August 8th is International Cat Day and Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day.
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Find out the most need-to-know special historical events that all occurred on this unique day throughout history.
Did you know that on this day in 1854, Smith and Wesson patented the first metal bullet cartridges? This “self-contained ammunition” was a huge leap forward in weapons manufacturing.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about August 8th in history!
What memorable events happened on August 8 in history? Keep reading to find out!
New South Wales, Australia, announced they were 100 percent in drought.
A staggering 77 percent was in drought, while 23 percent suffered extreme drought.
The South Korean band “Blackpink” released their debut single album “Square One.”
The World Health Organization announced the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
A male cheerleader shot and killed four people, and injured four more at two locations in Dallas, Texas.
When the attacker was found, he pretended he was one of the victims too.
A suicide bomber detonated a bomb in Quetta, Pakistan, during the funeral of a police officer.
Thirty-one people lost their lives, and fifty were injured.
Flooding in Manila, Philippines, claimed the lives of at least 72 people, and 850,000 others were forced to leave their homes.
The EF2 tornado ripped through Brooklyn, New York, for 18 minutes, causing nine injuries and $20 million in damages.
The Space Shuttle Colombia launched from the Kennedy Space Center for a secret military mission.
Mission STS-28 was the thirtieth of NASA’s Space Shuttle missions and the fourth mission on behalf of the US Department of Defense. The details are classified, of course, but it’s believed that the shuttle was used to deploy a military communications satellite.
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Unfortunately, August 8th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Olivia Newton-John was a British-Australian singer born on September 26, 1948. She died on this day in 2022, at age 73 in Santa Ynez Valley, California, USA.
Aug 8, 2022 (Age 73)
Every day brings a new quote – here are the most renowned quotes spoken on this day in history.
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If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.
National Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day
National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day is much more innocent than it sounds! If you’ve ever grown zucchini before, you’ll know that your garden is usually overflowing with it by now. Today is the perfect opportunity to share your bountiful harvest, that’s all!
International Cat Day is just as much a day for feline fanatics as it is about cats themselves! While today celebrates all things cats, it’s also about pampering and spoiling all the cats in your life. So treat your cat today, but try leaving gifts out for street cats, too – they all deserve it!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
The lead singer of The Offspring started attending school to achieve a doctorate in molecular biology while still in the band. He graduated in May 2017.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on August 8 share the Leo zodiac sign.
Leo is represented by the lion and is the fifth sign in the zodiac. Anyone who was born between July 23 and August 22 falls into this astrological sign.
People born during August have the Peridot birthstone. Peridot is known as the stone of compassion; wearing this gemstone helps calm anger. Its unique healing powers are also believed to help with depression.
If you were born on Aug 8, you were likely conceived on the week of November 15 in the previous year.
The due date for a baby conceived on August 8th, 2024, is around May 1st, 2025.