What Happened on February 8

Historical Events

  • 1672 Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London
  • 1807 Battle of Eylau ends inconclusively between Napoleon's forces and Russian Empire - 1st battle Napoleon isn't victorious
  • 1915 D. W. Griffith's silent film "The Birth of a Nation" opens at Clune's Auditorium in Los Angeles - first 12-reel film in America
  • 1952 Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc
  • 1960 Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor".
  • 1971 The Nasdaq stock market index debuts.
  • 2013 100, 000 people march to demand justice for the atrocities of the Bangladesh Liberation War in Dhaka
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Did You Know?

Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio becomes Walt Disney Studios

On February 8, 1926

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Famous Divorces

  • 1980 Model Angie Bowie (30) divorces singer David Bowie (33) after 9 years of marriage
  • 2011 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (26) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (31) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half years of marriage
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