Jerry Leventer

This Day In History: Friday, February 8, 2008

February 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Computer Technology & Technical Support

1996:Â The largest Internet collaboration, “24 Hours in Cyberspace,” took place.

1978:Â The proceedings of the United States Senate were first broadcast on radio.

1974:Â After 84 days in space, the crew of the first American space station Skylab returned to Earth.

1971:Â The Nasdaq stock market index opened.

1922:Â President Warren G. Harding introduced the first radio into the White House.

1879:Â Sandford Fleming proposed adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.

Happy Birthday:
John Grisham (1955)
Mary Steenburgen (1953)
Nick Nolte (1941)
Ted Koppel (1940)
James Dean (1931-1955)
Jack Lemmon (1925-2001)
Jules Verne (1828-1905)
Daniel Bernoulli (1700-1782)

RIP Anna Nicole Smith (d. 2007)

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