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8 August

870 – Lotharingia – Treaty of Meerssen signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Meerssen

1220 – Estonia – Battle of Lihula (Northern Crusades). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lihula

1303 – Crete – Earthquake measuring 8.0Mw, followed by tsunami which hit Crete, Rhodes, Alexandria & Acre in Palestine, 10,000 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1303_Crete_earthquake

1503 – Scotland – James IV married Margaret Tudor at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh. http://tudorhistory.org/people/margaret/

1576 – Denmark – Construction of Uraniborg Observatory began on Ven. http://www.tychobrahe.com/UK/uraniborg.html

1588 – English Channel – Battle of Gravelines (Anglo-Spanish War). http://www.britishbattles.com/spanish-war/spanish-armada.htm http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/tudors/armada_gallery_05.shtml

1647 – Ireland – Battle of Dungan’s Hill (Irish Confederate Wars/Wars of Three Kingdoms). http://bcw-project.org/military/confederate-war/dungans-hill

1786 – France/Italy – Jacques Balmat and Dr. Michel-Gadriel Paccard, first to climb Mont Blanc. http://www.chamonix.net/english/mountaineering/montblanclimb.htm http://lensscaper.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/the-story-behind-the-first-ascent-of-mont-blanc/


1908 – France – Wright brothers’ first public flight, at Le Mans. http://youtu.be/cKDepNYlbRA  http://www.wright-brothers.org/History_Wing/Wright_Story/Showing_the_World/He_Flies/He_Flies.htm

1918 – France – Battle of Amiens began (WWI). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Amiens_(1918)

1918 – France/Belgium – Hundred Days Offensive began (WWI). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Days_Offensive


1929 – USA – Airship Graf Zeppelin began Around the World Flight. https://youtu.be/d4jq7oRxw-g  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LZ_127_Graf_Zeppelin#Round-the-world_flight_.281929.29

1937 – China – CNAC plane crashed at Chilang Point, Bias Bay, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19370808-0

1941 – Germany – Soviet air attack on Berlin (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1942 – Solomon Islands – Battle of Savo Island began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Savo_Island

1943 – USA – USAAF plane crashed at Homestead AAF, FL, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430808-0

1944 – Cuba – Pan Am Flight 218 crashed off Antilla, 17 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440808-0

1947 – USA – American Airlines plane crashed at New York-La Guardia Airport, NY, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470808-0

1951 – Australia – TAA plane crashed at Barilla Bay, TAS, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510808-0


1953 – Greece – Earthquake measuring 7.2Mw, epicentre in Kefalonia, 476 killed. http://youtu.be/WhIbp9kxPEU WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1953_Ionian_earthquake

1954 – USA – Alaska Airlines plane crashed near McGrath, AK, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540808-0


1963 – UK – Great Train Robbery. http://youtu.be/-b9musU7Ke0 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21619150

1971 – Colombia – Summer VI Pan American Games ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971_Pan_American_Games

1980 – Ireland – Fire at Central Hotel, Bundoran, 10 killed. http://www.bundoranfirebrigade.com/1980_Hotel_Fire.html

1988 – Burma – 8888 Uprising. http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/thisday/aug8/8888-uprising/?ar_a=1

1989 – USA – Space Shuttle Columbia, Mission STS-28 launched. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archives/sts-28.html

1991 – Poland – Warsaw radio mast collapsed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_radio_mast

1999 – Canada – Summer XIII Pan American Games ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999_Pan_American_Games


2000 – USA – Submarine HL Hunley raised after 136 years on ocean floor. https://youtu.be/L_eb0mRm8CM http://www.hunley.org/

2007 – Indonesia – Earthquake measuring 7.5Mw, epicentre in Java. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2007/us2007fubd/


2008 – China – XXIX Summer Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Beijing. https://youtu.be/k6jfZopwvcI http://www.olympic.org/beijing-2008-summer-olympics

2008 – Czech Republic – Train crash near Studénka station, 10 killed. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26086768/ns/world_news-europe/t/killed-train-crash-czech-republic/

2010 – China – Flooding and Mudlside in Zhugqu County, Gansu, 1400+ killed. http://mceer.buffalo.edu/infoservice/disasters/China-Landslide-2010.asp

2013 – Pakistan – Suicide bombing in Quetta, 31 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23618457

York

1576 – Edward de Satre and Sarah Houslay were executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1807 – Samuel Paramar and John Robinson were executed at gallows behind Castle Walls.

1846 – John Rodda was executed at gallows behind Castle Walls.

http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf