8th August

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The August 8 is the 220th day of the Gregorian calendar (the 221st in leap years ), thus remain 145 days by year end.

Historic anniversaries
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Politics and world events

870: Treaty of Meerssen
1863: General Robert E. Lee
1994: Yitzchak Rabin


1969: Standard fountain bottle

science and technology

Stanley's expeditions: Green: Second Expedition 1874–1877
1946: Convair B-36 Peacemaker
2000: Salvage of the CSS Hunley


1942: logo of the film
  • 1942 : Walt Disney's fifth full-length animated film Bambi , whose production took almost five years to produce, has its world premiere in London. The US premiere will follow in New York on August 13th.
  • 1969: On this day, the Beatles take the pictures for their famous album cover, which is later often reproduced in the music and art scene, for their last joint studio album " Abbey Road ". The location of the historical session is the world-famous zebra crossing on the street in front of the building, which has since become world-famous and has been frequented by fans from all over the world, directly in front of the recording studio of the same name in St. John's Wood , City of Westminster , London , England



1997: Ibrahim al-Ibrahim Mosque in Gibraltar


1991: The Warsaw transmitter mast

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .

nature and environment


2008 Olympic Games logo

Entries of athletics world records can be found under the respective discipline under athletics .


Before the 17th century

17th century

18th century

19th century



20th century




Nigel Mansell (* 1953)
Jan Josef Liefers (* 1964)


Roger Federer (* 1981)


Before the 17th century

17th and 18th centuries

19th century

20th century




21st century

Holidays and memorial days

  • Church memorial days
    • St. Dominic , Spanish theologian, patron saint and founder of the Dominican Order (Anglican, Catholic, Protestant: ELCA ; see also Dominikustag )
    • Jean Vallière , French martyr (Protestant)
    • St. Cyriacus , deacon and martyr, helper in need and patron saint (Catholic)

The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .

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