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 This day in History - August 8
409 Historic Events for August 8
1988

Renovated Central Park Zoo reopens after 4 years

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1988

Russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9 year war

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1988

Sec of State Shultz narrowly escapes assassin attempt in Bolivia

Event
1988

Temperature hits high of 88 on 8/8/88 in NYC

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1988

Cubs and Phillies attempt to play 1st night game ever at Wrigley Field but are rained out in 4th inning with Chicago leading, 3-1

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1988

9th US Seniors Golf Open: Gary Player

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1988

Minn Twins pull 2nd triple-play of year and beat Cleve 6-2

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1988

Matt Biondi swims US record 200m freestyle (1:47.72)

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1988

Jose Canseco becomes 11th to get 30 HRs and 30 steals in a season

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1988

Beatrice E M, Duchess of York gives birth to 6 lb 12 oz baby girl

Birth
1988

South Africa declares cease-fire in Angola

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1988

-11] Army in Rangoon shoots on students, 5-10,000 killed

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1988

Angola, Cuba and South Africa sign cease fire treaty

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1988

Discovery of most distant galaxy (15 * 10 ^ 12 light yrs) announced

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1988

Duchess of York gives birth to 6 lb 12 oz baby girl

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1988

Goose Gossage registers career save #300

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1988

Jennifer Levin's parents file $25M suit against Dorrian Red Hand Bar

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1989

US space shuttle STS-28 launched

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1990

Balt Orioles pull their 10th triple play (1-6-3 vs Oakland)

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1990

Pete Rose begins 5-ms prison term at Marion (IL) Federal prison camp

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1990

Iraq annexes Kuwait as its 19th province

Event
1990

Carlton Fisk ties Johnny Bench hitting 327 HRs as a catcher

Event
1991

John Brasser, Zaans resistance fighter (White Ko), dies

Death
1991

Brad Davis, actor (Sybil, Midnight Express), dies of AIDS at 41

Death
1991

Magdalena G Schenk, historical (Vorstenhuizen of our time), dies

Death