August 8 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Father's Day
Taiwan Observance
Peace Festival
Germany (Bavaria) Local Holiday
Carnival Last Lap
Antigua and barbuda Public Holiday
Defence Forces Day
Zimbabwe Public Holiday
Peasants' Day
Tanzania Public Holiday
International Cat Day
- Weird
Happiness Happens Day
- Weird
National CBD Day
- Weird
National Happiness Happens Day
- Weird
National Frozen Custard Day
- Weird
National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day
- Weird
National Dollar Day
- Weird

Historical Events on August 8

  • 70 A.D.: The Romans destroy the Tower of Antonia – a military fortress built by Herod the Great.
  • 936: Otto I is crowned as the king of Germany.
  • 1220: Estonian tribes defeat Sweden during the Battle of Lihula.
  • 1863: After being defeated during the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee sends Confederate President Jefferson Davis his letter of resignation.
  • 1876: American inventor Thomas Edison receives a patent for the mimeograph.
  • 1908: At a racecourse in Le Mans, France, Wilbur Wright begins his first flight.
  • 1918: The Battle of Amiens begins during World War I.
  • 1929: A German airship named Graf Zeppelin starts its around the world flight on this day.
  • 1969: Ian Macmillan takes the photo that would become the cover image for the Beatles Abbey Road Album.
  • 1974: S President Richard Nixon resigns from the office of the President of the United States during a nationwide TV address. His resignation would officially become effective noon the following day.
  • 1989: The Space Shuttle Columbia begins its top secret five-day military mission known as the STS-28 Mission.
  • 2000: The Confederate submarine, the H.L. Hunley, is raised to the surface on this day. It was sunk in 1864.
  • 2015: During a shooting in Harris County, Texas, 8 people are killed on this day.

Famous Birthdays on August 8

  • American actor and director Dustin Hoffman is born in 1937.
  • American horse breeder Sheila Varian is born in 1937.
  • English chemist Jack Baldwin is born in 1938.
  • American Actress and businesswoman Connie Stevens is born in 1938.
  • American engineer Dennis Tito is born in 1940.
  • American actor Keith Carradine is born in 1949.
  • English singer David Grant is born in 1956.
  • American actress Laura Slade Wiggins is born in 1988.
  • American author and actor Ken Baumann is born in 1989.
  • American baseball player Anthony Rizzo is born in 1989.


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