August 8- On This Day

August 8- On This Day

This day in history.


AUGUST

8

What Happened Today in History

Historical Events

1509 Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire in Southern India

1609 Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope

1786 US Congress unanimously chooses the dollar as the monetary unit for the United States of America

1925 1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (between 25,000 and 40,000 marchers) in Washington, D.C.

1945 USSR establishes a communist government in North Korea

1974 US President Richard Nixon announces he will resign at 12pm the next day

1988 Ceasefire between Iran & Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war

Historical Events Today

Today in Film & TV

1939 7th Venice Film Festival opens with a United States boycott due to Benito Mussolini's Fascist Italian regime

Today in Music

1992 Metallica singer and guitarist James Hetfield suffers second and third-degree burns during a pyrotechnics explosion on stage at Olympic Stadium, Montreal

Today in Sport

1900 1st International Lawn Tennis Challenge (precursor to Davis Cup) begins at Longwood Cricket Club in Massachusetts, won 3-0 by US over British Isles

Do you know this fact about today?Did You Know?

Discovery of most distant galaxy (15 * 10 ^ 12 light yrs) announced

Today in History in 1988

Would You Believe?

W.K. Kellogg invents corn flakes cereal

Today in History in 1898

August 8- On This Day