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  1. On August 24, 1919: Ray Caldwell who was pitching for the Cleveland Indians was struck by lightning after playing for 8 2/3 innings, got up from the ground, checked himself, finished pitching to get the last out and they won 2-1 over the Athletics

  2. August 6th, 1945 at 8:16 a.m. is the deadliest moment in history, killing over 70,000 people in 5 seconds.

  3. In August or September Jains hold their most important festival called Paryushana, or Daslakshana. During this 8-10 day festival Jains often fast, meditate, and emphasize the five main vows of abstinence.

  4. Female lays 10 to 20 leathery eggs during the summer. Babies emerge from the eggs usually during the autumn (between August and October). They are 8 to 12 inches long and need to fend for themselves from the moment of birth.

  5. Saros is a predictable 18-year 11-day 8-hour cycle of eclipses. This means the upcoming eclipse in the US is actually a sister of the August 1999 total eclipse that affected Europe. Both are referred to as Saros 145 eclipses.

  6. On August 8, 2007 Amy Winehouse overdosed on drugs and was treated, but her tour was put on hold in North America.

  7. The month of August is named after Augustus. It was named as such in his honor in 8 BC. This month was chosen because many of his greatest triumphs occurred during this time. This also included his conquest of Egypt.

  8. On August 8, 2013 he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom award and he is a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

  9. Fruit of silk tree is brown pod. Each pod contains several (usually 8) light-brown, oval-shaped seed. Fruit ripens from August to November.

  10. Carbondale, Illinois is almost dead center for not 1 but 2 total solar eclipses, 7 years apart (Great Eclipse of 2017 on August 21, 2017 and Total Eclipse on April 8, 2024)

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The Soviet Union didn't attack Japan in World War II until August 8, 1945: two days after the bombing in Hiroshima

Wrigley Field, Chicago was the last baseball stadium to get floodlights. The Cubs first night game was on August 8, 1988. Every other MLB baseball team had hosted night games since 1935.

The Warsaw Radio Mast was the world's tallest structure from 1974 until its collapse on 8 August 1991, and the signals from its 2 megawatt transmitters could be received across essentially the entire globe

There was a record number of weddings on Sept 9, 2009 in China, beating the previous year's record of 314,000 set on August 8, 2008

Indonesia has the largest 'young' population in the world with 165 million people under the age of 30, whereas only 8% of the population is aged over 60 years (National Bureau of statistics, August 2001).

Makanda, Illinois Will Experience 2 Back-to-Back Total Solar Eclipses in the Span of 7 Years: One on August 21, 2017 and the Other on April 8, 2024

April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10) and December 12 (12/12) all fall on the same day of the year. Also, 5/9, 9/5, 7/11, and 11/7. For this year, that is, Saturday.

Haile Selassie, last Emperor of Ethiopia who was murdered in a coup in August 1975. His body was hidden under a toilet in the Royal Palace. When government discovered the remains 8 years later, they were put in a box labelled "Do Not Open". He was officially buried 25 years after his death.

During the Battle of the Frontiers, the first major battle between French and German armies in WW1, over 27,000 French Soldiers were killed in a single day (August 22, 1914). More French soldiers died on that day than during the entire 8 year Algerian War (1954-62)

Prior to becoming a popular children's character in the infamous 1990's TV series "Barney & Friends", Barney the Dinosaur starred in a direct-to-video series titled "Barney and the Backyard Gang". 8 episodes of the series were produced between August 1988 and October 1991.

GPS dates use a 10-bit field week number starting from January 6, 1980, accommodating 1,024 weeks (~19.6 years). It rolled over on August 21, 1999. Modernized GPS navigation messages use a 13-bit field, accommodating 8,192 weeks (157 years), thus lasting until 2137.

Princess Beatrice of York (the Queen's grand-daughter) was born on 8th August 1988 at 8:18pm

On August 8, 1974, Nixon gave a televised speech and resigned his position as President of the United States.

The world's largest popcorn ball was unveiled in August 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. It weighed 6,510 pounds (2,950 kg), measured 8 feet (2.4 m) in diameter, and had a circumference of 24.9 ft (7.6 m)

It is 73y ago that Atomic bombs destroyed the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 6 and 8 August 1945 and that the UN has a Treaty adopted 7 July 2017 with only the Netherlands voting against prohibiting nuclear weapons, tests...

When German Field Marshal August Mackensen died on 8 November 1945 at the age of 95, his life having spanned the Kingdom of Prussia, the North German Confederation, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany, and the post-war Allied occupation of Germany

The Dole Air Race, was an ill-fated air race across the Pacific Ocean from northern California to the Territory of Hawaii in August 1927. In all, before, during, and after the race, 10 lives were lost and 6 airplanes were total losses. Only 2 of 8 planes successfully landed in Hawaii.

4 Ahau 8 Cumku (the Mayan calendar date for the beginning of the universe) has been calculated to be August 11, 3114 B.C.E.

Getting hospitalized in July and August puts you in 'the killing season'. New med students interning and others taking on more responsibility means death rates surge between '8 and 34 percent'

August 8 is National Sneak a Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day, the day on which you're suppose to hide extra veggies from your garden on your neighbor's porch, in their car, or in their mailbox.

NATO routinely used double-tap strikes in Libya, killing responders and neighbors scrambling to help people trapped in rubble, and one such attack on August 8, 2011 killed 34 civilians including women and children, 35 if you count the late-term fetus of a woman who went into labor as she died.

The atomic bombings were not the principal reason for Japan's surrender to the US in 1945. Their strategy to prevent an American invasion from the south left few spare troops to counter the Soviet declaration of war on August 8, 1945.

In Great Train Robbery (August 8, 1963), seventeen men robbed a train without weapons and managed to escape with £2,600,000.

Guy Heinze Jr. beat 8 people to death in a mobile home, all alone. in August 29 2009.

ESPN 2 becomes ESPN 8 'The Ocho' for one day a year, usually on August 8th (8/8), to pay homage to Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. They've been doing this since 2017.

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