Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/August 8

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This is a list of selected August 8 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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1786Michel-Gabriel Paccard and Jacques Balmat completed the first recorded ascent of Mont Blanc in the Alps, an act considered to be the birth of modern mountaineering. refimprove section
1870Liberal radicals in Ploiești, Romania, revolted against Romanian Domnitor Carol I, only to be arrested the next day. no footnotes
1876Thomas Edison received a patent for his mimeograph machine, a printing device that was one of the forerunners to the photocopier. refimprove
1929 – German airship LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin embarked on a flight to circumnavigate the world. refimprove section
1942 – Following a speech by Mohandas K. Gandhi, the All India Congress Committee passed the Quit India Resolution, calling for the immediate independence of India from the United Kingdom. original research, neutrality issues
1946 – The prototype of the Convair B-36 Peacemaker, the first purpose-designed nuclear weapon delivery vehicle to be mass-produced, made its maiden flight. refimprove section
1963 – In one of the largest robberies in British history, a gang of 15 train robbers stole £2.6 million in bank notes at Bridego Railway Bridge, Buckinghamshire, England. refimprove section, outdated
1967 – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand founded the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. multiple issues
1991 – The Warsaw radio mast, the tallest structure ever built at 646.38 m (2,120.7 ft), collapsed due to an error in exchanging the guys on the highest stock of the mast. refimprove



August 8

Albert Stanley, 1st Baron Ashfield (b. 1874) · Sophia Duleep Singh (b. 1876) · Ernest Lawrence (b. 1901)

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