History – 8 January 2019

  • 1026 – Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi looted Somnath Temple and destroyed it.
  • 1790 – First US President George Washington addressed the country for the first time.
  • 1800 – Austria beat France for a second time.
  • 1856 – Dr. John Wechh discovered ‘Borax’ (hydrated sodium borat).
  • 1889 – Harmon Hollerith found the patent of the invention of the punch card tabulating machine.
  • 1912 – African National Congress is formed.
  • 1929 – First telephon connection between the Netherlands and the West Indies is established.
  • 1935 – AAC Hardy patented the spectrometer.
  • 1952 – Jordan embraced the Constitution.
  • 1961 – Referendum was collected in France on the independence of Algeria. In which only 69 percent of the vote was cast in Algeria.
  • 1968 – Martin Luther King, the leader of the struggle for blacks in America, shot him by unknown invaders, which led to his death.
  • 1973 – Russia’s Space Mission launches Luna 21.
  • 2001 – Revolt failed in the Ivory Coast.
  • 2001 – Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee arrived in Vietnam on a seven-day visit to Vietnam and Indonesia and India-Vietnam signed several agreements.
  • 2001 – Like Ralans in Ghana, two decades-old rule ends, John Cuffare becomes president.
  • 2003 – Launching talks between Sri Lankan government and LTTE in Nichorn Pathom (Thailand)
  • 2008 – The Central Government appointed Arun Ramanathan as the Secretary of the Financial Sector.
  • 2008 – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inaugurates 6th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Conference.
  • 2009 – Former Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat announced to contest Lok Sabha elections.
  • 2009 – In the northern region of Costa Rica, 6.1 magnitude earthquake killed 15 people and injured 32 others.
  • 2017- At least four soldiers were killed and 15 injured in an Israeli attack by a truck in Jerusalem.

Born on 8th January

  • 1890 – Ramchandra Verma – Hindi Literature.
  • 1908 – Nadia – Famous Indian actress.
  • 1909 – Ashapurna Devi, novelist
  • 1925 – Mohan Rakesh, Litterateur
  • 1926 – Kelucharan Mahapatra, Indian Odissi dancer.
  • 1929 – Saeed Jafri, Indian actor
  • 1938 – Nanda – famous actress of Indian films
  • 1942 – Stephen Hawking, the famous British physicist
  • 1975 – Harris Jairaj, Indian musician.
  • 1984 – Kim Jong Un – third highest leader of North Korea

Died on 8th January

  • 1642 – Italian physicist astronomer and scholar Galileo Gallile died at 78 years of age.
  • 1884 – Keshav Chandra Sen – a famous religious and social reformer, was one of the founders and speakers of ‘Brahma Samaj’.
  • 1941 – Pranwananda Maharaj – owner of Bharat Sevashram Sangh.
  • 1965 – The first film of Indian cinema, which won international accolades, Bimal Roy, filmmaker of ‘Do Bigha Zameon’ passed away.
  • 1984 – First Indian woman pilot Sushma Mukhopadhyay.
  • 1991 – Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood was born through Australia. Their name so far has 109 wickets in 26 Tests and 45 wickets in 29 one-day internationals.
  • 1995 – Madhu Limaye passed away as a socialist thinker, freedom fighter and Ram Manohar Lohia and Jai Prakash Narayan.
  • 1996 – Former French President Francois Mittran dies in Paris at the age of 79.
  • 2008 – Novakist and journalist McDonald Fraser dies

Important Events and Festivals of January 8

  • Khichdi Festival Vrindavan
  •  Mr. Rakesh Mohan Jayanti  
  • Mr. Keshav Chandra Sain Memorial Day  
  • Smt. Sushma Mukhopadhyay Memorial Day.  
  • Establishment of African National Congress |