Historical Events on August 8 (Part 2)

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2006 Actor Sylvester Stallone and former heavyweight boxing contender Chuck Wepner settle law suit out of court for an undisclosed sum; Wepner claims he was the inspiration for the "Rocky" movies

Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor/Director
Sylvester Stallone
  • 2007 An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York State, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889.

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2007 Carlos Slim overtakes Bill Gates as world's richest person with estimated net worth of US$59 billion, according to "Fortune"

Businessman Carlos Slim
Businessman
Carlos Slim
Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • 2008 29th Summer Olympic Games opens 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2018 Malaysia charges former prime minister Najib Razak with three counts of money laundering
  • 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