 08 1978)BirthMiho Shiraishi, Japanese actress
August 8th, 1978 (August 08 1978)BirthCountess Vaughn, American actress and singer
August 8th, 1977 (August 08 1977)BirthKurt Bernard, Costa Rican footballer
August 8th, 1977 (August 08 1977)BirthSzilard Nemeth, Slovak footballer
August 8th, 1977 (August 08 1977)BirthLindsay Sloane, American actress
August 8th, 1977 (August 08 1977)BirthRocky Thompson, Canadian ice hockey player
August 8th, 1977 (August 08 1977)DeathEdgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian, Nobel Prize Laureate (born in 1889)
August 8th, 1976 (August 08 1976)BirthJC Chasez, American singer (*NSYNC)
August 8th, 1976 (August 08 1976)BirthTawny Cypress, American actress
August 8th, 1976 (August 08 1976)BirthDrew Lachey, American singer
August 8th, 1976 (August 08 1976)BirthSeung-Yeop Lee, Korean baseball player
August 8th, 1976 (August 08 1976)BirthJeff Simmons, American race car driver
August 8th, 1975 (August 08 1975)DeathJulian "Cannonball" Adderley, American jazz saxophonist (born in 1928) Julian Quotes
August 8th, 1974 (August 08 1974)EventWatergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces his resignation, effective the next day.
August 8th, 1974 (August 08 1974)BirthUlises De la Cruz, Ecuadoran footballer
August 8th, 1974 (August 08 1974)BirthScott D Amore, Canadian professional wrestler and manager
August 8th, 1974 (August 08 1974)BirthBrian Harvey, English singer
August 8th, 1974 (August 08 1974)BirthAndy Priaulx, British race car driver
August 8th, 1974 (August 08 1974)DeathBaldur von Schirach, Nazi youth leader (born in 1907)Baldur von Schirach Quotes
August 8th, 1973 (August 08 1973)EventU.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew goes on television to denounce accusations he had taken kickbacks while governor of Maryland.Spiro Agnew Quotes
August 8th, 1973 (August 08 1973)EventKim Dae-Jung, a South Korean politician and later president of South Korea, is kidnapped.
August 8th, 1973 (August 08 1973)BirthToby Allen, Australian singer
August 8th, 1973 (August 08 1973)BirthShane Lee, Australian cricketer
August 8th, 1973 (August 08 1973)BirthSenta Moses, American actress
August 8th, 1973 (August 08 1973)BirthScott Stapp, American singer (Creed)
August 8th, 1973 (August 08 1973)DeathDean Corll, American serial killer (born in 1939)
August 8th, 1973 (August 08 1973)DeathVilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (born in 1898)
August 8th, 1972 (August 08 1972)BirthAxel Merckx, Belgian bicycle racer
August 8th, 1972 (August 08 1972)BirthLupus Thunder, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
August 8th, 1972 (August 08 1972)DeathAndrea Feldman, American actor (born in 1948)
August 8th, 1970 (August 08 1970)BirthTrev Alberts, American football player
August 8th, 1970 (August 08 1970)BirthPascal Duquenne, Belgian actor
August 8th, 1969 (August 08 1969)BirthFaye Wong, Hong Kong singer and actress
August 8th, 1969 (August 08 1969)DeathOtmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German eugenicist and Nazi physician (born in 1896)
August 8th, 1968 (August 08 1968)EventJuro Wada successfully performs Japan s first heart transplant.
August 8th, 1967 (August 08 1967)EventThe Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is founded.
August 8th, 1967 (August 08 1967)BirthEric Angle, American wrestler
August 8th, 1967 (August 08 1967)BirthMarcelo Balboa, American soccer player
August 8th, 1967 (August 08 1967)BirthRena Mero, American wrestlerRena Mero Quotes
August 8th, 1967 (August 08 1967)BirthJessica Moore, Italian actress
August 8th, 1967 (August 08 1967)BirthLee Unkrich, American director and film editor
August 8th, 1966 (August 08 1966)BirthChris Eubank, English boxer
August 8th, 1966 (August 08 1966)BirthJohn Hudek, American baseball player
August 8th, 1965 (August 08 1965)BirthKate Langbroek, Australian media personality
August 8th, 1965 (August 08 1965)BirthAaron Abeyta, American musician
August 8th, 1965 (August 08 1965)DeathShirley Jackson, American author (born in 1916)Shirley Jackson Quotes
August 8th, 1964 (August 08 1964)BirthAnastasia Ashman, American writer
August 8th, 1963 (August 08 1963)EventGreat Train Robbery: In England, a gang of 15 train robbers steal 2.6 million pounds in bank notes.
August 8th, 1963 (August 08 1963)BirthJon Turteltaub, American director
August 8th, 1963 (August 08 1963)BirthStephen Walkom, Canadian ice hockey official and executive
August 8th, 1962 (August 08 1962)BirthMike Zanier, Canadian ice hockey player
August 8th, 1961 (August 08 1961)BirthThe Edge, Irish guitarist (U2)
August 8th, 1961 (August 08 1961)BirthDaniel House, American music executive
August 8th, 1961 (August 08 1961)BirthBruce Matthews, American football player
August 8th, 1961 (August 08 1961)BirthRikki Rockett, American drummer (Poison)
August 8th, 1961 (August 08 1961)DeathMei Lanfang, Chinese opera performer (born in 1894)
August 8th, 1960 (August 08 1960)EventSouth Kasai secedes from the Congo.
August 8th, 1960 (August 08 1960)BirthUlrich Maly, German politician
August 8th, 1958 (August 08 1958)BirthDeborah Norville, American television host
August 8th, 1958 (August 08 1958)BirthCecilia Roth, Argentine actressCecil Roth Quotes
August 8th, 1956 (August 08 1956)BirthDavid Grant, English singer and vocal coach
August 8th, 1956 (August 08 1956)BirthBranscombe Richmond, American actor
August 8th, 1955 (August 08 1955)BirthDiddu, Icelandic soprano and songwriter
August 8th, 1955 (August 08 1955)BirthHerbert Prohaska, Austrian footballer
August 8th, 1953 (August 08 1953)BirthNigel Mansell, English race car driver
August 8th, 1953 (August 08 1953)BirthDon Most, American actor
August 8th, 1952 (August 08 1952)BirthJostein Gaarder, Norwegian author
August 8th, 1952 (August 08 1952)BirthRobin Quivers, American radio personality
August 8th, 1951 (August 08 1951)BirthMamoru Oshii, Japanese film director
August 8th, 1951 (August 08 1951)BirthRandy Shilts, American journalist and author (died in 1994)
August 8th, 1950 (August 08 1950)DeathFergus McMaster, Australian businessman (born in 1879)
August 8th, 1949 (August 08 1949)EventBhutan becomes independent.
August 8th, 1949 (August 08 1949)BirthKeith Carradine, American actor
August 8th, 1949 (August 08 1949)BirthRicardo Londono, Colombian racing driver
August 8th, 1948 (August 08 1948)BirthSvetlana Savitskaya, Russian cosmonaut
August 8th, 1947 (August 08 1947)EventPakistan s National Flag is approved.
August 8th, 1947 (August 08 1947)BirthJose Cruz, Puerto Rican baseball player
August 8th, 1947 (August 08 1947)BirthKen Dryden, Canadian ice hockey player and parliamentarian
August 8th, 1947 (August 08 1947)BirthLarry Wilcox, American actor
August 8th, 1947 (August 08 1947)DeathAnton Ivanovich Denikin, Russian general (born in 1872)
August 8th, 1946 (August 08 1946)EventFirst flight of the Convair B-36.
August 8th, 1946 (August 08 1946)BirthJames W. Lewis, American convicted extortionist
August 8th, 1945 (August 08 1945)EventWorld WarThe Soviet Union declares war on Japan and invades Manchuria.
August 8th, 1945 (August 08 1945)EventThe United Nations Charter is signed by the United States, which becomes the third nation to join.
August 8th, 1944 (August 08 1944)BirthBrooke Bundy, American actress
August 8th, 1944 (August 08 1944)BirthJohn Renbourn, English musician
August 8th, 1944 (August 08 1944)DeathChaim Soutine, Russian painter (born in 1894)
August 8th, 1944 (August 08 1944)DeathErwin von Witzleben, German field marshal (born in 1881)
August 8th, 1944 (August 08 1944)DeathMichael Wittmann, German Tank ace and Knight s Cross holder, killed in action, Normandy. (born in 1914)
August 8th, 1942 (August 08 1942)EventWorld War II: In Washington, DC, six German would-be saboteurs are executed.
August 8th, 1942 (August 08 1942)EventQuit India resolution was passed by the Bombay session of the AICC, which leads to the start of a civil disobedience movement across India
August 8th, 1940 (August 08 1940)Event"Aufbau Ost" directive was signed by Wilhelm Keitel.Wilhelm Keitel Quotes
August 8th, 1940 (August 08 1940)BirthDennis Tito, American businessman and space tourist
August 8th, 1940 (August 08 1940)DeathJohnny Dodds, American musician (born in 1892)
August 8th, 1939 (August 08 1939)BirthAlexander Watson, American ambassador and diplomat
August 8th, 1938 (August 08 1938)EventThe building of Mauthausen concentration camp begins.
August 8th, 1938 (August 08 1938)BirthJacques Hetu, French Canadian composer
August 8th, 1938 (August 08 1938)BirthConnie Stevens, American singer and actress
August 8th, 1937 (August 08 1937)BirthDustin Hoffman, American actor
August 8th, 1936 (August 08 1936)BirthKeith Barron, English actor
August 8th, 1936 (August 08 1936)BirthFrank Howard, American baseball player
August 8th, 1935 (August 08 1935)BirthDonald P. Bellisario, American television producer
August 8th, 1935 (August 08 1935)BirthJohn Laws, Australia radio personality
August 8th, 1933 (August 08 1933)BirthJoe Tex, American singer (died in 1982)
August 8th, 1933 (August 08 1933)BirthSerena Wilson, American belly dancer (died in 2007)
August 8th, 1933 (August 08 1933)DeathAdolf Loos, Austrian architect (born in 1870)
August 8th, 1932 (August 08 1932)BirthLuis Garcia Meza Tejada, Bolivian dictator
August 8th, 1932 (August 08 1932)BirthMel Tillis, American singer
August 8th, 1931 (August 08 1931)EventWorkers go on strike at the Hoover dam
August 8th, 1931 (August 08 1931)BirthSir Roger Penrose, British physicist
August 8th, 1929 (August 08 1929)EventThe German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight.
August 8th, 1929 (August 08 1929)BirthRonald Biggs, British criminal
August 8th, 1929 (August 08 1929)BirthLarisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (died in 2004)
August 8th, 1928 (August 08 1928)BirthDon Burrows, Australian musician
August 8th, 1928 (August 08 1928)DeathStjepan Radic, Croatian politician (born in 1871)
August 8th, 1927 (August 08 1927)BirthJohnny Temple, American baseball player (died in 1994)
August 8th, 1926 (August 08 1926)BirthRichard Anderson, American actor
August 8th, 1925 (August 08 1925)BirthAlija Izetbegovic, Bosniak politician (died in 2003)Alija Izetbegovic Quotes
August 8th, 1922 (August 08 1922)BirthRory Calhoun, American actor (died in 1999)
August 8th, 1922 (August 08 1922)BirthRudi Gernreich, Austrian-born fashion designer (died in 1985)
August 8th, 1922 (August 08 1922)BirthGertrude Himmelfarb, American historian
August 8th, 1921 (August 08 1921)BirthWilliam Asher, American film producer
August 8th, 1921 (August 08 1921)BirthJohn Herbert Chapman, British physicist (died in 1979)
August 8th, 1921 (August 08 1921)BirthWebb Pierce, American singer (died in 1991)
August 8th, 1921 (August 08 1921)BirthVulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian medical scientist (died in 2001)
August 8th, 1921 (August 08 1921)BirthEsther Williams, American actress and swimmer
August 8th, 1920 (August 08 1920)BirthLeo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (died in 2006)
August 8th, 1920 (August 08 1920)BirthCarol Lambrino, son of Carol II of Romania and Zizi Lambrino (died in 2006)
August 8th, 1920 (August 08 1920)BirthJimmy Witherspoon, American singer (died in 1997)
August 8th, 1919 (August 08 1919)BirthDino De Laurentiis, Italian film producer
August 8th, 1918 (August 08 1918)EventWorld War I: Battle of Amiens begins a string of almost continuous victories with a push through the German front lines.
August 8th, 1915 (August 08 1915)BirthJumbo Elliott, American track coach (died in 1981)
August 8th, 1911 (August 08 1911)EventThe millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire.
August 8th, 1911 (August 08 1911)EventPublic Law 62-5 sets the number of representatives in the United States House of Representatives at 435. The law would come into effect in 1913.
August 8th, 1911 (August 08 1911)BirthRosetta LeNoire, American actress (died in 2002)
August 8th, 1911 (August 08 1911)DeathWilliam P. Frye, American politician (born in 1830)
August 8th, 1910 (August 08 1910)EventThe US Army installs the first tricycle landing gear on the Army s Wright Flyer.
August 8th, 1910 (August 08 1910)BirthSylvia Sidney, American actress (died in 1999)
August 8th, 1908 (August 08 1908)EventWilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It s the Wright Brothers first public flight and the French public goes wild.Wilbur Wright Quotes
August 8th, 1908 (August 08 1908)BirthArthur Goldberg, U.S. Supreme Court justice (died in 1980)
August 8th, 1907 (August 08 1907)BirthBenny Carter, American musician (died in 2003)
August 8th, 1905 (August 08 1905)BirthAndre Jolivet, French composer (died in 1974)
August 8th, 1904 (August 08 1904)BirthAchille Varzi, Italian race car driver (died in 1948)
August 8th, 1902 (August 08 1902)BirthPaul Dirac, English physicist Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1984)Paul Dirac Quotes
August 8th, 1902 (August 08 1902)DeathJames Tissot, French artist (born in 1836)
August 8th, 1901 (August 08 1901)BirthErnest O. Lawrence, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1958)
August 8th, 1898 (August 08 1898)BirthAlexis Minotis, Greek actor (died in 1990)
August 8th, 1898 (August 08 1898)DeathEugene Boudin, French painter (born in 1824)
August 8th, 1897 (August 08 1897)DeathJacob Burckhardt, Swiss art historian (born in 1818)
August 8th, 1896 (August 08 1896)BirthMarjorie Kinnan Rawlings, American author (died in 1953)
August 8th, 1892 (August 08 1892)BirthRafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (died in 1922)
August 8th, 1891 (August 08 1891)BirthAdolf Busch, German violinist (died in 1952)
August 8th, 1887 (August 08 1887)DeathAlexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and soldier (born in 1808)William Alexander Quotes
August 8th, 1884 (August 08 1884)BirthSara Teasdale, American poet (died in 1933)Sara Teasdale Quotes
August 8th, 1882 (August 08 1882)BirthLadislas Starevich, Polish animator (died in 1965)
August 8th, 1881 (August 08 1881)BirthAlbert Kesselring, German field marshal (died in 1960)Albert Kesselring Quotes
August 8th, 1881 (August 08 1881)BirthPaul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, German field marshal (died in 1954)Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist Quotes
August 8th, 1880 (August 08 1880)BirthEarle Page, Australian politician (died in 1961)
August 8th, 1879 (August 08 1879)BirthBob Smith, American founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (died in 1950)
August 8th, 1879 (August 08 1879)BirthEmiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary (died in 1919)
August 8th, 1879 (August 08 1879)DeathImmanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher (born in 1797) Philo Quotes
August 8th, 1876 (August 08 1876)EventThomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph.
August 8th, 1875 (August 08 1875)BirthArtur da Silva Bernardes, President of Brazil (died in 1955)
August 8th, 1870 (August 08 1870)EventThe Republic of Ploiesti, a failed Radical-Liberal rising against Domnitor Carol of Romania.
August 8th, 1866 (August 08 1866)BirthMatthew Henson, Arctic explorer (died in 1955)
August 8th, 1863 (August 08 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: Following his defeat in the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee sends a letter of resignation to Confederate President Jefferson Davis (which is refused upon receipt).
August 8th, 1863 (August 08 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: Tennessee s "military" Gov. Andrew Johnson freed his personal slaves. During the early 20th century, the day was celebrated by blacks in Tennessee as a holiday.Andrew Johnson Quotes
August 8th, 1863 (August 08 1863)DeathAngus MacAskill known as Giant MacAskill , circus performer (b.1825)
August 8th, 1857 (August 08 1857)BirthCecile Chaminade, French pianist and composer (died in 1944)
August 8th, 1844 (August 08 1844)EventThe Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, headed by Brigham Young, is reaffirmed as the leading body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church). Jesus Christ Quotes
August 8th, 1839 (August 08 1839)EventBeta Theta Pi is founded in Oxford, Ohio.
August 8th, 1839 (August 08 1839)BirthNelson Miles, American general (died in 1925)
August 8th, 1828 (August 08 1828)DeathCarl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist (born in 1743)
August 8th, 1827 (August 08 1827)DeathGeorge Canning, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (born in 1770)George Canning Quotes
August 8th, 1824 (August 08 1824)BirthMaria Alexandrovna (Marie of Hesse), Tsarina of Russia (died in 1880)
August 8th, 1814 (August 08 1814)BirthEsther Morris, American jurist (died in 1902)
August 8th, 1810 (August 08 1810)EventEminent Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib married Maaroof, daughter of Nawab Ilahi Baksh, and moved to Delhi.
August 8th, 1807 (August 08 1807)BirthEmilie Flygare-Carlen, Swedish novelist (died in 1892)
August 8th, 1794 (August 08 1794)EventJoseph Whidbey and George Vancouver lead an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska.
August 8th, 1793 (August 08 1793)EventThe insurrection of Lyon occurred during the French Revolution.
August 8th, 1786 (August 08 1786)EventMont Blanc on the French- Italian border is climbed for the first time by Jacques Balmat and Dr Michel-Gabriel Paccard.
August 8th, 1759 (August 08 1759)DeathCarl Heinrich Graun, German composer (born in 1704)
August 8th, 1747 (August 08 1747)DeathMadeleine de Vercheres, New France heroine (born in 1678)
August 8th, 1720 (August 08 1720)BirthCarl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (died in 1796)
August 8th, 1694 (August 08 1694)BirthFrancis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher (died in 1746)Francis Hutcheson Quotes
August 8th, 1693 (August 08 1693)BirthLaurent Belissen, French composer (died in 1762)
August 8th, 1684 (August 08 1684)DeathGeorge Booth, 1st Baron Delamer (born in 1622)
August 8th, 1673 (August 08 1673)BirthJohn Ker, Scottish spy (died in 1726)John Scott Quotes
August 8th, 1647 (August 08 1647)EventThe Irish Confederate Wars and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Dungans HillEnglish Parliamentary forces defeat Irish forces.
August 8th, 1646 (August 08 1646)BirthGodfrey Kneller, German-born painter (died in 1723)
August 8th, 1631 (August 08 1631)DeathKonstantinas Sirvydas, Lithuanian lexicographer (born in 1579)
August 8th, 1605 (August 08 1605)EventThe city of Oulu, Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden.
August 8th, 1605 (August 08 1605)BirthCecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (died in 1675)
August 8th, 1604 (August 08 1604)DeathHorio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (born in 1578)
August 8th, 1588 (August 08 1588)EventAnglo-Spanish War: Battle of GravelinesThe naval engagement ends, thus ending the Spanish Armada s attempt to invade England.
August 8th, 1588 (August 08 1588)DeathAlonso Sanchez Coello, Spanish painter
August 8th, 1585 (August 08 1585)EventJohn Davis enters Cumberland Sound in quest for the Northwest Passage.
August 8th, 1576 (August 08 1576)EventThe cornerstone for Tycho Brahe s Uraniborg observatory is laid on Hven.
August 8th, 1555 (August 08 1555)DeathOronce Fine, French mathematician (born in 1494)
August 8th, 1553 (August 08 1553)DeathGirolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (born in 1478)
August 8th, 1518 (August 08 1518)BirthConrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (died in 1561)
August 8th, 1509 (August 08 1509)EventThe Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire.Gene Ray Quotes
August 8th, 1445 (August 08 1445)DeathOswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer
August 8th, 1220 (August 08 1220)EventSweden was defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula.
August 8th, 1079 (August 08 1079)BirthEmperor Horikawa of Japan (died in 1107)
August 8th, 0869 (August 08 0869)DeathLothair II of Lotharingia (born in 825)

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