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

  • 0117: The Roman Emperor Trajan , under whose rule the Roman Empire reached its greatest extent, dies. Trajan's death is kept secret by his wife Plotina until August 11th.
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
  • 1946: The American long-range bomber Convair B-36 Peacemaker makes its maiden flight in Fort Worth.
  • 1989: The Esa satellite Hipparcos is launched.
2000: Salvage of the CSS Hunley


1942: logo of the film
  • 1942: Walt Disney's fifth full-length animated film Bambi , the production of which took almost five years, 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 will be the world-famous zebra crossing on the street in front of the building, which has since then often been visited 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 Disaster .

nature and environment


2008 Olympic Games logo

Entries of track and field world records can be found under the respective discipline under track and field .


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 .

Web links

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