What Happened on August 8

Significant Events

  • 1509 Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire in Southern India
  • 1609 Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope
  • 1786 US Congress adopts silver dollar & decimal system of money
  • 1925 1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (200,000) in Washington, D.C.
  • 1945 USSR establishes a communist government in North Korea
  • 1974 US President Richard Nixon announces he will resign at 12pm the next day
  • 1988 Ceasefire between Iran & Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

Discovery of most distant galaxy (15 * 10 ^ 12 light yrs) announced

On August 8, 1988

Famous Weddings

  • 1502 Jacobus IV of Scotland marries Margaretha Tudor
  • 1778 Naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (34) weds Marie Anne Rosalie Delaporte
  • 1810 Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib marries Maaroof, daughter of Nawab Ilahi Baksh, and moves to Delhi.
  • 1867 Engineer George Westinghouse (20) weds Marguerite Erskine Walker in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925 China's Premier Zhou Enlai (27) weds Deng Yingchao (21) in Guangzhou

Famous Divorces

More Weddings & Divorces

Would You Believe?

Will Kellogg invents Corn Flakes

On August 8, 1898