On This Day

Historical Events on August 8 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 224 of 224

  • 2008 IXXX Summer Olympic Games open in Beijing, China
  • 2012 China announces that it plans to close 23 rare earth mines and up to 50 smelting companies
  • 2012 16 people are killed from flooding from heavy rain in Manilla, Philippines
  • 2013 28 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan
  • 2013 14 people are killed by a bomb explosion in Nangarhar, Afghanistan
  • 2013 4 people are killed and 4 are wounded in a shooting spree in Dallas, Texas

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2013 Ben Bradlee is named as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama 

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee

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2013 Hindi film "Chennai Express" premieres directed by Rohit Shetty, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. Fastest Bollywood film to earn $1 billion.

  • 2014 The West African Ebola outbreak is categorized as an international concern by the WHO
  • 2014 Hamas rejects continuation of cease fire if Israel does not lift blockade
  • 2015 Argentine winger Juan Imhoff scores 3 tries as Pumas beat South Africa, 37-25 in Rugby Championship match at Durban; Argentina's first ever win against Springboks
  • 2015 Australia clinches first Rugby Championship with 27-19 win over New Zealand in Sydney; All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw equals Irishman Brian O'Driscoll's record for most capped international player (141)
  • 2016 Australia beats New Zealand 24-17 to win the inaugural women's sevens rugby gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016 Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú wins the women's 100m backstroke gold medal in a time of 58.45; her second gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
  • 2016 K-pop girl group Blackpink debuts with the song Whistle
  • 2017 South African President Jacob Zuma survives a no-confidence vote in parliament 198-177
  • 2017 Kenyan general election: President Uhuru Kenyatta and Jubilee Party of Kenya re-elected, opposition leader Raila Odinga refuses verdict
  • 2017 The Walt Disney Company announces plans to create its own streaming service, cancelling ties with Netflix
  • 2018 US State Department imposes new sanctions on Russia for nerve attack in Britain

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2018 Malaysia charges former prime minister Najib Razak with three counts of money laundering

Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Najib Razak
  • 2018 Australia's most populous state New South Wales declared 100% in drought
  • 2018 Academy of Motion Pictures reveals new "Popular Film" category for the Oscars
  • 2018 EPL club Chelsea sign Kepa Arrizabalaga from Spain's Athletic Bilbao for £72 million; world-record fee for a goalkeeper
  • 2019 Nuclear accident at Russian nuclear-weapon testing site at closed city Sarov kills five scientists in mysterious circumstances