August 8 Holidays

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<div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/meagan-good" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/83d1e774-015d-471a-7f17-f2b291fdff00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Meagan Good" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Movie Actress</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/meagan-good" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Meagan Good</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/dustin-hoffman" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/6979063d-c506-4dfd-546d-27d1cdf19200/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Dustin Hoffman" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Movie Actor</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/dustin-hoffman" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Dustin Hoffman</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/corpse-husband" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/f8689ad5-9d35-4ae2-c19f-3ce5e2d76000/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Corpse Husband" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">YouTube Star</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/corpse-husband" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Corpse Husband</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/roger-federer" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/b75e4c2c-7ee9-4c77-21a6-b3db326ffe00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Roger Federer" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Tennis Player</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/roger-federer" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Roger Federer</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/anthony-rizzo" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/4794c9ac-70f8-4a97-3e16-cc0995423a00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Anthony Rizzo" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Baseball Player</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/anthony-rizzo" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Anthony Rizzo</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/shawn-mendes" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/a9ae1e28-7106-4d39-9615-3605540fed00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Shawn Mendes" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Pop Singer</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/shawn-mendes" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Shawn Mendes</h3></a></div></div></div></div>

This Day in History

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>685 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Battle of Qianshi</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the Spring and Autumn period in ancient China, the Battle of Qianshi takes place in the Duchy of Qi.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1503</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Royal Wedding in Scotland</div><div class='timeline-text'>King James IV of Scotland marries Margaret Tudor, daughter of King Henry VII of England, symbolizing peace between the two nations.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1585</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Search for the Northwest Passage</div><div class='timeline-text'>British explorer John Davis enters Cumberland Sound during his quest for the elusive Northwest Passage.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1786</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Ascent of Mont Blanc</div><div class='timeline-text'>Jacques Balmat and Dr. Michel-Gabriel Paccard climb Mont Blanc, marking the first recorded ascent of the highest mountain in the Alps.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1844</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>LDS Church Leadership Affirmed</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, led by Brigham Young, is recognized as the leading authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1876</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Edison's Mimeograph Patented</div><div class='timeline-text'>Inventor Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph, an early precursor to the photocopier.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1908</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Wright Brothers' Public Flight</div><div class='timeline-text'>Wilbur Wright takes flight in France, marking the first public demonstration of the Wright Brothers' flying machine.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1940</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Aufbau Ost" Directive Signed</div><div class='timeline-text'>The "Aufbau Ost" directive, a significant military strategy document, is signed by Wilhelm Keitel during World War II.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1969</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Iconic Beatles Album Cover Shoot</div><div class='timeline-text'>Photographer Iain Macmillan captures the famous image on a zebra crossing that becomes the cover of the Beatles' Abbey Road album.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1974</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>President Nixon Resigns</div><div class='timeline-text'>President Richard Nixon announces his resignation, becoming the only U.S. president to resign from office.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>The 2008 Summer Olympics Begin</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 2008 Summer Olympic Games kick off in Beijing, China, marking a significant event in international sports.</div></div></div>

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