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

Events in History

Events 101 - 150 of 150

  • 1971 Nasdaq Composite stock market index debuts with 50 companies and a starting value of 100
  • 1972 Josh Gibson & Buck Leonard selected to Hall of Fame
  • 1973 Jean Kerrs "Finishing Touches" premieres in NYC
  • 1973 Mushtaq & Asif Iqbal make 350 stand for 4th wicket v NZ
  • 1973 Senate names 7 members to investigate Watergate scandal

Music releaseMusic Single

1974 Ringo Starr releases the single "You're 16" in the UK

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1974 Skylab 4's astronauts land
  • 1974 3 US astronauts return to Earth after a 85 days in the US space station, Skylab
  • 1975 1800 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • 1976 Largest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavs vs Wash-21,130)
  • 1977 Earthquake in SF, at 5.0, strongest since 1966

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 Hustler publisher Larry Flynt sentenced on obscenity charges

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt
  • 1978 Crown Prince Sad Abdallah al-Salim Al Sabah becomes PM of Kuwait
  • 1978 Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.
  • 1979 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1979 Denis Sassou-Nguesso became the President of the Republic of the Congo for the first time.
  • 1981 US female Figure Skating championship won by Elaine Zayak
  • 1981 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
  • 1983 Eric Peters sets transatlantic sailboat record (E-W)-46 days
  • 1983 Tina Howe's "Painting Churches" premieres in NYC
  • 1983 Champion thoroughbred Shergar kidnapped in Ireland; never found Lloyds of London pays $10.6 million insurance
  • 1983 Ariel Sharon resigns from Israeli government after an inquiry shows he was indirectly responsible for the killings of hundreds of people in 1982
  • 1983 A prize stallion and Derby winner is kidnapped; a nationwide hunt begins the following day
  • 1984 1st time 8 people in space
  • 1984 Soyuz T-10 launches with crew of 3 to Salyut 7
  • 1985 Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung returns to South-Korea
  • 1986 US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
  • 1986 1984 Summer Olympics LAPD bomb squad chief Arleigh McCree, and his partner Officer Ronald Ball of the Firearms and explosives unit are killed while trying to dismantle two pipe bombs
  • 1988 NASA launches DOD-2
  • 1989 5 cm of snow falls in outskirts of Los Angeles
  • 1989 US Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain, 145 die
  • 1990 David Hares "Racing Demon" premieres in London
  • 1992 "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred peaks at #1
  • 1992 Ulysses spacecraft passes Jupiter
  • 1993 Suchoi-24 crashes into Tupolev passenger flight, 134 die
  • 1995 6.4 earthquake at Trujillo, Colombia (46+ killed)
  • 1996 The U.S. Congress passes the Communications Decency Act.
  • 1996 The massive Internet collaboration "24 Hours in Cyberspace" takes place.
  • 2005 Israel and Palestinians agree to ceasefire.
  • 2005 Leaders of both Palestine and Israel declare a truce in what many hope will be a "new era of peace"
  • 2007 57th Berlin International Film Festival: "Tuya's Marriage" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2008 Nebraska bans electric chair as sole execution method.
  • 2013 29 people are killed and 69 are injured in a series of Iraq bombings
  • 2013 16 people are killed and 27 are wounded by a market bombing in Kalaya, Pakistan
  • 2013 100, 000 people march to demand justice for the atrocities of the Bangladesh Liberation War in Dhaka
  • 2013 A massive blizzard begins in the US and Canada that resulted in 15 deaths, 5,300 cancelled flights, and loss of power for 900,000 people
  • 2014 15 people are killed & 130 injured in a hotel fire in Medina, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014 17 people are killed after a truck & bus collide in Mendoza, Argentina
  • 2015 Ivory Coast wins the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations football championship
  • 2017 US Senate confirms Jeff Sessions Attorney General, after controversy and protests

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