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February 8th, 2008 (February 08 2008)EventNebraska bans electric chair as sole execution method.
February 8th, 2005 (February 08 2005)EventIsrael and Palestinians agree to cease-fire.
February 8th, 1998 (February 08 1998)EventFirst female ice hockey game in Olympic history: Finland beats Sweden 6-0.
February 8th, 1996 (February 08 1996)EventThe U.S. Congress passes the Communications Decency Act.
February 8th, 1996 (February 08 1996)EventThe massive Internet collaboration "24 Hours in Cyberspace" takes place.
February 8th, 1993 (February 08 1993)EventGeneral Motors sues NBC after Dateline NBC allegedly rigs two crashes intended to demonstrate that some GM pickups can easily catch fire if hit in certain places. NBC settles the lawsuit the next day.
February 8th, 1989 (February 08 1989)EventAn Independent Air Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain in Azores Islands off the coast of Portugal, killing 144.
February 8th, 1986 (February 08 1986)Event1984 Summer Olympics head of the LAPD bomb squad, Arleigh McCree, and his partner Officer Ronald Ball of the Firearms and explosives unit were killed while trying to dismantle two pipe bombs when they responded to a call. McCree was recognized as one of the top explosive experts in the world.
February 8th, 1983 (February 08 1983)EventThe Melbourne dust storm hits Australia s second largest city. The result of the worst drought on record and a day of severe weather conditions, the 320m deep dust cloud envelops the city, turning day to night.
February 8th, 1979 (February 08 1979)EventDenis Sassou-Nguesso became the President of the Republic of the Congo for the first time.
February 8th, 1978 (February 08 1978)EventProceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.
February 8th, 1974 (February 08 1974)EventAfter 84 days in space, the crew of the first American space station Skylab return to Earth.
February 8th, 1974 (February 08 1974)EventMilitary coup in Upper Volta.
February 8th, 1971 (February 08 1971)EventThe Nasdaq stock market index debuts.
February 8th, 1969 (February 08 1969)EventAllende meteorite falls near Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico.
February 8th, 1968 (February 08 1968)EventAmerican civil rights movement: The Orangeburg massacre, a mass killing in Orangeburg, South Carolina of black students from South Carolina State University who were protesting segregation at the town s only bowling alley.
February 8th, 1963 (February 08 1963)EventTravel, financial and commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy administration.John F. Kennedy Quotes
February 8th, 1962 (February 08 1962)EventCharonne massacre. 9 trade unionists are killed by French police at the instigation of Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, then chief of the Paris Prefecture of Police.
February 8th, 1960 (February 08 1960)EventQueen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor".
February 8th, 1955 (February 08 1955)EventThe Government of Sindh abolished Jagirdari system in the province. One million acres (4000 km?) of land thus acquired is to be distributed among the landless peasants.
February 8th, 1952 (February 08 1952)EventElizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the UK.
February 8th, 1949 (February 08 1949)EventCardinal Mindszenty of Hungary sentenced for treason.
February 8th, 1943 (February 08 1943)EventWorld War II: Battle of Guadalcanal ends after the Japanese Imperial Army evacuated their remaining forces with a United States victory.
February 8th, 1924 (February 08 1924)EventCapital punishment: The first state execution using gas in the United States takes place in Nevada.
February 8th, 1922 (February 08 1922)EventPresident Warren G. Harding introduces the first radio in the White House.Warren G. Harding Quotes
February 8th, 1918 (February 08 1918)EventThe Stars and Stripes newspaper publishes for the first time.
February 8th, 1915 (February 08 1915)EventD.W. Griffith s controversial film The Birth of a Nation premieres in Los Angeles.
February 8th, 1910 (February 08 1910)EventThe Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
February 8th, 1904 (February 08 1904)EventBattle of Port Arthur: A surprise torpedo attack by the Japanese at Port Arthur, China starts the Russo-Japanese War.
February 8th, 1900 (February 08 1900)EventBritish troops are defeated by Boers at Ladysmith, South Africa.
February 8th, 1887 (February 08 1887)EventThe Dawes Act authorized the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments.
February 8th, 1879 (February 08 1879)EventSandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.
February 8th, 1867 (February 08 1867)EventThe Ausgleich results in the establishment of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary.
February 8th, 1865 (February 08 1865)EventIn the U.S., Delaware voters reject the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and vote to continue the practice of slavery. (Delaware finally ratifies the amendment on February 12, 1901.)
February 8th, 1855 (February 08 1855)EventThe Devil s Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon. Devo Quotes
February 8th, 1849 (February 08 1849)EventNew Roman Republic established.
February 8th, 1837 (February 08 1837)EventRichard Johnson becomes the first Vice President of the United States chosen by the United States Senate.
February 8th, 1817 (February 08 1817)EventLas Heras crosses the Andes with an army to join San Martin and liberate Chile from Spain.
February 8th, 1807 (February 08 1807)EventBattle of EylauNapoleon defeats Russians under General Benigssen.
February 8th, 1726 (February 08 1726)EventThe Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia.
February 8th, 1693 (February 08 1693)EventThe College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia is granted a charter by King William III and Queen Mary II.William King Quotes
February 8th, 1692 (February 08 1692)EventA doctor in Salem Village, Massachusetts Bay Colony suggests that two girls in the family of the village minister may be suffering from bewitchment, leading to the Salem witch trials.
February 8th, 1622 (February 08 1622)EventKing James I of England disbands the English Parliament. James I of England Quotes
February 8th, 1601 (February 08 1601)EventRobert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Elizabeth I of Englandrevolt is quickly crushed. Elizabeth I of England Quotes
February 8th, 1587 (February 08 1587)EventMary, Queen of Scots was executed at suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England. Elizabeth I of England Quotes
February 8th, 1575 (February 08 1575)EventUniversiteit Leiden founded, and given the motto "Praesidium Libertatis".
February 8th, 0421 (February 08 0421)EventConstantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

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