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Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album by English rock band the Beatles, released on 26 September 1969 by Apple Records.
Abey Kuruvilla (born 8 August 1968) is a former Indian pace bowler of the mid-1990s, notable for his height and broad frame.
Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei (أبو القاسم الخوئي; سید ابوالقاسم خوئی) (November 19, 1899 – August 8, 1992) was an Iranian Shia cleric and one of the most influential Twelver Shia Islamic scholars (marja'), and the predecessor to Ali al-Sistani.
Achille Varzi (8 August 1904 – 1 July 1948) was an Italian Grand Prix driver.
Adolf Georg Wilhelm Busch (8 August 1891 – 9 June 1952) was a German-Swiss violinist, conductor, and composer.
Afghanistan (Pashto/Dari:, Pashto: Afġānistān, Dari: Afġānestān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.
Ahmed Hoosen Deedat (અહમદ હુસેન દીદત) (1 July 1918 – 8 August 2005) was a South African writer and public speaker of Indian descent.
Alan Paul Maybury (born 8 August 1978 in Dublin) is a retired Irish footballer and currently a professional football coach.
Alan William Napier-Clavering (7 January 1903 – 8 August 1988), better known as Alan Napier, was an English actor.
Albert Namatjira (28 July 1902 – 8 August 1959), born Elea Namatjira, was a Western Arrernte-speaking Aboriginal artist from the MacDonnell Ranges in Central Australia.
Albert Henry Stanley, 1st Baron Ashfield, (8 August 1874 – 4 November 1948), born Albert Henry Knattriess, was a British-American businessman who was managing director, then chairman of the Underground Electric Railways Company of London (UERL) from 1910 to 1933 and chairman of the London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) from 1933 to 1947.
An alcázar is a type of Moorish castle or palace in Spain and Portugal built during Muslim rule, although some were founded by Christians and others were built on earlier Roman or Visigothic fortifications.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international mutual aid fellowship whose stated purpose is to enable its members to "stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety." It was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio.
Aldo Mauricio Calderón van Dyke (8 August 1968 – 15 July 2013) was a Honduran journalist and news anchor.
Aleksandra "Ola" Szwed (born August 8, 1990 in Warsaw, Poland) is a Polish actress and singer of Polish and Nigerian ethnicity.
Alexander Fletcher Watson (born August 8, 1939) is a retired American ambassador and diplomat.
Alexander William Doniphan (July 9, 1808 – August 8, 1887) was a 19th-century American attorney, soldier and politician from Missouri who is best known today as the man who prevented the summary execution of Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, at the close of the 1838 Mormon War in that state.
Alija Izetbegović (8 August 1925 – 19 October 2003) was a Bosnian politician, activist, lawyer, author, and philosopher who in 1992 became the first President of the newly-independent Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Abu ʿĀmir Muḥammad bin ʿAbdullāh ibn Abi ʿĀmir, al-Ḥājib al-Manṣūr (أبو عامر محمد بن عبد الله بن أبي عامر الحاجب المنصور) (c. 938 – August 8, 1002), better known as Almanzor, was for 24 years (978–1002) the de facto ruler of Muslim Iberia (al-Andalus) under the Umayyad Caliphate of Córdoba (Khilāfat Qurṭuba).
Alonso Sánchez Coello (15318 August 1588) was a Spanish portrait painter of the Spanish Renaissance.
Altmann of Passau (c. 1015 – 8 August 1091), often called Saint or Blessed Altmann, was a founder of monasteries and Bishop of Passau.
The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.
Anastasia M. Ashman (born 1964) is an American author and cultural producer, a digital strategist and cofounder of global personal branding startup GlobalNiche.net.
André Jolivet (8 August 1905 – 20 December 1974) was a French composer.
Andrea De Rossi (born Genova, 8 August 1972) is an Italian former rugby union footballer and a current coach.
Andrew Graham "Andy" Priaulx, MBE (born 8 August 1974) is a British professional racing driver from Guernsey, currently racing for Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK in the FIA World Endurance Championship, having been a former BMW factory driver.
The Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604) was an intermittent conflict between the kingdoms of Spain and England that was never formally declared.
Angus Robert Charles Fraser MBE (born 8 August 1965) is currently Middlesex County Cricket Club's managing director of cricket, and a former English cricketer and journalist.
Angus Mòr MacAskill, frequently referred to as Giant MacAskill or Black Angus (1825 – August 8, 1863), was a Scottish-born Canadian giant.
Anita Włodarczyk (Polish pronunciation:; born 8 August 1985) is a Polish hammer thrower.
Anthony Vincent Rizzo (born August 8, 1989) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Anton Ivanovich Denikin (p; 8 August 1947) was a Russian Lieutenant General in the Imperial Russian Army (1916) and afterwards a leading general of the White movement in the Russian Civil War.
Anton Fig (born 8 August 1952 in Cape Town, South Africa), known as "The Thunder from Down Under", is a South African session drummer, noted for his work in David Letterman's house band, the CBS Orchestra.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine (Збройні сили України (ЗСУ) Zbroyni Syly Ukrayiny, (ZSU)) is the military of Ukraine.
Artur da Silva Bernardes (8 August 1875 – 23 March 1955) was a Brazilian politician who served as 12th President of Brazil during the First Brazilian Republic.
Arthur Joseph Goldberg (August 8, 1908January 19, 1990) was an American statesman and jurist who served as the 9th U.S. Secretary of Labor, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the 6th United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising ten Southeast Asian countries that promotes intergovernmental cooperation and facilitates economic, political, security, military, educational, and sociocultural integration amongst its members, other Asian countries, and globally.
Aufbau Ost (Buildup in the East) was the German operational code name for the mobilisation of forces before the start of Operation Barbarossa and the subsequent invasion of the Soviet Union.
On 8 August 2013, a suicide attacker exploded a bomb at a funeral being held for a police officer in Quetta, Pakistan, and killed as many as thirty-one people and injured over fifty people.
On 8 August 2016, terrorists attacked the Government Hospital of Quetta in Pakistan with a suicide bombing and shooting.
August 7 - Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar - August 9 All fixed commemorations below are observed on August 21 by Eastern Orthodox Churches on the Old Calendar.
Axel Eddy Lucien Jonkheer Merckx (born 8 August 1972) is a Belgian former professional road bicycle racer and the son of five-time Tour de France champion Eddy Merckx.
Datuk Aziz Sattar (Jawi: عزيز ستتر; b. 8 August 1925 – d. 6 May 2014) was a Malaysian actor, comedian, singer and director who is mostly known for his roles in the black and white Malayan films of the 1950s and 1960s.
Barbara Bel Geddes (October 31, 1922 – August 8, 2005) was an American stage and screen actress, artist, and children's author whose career spanned six decades.
Bartolomeu Lourenço de Gusmão (December 1685 – November 18, 1724) was a Portuguese priest and naturalist, who was a pioneer of lighter-than-air airship design.
The Battle of Amiens, also known as the Third Battle of Picardy (3ème Bataille de Picardie), was the opening phase of the Allied offensive which began on 8 August 1918, later known as the Hundred Days Offensive, that ultimately led to the end of the First World War.
The Battle of Dungan's Hill took place in County Meath, in eastern Ireland in August 1647.
The Battle of Gettysburg (with an sound) was fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War.
The Battle of Lihula or Battle of Leal was fought between invading Swedes and Estonians for the control of a castle in Lihula, Estonia in 1220.
Benjamin Guy Davis One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from the royalsociety.org website where: (born 8 August 1970) is a Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford.
Bennett Lester Carter (August 8, 1907 – July 12, 2003) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader.
Bill Voce (8 August 1909 – 6 June 1984) was an English cricketer who played for Nottinghamshire and England.
Robert Holbrook Smith (August 8, 1879 – November 16, 1950), also known as Dr.
Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.
Brett Ratliff (born August 8, 1985) is a former American football quarterback.
Brian Lee Harvey (born 8 August 1974) is an English musician.
Brigham Young (June 1, 1801August 29, 1877) was an American religious leader, politician, and settler.
Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with a census-estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017.
Bruce Rankin Matthews (born August 8, 1961) is a former professional American football player who was an offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for 19 seasons, from 1983 to 2001, for the Houston Oilers franchise, later renamed the Tennessee Titans during his tenure.
The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organizing a liturgical year by associating each day with one or more saints and referring to the day as the feast day or feast of said saint.
Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley (September 15, 1928 – August 8, 1975) was an American jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s.
Baron Carl Fredrik Pechlin (8 August 1720 – 29 May 1796) was a Swedish politician and demagogue.
Carl Heinrich Graun (7 May 1704 – 8 August 1759) was a German composer and tenor singer.
Carl Peter Thunberg, also known as Karl Peter von Thunberg, Carl Pehr Thunberg, or Carl Per Thunberg (11 November 1743 – 8 August 1828), was a Swedish naturalist and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus.
Carol I (20 April 1839 – 27 September (O.S.) / 10 October (N.S.) 1914), born Prince Karl of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, was the monarch of Romania from 1866 to 1914.
Caroline Ansink (born 8 August 1959 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch musician, music educator and composer.
"Casper",The real name of the ruler has not been deciphered.
Cécile Louise Stéphanie Chaminade (8 August 1857 – 13 April 1944) was a French composer and pianist.
Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore (8 August 1605 – 30 November 1675), was the first Proprietor of the Province of Maryland, ninth Proprietary Governor of the Colony of Newfoundland and second of the colony of Province of Avalon to its southeast.
Cecilia Edith Rotenberg Gutkin better known as Cecilia Roth (born August 8, 1956) is an Argentine actress. She is the winner of two Goya Awards and a European Film Award. She is known for being an "Almodóvar girl" and the "muse" of Fito Páez during the 1990s.
Charles IX, also Carl (Karl IX; 4 October 1550 – 30 October 1611), was King of Sweden from 1604 until his death.
Charles Keating (22 October 1941 – 8 August 2014) was an English actor of stage, screen, and television, and a narrator of audiobooks.
Charles John Lyttelton, 10th Viscount Cobham, (8 August 1909 – 20 March 1977) was the ninth Governor-General of New Zealand and an English cricketer from the Lyttelton family.
Charles the Bald (13 June 823 – 6 October 877) was the King of West Francia (843–877), King of Italy (875–877) and Holy Roman Emperor (875–877, as Charles II).
Chester Mornay Williams (born 8 August 1970) is a former South African rugby union rugby player.
The Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States is the Chief of Staff position within the Office of the Vice President, part of the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
Children's Day is a day recognised to celebrate children.
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.
Chittoor is a city and district headquarters in Chittoor district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Christopher Livingstone Eubank (born 8 August 1966), is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 1998.
Christopher John Foreman (born 8 August 1956), nicknamed Chrissy Boy, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and composer.
Chris Pressley (born August 8, 1986) is a former American football fullback.
Christoph Ludwig Agricola (November 5, 1667 – August 8, 1719) was a German landscape painter and etcher.
Christopher John Marshall FRS FMedSci (19 January 1949 – 8 August 2015) was a British scientist who worked as director of the Division for Cancer Biology at the Institute of Cancer Research.
The Confederate States of America (CSA or C.S.), commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was an unrecognized country in North America that existed from 1861 to 1865.
Connie Stevens (born Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia; August 8, 1938) is an American actress, director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and singer.
Conrad Lycosthenes (Conrad Wolffhart) (8 August 1518 — 25 March 1561) was an Alsatian humanist and encyclopedist.
The Convair B-36 "Peacemaker" is a strategic bomber built by Convair and operated solely by the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1949 to 1959.
Cornelis or Cornelius Ketel (18 March 1548 – 8 August 1616) was a Dutch Mannerist painter, active in Elizabethan London from 1573 to 1581, and in Amsterdam from 1581 to the early 17th century, now known essentially as a portrait-painter, though he was also a poet and orator, and from 1595 began to sculpt as well.
Cornelis Vreeswijk (8 August 1937 – 12 November 1987) was a singer-songwriter, poet and actor born in IJmuiden in the Netherlands.
Amalia Catharina (8 August 1640 – 4 January 1697), Countess of Erbach, was a German poet and composer.
Craig Andrew Breslow (pronounced BREHZ-loh; born August 8, 1980) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.
The Crown of Castile was a medieval state in the Iberian Peninsula that formed in 1230 as a result of the third and definitive union of the crowns and, some decades later, the parliaments of the kingdoms of Castile and León upon the accession of the then Castilian king, Ferdinand III, to the vacant Leonese throne. It continued to exist as a separate entity after the personal union in 1469 of the crowns of Castile and Aragon with the marriage of the Catholic Monarchs up to the promulgation of the Nueva Planta decrees by Philip V in 1715. The Indies, Islands and Mainland of the Ocean Sea were also a part of the Crown of Castile when transformed from lordships to kingdoms of the heirs of Castile in 1506, with the Treaty of Villafáfila, and upon the death of Ferdinand the Catholic. The title of "King of Castile" remained in use by the Habsburg rulers during the 16th and 17th centuries. Charles I was King of Aragon, Majorca, Valencia, and Sicily, and Count of Barcelona, Roussillon and Cerdagne, as well as King of Castile and León, 1516–1556. In the early 18th century, Philip of Bourbon won the War of the Spanish Succession and imposed unification policies over the Crown of Aragon, supporters of their enemies. This unified the Crown of Aragon and the Crown of Castile into the kingdom of Spain. Even though the Nueva Planta decrees did not formally abolish the Crown of Castile, the country of (Castile and Aragon) was called "Spain" by both contemporaries and historians. "King of Castile" also remains part of the full title of Felipe VI of Spain, the current King of Spain according to the Spanish constitution of 1978, in the sense of titles, not of states.
Cumberland Sound (Baie Cumberland; Inuit: Kangiqtualuk) (other names: Cumberland Straits; Hogarth Sound; Northumberland Inlet); Old Norse: ᚠᛁᛋᚦᚱᛁ ᚢᛒᚢᚴᚦᛁᛦ, fisþri ubukþiR), is an Arctic waterway in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is a western arm of the Labrador Sea located between Baffin Island's Hall Peninsula and the Cumberland Peninsula. It is approximately long and wide. Small islands litter the stretch of water which was formed from glacial activity and meltwater produced from the receding glacier. The only settlement located on the shore of the sound on the Cumberland Peninsula is Pangnirtung. John Davis, the English explorer, went part way up the sound in 1585.
Cyriacus (fl. 303 AD), sometimes Anglicized as Cyriac, according to Christian tradition, is a Christian martyr who was killed in the persecution of Diocletian.
Daniel House (born August 8, 1961) is a business owner/entrepreneur and musician best known for his contribution to the Seattle “grunge” music movement of the 1980s and ‘90s.
Daniel Jarque González (1 January 1983 – 8 August 2009) was a Spanish footballer who played as a central defender.
Danilo Blanuša (December 7, 1903 – August 8, 1987) was a Yugoslav mathematician, physicist, engineer and a professor at the University of Zagreb, SR Croatia.
Danilo Gallinari (born August 8, 1988) is an Italian professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Darren Manzella (August 8, 1977 – August 29, 2013) was a United States Army Sergeant, Army medic and gay activist from Portland, New York, who was discharged under the Don't ask, don't tell policy.
David Florence (born 8 August 1982) is a British slalom canoeist who has competed at the international level since 1999.
David Grant (born 8 August 1956 in Hackney, London) is a British pop singer, celebrity and vocal coach.
Dean Ladrath Rockwell (May 25, 1912 – August 8, 2005)) was a decorated World War II group commander in the D-Day invasion, an Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling coach, and a college football coach. After graduating from Eastern Michigan University in 1935, Rockwell taught and coached track, wrestling and football at several Michigan high schools. He also was an auto worker and took part in the Flint Sit-Down Strike in 1936-1937. On May 17, 1942, Rockwell enlisted in the United States Navy, where he became a group commander of 12 LCT’s during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Rockwell received both the US Navy Cross and the French Croix de Guerre avec Paume for his decision to break radio silence when faced with what he recognized as a certain disaster. Instead, Rockwell radioed an Army captain which allowed important last-minute changes that aided in the success of the attack and saved thousands of lives. So crucial was Rockwell’s decision that, a half a century later, at the 50th anniversary of D-Day in 1994, Rockwell was given the honor of introducing then-President Bill Clinton. The Navy Cross ciatation reads, in part: "Rockwell, in the face of very heavy enemy fire, discharged the tanks on the ground. By quick and sound decision he was able to land all these tanks at the correct spot and, by skillful handling, incurred only a minimum of damage to his ships." After the war, Rockwell studied at the University of Michigan. He went on to coach football at Albion College. Rockwell also coached at the national and international levels, chairing the US National AAU Wrestling Committee from 1966 to 1968, serving on three Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling committees, and coaching the US Greco-Roman wrestling team at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. In May 1995, Rockwell received the "Master of Wrestling Award" from Wrestling USA magazine. In 2000, the nation's largest wrestling library, the new AAU National Wrestling Hall of Fame, was named the "Dean Rockwell Library and Research Center." In January 2007, Eastern Michigan University named a gymnasium in his honor as the "Dean L. Rockwell Wrestling Facility." Rockwell was a member of the Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity while a student at Eastern Michigan, and assisted with the fraternity's reformation as Phi Sigma Phi when most of its chapters merged with Phi Sigma Kappa.
Deborah Anne Norville (born August 8, 1958) is an American television journalist and businesswoman.
A demonstration or street protest is action by a mass group or collection of groups of people in favor of a political or other cause; it normally consists of walking in a mass march formation and either beginning with or meeting at a designated endpoint, or rally, to hear speakers.
Denisse Guerrero Flores (born August 8, 1980, Los Mochis, Sinaloa) is a Mexican musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the electropop band Belanova.
Dennis Andrew Canavan (born 8 August 1942) is a Scottish politician.
Dennis Arnold Drew (born August 8, 1957) is the keyboardist for the American alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs.
Dennis Anthony Tito (born August 8, 1940) is an American engineer and multimillionaire, most widely known as the first space tourist to fund his own trip into space.
Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir (pronounced) (born 8 August 1955), better known as Diddú (pronounced), is an Icelandic soprano and songwriter.
Diegomar Raymundo "Diego" Markwell (born August 8, 1980 in Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles) is a Dutch baseball player.
Dilip Narayan Sardesai (8 August 1940, Margao, Goa – 2 July 2007, Mumbai) was an Indian Test cricketer.
Agostino "Dino" De Laurentiis (8 August 1919 – 10 November 2010) was an Italian film producer.
Dirk Hoogendam, a.k.a. Dieter Hohendamm, alias The Boxer (18 May 1922, Vlaardingen - 8 August 2003 in Ringgau, Germany), was a Dutch war criminal.
The Order of Preachers (Ordo Praedicatorum, postnominal abbreviation OP), also known as the Dominican Order, is a mendicant Catholic religious order founded by the Spanish priest Dominic of Caleruega in France, approved by Pope Honorius III via the Papal bull Religiosam vitam on 22 December 1216.
Domnitor (pl. Domnitori) was the official title of the ruler of Romania between 1862 and 1881.
Donald Vernon ("Don") Burrows AO MBE (born 8 August 1928) is an Australian jazz and swing musician, a multi-instrumentalist who is best known for playing the clarinet, but also plays the saxophone and flute.
Don Most (born August 8, 1953) is an American actor best known for his role as Ralph Malph on the television series Happy Days.
Donald Paul Bellisario (born August 8, 1935) is an American television producer and screenwriter who created and sometimes wrote episodes for the TV series Battlestar Galactica (1978), Magnum, P.I. (1980), Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982), Airwolf (1984), Quantum Leap (1989), JAG (1995), and NCIS (2003).
Robert Douglas Melvin (born August 8, 1952) is a Canadian front-office executive in Major League Baseball who served as the general manager of the Texas Rangers and Milwaukee Brewers of the American League and National League He held the position with Milwaukee from 2002 to 2015.
Andrew John "Drew" Lachey (born August 8, 1976) is an American singer and actor.
Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor and director, with a career in film, television, and theater since 1960.
Edward Lee Spence (born 1947 in Germany) is a pioneer in underwater archaeology who studies shipwrecks and sunken treasure.
Sir Earle Christmas Grafton Page, (8 August 188020 December 1961) was an Australian politician who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Australia, holding office for 19 days after the death of Joseph Lyons in 1939.
Edinburgh (Dùn Èideann; Edinburgh) is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas.
Ellen Raskin (March 13, 1928 – August 8, 1984) was an American children's writer and illustrator.
is a Japanese voice actress and singer employed by 81 Produce who is most known for voicing Sailor Jupiter in the original Japanese anime of Sailor Moon and Kushina Uzumaki in Naruto Shippuden.
Emiliano Zapata Salazar (8 August 1879 – 10 April 1919) was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, the main leader of the peasant revolution in the state of Morelos, and the inspiration of the agrarian movement called Zapatismo.
Emilie Flygare-Carlén (née Smith; August 8, 1807, Strömstad – February 5, 1892, Stockholm) was a Swedish novelist.
was the 73rd emperor of Japan,Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō): according to the traditional order of succession.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
Eric Brandon (18 July 1920 in East Ham, Essex – 8 August 1982 in Gosport, Hampshire) was a motor racing driver and businessman.
Ernest Orlando Lawrence (August 8, 1901 – August 27, 1958) was a pioneering American nuclear scientist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1939 for his invention of the cyclotron.
Job Wilhelm Georg Erdmann Erwin von Witzleben (4 December 1881 – 8 August 1944) was a German officer, by 1940 in the rank of Generalfeldmarschall (General Field Marshal), and army commander in the Second World War.
Esther Hobart Morris (8 August 1814 – 3 April 1902) was the first woman justice of the peace in the United States.
Esther Jane Williams (August 8, 1921 – June 6, 2013) was an American competitive swimmer and actress.
Estonians (eestlased) are a Finnic ethnic group native to Estonia who speak the Estonian language.
Eugène Louis Boudin (12 July 18248 August 1898) was one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors.
EuroCity, abbreviated as EC, is a cross-border train category within the European inter-city rail network.
Falaba Issa Traoré (1930 – August 8, 2003) was a Malian writer, comedian, playwright, and theatre and film director.
Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.
Fay Ajzenberg-Selove (February 13, 1926 – August 8, 2012) was an American nuclear physicist.
Vina Fay Wray (September 15, 1907 – August 8, 2004) was a Canadian-American actress most noted for starring as Ann Darrow in the 1933 film King Kong.
Faye Wong (born 8 August 1969) is a Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress, often referred to as "the Diva" in the Chinese-speaking world.
Félix Auger-Aliassime (born August 8, 2000) is a Canadian professional tennis player.
Félix Leclerc, (August 2, 1914 – August 8, 1988) was a French-Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, writer, actor and Québécois political activist.
Ferenc Kölcsey (archaically English: Francis Kolcsey, 8 August 1790 in Sződemeter – 24 August 1838) was a Hungarian poet, literary critic, orator, and politician, noted for his support of the liberal current inside the Habsburg Empire.
Sir Fergus McMaster (3 May 1879 – 8 August 1950) was an Australian businessman and aviation pioneer.
Fernando Castro Pacheco (January 26, 1918 – August 8, 2013) was a Mexican painter, engraver, illustrator, printmaker and teacher. As well as being known for traditional artistic forms, Castro Pacheco illustrated several children’s books and produced works in sculpture. He is more popularly known for his murals that invoke the spirit and history of the Mexican people. His works evoke a unique use of color and form.
Finland (Suomi; Finland), officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east.
By an ordinance issued by the Government of Sweden, a number of days of the calendar year are designated as official flag days.
The designation Four Crowned Martyrs or Four Holy Crowned Ones (Latin, Sancti Quatuor Coronati) refers to nine individuals venerated as martyrs and saints in the Catholic Church.
Francis Hutcheson (8 August 1694 – 8 August 1746) was an Irish philosopher born in Ulster to a family of Scottish Presbyterians who became known as one of the founding fathers of the Scottish Enlightenment.
Frank Oliver Howard (born August 8, 1936), nicknamed "Hondo", "The Washington Monument" and "The Capitol Punisher", is a former All-Star outfielder, coach and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Senators/Texas Rangers franchises.
Frederick Spencer Chapman, DSO & Bar, ED (10 May 1907 – 8 August 1971) was a British Army officer and World War II veteran, most famous for his exploits behind enemy lines in Japanese occupied Malaya.
Friedrich Georg Weitsch (8 August 1758, Braunschweig – 30 May 1828, Berlin) was a German painter and etcher.
Gansu (Tibetan: ཀན་སུའུ་ Kan su'u) is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the northwest of the country.
Gene William Mauch (November 18, 1925 – August 8, 2005) was an American professional baseball player and manager.
George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer (August 16228 August 1684), styled Sir George Booth, 2nd Bt, from 1652 to 1661, until his elevation to the House of Lords as an English peer.
George Canning (11 April 17708 August 1827) was a British statesman and Tory politician who served in various senior cabinet positions under numerous Prime Ministers, before himself serving as Prime Minister for the final four months of his life.
Sir George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland, 13th Baron de Clifford, 13th Lord of Skipton, KG (8 August 155830 October 1605), was an English peer, naval commander, and courtier of Queen Elizabeth I of England.
George Stoneman Jr. (August 8, 1822 – September 5, 1894) was a United States Army cavalry officer, trained at West Point, where his roommate was Stonewall Jackson.
Sir George Turner, KCMG PC (8 August 1851 – 13 August 1916), Australian politician, was the 18th Premier of Victoria and the first Treasurer of Australia in the federal Barton Ministry.
Gert Olesk (born 8 August 1973) is an Estonian football coach and former professional player.
Gertrude Himmelfarb (born August 8, 1922), also known as Bea Kristol, is an American historian.
Glen Travis Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017) was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and actor.
Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1st Baronet (born Gottfried Kniller; 8 August 1646 – 19 October 1723), was the leading portrait painter in England during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and was court painter to English and British monarchs from Charles II to George I. His major works include The Chinese Convert (1687; Royal Collection, London); a series of four portraits of Isaac Newton painted at various junctures of the latter's life; a series of ten reigning European monarchs, including King Louis XIV of France; over 40 "kit-cat portraits" of members of the Kit-Cat Club; and ten "beauties" of the court of William III, to match a similar series of ten beauties of the court of Charles II painted by his predecessor as court painter, Sir Peter Lely.
The Governor of Michigan is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Michigan.
The Governor-General of New Zealand (Te Kāwana Tianara o Aotearoa) is the viceregal representative of the monarch of New Zealand, currently Queen Elizabeth II.
The Great Train Robbery was the robbery of £2.6 million from a Royal Mail train heading from Glasgow to London on the West Coast Main Line in the early hours of 8 August 1963, at Bridego Railway Bridge, Ledburn, near Mentmore in Buckinghamshire, England.
The Gulf War (2 August 199028 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 199017 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 199128 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
James Angus Gerald "Old Hardrock" Mortson (January 24, 1925 – August 8, 2015) was a Canadian ice hockey defenceman in the National Hockey League.
Guy Burnet (born 8 August 1983) is an English film, television and theatre actor.
"Not to be confused with singer/actress Miley Cyrus and the Disney Channel character Hannah Montana, which Cyrus portrays on the TV show of the same name." Hannah Louise Miley (born 8 August 1989) is a Scottish competitive swimmer who specialises in the Individual Medley.
Hans Egede Budtz (8 August 1889 – 29 June 1968) was a Danish stage and film actor.
Harel Skaat (הראל סקעת, born 8 August 1981) sometimes known by the mononym Harel is an Israeli singer and songwriter.
Henry of Blois (c. 1096 8 August 1171), often known as Henry of Winchester, was Abbot of Glastonbury Abbey from 1126, and Bishop of Winchester from 1129 to his death.
Henry of Castile (March 1230 – 8 August 1303), called the Senator (el Senador), was a Castilian infante, the fourth son of Ferdinand III of Castile by his first wife, Beatrice of Swabia.
Henry VII (Harri Tudur; 28 January 1457 – 21 April 1509) was the King of England and Lord of Ireland from his seizure of the crown on 22 August 1485 to his death on 21 April 1509.
Herbert Prohaska (born 8 August 1955 in Vienna, Austria) is a retired Austrian football player.
Hermann Anton Gelinek (August 8, 1709 – December 5, 1779) was a German monk and musician.
Hildegar (also Hildiger or Hildeger; died 8 August 753) was the bishop of Cologne from 750.
Hipólito Ruiz López (August 8, 1754, in Belorado, Burgos, Spain – 1816, in Madrid), or Hipólito Ruiz, was a Spanish botanist known for researching the floras of Peru and Chile during an expedition under Carlos III from 1777 to 1788.
Holyrood Abbey is a ruined abbey of the Canons Regular in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Horio Tadauji (堀尾 忠氏; 1578 – August 8, 1604) was a tozama daimyō in the Azuchi–Momoyama and Edo period.
Huey Morgan is an American musician best known as the frontman of rock/hip hop band Fun Lovin' Criminals.
The Hundred Days Offensive was the final period of the First World War, during which the Allies launched a series of offensives against the Central Powers on the Western Front from 8 August to 11 November 1918, beginning with the Battle of Amiens.
Hur Jin-ho (born August 8, 1963) is a South Korean film director and screenwriter.
Iain Stewart Macmillan (20 October 1938 – 8 May 2006) was the Scottish photographer famous for taking the cover photograph for The Beatles' album Abbey Road in 1969.
Ibrahim (ابراهيم, İbrahim; 5 November 1615 – 18 August 1648) was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1640 until 1648.
Igor Kurnosov (Игорь Курносов; 30 May 1985 – 8 August 2013) was a Russian chess grandmaster.
Ilka Agricola (born August 8, 1973 in The Hague), retrieved 2017-01-01.
Immanuel Hermann Fichte (ennobled as Immanuel Hermann von Fichte in 1863; 18 July 1796 – 8 August 1879) was a German philosopher and son of Johann Gottlieb Fichte.
Indonesia (or; Indonesian), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), is a transcontinental unitary sovereign state located mainly in Southeast Asia, with some territories in Oceania.
International Cat Day is a celebration which takes place on August 8, every year.
Iraq (or; العراق; عێراق), officially known as the Republic of Iraq (جُمُهورية العِراق; کۆماری عێراق), is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west.
Iraqi Kurdistan, officially called the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (Herêmî Kurdistan) by the Iraqi constitution, is an autonomous region located in northern Iraq.
The Irish Confederate Wars, also called the Eleven Years' War (derived from the Irish language name Cogadh na hAon Bhliana Déag), took place in Ireland between 1641 and 1653.
Joseph "Jack" Buren Cassel II (born August 8, 1980) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres and Houston Astros organizations.
Sir Jack Edward Baldwin FRS (born 8 August 1938) is a British chemist.
John Brophy "Jack" Renshaw AC (8 August 190928 July 1987) was an Australian politician.
John "Jack" Ryder, MBE (8 August 1889 – 3 April 1977) was a cricketer who played for Victoria and Australia.
Carl Jacob Christoph Burckhardt (May 25, 1818 – August 8, 1897) was a Swiss historian of art and culture and an influential figure in the historiography of both fields.
Jacques Balmat, called le Mont Blanc (1762–1834) was a mountaineer, a Savoyard mountain guide, born in the Chamonix valley in Savoy, at this time part of the Kingdom of Sardinia.
Jacques Hétu (August 8, 1938 – February 9, 2010) was a Canadian composer and music educator.
James Johnston "Jim" Blanchard (born August 8, 1942) is an American politician and former diplomat from Michigan.
James Benson "Jim" Irwin (March 17, 1930 – August 8, 1991) (Col, USAF) was an American astronaut, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and a United States Air Force pilot.
James IV (17 March 1473 – 9 September 1513) was the King of Scotland from 11 June 1488 to his death.
James Morgan (born 8 August 1985) is a Welsh actor.
Jacques Joseph Tissot (15 October 1836 – 8 August 1902), Anglicized as James Tissot, was a French painter and illustrator.
Jan Michał Pieńkowski (born 8 August 1936) is a Polish-British author of children's books—as illustrator, as writer, and as designer of movable books.
Jana Andrsová, married Večtomová (born 8 August 1939), is a Czech ballerina and actress.
Jüri Randviir (27 May 1927, Tallinn – 8 August 1996, Tallinn) was an Estonian chess player and journalist, who four times won the Estonian Chess Championship.
Joshua Scott "JC" Chasez (born August 8, 1976) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, and occasional actor.
Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as the only President of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865.
Jerez de la Frontera, or simply Jerez, is a Spanish city and municipality in the province of Cádiz in the autonomous community of Andalusia, in southwestern Spain, located midway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cádiz Mountains.
Jerry Tarkanian (August 8, 1930 – February 11, 2015) was an American basketball coach.
Andrew James Guthrie (23 May 1897 in Hawick, UK – 8 August 1937) was a Scottish motorcycle racer famous for 19 motorcycle Grand Prix wins, 3 victories in the North West 200 and 6 wins at the Isle of Man TT races.
James Patrick Murphy (8 August 1910 – 14 November 1989) was a football player who made over 200 appearances for West Bromwich Albion and won 15 caps for Wales.
James Witherspoon (August 8, 1920 – September 18, 1997) was an American jump blues singer.
Joseph Arrington, Jr. (August 8, 1933– August 13, 1982), better known as Joe Tex, was an American musician who gained success in the 1960s and 1970s with his brand of Southern soul, which mixed the styles of country, gospel, and rhythm and blues.
Joely Collins (born August 8, 1972) is a Canadian-English actress and producer.
Johannes Willem Maria Bluyssen or Bluijssen (Nijmegen 10 April 1926 − 8 August 2013) was a Dutch Roman Catholic bishop.
John David Wilson (8 August 1919 – 20 June 2013) was an English artist, animator and producer.
John Davis or Davys (c. 155029 December 1605) (b. 1543?) was one of the chief English navigators of Elizabeth I. He led several voyages to discover the Northwest Passage and served as pilot and captain on both Dutch and English voyages to the East Indies.
John Frederick Gustafson (8 August 1942 – 12 September 2014) was an English bass guitar player and singer, who had a lengthy recording and live performance career.
John Harold Johnson (January 19, 1918 – August 8, 2005) was an American businessman and publisher.
John Henry Twachtman (August 4, 1853 – August 8, 1902) was an American painter best known for his impressionist landscapes, though his painting style varied widely through his career.
John Curtis Holmes (August 8, 1944 – March 13, 1988), better known as John C. Holmes or Johnny Wadd (after the lead character he portrayed in a series of related films), was one of the most prolific male adult film actors of all time, with documented credit for at least 537 films.
John Raymond Hudek (born August 8, 1966) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.
John Ker (8 August 1673 – 8 July 1726) was a Scottish spy during the Jacobite risings.
Richard John Sinclair Laws, CBE (born 8 August 1935), a legend of Australian radio, mostly known as Lawsie, was from the 1970s until his retirement in 2007, the host of a hugely successful morning radio program, which mixed music with interviews, opinion, live advertising readings and listener talkback.
John Renbourn (8 August 1944 – 26 March 2015) was an English guitarist and songwriter.
Randolph Benito ("Johnny") Balentina (born August 8, 1971 in Willemstad, Curaçao) is a Dutch baseball player, who competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics for the Netherlands, starting in 1996 (Atlanta, Georgia).
Johnny Dodds (April 12, 1892 – August 8, 1940).
John Ellis Temple (August 8, 1927 – January 9, 1994) was a Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Redlegs/Reds (1952–59; 1964); Cleveland Indians (1960–61), Baltimore Orioles (1962) and Houston Colt.45s (1962–63).
Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. is an American publishing company founded in November 1942 by businessman John H. Johnson.
Jonathan Charles "Jon" Turteltaub (b. August 8, 1963) is an American film director and producer.
José Francisco Molina Jiménez (born 8 August 1970) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and is a current manager.
Joseph Whidbey FRS (1757 – 9 October 1833) was a member of the Royal Navy who served on the Vancouver Expedition 1791–95, and later achieved renown as a naval engineer.
Josip Drmić (born 8 August 1992) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a striker for Borussia Mönchengladbach and the Switzerland national team.
Jostein Gaarder (born 8 August 1952) is a Norwegian intellectual and author of several novels, short stories and children's books.
Juhani Aho, originally Johannes Brofeldt (11 September 1861 – 8 August 1921), was a Finnish author and journalist.
James F. "Jumbo" Elliott (August 8, 1915 – March 22, 1981) was an American track and field coach, often considered to be one of the greatest of all time.
The City and Borough of Juneau (Tlingit: Dzánti K'ihéeni), commonly known as Juneau, is the capital city of Alaska.
Kane Stuart Williamson (born 8 August 1990) is a New Zealand international cricketer who currently captains the New Zealand national team.
Karen Blanche Black (née Ziegler; July 1, 1939 – August 8, 2013) was an American actress, screenwriter, singer, and songwriter.
Katherine Elizabeth Wilhelmina Beuving Langbroek (born 8 August 1965) is an Australian television and radio personality living in Melbourne.
Kateryna Volodymyrivna Bondarenko (Катерина Володимирівна Бондаренко; born 8 August 1986) is a tennis player from Ukraine and a doubles champion at the 2008 Australian Open.
Károly Reich (8 August 1922 – 7 September 1988; also written Karoly Reich) was a Hungarian artist, best known for his children's books illustrations and for his original draughtsmanship.
Keith Ian Carradine (born August 8, 1949) is an American actor, singer and songwriter who has had success on stage, film and television.
Kenneth Robert Tuff "Ken" Baumann (born August 8, 1989) is an American writer, publisher, and book designer.
Kenneth Wayne Dryden,, (born August 8, 1947) is a Canadian politician, lawyer, businessman, author, and former NHL goaltender.
is the former Chairman and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI), the video game division of Sony Corporation, and current president and CEO of Cyber AI Entertainment.
The South Korean dissident leader Kim Dae-jung, later president of South Korea, was kidnapped on August 8, 1973, in Tokyo, Japan.
Kim Dae-jung, or Kim Dae Jung (6 January 192418 August 2009), was a South Korean politician who served as President of South Korea from 1998 to 2003.
Kirk John Broadfoot (born 8 August 1984 in Irvine, North Ayrshire) is a Scottish football player who plays as a defender for Kilmarnock.
Konstantinas Sirvydas (rarely referred as Konstantinas Širvydas; Constantinus Szyrwid; Konstanty Szyrwid) 1579 – 8 August 1631) was a Lithuanian religious preacher, lexicographer and one of the pioneers of Lithuanian literature from the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, at the time a confederal part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.Note that in 16th and 17th centuries the idea of national identity did not yet exist in its modern sense and Szyrwid is referred to either as a Pole or Lithuanian; as in: He was a Jesuit priest, a professor at the Academia Vilnensis and the author of, among other works, the first grammar of the Lithuanian language and the first tri-lingual dictionary in Lithuanian, Latin and Polish (1619). Famous for his eloquence, Sirvydas spent 10 years of his life preaching sermons at St. John's church in Vilnius (twice a day - once in Lithuanian, and once in Polish).
Mohandas Dewese (born August 8, 1962), better known by his stage name Kool Moe Dee, is an American hip hop MC prominent in the late 1970s through the early 1990s.
Kraków, also spelled Cracow or Krakow, is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland.
Krishnadevaraya (IAST) was an emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire who reigned from 1509–1529.
Kurt Maetzig (25 January 1911 – 8 August 2012) was a German film director who had a significant effect on the film industry in East Germany.
Kuwait (الكويت, or), officially the State of Kuwait (دولة الكويت), is a country in Western Asia.
Ladislav Starevich (Владисла́в Алекса́ндрович Старе́вич, Władysław Starewicz; August 8, 1882 – February 26, 1965) was a Polish-Russian stop-motion animator notable as the author of the first puppet-animated film The Beautiful Lukanida (1912).
Larisa Iosifovna Bogoraz (Лари́са Ио́сифовна Богора́з(-Брухман), full name: Larisa Iosifovna Bogoraz-Brukhman, Bogoraz was her father's last name, Brukhman her mother's, August 8, 1929, Kharkiv – April 6, 2004, Moscow) was a dissident in the Soviet Union.
Larry Dee Wilcox (born August 8, 1947) is an American actor, best known for his role as Officer Jonathan "Jon" Baker in CHiPs, an American television series.
Launceston Elliot (9 June 1874 – 8 August 1930) was a Scottish weightlifter, and the first British Olympic champion.
Laura Slade Wiggins (born August 8, 1988), sometimes credited as Laura Wiggins, is an American actress, singer and musician.
Laurent Belissen (also Bellissen) (8 August 1693 – 12 February 1762) was a French Baroque composer.
Le Mans is a city in France, on the Sarthe River.
Leo Chiosso (b. Turin, 8 August 1920 – d. Chieri, Italy, 26 November 2006) was an Italian lyricist mostly known for his work with Fred Buscaglione.
Leon Golub (January 23, 1922 – August 8, 2004) was an American painter.
Leonardo Zamora Legazpi, O.P. (25 November 1935 – 8 August 2014) was the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Caceres and president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (1988–1991).
This article gives an overview of liberalism and radicalism in Romania.
Lindsay Sloane Leikin-Rollins (born August 8, 1977) is an American actress.
Lisbon (Lisboa) is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 552,700, Census 2011 results according to the 2013 administrative division of Portugal within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2.
The following is a list of United States Ambassadors, or other Chiefs of Mission, to Peru.
The following is a list of the Governors and Lieutenant Governors of Newfoundland and later Newfoundland and Labrador.
This is a list of mayors of Nuremberg (Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Nürnberg) since 1818.
This is a list of articles about notable observed periods (days, weeks, months, and years) declared by various governments, groups and organizations to raise awareness of an issue, commemorate a group or event, or celebrate something.
The sultans of the Ottoman Empire (Osmanlı padişahları), who were all members of the Ottoman dynasty (House of Osman), ruled over the transcontinental empire from its perceived inception in 1299 to its dissolution in 1922.
Lothair II (835 –) was the king of Lotharingia from 855 until his death.
Louis Laurent Saha (born 8 August 1978) is a French former professional footballer who played as a forward.
Louis (also Ludwig or Lewis) "the German" (c. 805-876), also known as Louis II, was the first king of East Francia.
Aloysius Paulus Maria "Louis" van Gaal OON (born 8 August 1951) is a Dutch football manager and former player.
Mary Louise Brooks (November 14, 1906 – August 8, 1985), who worked professionally as Louise Brooks, was an American film actress and dancer noted as an iconic symbol of the flapper, and for popularizing the bobbed haircut.
Lucas van Leyden (1494 – 8 August 1533), also named either Lucas Hugensz or Lucas Jacobsz, was a Dutch engraver and painter.
Luis García Meza Tejada (8 August 1929 – 29 April 2018) was a Bolivian dictator.
LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin (Deutsches Luftschiff Zeppelin #127; Registration: D-LZ 127) was a German-built and -operated, passenger-carrying, hydrogen-filled, rigid airship which operated commercially from 1928 to 1937.
Ma Lik, GBS, JP (23 February 1952 – 8 August 2007), was a Legislative Councillor, and was the Chairman of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB), a pro-Beijing political party in Hong Kong.
Marie-Madeleine Jarret, known as Madeleine de Verchères ((); 3 March 1678 – 8 August 1747) was a woman of New France (modern Quebec) credited with thwarting a raid on Fort Verchères when she was 14 years old.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule.
Mahmoud Saremi (c. 1968 – 8 August 1998) was an Iranian reporter, working for IRNA, as the news agency's head of office in Mazari Sharif.
Maia Wojciechowska (August 7, 1927 – June 13, 2002) was a Polish-American writer best known for children's and young adult fiction.
Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia.
is a Japanese filmmaker, television director and screenwriter.
Manjul Bhargava (born 8 August 1974) is a Canadian-American mathematician of Indian origins.
The Manson Family was a desert commune and cult formed in California in the late 1960s.
Marcelo Balboa (born August 8, 1967) is an American retired soccer defender who played in the 1990s for the U.S. national team, becoming its captain.
Margaret Tudor (28 November 1489 – 18 October 1541) was Queen of Scots from 1503 until 1513 by marriage to James IV of Scotland and then, after her husband died fighting the English, she became regent for their son James V of Scotland from 1513 until 1515.
Margaret Urban Walker (born August 8, 1948), is the Donald J. Schuenke Chair Emerita in Philosophy at Marquette University.
Marguerite Bise (1898–1965) was a French chef and restaurateur at her restaurant Auberge du Père Bise in Talloires, Haute-Savoie, France.
Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité Bonheur (1758 – 8 August 1858) was the Empress of Haiti (1804–1806) as the spouse of Jean-Jacques Dessalines.
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Mark Lazarowicz (born Marek Lazarowicz; 8 August 1953) is a British Labour Co-operative politician and lawyer who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Edinburgh North and Leith from 2001 to 2015.
Martin Brest (born August 8, 1951) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.
Martrez Milner (born August 8, 1984) is a former American football tight end.
Mary Helen MacKillop RSJ (15 January 1842 – 8 August 1909) was an Australian nun who has been declared a saint by the Catholic Church, as St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.
Matteo Tafuri (Soleto 8 August 1492Soleto 13 June 1582) was an Italian philosopher, astrologer and physician.
Matthew Alexander Henson (August 8, 1866March 9, 1955) was the first African-American Arctic explorer, an associate of Robert Peary on seven voyages over a period of nearly 23 years. They made six voyages and spent a total of 18 years in expeditions., Globe Pequot, 2009, pp. 3–6 Henson served as a navigator and craftsman, traded with Inuit and learned their language, and was known as Peary's "first man" for these arduous travels. During their 1909 expedition to Greenland, Henson accompanied Peary in the small party, including four Inuit men, that has been recognized as the first to reach the Geographic North Pole (although this has also been subject to dispute). Henson was invited in 1937 as a member of The Explorers Club due to his achievement and was the first African American to be accepted. In 1948 he was made an honorary member, a distinction for 20 people annually. Based on research into Peary's diary and astronomical observations, Wally Herbert, a later Arctic explorer who reached the North Pole in 1969, concluded in 1989 that Peary's team had not reached the pole. This has been widely accepted, but some dispute this conclusion. Henson published his memoir, A Negro Explorer at the North Pole (1912), which included a foreword and praise by Peary. Since the late 20th century, Henson's contributions have received more recognition. By presidential order, in 1988, the remains of Henson and his wife were re-interred with a monument at Arlington National Cemetery, near that for Peary and his wife. Henson has received numerous posthumous honors since then. In the late 20th century, Henson's and Peary's elderly sons by their Inuit "country wives" were tracked down, and their descendants invited to the United States to meet other family members, as well as to attend the 1988 ceremonies.
The Maya civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization developed by the Maya peoples, and noted for its hieroglyphic script—the only known fully developed writing system of the pre-Columbian Americas—as well as for its art, architecture, mathematics, calendar, and astronomical system.
Mazar-i-Sharif (Dari/مزار شریف), often called just Mazar, is the fourth-largest city of Afghanistan, with a 2015 UN–Habitat population estimate between 577,500 and 693,000.
Meagan Monique Good-Franklin (born August 8, 1981) is an American actress.
Mehmed IV (Ottoman Turkish: محمد رابع Meḥmed-i rābiʿ; Modern Turkish: IV. Mehmet; also known as Avcı Mehmet, Mehmed the Hunter; 2 January 1642 – 6 January 1693) was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1648 to 1687.
Lonnie Melvin Tillis (August 8, 1932 – November 19, 2017) was an American country music singer and songwriter.
Melon Day is an annual national holiday in Turkmenistan devoted to festivities to celebrate the country's muskmelon, in particular a recent crossbreed product named "Turkmenbashi melon" (after Turkmenistan's first president), which is praised for its aroma, taste and large size.
Melville Shavelson (April 1, 1917 – August 8, 2007) was an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and author.
Menahem Golan (מנחם גולן.; May 31, 1929 – August 8, 2014) was a Israeli film producer, screenwriter, and director.
The Mercalli intensity scale is a seismic intensity scale used for measuring the intensity of an earthquake.
Michael Johnson (August 8, 1944 – July 25, 2017) was an American pop, country, and folk singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Michael Roe (born August 8, 1955) is a former racing driver from Naas, Ireland.
Michael Lorenzo Urie (born August 8, 1980) is an American actor, presenter, director, and producer.
Michael Wittmann (22 April 1914 – 8 August 1944) was a German Waffen-SS tank commander during the Second World War.
Portrait of Michel Gabriel Paccard. Reproduced from an old portrait in the possession of M. J. P, Cachat, of Chamonix (his great grandson). From a photograph by Tairraz, of Chamonix Michel Gabriel Paccard (1757–1827) was a Savoyard doctor and alpinist, citizen of the Kingdom of Sardinia.
Mick Moss (8 August 1975) is an English singer/songwriter.
Middle Francia (Francia media) was a short-lived Frankish kingdom which was created in 843 by the Treaty of Verdun after an intermittent civil war between the grandsons of Charlemagne resulted in division of the united empire.
is a Japanese actress from Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.
Michael "Dirt" Hindert (born August 8, 1980) was the bass guitarist of the New York rock/electronica band The Bravery.
The stencil duplicator or mimeograph machine (often abbreviated to mimeo) is a low-cost duplicating machine that works by forcing ink through a stencil onto paper.
Mohamed MorsiThe spellings of his first and last names vary.
Mohammad Wasim (محمد وسیم; born August 8, 1977, in Rawalpindi, Punjab) is a former Pakistani cricketer.
Mongolia (Monggol Ulus in Mongolian; in Mongolian Cyrillic) is a landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia.
Monica Sjöö, (December 31, 1938 – August 8, 2005), was a Swedish painter, writer and a radical anarcho/eco-feminist who was an early exponent of the Goddess movement.
Monika Tsõganova (born August 8, 1969, Kohtla-Järve) is an Estonian chess Woman International Master (1991).
The monokini, designed by Rudi Gernreich in 1964, consisting of only a brief, close-fitting bottom and two thin straps, was the first women's topless swimsuit.
Mont Blanc (Monte Bianco), meaning "White Mountain", is the highest mountain in the Alps and the highest in Europe west of Russia's Caucasus peaks.
The Mudéjar revolt of 1264–1266 (la revuelta mudejár de 1264–66), or the Revolt of the Mudéjars, was a Muslim (Mudéjar) rebellion in the Lower Andalusia and Murcia regions of the Crown of Castile.
Mustafa Ali Balbay (born August 8, 1960 in Burdur) is a journalist, writer and Turkish MP.
Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.
Nane Nane Day on 8 August celebrates to recognize the important contribution of farmers to the national Tanzanian economy.
Nélson Miguel Castro Oliveira, CavIH (born 8 August 1991) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club Norwich City and the Portugal national team.
Nelson Appleton Miles (August 8, 1839 – May 15, 1925) was an American military general who served in the American Civil War, the American Indian Wars, and the Spanish–American War.
Sir Nevill Francis Mott (30 September 1905 – 8 August 1996) was a British physicist who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1977 for his work on the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems, especially amorphous semiconductors.
Lieutenant Commander Nicholas John Turney Monsarrat FRSL RNVR (22 March 19108 August 1979) was a British novelist known today for his sea stories, particularly The Cruel Sea (1951) and Three Corvettes (1942–45), but perhaps best known internationally for his novels, The Tribe That Lost Its Head and its sequel, Richer Than All His Tribe.
Nicholas Roderick Holtam (born 8 August 1954) is a bishop of the Church of England.
Nicolas Vogondy (born 8 August 1977) is a French former professional road racing cyclist, who competed as a professional between 1997 and 2013.
Nigel Ernest James Mansell, (born 8 August 1953) is a British former racing driver who won both the Formula One World Championship (1992) and the CART Indy Car World Series (1993).
The Nobel Prize in Physics (Nobelpriset i fysik) is a yearly award given by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for those who conferred the most outstanding contributions for mankind in the field of physics.
Norbert Michelisz (born 8 August 1984) is a Hungarian auto racing driver, who currently competes in the World Touring Car Championship.
The Northwest Passage (abbreviated as NWP) is, from the European and northern Atlantic point of view, the sea route to the Pacific Ocean through the Arctic Ocean, along the northern coast of North America via waterways through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
The Charter of the International Military Tribunal – Annex to the Agreement for the prosecution and punishment of the major war criminals of the European Axis (usually referred to as the Nuremberg Charter or London Charter) was the decree issued by the European Advisory Commission on 8 August 1945 that set down the rules and procedures by which the Nuremberg trials were to be conducted.
The Nuremberg trials (Die Nürnberger Prozesse) were a series of military tribunals held by the Allied forces under international law and the laws of war after World War II.
Oronce Finé (or Fine; Latin: Orontius Finnaeus or Finaeus; Oronzio Fineo; 20 December 1494 – 8 August 1555) was a French mathematician and cartographer.
Orville James Moody (December 9, 1933 – August 8, 2008) was an American professional golfer who won numerous tournaments in his career.
Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer (16 July 1896 – 8 August 1969) was a German human biologist and geneticist, who was the Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Münster until his 1965 retirement.
Oulu (Uleåborg) is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland.
Pakistan (پاکِستان), officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (اِسلامی جمہوریہ پاکِستان), is a country in South Asia.
Palenque (Yucatec Maya: Bàakʼ /ɓàːkʼ/), also anciently known as Lakamha (literally: "Big Water"), was a Maya city state in southern Mexico that flourished in the 7th century.
Parker Kligerman (born August 8, 1990) is an American professional stock car racing driver.
The Parliament of England was the legislature of the Kingdom of England, existing from the early 13th century until 1707, when it became the Parliament of Great Britain after the political union of England and Scotland created the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Pat Noonan (born August 2, 1980 in Ballwin, Missouri) is a former American soccer player who currently serves as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia Union.
Patricia Neal (born Patsy Louise Neal; January 20, 1926 – August 8, 2010) was an American actress of stage and screen.
Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac (8 August 1902 – 20 October 1984) was an English theoretical physicist who is regarded as one of the most significant physicists of the 20th century.
Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (8 August 1881 – 13 November 1954) was a German field marshal during World War II.
Paul Taylor (born Jonathan Paul Taylor, 8 August 1964, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England) is an English former cricketer, who played in two Tests and one ODI for England from 1993 to 1994.
Brigadier-General Paul Triquet (April 2, 1910 – August 8, 1980) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for valour "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Peter Joshua Sculthorpe AO OBE (29 April 1929 – 8 August 2014) was an Australian composer.
Phillip Henry Carlson (born 8 August 1951, Nundah, Queensland) is a former Australian cricketer who played in 2 Tests and 4 ODIs in 1979.
The Philippines (Pilipinas or Filipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a unitary sovereign and archipelagic country in Southeast Asia.
Pierre Boulanger (born 8 August 1987) is a French actor.
Pierre Andre Garçon (born August 8, 1986) is an American football wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL).
The PlayStation (officially abbreviated to PS, and commonly known as the PS1 or its codename, PSX) is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
Poison is an American rock band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s.
Pope Hormisdas (450 – 6 August 523) was Pope from 20 July 514 to his death in 523.
The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known as the pound and less commonly referred to as Sterling, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.
Prague (Praha, Prag) is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 14th largest city in the European Union and also the historical capital of Bohemia.
The Premier of New South Wales is the head of government in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
The Premier of Victoria is the Head of government in the Australian state of Victoria.
The Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the three-member body which collectively serves as head of state of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The President of Bolivia (Presidente de Bolivia) officially known as the President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (Presidente del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia), is head of state and head of government of Bolivia.
The President of Brazil, officially the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil (Presidente da República Federativa do Brasil) or simply the President of the Republic, is both the head of state and the head of government of the Federative Republic of Brazil.
The President of the Arab Republic of Egypt (رئيس جمهورية مصر العربية) is the head of state of Egypt.
The President of the Board of Trade is head of the Board of Trade.
The President of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America.
The Prime Minister of Australia (sometimes informally abbreviated to PM) is the head of government of Australia.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the head of the United Kingdom government.
Princess Beatrice of York (Beatrice Elizabeth Mary; born 8 August 1988) is a member of the British royal family.
This is a list of public holidays in Iraq.
The following is the list of official public holidays recognized by the Government of Russia.
The following is a list of holidays in Zimbabwe: Public holidays are as detailed in the (Chapter 10:21), its various amendments and General Notices.
Qantas Airways is the flag carrier of Australia and its largest airline by fleet size, international flights and international destinations.
Quetta (کوټه; کویته; کوٹه; کوئٹہ) is the provincial capital and largest city of Balochistan, Pakistan.
The Quit India Movement or the India August Movement, was a movement launched at the Bombay session of the All-India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi on 8 August 1942, during World War II, demanding an end to British Rule of India.
In the Latter Day Saint movement, the Quorum of the Twelve (also known as the Council of the Twelve, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Council of the Twelve Apostles, or the Twelve) is one of the governing bodies or (quorums) of the church hierarchy organized by the movement's founder Joseph Smith, and patterned after the twelve apostles of Christ (see Mark 3).
Randy Shilts (August 8, 1951February 17, 1994) was an American journalist and author.
Rashard Quovon Lewis (born August 8, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player.
Robert James "Red" Wilson (March 7, 1929 – August 8, 2014) was a professional baseball and college baseball and football player.
Regina Resnik (August 30, 1922 – August 8, 2013) was an American opera singer who had an active international career that spanned five decades.
The Republic of Ploiești (Republica de la Ploiești) was a revolt against the Romanian monarchy in the city of Ploiești, Romania, on August 8, 1870.
The revolt of Lyon against the National Convention was a counter-revolutionary movement in the city of Lyon during the time of the French Revolution.
Ricardo Londoño-Bridge (8 August 1949 – 18 July 2009) was a racing driver from Colombia.
Richard Norman Anderson (August 8, 1926 – August 31, 2017) was an American film and television actor.
Richard Deacon (May 14, 1921 – August 8, 1984) was an American television and motion picture actor, best known for playing supporting roles in television shows such as The Dick Van Dyke Show, Leave It To Beaver, and The Jack Benny Program along with minor roles in films like Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.
Richard Craig Harwood (born 8 August 1979) is a British cellist.
Richard Lyons (born 8 August 1979) is a British motor racing driver currently competing in the Japanese Super GT series.
Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was an American politician who served as the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 until 1974, when he resigned from office, the only U.S. president to do so.
Richard Nixon's resignation speech was an address made on August 8, 1974, by President of the United States Richard Nixon to the American public.
Richard Allan Ream (born August 8, 1961), better known by the stage name Rikki Rockett, is an American drummer for glam metal band Poison.
Rinku Singh (born 8 August 1988 in Lucknow, India) is an Indian professional wrestler and retired professional baseball player currently signed with WWE and performs in their developmental territory NXT.
Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was an American and Confederate soldier, best known as a commander of the Confederate States Army.
Robin Ophelia Quivers (born August 8, 1952) is an American radio personality, author, and actress, best known for being the long-running news anchor and co-host of The Howard Stern Show.
Rocky Lee Thompson (born August 8, 1977) is a Canadian former ice hockey right wing and the current head coach of the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.
Roger Federer (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No.
Sir Roger Penrose (born 8 August 1931) is an English mathematical physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science.
Romania (România) is a sovereign state located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe.
Ronald Joseph Karkovice (born August 8, 1963, in Union Township, Union County, New Jersey) is a former Major League Baseball catcher.
Ronald A. Klain (born August 8, 1961) is an American political operative and lawyer who on October 17, 2014, was named for the newly created position of "Ebola response coordinator" or, less officially, Ebola Czar.
Ronan Parke (born 8 August 1998) is an English singer from Poringland, Norfolk, UK who came runner-up in the fifth series of ITV show Britain's Got Talent, despite being the bookies' favourite to win.
Rory Calhoun (August 8, 1922April 28, 1999; born Francis Timothy McCown) was an American film and television actor, screenwriter and producer.
Rosetta LeNoire (born Rosetta Olive Burton; August 8, 1911 – March 17, 2002) was an American stage, screen, and television actress, as well as a Broadway producer and casting agent.
Curtis Ross Ohlendorf (born August 8, 1982) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent.
Rudolf "Rudi" Gernreich (August 8, 1922 April 21, 1985) was an Austrian-born American fashion designer whose avant-garde clothing designs are generally regarded as the most innovative and dynamic fashion of the 1960s.
Rudolf II "the blind" (8 August 1306 in Wolfratshausen – 4 October 1353 in Neustadt) was Count Palatine of the Rhine (see Palatinate) from 1329 to 1353.
Dorothea Ruth Etchells (17 April 19318 August 2012) was an English poet and college principal who spent most of her working life in the University of Durham.
Ryan Koolwijk (born 8 August 1985) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for Excelsior, as a midfielder.
Sabine Klaschka (born 8 August 1980) is a retired professional German tennis player.
Saint Dominic (Santo Domingo), also known as Dominic of Osma and Dominic of Caleruega, often called Dominic de Guzmán and Domingo Félix de Guzmán (8 August 1170 – 6 August 1221), was a Castilian priest and founder of the Dominican Order.
Sam Sims Walker (July 31, 1925 – August 8, 2015), United States Army, was an American general who served as the Commanding General of Allied Land Forces, South East Europe (COMLANDSOUTHEAST) from 1977 to 1978.
Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa (Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Sāmoa; Sāmoa) and, until 4 July 1997, known as Western Samoa, is a unitary parliamentary democracy with eleven administrative divisions.
Sara Teasdale (August 8, 1884January 29, 1933) was an American lyric poet.
Sarat Pujari (8 August 1934 – 12 May 2014) was an Indian film actor, director and producer in Odia film industry (Ollywood).
The Schutzstaffel (SS; also stylized as with Armanen runes;; literally "Protection Squadron") was a major paramilitary organization under Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP) in Nazi Germany, and later throughout German-occupied Europe during World War II.
Scott Francis D'Amore (born August 8, 1974) is a Canadian professional wrestler, manager, promoter, booker and entrepreneur.
Scott Alan Sandelin (born August 8, 1964) is an American former professional ice hockey player.
Scott Stapp (born Anthony Scott Flippen; August 8, 1973), is an American singer, songwriter, and musician, known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of rock bands Creed and Art of Anarchy.
Scribonius Largus (c. 1-c. 50) was the court physician to the Roman emperor Claudius.
Secret Society of Happy People (SOHP) is an organization that celebrates the expression of happiness.
Seo Hui (942 – 8 August 998) was a Korean politician and diplomat during the early days of the Goryeo Dynasty of Korea (918–1392).
Shane Lee (born 8 August 1973) is a former Australian first-class cricketer.
Shawn Peter Raul Mendes (born August 8, 1998) is a Canadian singer and songwriter.
Sheila Varian (August 8, 1937 – March 6, 2016) was a breeder of Arabian horses who lived and worked at the Varian Arabians Ranch near Arroyo Grande, California.
Shirley Hardie Jackson (December 14, 1916 – August 8, 1965) was an American writer, known primarily for her works of horror and mystery.
Simon Taylor (born 8 August 1944) is a motor sports journalist who writes for several publications.
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.
The Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, often called the "Josephites" or "Brown Joeys", were founded in Penola, South Australia, in 1866 by Mary MacKillop and the Rev. Julian Tenison Woods.
Sisters of the Destitute (S. D.) is a Syro-Malabar Catholic women's religious institute.
Smaragdus was Exarch of Ravenna twice, from 585 to 589 and from 603 to 611.
Space Shuttle Columbia (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-102) was the first space-rated orbiter in NASA's Space Shuttle fleet.
The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011.
The Spanish Armada (Grande y Felicísima Armada, literally "Great and Most Fortunate Navy") was a Spanish fleet of 130 ships that sailed from A Coruña in late May 1588, under the command of the Duke of Medina Sidonia, with the purpose of escorting an army from Flanders to invade England.
Staten Island is the southernmost and westernmost of the five boroughs of New York City in the U.S. state of New York.
Stephen Walkom (born August 8, 1963) currently serves as vice president and director of officiating for the National Hockey League (NHL).
Steven Tweed (born 8 August 1972) is a Scottish former footballer and manager.
Stjepan Radić (11 June 1871 – 8 August 1928) was a Croatian and Yugoslav politician and the founder of the Croatian People's Peasant Party (HPSS).
STS-28 was the 30th NASA Space Shuttle mission, the fourth shuttle mission dedicated to United States Department of Defense purposes, and the eighth flight of Space Shuttle ''Columbia''.
Studénka (Stauding) is a town of 10,210 residents in Nový Jičín District of the Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic.
Ramchandra Sudhakar Rao (ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರ ಸುಧಾಕರ ರಾವ್) (born 8 August 1952 in Bangalore, India) is a former Indian cricketer.
Liem Soei Liang, also known as Surya Lesmana (20 May 1944 – 8 August 2012) was an Indonesian Association football player and manager.
Svetlana Yevgenyevna Savitskaya (Светла́на Евге́ньевна Сави́цкая; born 8 August 1948) is a retired Soviet aviator and cosmonaut who flew aboard Soyuz T-7 in 1982, becoming the second woman in space.
Swarāj (स्वराज "self", raj "rule") can mean generally self-governance or "self-rule", and was used synonymously with "home-rule" by Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati and later on by Mahatma Gandhi, but the word usually refers to Gandhi's concept for Indian independence from foreign domination.
Sweden (Sverige), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.
Sylvia Sidney (born Sophia Kosow; August 8, 1910 – July 1, 1999) was an American actress of stage, screen and film, with a career spanning over 70 years, who first rose to prominence in dozens of leading roles in the 1930s.
Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia.
The Taliban (طالبان "students"), alternatively spelled Taleban, which refers to itself as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), is a Sunni Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan currently waging war (an insurgency, or jihad) within that country.
Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a sovereign state in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.
The Tate murders were a series of killings conducted by members of the Manson Family on August 8–9, 1969, which claimed the lives of five people, one of them pregnant.
Tatjana Maria (née Malek; born 8 August 1987) is a German professional tennis player.
Terence Joseph Nation (8 August 19309 March 1997) was a Welsh television writer and novelist.
Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a unitary state at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), often informally known as the Mormon Church, is a nontrinitarian, Christian restorationist church that is considered by its members to be the restoration of the original church founded by Jesus Christ.
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Thomas Anstey Guthrie (8 August 1856 - 10 March 1934) was an English novelist and journalist, who wrote his comic novels under the pseudonym F. Anstey.
Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor.
Thomas McElwee (30 November 1957 - 8 August 1981) was an Irish republican who participated in the 1981 hunger strike and a volunteer in the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA).
Tobias Gerald Albert Lieven Flood (born 8 August 1985) is an English rugby union player.
Train robbery is a type of robbery, in which the goal is to steal money or other valuables being carried aboard trains.
Trajan (Imperator Caesar Nerva Trajanus Divi Nervae filius Augustus; 18 September 538August 117 AD) was Roman emperor from 98 to 117AD.
The Treaty of Mersen or Meerssen, concluded on 8 August 870, was a treaty of partition of the realm of Lothair II by his uncles Louis the German of East Francia and Charles the Bald of West Francia, the two surviving sons of Emperor Louis I the Pious.
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Turkmenistan (or; Türkmenistan), (formerly known as Turkmenia) is a sovereign state in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest, and the Caspian Sea to the west.
Tycho Brahe (born Tyge Ottesen Brahe;. He adopted the Latinized form "Tycho Brahe" (sometimes written Tÿcho) at around age fifteen. The name Tycho comes from Tyche (Τύχη, meaning "luck" in Greek, Roman equivalent: Fortuna), a tutelary deity of fortune and prosperity of ancient Greek city cults. He is now generally referred to as "Tycho," as was common in Scandinavia in his time, rather than by his surname "Brahe" (a spurious appellative form of his name, Tycho de Brahe, only appears much later). 14 December 154624 October 1601) was a Danish nobleman, astronomer, and writer known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observations.
Tyrone Peachey (born 8 August 1991) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Penrith Panthers in the National Rugby League.
Ukraine (Ukrayina), sometimes called the Ukraine, is a sovereign state in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast; Belarus to the northwest; Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia to the west; Romania and Moldova to the southwest; and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.
The United States Ambassador to the United Nations is the leader of the U.S. delegation, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.
The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.
Uraniborg (Uranienborg, Uraniborg) was a Danish astronomical observatory and alchemical laboratory established and operated by Tycho Brahe.
US Airways Flight 1549 was an Airbus A320-214 which, in the climbout after takeoff from New York City's LaGuardia Airport on January 15, 2009, struck a flock of Canada geese just northeast of the George Washington Bridge and consequently lost all engine power.
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Vardo Rumessen (8 August 1942 – 24 August 2015) was an Estonian pianist, musicologist and politician for the Union of Pro Patria and Res Publica.
Payyappilly Varghese Kathanar was a Syro-Malabar priest from the Indian state of Kerala and the founder of the congregation of Sisters of the Destitute.
Ven (Hven, older Swedish spelling Hven) is a small Swedish island in the Øresund strait, between Scania and Zealand (Denmark).
The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award of the British honours system.
The Vijayanagara Empire (also called Karnata Empire, and the Kingdom of Bisnegar by the Portuguese) was based in the Deccan Plateau region in South India.
Karl Artur Vilhelm Moberg (20 August 1898 – 8 August 1973) was a Swedish journalist, author, playwright, historian, and debater.
Viorica Viscopoleanu (née Belmega on 8 August 1939) is a retired Romanian long jumper.
Vladimír Darida (born 8 August 1990) is a Czech footballer who plays as a central midfielder for German club Hertha BSC and the Czech Republic national team.
Vorarephilia (often shortened to vore) is a paraphilia characterized by the erotic desire to be consumed by, or sometimes to personally consume, another person or creature, or an erotic attraction to the process of eating in general practice.
The Wars of the Three Kingdoms, sometimes known as the British Civil Wars, formed an intertwined series of conflicts that took place in the kingdoms of England, Ireland and Scotland between 1639 and 1651.
The Warsaw Radio Mast was the world's tallest structure from 1974 until its collapse on 8 August 1991.
Michael Webb Pierce (August 8, 1921 – February 24, 1991) was an American honky tonk vocalist, songwriter and guitarist of the 1950s, one of the most popular of the genre, charting more number one hits than any other country artist during the decade.
Wilbert Robinson (June 29, 1863 – August 8, 1934), nicknamed "Uncle Robbie", was an American catcher, coach and manager in Major League Baseball.
Wilhelm Keitel (22 September 1882 – 16 October 1946) was a German field marshal who served as Chief of the Armed Forces High Command (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht or OKW) in Nazi Germany during World War II.
William Milton Asher (August 8, 1921 – July 16, 2012) was an American television and film producer, film director, and screenwriter.
William Pierce Frye (September 2, 1830August 8, 1911) was an American politician from the state of Maine.
Willie Clarence Hall (born August 8, 1950) is an American drummer best known for his work with Isaac Hayes, and as a member of the Blues Brothers band.
Villiami Sione "Willie" Tonga (born 8 August 1983 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory) is a retired Australian professional rugby league footballer who last played for the Leigh Centurions in the Super League.
Wilshire Associates, Inc. is an independent investment management firm that offers consulting services and analytical products and manages fund of funds investment vehicles for a global client base.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane.
Yangon (ရန်ကုန်မြို့, MLCTS rankun mrui,; formerly known as Rangoon, literally: "End of Strife") was the capital of the Yangon Region of Myanmar, also known as Burma.
Yvie Burnett (born 8 August 1968), is a Scottish mezzo-soprano and vocal coach, best known for her work with Simon Cowell on television shows The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent, The Big Reunion The Voice UK and BBC's Let It Shine.
A zebra crossing is a type of pedestrian crossing used in many places around the world.
Zhugqu County (Chinese: 舟曲县, pinyin: Zhōuqū Xiàn; Tibetan: འབྲུག་ཆུ་རྫོང་, ZWPY: Zhugqu Zong) is an administrative district in Gansu Province, the People's Republic of China on the Bailong River.
Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The capital and largest city is Harare. A country of roughly million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most commonly used. Since the 11th century, present-day Zimbabwe has been the site of several organised states and kingdoms as well as a major route for migration and trade. The British South Africa Company of Cecil Rhodes first demarcated the present territory during the 1890s; it became the self-governing British colony of Southern Rhodesia in 1923. In 1965, the conservative white minority government unilaterally declared independence as Rhodesia. The state endured international isolation and a 15-year guerrilla war with black nationalist forces; this culminated in a peace agreement that established universal enfranchisement and de jure sovereignty as Zimbabwe in April 1980. Zimbabwe then joined the Commonwealth of Nations, from which it was suspended in 2002 for breaches of international law by its then government and from which it withdrew from in December 2003. It is a member of the United Nations, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). It was once known as the "Jewel of Africa" for its prosperity. Robert Mugabe became Prime Minister of Zimbabwe in 1980, when his ZANU-PF party won the elections following the end of white minority rule; he was the President of Zimbabwe from 1987 until his resignation in 2017. Under Mugabe's authoritarian regime, the state security apparatus dominated the country and was responsible for widespread human rights violations. Mugabe maintained the revolutionary socialist rhetoric of the Cold War era, blaming Zimbabwe's economic woes on conspiring Western capitalist countries. Contemporary African political leaders were reluctant to criticise Mugabe, who was burnished by his anti-imperialist credentials, though Archbishop Desmond Tutu called him "a cartoon figure of an archetypal African dictator". The country has been in economic decline since the 1990s, experiencing several crashes and hyperinflation along the way. On 15 November 2017, in the wake of over a year of protests against his government as well as Zimbabwe's rapidly declining economy, Mugabe was placed under house arrest by the country's national army in a coup d'état. On 19 November 2017, ZANU-PF sacked Robert Mugabe as party leader and appointed former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in his place. On 21 November 2017, Mugabe tendered his resignation prior to impeachment proceedings being completed.
The Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) was a militant organisation that fought against white minority rule in Rhodesia, formed as a split from the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU).
The Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) is a Zimbabwean political party.
Year 1002 (MII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1079 (MLXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 117 (CXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1170 (MCLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1171 (MCLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1220 (MCCXX) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1264 (MCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1303 (MCCCIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1306 (MCCCVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1492 (MCDXCII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1503 (MDIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1509 (MDIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1518 (MDXVIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1533 (MDXXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1555 (MDLV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1558 (MDLVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 1576 (MDLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
It is one of eight years (CE) to contain each Roman numeral once (1000(M)+500(D)+100(C)+(-10(X)+50(L))+5(V)+1(I).
It is the year of the Peace of Westphalia.
In the Swedish calendar it was a common year starting on Friday, one day ahead of the Julian and ten days behind the Gregorian calendar.
In Great Britain, this year was known as the Annus Mirabilis, because of British victories in the Seven Years' War.
The French Republic introduced the French Revolutionary Calendar starting with the year I.
As the second year of the massive Russo-Japanese War began, more than 100,000 died in the largest world battles of that era, and the war chaos lead to a revolution against the Tsar (Shostakovich's 11th Symphony is subtitled The Year 1905 to commemorate this).
According to NASA reports, 1908 was the coldest recorded year since 1880.
A highlight was the race for the South Pole.
Below, the events of World War I have the "WWI" prefix.
This year is famous for the end of the First World War, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, as well as for the flu pandemic, that killed 50-100 million people worldwide.
This year marked the end of a period known in American history as the Roaring Twenties after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 ushered in a worldwide Great Depression.
This year also marks the start of the Second World War, the largest and deadliest conflict in human history.
Below, the events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
This year also marks the end of the Second World War, the deadliest conflict in human history.
It is also known as the "Year of Africa" because of major events—particularly the independence of seventeen African nations—that focused global attention on the continent and intensified feelings of Pan-Africanism.
As MAD Magazine pointed out on its cover for the March 1961 issue, this was the first "upside-up" year — i.e., one in which the numerals that form the year look the same as when the numerals are rotated upside down, a strobogrammatic number — since 1881.
This was the year of the Protests of 1968.
The year is associated with the first manned landing on the Moon (Apollo 11).
The world population increased by 2.1% this year, the highest increase in history.
Within the context of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) it was the longest year ever, as two leap seconds were added during this 366-day year, an event which has not since been repeated.
It was also declared the International Women's Year by the United Nations and the European Architectural Heritage Year by the Council of Europe.
The year 1983 saw both the official beginning of the Internet and the first mobile cellular telephone call.
The year 1985 was designated as the International Youth Year by the United Nations.
The year 1986 was designated as the International Year of Peace by the United Nations.
In the 20th century, the year 1988 has the most Roman numeral digits (11).
1989 was a turning point in political history because a wave of revolutions swept the Eastern Bloc in Europe, starting in Poland and Hungary, with experiments in power sharing, coming to a head with the opening of the Berlin Wall in November, and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, embracing the overthrow of the communist dictatorship in Romania in December, and ending in December 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Important events of 1990 include the Reunification of Germany and the unification of Yemen, the formal beginning of the Human Genome Project (finished in 2003), the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, the separation of Namibia from South Africa, and the Baltic states declaring independence from the Soviet Union amidst Perestroika.
It was the year that is usually considered the final year of the Cold War that had begun in the late 1940s.
1992 was designated as.
The 1993 Guam earthquake occurred on August 8 at with a moment magnitude of 7.8 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent).
1996 was designated as.
1998 was designated as the International Year of the Ocean.
The 1998 killing of Iranian diplomats in Afghanistan refers to the siege of the Iranian consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif, in the Taliban-controlled Afghanistan during the Taliban and Northern Alliance battles of Mazar-i-Sharif.
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The 2007 Brooklyn tornado was the strongest tornado on record to strike in New York City.
2008 was designated as.
The Studénka train accident was a rail accident that happened on 8 August 2008 near Studénka, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic, at approximately 10:30 local time (8:30 UTC).
2009 was designated as.
2010 was designated as.
The 2010 China floods began in early May 2010.
The 2010 Gansu mudslide was a deadly mudslide in Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China that occurred at 12 midnight on 8 August 2010.
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2015 was designated as.
On August 8, 2015, a mass shooting occurred inside a home in northern Harris County, Texas, near Houston.
2016 was designated as.
2017 was designated as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations General Assembly.
Year 422 (CDXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 753 (DCCLIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 869 (DCCCLXIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Year 870 (DCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
The 8888 Nationwide Popular Pro-Democracy Protests (MLCTS: hrac le: lum), also known as the 8-8-88 Uprisings, or the People Power Uprising,Yawnghwe (1995), pp.
Year 998 (CMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.