December 8th is known as Brownie Day and Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day.
We’d like to welcome you to the 342nd day of the year, with only 22 days left of this year. It’s also just 16 days away from Christmas.
If you’re looking for facts about December 8th, then you’re in the right place as here we have a whole bunch of interesting facts & historical events that all happened on this day.
Did you know that on this day in 1864, the Clifton Suspension Bridge was finally opened? It was from this bridge that the first modern bungee jumps were taken.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about December 8th in history!
What memorable events happened on December 8 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Trevor Noah hosted his final episode of the late-night talk and satirical news television program “The Daily Show.”
Metallica became the first band to have performed on all seven continents when they held a concert in Antarctica.
“Freeze ’em All,” as Metallica dubbed the show, was held in a giant dome to protect the audience of 120 from the harsh elements. The audience had to listen to the band through headphones for fear of loud amplified music negatively affecting the delicate ecosystem of Antarctica.
SpaceX became the first private company to launch, orbit, and recover a spacecraft.
The SpaceX mission couldn’t have gone off any better, with all systems reporting nominal conditions the whole way through. This milestone had only previously been achieved by national space agencies such as NASA and Roscosmos.
John Lennon had his last professional photoshoot.
Annie Leibovitz had a photoshoot with John Lennon for Rolling Stone Magazine. Originally it was only supposed to be Lennon, but Lennon insisted on having his partner, Yoko Ono, in the photo with him. Lennon was shot and killed just five hours later.
If you were born on this day, you share the same birthday as Nicki Minaj! Here are some famous people born on this day.
40 years old
Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
44 years old
Mary Queen of Scots
Feb 8, 1587 (Age 44)
Jul 26, 2023 (Age 56)
46 years old
Unfortunately, December 8th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
John Lennon was an English singer born on October 9, 1940. He died on this day in 1980, at age 40 in New York City, New York, USA.
Dec 8, 1980 (Age 40)
New York, USA
Memorable quotes are being said or written every day. Here we have the most notable quote ever said on this day.
The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary.
Gabriel García Márquez
My role in society – or any artist or poet’s role – is to try to express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel, not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.
If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.
Time travel may not be possible yet, but that’s no reason to stop you from pretending it is! So let your imagination run wild today and create your best time traveler outfit. You never know how much fun it is until you try it!
National Brownie Day
Cakey or fudgy, with or without nuts, it doesn’t matter – brownies are always an absolute delight. Brownie Day is the perfect opportunity to perfect your brownie recipe and bake a batch. Don’t forget to share them with your friends and family – not all of us are good bakers!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Remote Workers are more productive than their in-office counterparts, according to 59% of employers.
Birthday & Zodiac
Everyone who was born on this day shares the zodiac sign of Sagittarius.
Due to their spontaneous streak, Sagittarians can be challenging to make longer-term plans with.
Anyone born in December has the Blue Topaz birthstone. The blue topaz promotes harmony, serenity, tranquility and helps the wearer to overcome hurt and pain.
For people born on December 8, your estimated date of conception falls on March 17 in the same year.
A baby conceived on December 8, 2023, will likely be due next year around August 31.