August 8 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Peace Festival
Germany (Bavaria) Local Holiday
Father's Day
Taiwan Observance
Peasants' Day
Tanzania Public Holiday
International Cat Day
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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.