Today in History, English
Today in History, English

89551August 8Event1969 – At a zebra crossing in London, photographer Iain Macmillan takes the photo that becomes the cover of the Beatles album Abbey Road.
89552August 8Event1973 – Kim Dae-jung, a South Korean politician and later president of South Korea, is kidnapped.
89553August 8Event1974 – President Richard Nixon, in a nationwide television address, announces his resignation from the office of the President of the United States effective noon the next day.
89554August 8Event1980 – The Central Hotel Fire occurs in Bundoran, Ireland.
89555August 8Event1988 – The "8888 Uprising" occurs in Burma.
89556August 8Event1989 – Space Shuttle program: STS-28 Mission: Space Shuttle Columbia takes off on a secret five-day military mission.
89557August 8Event1990 – Iraq occupies Kuwait and the state is annexed to Iraq. This would lead to the Gulf War shortly afterward.
89558August 8Event1991 – The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.
89559August 8Event2000 – Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor and 30 years after its discovery by undersea explorer E. Lee Spence.
89560August 8Event2007 – An 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.
89561August 8Event2008 – A EuroCity express train en route from Kraków, Poland to Prague, Czech Republic strikes a part of a motorway bridge that had fallen onto the railroad track near Studénka railway station in the Czech Republic and derails, killing eight people and in
89562August 8Event2008 – Official ceremony of 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Bird's Nest.
89563August 8Event2010 – 2010 China floods: A mudslide in Zhugqu County, Gansu, China, kills more than 1,400 people.
89564August 8Event2013 – A suicide bombing at a funeral in the Pakistani city of Quetta kills at least 31 people.
89565August 8Event2015 – 8 people are killed in a shooting in Houston, Texas.
89566August 8Birth1079 – Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)
89567August 8Birth1518 – Conrad Lycosthenes, French-German scholar and author (d. 1561)
89568August 8Birth1605 – Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, English lawyer and politician, Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1675)
89569August 8Birth1640 – Amalia Catharina, German poet and composer (d. 1697)
89570August 8Birth1646 – Godfrey Kneller, German-English painter (d. 1723)
89571August 8Birth1673 – John Ker, Scottish spy (d. 1726)
89572August 8Birth1693 – Laurent Belissen, French composer (d. 1762)
89573August 8Birth1694 – Francis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher and academic (d. 1746)
89574August 8Birth1709 – Hermann Anton Gelinek, German-Italian monk and violinist (d. 1779)
89575August 8Birth1720 – Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish general and politician (d. 1796)
89576August 8Birth1790 – Ferenc Kölcsey, Hungarian poet, critic, and politician (d. 1838)
89577August 8Birth1807 – Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish author (d. 1892)
89578August 8Birth1814 – Esther Hobart Morris, American lawyer and judge (d. 1902)
89579August 8Birth1824 – Maria Alexandrovna, German-Russian wife of Alexander II of Russia (d. 1880)
89580August 8Birth1839 – Nelson A. Miles, American general (d. 1925)

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