On This Day in History, February 08

Have you ever taken part in a kite flying competition? Or, read about the sport in the Kite Runner novel? This date marks National Kite Flying Day, so grab some kite and a string to start flying. Also, keep yourself informed with events of February 08 that made it to the books of History.

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  • 1922 – President Warren G. Harding had a radio installed in the White House.
  • 1925 – Marcus Garvey entered the federal prison in Atlanta.
  • 1926 – Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio became Walt Disney Studios.
  • 1942 – Nazi architect Albert Speer was appointed Minister of Armaments by Adolf Hitler after the death of Fritz Todt in a plane crash.
  • 1950 – It was reported that undercover Russian activity in the U.S. was at an all-time high.
  • 1952 – According to the meat industry, meat prices were expected to be lower.
  • 1960 – Boston Celtic Bill Russell became the 1st NBA player with 50 rebounds.
  • 1960 – Queen Elizabeth II  issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, as descendants take the name “Mountbatten-Windsor”.
  • 1977 – Hustler publisher Larry Flynt was sentenced on obscenity charges.
  • 1983 – Baseball ordered Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino.
  • 1993 – A new Elvis stamp was produced.
  • 1994 -Jack Nicholson used a golf club to attack a car.
  • 1999 – The Senate listens to closing arguments in President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial.
  • 2002 – The opening ceremonies for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah.
  • 2009 – Swiss Voters vote on E.U. citizens’ automatic right to work in Switzerland.
  • 2012 -Prince Harry qualified as an Apache helicopter pilot.
  • 2014 – McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in Vietnam.
  • 2017 -US Senate confirms Jeff Sessions, Attorney General, after controversy and protests.
  • 2021 -South Africa halt the rollout of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine after research into the South African variant showed no protection against mild and moderate illness.
  • 2021 -Martial law was declared in Mandalay, Myanmar, amid continuing protests against the country’s military coup.

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