On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 2013

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 100, 000 people march to demand justice for the atrocities of the Bangladesh Liberation War in Dhaka
  • 16 people are killed and 27 are wounded by a market bombing in Kalaya, Pakistan
  • 29 people are killed and 69 are injured in a series of Iraq bombings
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • James DePreist, American conductor, dies at 76