On This Day

Historical Events on February 8 (Part 2)

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  • 2004 46th Grammy Awards: Clocks, Evanescence wins
  • 2004 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 55-52; MVP: Mark Bulger, St. Louis Rams, QB, HI

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

2004 54th NHL All-Star Game, Xcel Energy Centre, Saint Paul, MN: East beats West, 6-4; MVP: Joe Sakic, Colorado Avalanche, C

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • 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"

Music awardsGrammy Awards

2006 48th Grammy Awards: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, John Legend wins

Singer-Songwriter John Legend
Singer-Songwriter
John Legend
  • 2007 57th Berlin International Film Festival: "Tuya's Marriage" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2008 Nebraska bans electric chair as sole execution method

Music awardsGrammy Awards

2009 51st Grammy Awards: Best Album "Raising Sand" and Record of the Year "Please Read The Letter" by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
Country Singer and Musician
Alison Krauss
  • 2009 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 30-21; MVP: Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals, WR
  • 2009 62nd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Slumdog Millionaire" Best Film, Danny Boyle Best Director

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2009 Singer Rihanna cancels appearance at the Grammys after being assaulted by boyfriend Chris Brown

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna
Singer Chris Brown
Singer
Chris Brown
  • 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
  • 2014 Ole Einar Bjørndalen equals the Winter Olympics medal record with 12
  • 2014 Netherlands sweeps the medals in the men's 5,000m speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Sven Kramer retains title (Vancouver (2010) ahead of team mates Jan Blokhuijsen and Jorrit Bergsma
  • 2014 Slopestyle snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Sage Kotsenburg is inaugural men's gold medallist
  • 2014 Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe claim gold and silver medals in the moguls freestyle skiing event at the Sochi Winter Olympics; first Canadian sisters to stand together on the podium
  • 2015 57th Grammy Awards: Best Song "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith, Best Album "Morning Phase" by Beck

Film tv awardsBAFTA Awards

2015 68th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Boyhood" Best Film, Richard Linklater Best Director

  • 2015 Ivory Coast wins the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations football championship

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2016 Late-night talk show "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" debuts on TBS in the US

Comedian and TV Host Samantha Bee
Comedian and TV Host
Samantha Bee
  • 2017 US Senate confirms Jeff Sessions Attorney General, after controversy and protests
  • 2018 Noriaki Kasai of Japan becomes first athlete in history to participate in 8 Winter Olympics in the ski jumping qualification prior to the Pyeongchang Games
  • 2018 Twitter reports its first quarterly profit as a public company
  • 2018 Bangladesh court sentences former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to 5 years in prison for corruption
  • 2019 Fire at Ninho de Urubu football training center for Flamengo football club, Rio de Janeiro, kills 10
  • 2019 Washington's Governor Jay Inslee declares a state emergency after heavy snowfall

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 Amazon founder Jeff Bezos accuses The National Enquirer and its owner, American Media Inc, of blackmail over private messages detailing an extramarital affair

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
  • 2019 Thai King Vajiralongkorn issues royal decree calling Princess Ubolratana 's candidacy for Prime Minister for Thai Raksa Chart political party “improper and highly inappropriate”