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Top 10 December 8 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., was the first African American astronaut. The project he worked on would go on to become the International Space Station. He died in the backseat of his plane while teaching a cadet how to fly 50 years ago this past Friday (December 8, 1967). He was 32 years old.

  2. On December 8, 1941 over 81% of American households tuned in to FDR's "a date which will live in infamy" speech.

  3. The first woman elected to the US Congress was the only person to vote against the declaration of war against Japan on December 8, 1941

  4. On December 24, 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 broadcast themselves reciting the first ten verses of the book of Genesis. The founder of American Atheists sued the US government for violation of the First Amendment, but the Supreme Court dismissed the case due to lack of jurisdiction.

  5. Emiliano Santiago, a national guard soldier who in 2004 was ordered to ship out to Afghanistan and had his military termination date changed to December 24 2031, despite his 8 years of service having ended four months earlier.

  6. In North Korea, people do not celebrate birthdays on July 8 and December 17 because these were the dates of the deaths of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, respectively. More than 100,000 North Koreans celebrate displaced birthdays on July 9 or December 18 to avoid these dates.

  7. On 8 December 2005, Mizuho Securities accidentally ended up selling 610,000 stocks of J-Com for ¥1 each, instead of 1 J-Com stock for ¥610,000, and was unable to cancel it due to bad stock exchange programming. The whole ordeal had cost ¥40.7 billion.

  8. On December 8, 1963, a 19-year-old Frank Sinatra junior was kidnapped and released two days later. His father paid the 240k ransom ($1.92mn now) to two kidnappers who were later sentenced to prison. The mastermind was "adjudged to have been legally insane" and found not guilty.

  9. Although abstaining from voting against a declaration of war against Germany and Italy, Rankin's December 8 vote ended her political career.

  10. Pregnancy in females lasts 7.5 to 8 months and ends with one baby. Unlike other antelopes, females give birth within the herd (babies become part of the group from the moment of birth). Most babies are born during November and December (during the rainy season), when food is abundant. Young blesboks are beige colored and have dark-colored "blaze" on the face.

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North Koreans who are born on either July 8 or December 17 can't celebrate their birthdays, as it clashes with the anniversary of the death of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il

Patton was involved in a car accident after the war in Germany on December 8, 1945 and died in a hospital in Heidelberg on December 21, 1945 at the age of sixty.

In 2004 only a minority of Russians (8% of the population) had Internet access compared to 70% in December 2015

IKAROS was the first true solar sail spacecraft fully propelled by sunlight launched in 2010 by JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency). On 8 December 2010, IKAROS passed by Venus at about 80,800 km (50,200 mi) distance, completing the planned mission successfully.

Paramount Pictures began working on a movie adaptation of the Battle of Wake Island (8–23 December 1941) before the battle was even over.

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.

The Rijksmuseum's main building closed on December 7th, 2003, and did not reopen until April 13th, 2013. It underwent renovations and after reopening more than 2 million people visited the Rijksmuseum in only 8 months.

Aiko, Princess Toshi of Japan, born 1. December 2001, temporarily left school at the age of 8 due to being bullied by her classmates.

The largest pizza ever baked weighed 12.19 tons (26,883 lb) and was made at Norwood Hypermarket, Norwood, South Africa on 8 December 1990. The pizza measured 122' 8" in diameter.

Rankin was the only member of both houses of Congress to vote against a declaration of war on Japan on December 8, 1941.

On December 24, 1968, in what was the most watched television broadcast at the time, the crew of Apollo 8 read in turn from the Book of Genesis as they orbited the moon.

When the tsunami -- triggered by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake on 26 December 2004 -- reached South Africa "8 people were killed about 8,000 km [4970.97 miles] away from the epicenter."

In December 2004, a National Guardsman named Emiliano Santiago had his termination date moved to Christmas Day 2031 even though he finished his 8 years of service in June 2004.

Every December third, 23 thousand luminaries are lit and placed at the site of the Civil War battle of Antietam, to remember the lives lost over the course of 8 hours of fighting.

North Koreans don't celebrate Jul 8 and Dec 17 birthdays because it's the date of death for Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il. Instead, more than 100,000 North Koreans Celebrate birthdays on July 9 or December 18 to avoid these dates.

Gen. George S. Patton was paralyzed from the neck down after an automobile accident in Germany on December 8, 1945.

The image chosen as the best magazine cover of the last 40 years is the cover of Rolling Stone from January 22, 1981. In the image, John Lennon is fully nude, curled around his clothed wife, Yoko Ono. Annie Leibovitz took the image a few hours before Lennon was shot to death on December 8, 1980.

The original roman calendar had 10 months. Months like October and December (Oct for 8, and Dec for 10) were the 8th and 10th months. January and February were added later on, during the reign of Numa Pompilius.

The image chosen as the best magazine cover of the last 40 years is the cover of Rolling Stone from January 22, 1981. In the image, John Lennon is fully nude, curled around his clothed wife, Yoko Ono. Annie Leibovitz took the image a few hours before Lennon was shot to death on December 8, 1980.

7)SEPtember, (8)OCTOber, (9)NOVember and (10)DECember were originally named such because the calendar had 10 months.

The months September, October, November, and December have prefixes for 7,8,9, and 10, but are the 9th,10th,11th, and 12th months, respectively

In The Beatles' 1969 song "Come Together," John Lennon is saying "shoot me" during the opening bars. That is exactly what Mark David Chapman did December 8, 1980

In December 10, 2010 Sen. Bernie Sanders hold a 8 and half hour long speech against the 2010 Tax Relief Act in order to delay or entirely prevent a vote to it in a parliamentary procedure called "Filibuster".

On December 8, 2004 Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed on stage. On the same day in 1980, John Lennon was shot. On Dec. 8, 1984 Motley Crue singer Vince Neil crashed his car, killing Hanoi Rocks drummer Razzle Dingley. The model of the car was a De Tomaso Pantera.

The tallest man living is Sultan Kösen (Turkey, b.10 December 1982) who measured 251 cm (8 ft 3 in) in Ankara, Turkey, on 08 February 2011, And has a foot of 36.5cm