On This Day

Historical Events on January 8 (Part 2)

  • 2020 Iran launches missile strike on Irbil and Al Asad bases in Iraqi housing some American troops in retaliation to assassination of General Qasem Soleimani

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2020 Singer Justin Bieber reveals he has Lyme disease, an infectious disease spread by ticks

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
  • 2020 Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 crashes just after take-off from Tehran, Iran, killing all 176 people on board
  • 2020 Duke and Duchess of Sussex announce they are stepping back as "senior" royals, will work towards becoming financially independent

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2021 Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declares a state of emergency for Tokyo and surrounding areas after COVID-19 cases surge to their highest level

Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga
Prime Minister of Japan
Yoshihide Suga

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2021 Twitter bans US President Donald Trump permanently "due to the risk of further incitement of violence"

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2021 Storm Filomena hits Spain with 50cm (20 inches) of snow falling on Madrid, resulting in four deaths and leaving thousands stranded

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2021 US Speaker Nancy Pelosi demands President Donald Trump's resignation or he will face impeachment, while also calling for vice-president Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
US Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
48th Vice President of the United States Mike Pence
48th Vice President of the United States
Mike Pence