August 08: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On August 8, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The 220th day of the Gregorian Calendar is August 8th. The refrigerator is patented on this day in 1988. President Truman signed the United Nations Charter in 1945. In 1974, President Richard Nixon announced his resignation the next day.

The 8th of August falls under the sign of Leo. On this day, David Evans and Countess Vaughn were born. National Frozen Custard Day and National Sneak Some Zuccini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day are both celebrated today.


Happy Birthday! (August 08, 1902)
Paul Dirac, English-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate. photo source:


(August 08, 1908)
Wilbur Wright flies for the first time on a racetrack in Le Mans, France. It was the first public flight by the Wright Brothers. His maiden flight barely lasted 1 minute 45 seconds. photo source:

(August 08, 1969)
Photographer Iain Macmillan captures the classic image that forms the cover image of the Beatles' album Abbey Road at a zebra crossing in London.

(August 08, 1974)
In a nationwide television broadcast, President Richard Nixon announces his resignation from the presidency of the United States, effective at noon the next day. photo source:

(August 08, 1991)
The Warsaw radio mast, which was once the highest structure ever erected, collapses.

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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