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August 8th History

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August 8th In Pop Culture History

April 8th is Draw A Bird Day. It is observed to honor a 10 year old girl who was killed in 1946.

1786 - Mont Blanc on the French/Italian border was climbed for the first time by Jacques Balmat and Dr. Michel-Gabriel Paccard.

1786 - Coinage of US money was established by Congress

1876 - Thomas Edison received a patent (#180,857) for his mimeograph (Autographic Printing).

1908 - Wilbur Wright made his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France; the Wright Brothers' first public flight.

1953 - #1 Hit August 8, 1953 - October 9, 1953: Les Paul and Mary Ford - Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With You)

August 8, 1953 Birthday (fictional) Samuel Beckett, Quantum Leap, TV

1960 - #1 Hit August 8, 1960 - August 14, 1960: Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

1963 - In England, a gang of 15 train robbers stole £2.6 million in bank notes in the Great Train Robbery. They were later caught.

1969 - At a 'zebra crossing' in London, photographer Iain Macmillan took one of the most famous photographs of all time, the cover of the Beatles album, Abbey Road.

1974 - President Richard Nixon, in a nationwide television address, announced his resignation from the office of the President of the United States, effective noon the next day.

1975 - Hank Williams, Jr. fell from a mountain in Montana, requiring reconstructive surgery to his face.

1987 - #1 Hit August 8, 1987 - August 21, 1987: U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

1989 - STS-28 Mission: Space Shuttle Columbia took off on a secret five-day military mission. It landed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on August 13. That's all we know.

1991 - The Warsaw Radio Mast was the world's tallest structure until its collapse today. It was 2,120 feet tall, and was built 1970-1974.

1992 - #1 Hit August 8, 1992 - August 14, 1992: Madonna - This Used To Be My Playground

Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Tawny Cypress (1976)
Joshua J C Chasez (1976)
Dustin Hoffman (1937)
Sable 'Rena Mero' (1967)
Kool Moe Dee (1962)
Drew Lachey (1976)
Paris Latsis (1979)
Scott Stapp (1973)

A jellyfish is 95% water.

You are about 60% water.


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