According to Gregory calendar, February 08 is the day number 39 in a given year. February 08 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 08 February in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1575Leiden University, the oldest and highest-ranked university in the Netherlands, was founded by William, Prince of Orange.
1601Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex led a failed rebellion against Queen Elizabeth I.
1672Physicist Ice Newton presented the optic and research paper in London.
1724Catherine I of Russia was officially named Zarina by her husband Peter the Great.
1725Catherine I became Queen of Russia after the death of her husband Peter the Great.
1726The Supreme Privy Council was established in Russia.
1750A minor earthquake in London caused panic.
1761The earthquake in London broke the chimney at Limnhouse and Poplar.
1802Simon Willard patented the banjo watch.
1826Greekist Bernardino Rivadavia became the first President of Argentina
1837Richard Mentor Johnson became the only person to be elected as Vice President of the United States by the Senate.
1855A series of mysteriously hoof-like marks known as the Devil's Footprints appeared in the snow in Devon, England, and continued throughout the countryside for over 100 miles (160 km).
1861American Civil War-Jefferson Davis was named as the provisional president of the Confederate States of America.
1865For the first time, a black Martin Robison Delaney was made major in the US Army.
1879Enraged by a controversial umpiring decision, cricket spectators looted and attacked the England cricket team during a match in Sydney, Australia.
1879At a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute, engineer and inventor Sandford Fleming first proposed the adoption of worldwide standard time zones based on a single universal world time.
1887The Dawes Act, a law meant to help the assimilation of Native Americans into American society but ended up having a negative effect instead, was signed by President Grover Cleveland.
190510,000 people died due to the severe cyclonic storm that struck Haiti and its surrounding islands.
1910Newspaper and magazine publisher William D. Boyce established the Boy Scouts of America, expanding the Scout Movement into the United States.
1915Film director D. W. Griffith The Birth of a Nation was released, becoming one of the most influential and controversial films in the history of American cinema.
1922The US presidential building White House began using the rodeo.
1933The coldest temperature in Texas was recorded at 23 degrees Celsius.
1943Freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose left for Japan via a ferry from Kell, Germany.
1950The Stasi, the secret police of East Germany, was established.
1952Queen Elizabeth became Queen of Britain and President of Commonwealth Countries.
1960The first eight brass star plaques were installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
1965After taking evasive action to avoid a mid-air collision just after take off from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, Eastern Air Lines Flight 663 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean and exploded, killing all 84 people on board.
1968Local police in Orangeburg, South Carolina, fired into a crowd of people who were protesting segregation, killing three and injuring twenty-seven others.
1971The world's first electronic stock market Nasdaq was launched.
1978US Senate proceedings were first broadcast on radio.
1979Denis Sassou Nguesso was chosen as the new President of the Republic of the Congo after Joachim Yhombi-Opango was forced from power.
1992The Ulysses spacecraft passed near the planet Jupiter.
1993134 innocent passengers killed in the crash of Suchoi – 24 into Tupolar passengers Flight.
1994A car was attacked by Jack Nicholson and he used a golf club to attack the car.
199546 innocent people were killed in an earthquake which took place in Trujillo with a scale of 6.4.
1998In the first female Ice Hockey game in Olympic history Finland beaten Sweden in about 6-8 points which was a huge loss.'
2002The 19th Winter Olympic Games were held in Salt Lake City Utah, United States.
2004Major awards of 46th grammy awards are won by cold play, Out Kast, Richard mann, Luther Vandross Christina Aguilera and Justin Timber Lake.
2008A 2500-year-old city was found during excavations at Shishupalgarh in Odisha.
2009In an avalanche in the Khilanmarg area near Srinagar, 350 soldiers of the Army's High Altitude Warfare School were buried under snow. In which bodies of 11 soldiers were exhumed.
2010US space shuttle Endeavour launched from The Kennedy Space Centre has successfully begun a two week mission to the International space station.
2010A freak storm in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan triggered a series of at least 36 avalanches, that buried over two miles (3.2 km) of road, killed at least 172 people and trapped over 2,000 travellers.
2011North and South Karen officials met for working level military talks and this was the first Korean dialogue in eight months.
2012In London, at Christie’s the collection of Elizabeth Taylor’s artworks by Vincent Van Gogh, Camille Pissarro and Edgar Degas was sold for over 13.7 million pounds.
2013An investigation took place over hacking incident which involved a hacker gaining access to the email of President George H.W Bush along with his friends and relatives.
2013Bombings in Iraq killed 29 people and injured 69.
2014The US congress spent $ 4.5 billion for additional missile defence over for the next five years and these funds had partially paid for new radar in Alaska indicating safety concerns regarding missiles from Iran and North Korea.
2014A fire in a hotel in Medina city of Saudi Arabia killed 15 people and injured 130 people.

Important Historical Events of 08 February in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1897The third President of India, Zakir Hussain was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
1936Jawaharlal Nehru was elected President of the Indian National Congress.
1963Famous cricketer and former Indian captain Azaruddin was born in Hyderabad.
2007The King of Bhutan came on his first Indian visit.

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Famous People's Birthdays on 08 February 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1897Zakir Hussain / Politician / India
1897Dr. Zakir Hussain / Politician / India
1897Zakir Hussain / Politician / India
1897Zakir Hussain / Teacher / India
1939James Michael Lyngdoh / Civil Servant / India
1941Jagjit Singh / Writer / India
1963Mohammad Azharuddin / Politician / India
1968Dolly Minhas / Actress / India
1980Jaideep Ahlawat / Actor / India

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