AUGUST 8th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~  1974 : Nixon resigned | & more about history on this day in the video… President Richard M. Nixon announced his intention to become the first president in American history to resign, in an evening televised address, due to impeachment proceedings against him for his involvement in the Watergate affair.

MAJOR EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ AUGUST 8th …see the timeline below for more details, births & events…

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1503 ~ King James IV of Scotland married Margaret Tudor, daughter of King Henry VII of England at Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1605 ~ The city of Oulu, Finland, was founded by Charles IX of Sweden.

1709 ~ Bartolomeu de Gusmão demonstrated the lifting power of hot air in an audience before the King of Portugal in Lisbon, Portugal.

1786 ~ Mont Blanc on the French – Italian border was climbed for the first time, by Jacques Balmat and Dr. Michel-Gabriel Paccard.

1794 ~ Joseph Whidbey led an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska.

1876 ~ Thomas Edison received a patent for his mimeograph.

1885 ~ More than 1.5 million people attended the funeral of Ulysses S. Grant in New York City.

1908 ~ Wilbur Wright made his 1st flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It was the Wright Brothers’ 1st public flight.

1927 ~ The predecessor to the Philippine Stock Exchange opened.

1929 ~ The German airship Graf Zeppelin began a round-the-world flight.

1946 ~ First flight of the Convair B-36, the world’s 1st mass-produced nuclear weapon delivery vehicle, the heaviest mass-produced piston-engined aircraft, with the longest wingspan of any military aircraft, and the 1st bomber with intercontinental range.

1963 ~ Great Train Robbery in England. A gang of 15 train robbers stole £2.6 million in bank notes.

1967 ~ The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was founded by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

1969 ~ Photographer Iain Macmillan took the photo at a zebra crossing in London, that became the cover of the Beatles album Abbey Road.

1973 ~ Kim Dae-jung, the South Korean politician and later president of South Korea, was kidnapped.

1974 ~ President Richard Nixon announced his resignation from the office of the President of the United States in a nationwide television address, to be effective at noon the following day.

1989 ~ Space Shuttle Columbia took off on a secret 5 day military mission, the STS-28 Mission.

1991 ~ The Warsaw radio mast, once the tallest construction ever built, collapsed.

2000 ~ Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley was raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor, and 30 years after it was discovered by undersea explorer E. Lee Spence.

2007 ~ An EF2 tornado touched down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York, known as the most powerful tornado in New York, and the first in Brooklyn since 1889.

2010 ~ A mudslide in Zhugqu County, Gansu, China, killed over 1,400 people, during the 2010 China floods.

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