Important events of February 08

  • 1238 – Mangels handed over a Russian city named Vladimir to the fire.
  • 1672 – Physicist Isaac Newton presented the optic and research paper in London.
  • Warren Hastings, the Governor General from 1785 – 1774 to 1785 left India.
  • 1802 – Simon Willard patents Banjo Clock.
  • 1865 – For the first time a black Martin Robinson Dellne was made Major in the U.S. Army.
  • 1872- Sher Khan took martyrdom in the Andaman Jail (cellular jail or ‘Kalapani’) by attacking the governor.
  • 1879 – Stanford Fleming proposes to adopt Universal Standard Time.
  • 1905 – Ten thousand people die due to the tremendous cyclonic storm on Haiti and surrounding islands.
  • 1909 – Moroccan Treaty signed between European country France and Germany
  • 1922 – U.S. Rashtrapati Bhawan White House started using Rodeo.
  • 1943 – Freedom Fighter, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, sent a boat from Germany’s jeep to Japan.
  • 1952 – Queen Elizabeth becomes the Queen of Britain and president of Commonwealth countries
  • 1971 – Southern Vietnamese invasion of Laos.
  • 1971 – Nasdaq is the world’s first electronic stock exchange.
  • 1974 – The three-member crew of Skylab Space Station returned to Earth after 84 days.
  • 1978 – U.S. Senate proceedings were broadcast on radio for the first time.
  • 1986 – First time prepaid taxi service was started at Delhi Airport.
  • 1992 – Yulisis passes near the space station Jupiter Planet.
  • 1994 – Cricketer Kapil Dev breaks the world record of taking the most wickets of Richard Hadlee with 432 wickets in Tests.
  • 1999 – US space shuttle sailed from the Stardust Kennedy Space Center.
  • 2002 – Four security agreements between India and Russia concluded, the dealer vessel Gorshkov’s deal stuck.
  • 2002 – Started the 19th Winter Olympic Games in the US Salt Lake City.
  • 2005 – The announcement to end violence at the Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) Summit between Israel and Palestine
  • 2006 – Three agreements between India and South Korea concluded in Seoul
  • 2007 – The Bhutan King’s First Indian Journey
  • 2008 – Shantanu Bhattacharya, senior scientist of the Indian Institute of Science, located in Bangalore, G.D. Birla Award was awarded.
  • 2008 – Budget session of Uttar Pradesh Legislature commenced.
  • 2008 – During the excavation at Shishupalgarh in Orissa, the city was found 2500 years old.
  • 2008 – John McCain was elected a Republican Party candidate for the presidential election in the US. 2008 – US space shuttle Atlantis has been successfully sent to International Space Center ISS from Kenwall in Florida.
  • 2009 – Thousands of ex-servicemen get annoyed with the government’s ridicule and return their medal to the President.
  • 2010- 350 personnel of the Army’s High Altitude Warfare School were buried under ice in the avalanche in Khilanmarg area near Srinagar. Of these, 70 soldiers were evacuated, while bodies of 11 soldiers were removed (2009 also got confirmed as to the news of this news).
  • 2014 – 15 people were killed and 130 injured due to fire in a hotel in the city of Madina, Saudi Arabia.

The person born on February 08

  • 1881 – VT Krishnamachari – was an Indian civil servant and administrator.
  • 1897 – Dr. Zakir Hussain (scholar, Third President – India) was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
  • 1925 – Shobha Gertu – Famous Indian Thumri Singer
  • 1928 – Bala Desai – Gomantak Dal member.
  • 1939 – James Michael Lyngdoh – India’s Twelfth ‘Chief Election Commissioner’
  • 1941 – Jagjit Singh, the King of the World of Gazals, was born.
  • 1951 – Ashok Chakradhar – is one of the Hindi poets of Hindi.
  • 1963 – Famous cricketer and former Indian captain Azharuddin was born in Hyderabad.
  • 1986 – Ekta Bicht Indian women cricketer

Death on February 08

  • 1265 – Hulegu Khan-was the founder of the ‘Shilkhani Empire’.
  • 1971 – Kanhaiyalal Maniklal Munshi – Great writer and academician of Bombay (now Mumbai).
  • 1995 – Kalpana Dutt – one of the women’s revolutionaries fighting for independence.

Important Events and Festivals of February 08

  • Dr. Zakir Hussain Jayanti
  • Mo. Azharuddin Birthday
  •  Women’s Revolutionary Kalpana Dutt Memorial Day
  •  Road safety week from 04 February 2019 to 10 February 2019.

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