On This Day in History for December 8 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 115 of 115

  • 1991 Russia, Belorussia & Ukraine form Commonwealth of Ind States
  • 1991 The Romanian Constitution is adopted in a referendum.
  • 1992 Galileo's nearest approach to Jupiter (303 km)
  • 1993 30 killed at religious rebellion in Algeria
  • 1993 Dow-Jones hits record 3734.53
  • 1993 Storm hits western Europe, 11 killed in England
  • 1994 Fire in cinema in Karamay China, 310 killed
  • 1998 Tadjena massacre: 81 people are killed by armed groups in Algeria.
  • 2002 The Caribbean Community Heads of Government meet with the Government of Cuba and declare the date to be "CARICOM-Cuba Day" - To celebrate diplomatic ties between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba.
  • 2004 The Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations.
  • 2005 Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, is captured in the Playa de las Américas, Tenerife by the Spanish police.
  • 2008 Kirsty Williams elected as Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats. The first female leader of a political party in Wales.
  • 2009 Bombings in Baghdad, Iraq kill 127 and injure 448.
  • 2010 With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.
  • 2012 UN climate conference agrees to extend the Kyoto Protocol to 2020

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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