August 8

Scott Winters, Realtor

A quick look at Today in History, check out some Celebrity Birthdays, and find out what Days of the Year to celebrate.



1876 – Thomas Edison received a patent for his mimeograph.

1899 – The refrigerator was patented by A.T. Marshall of Brockton, MA.

1908 – Wilbur Wright made his first flight at a racecourse at LeMans, France. It was the Wright Brothers’ first public flight.

1911 – The number of representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives was established at 435. There was one member of Congress for every 211,877 residents.

1911 – The one millionth patent was filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire.

1920 – The Detroit Tigers shut out the New York Yankees 1-0 in one hour and 13 minutes. It was the shortest nine inning game in American League History at the time.

1945 – The United Nations Charter was signed by President Harry S. Truman.

1949 – Grand Rapids, MI’s first television station went on the air. It was WLAV Channel 7. It would later become WOOD TV Channel 8.

1966 – Michael DeBakey became the first surgeon to install an artificial heart pump in a patient.

1974 – In the wake of Watergate, President Richard M. Nixon, in a nationwide television address, announced his resignation from the office of President of the United States effective at noon the next day.

1978 – The U.S. launched Pioneer Venus II, which carried scientific probes to study the atmosphere of Venus.

1988 – The lights were turned on at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL, for the first time, making it the last major league stadium to have only day games.

1989 – The Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-28) took off from Cape Canaveral, FL, on a secret five-day military mission.

1992 – The “Dream Team” clinched the gold medal at the Barcelona Summer Olympics. The U.S. basketball team beat Croatia 117-85.

1999 – Tish, the world’s oldest captive goldfish, died in Yorkshire, England, at the age of 43.

2008 – The 29th modern summer Olympic Games took place in Beijing, China until August 24.

2021 – The USA women’s basketball team won it’s seventh consecutive Olympic gold medal with 90-75 win over Japan in Tokyo.

2022 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at former president Donald Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, FL.



Nita Talbot – 93 years old (1930) – Actress (Played Marya, the “White Russian” spy on TV’s “Hogan’s Heroes”, played Sheila Fine on “Soap”)

Dustin Hoffman – 86 years old (1937) – Actor (“Kramer vs. Kramer”, “Rain Man”, “Wag the Dog”, “Tootsie”, “Midnight Cowboy”, “The Graduate”)

Connie Stevens – 85 years old (1938) – Singer

Larry Wilcox – 76 years old (1947) – Actor (Played Officer Jonathan “Jon” Baker on TV’s “CHiPs”)

Keith Carradine – 74 years old (1949) – Actor, singer (“Nashville”, “Deadwood”, “Dexter”, “Madam Secretary”)

Robin Quivers – 71 years old (1952) – Radio Personality (“The Howard Stern Show”)

Donny Most – 70 years old (1953) – Actor (Played Ralph Malph on TV’s “Happy Days”)

Chris Foreman – 67 years old (1956) – Guitarist (Madness)

Deborah Norville – 65 years old (1958) – TV personality (TV’s “Inside Edition”, “Today”)

Rikki Rockett – 62 years old (1961) – Drummer (Poison)

The Edge (David Evans) – 62 years old (1961) – Lead guitarist, keyboardist, backing vocalist (U2)

Scott Stapp – 50 years old (1973) – Lead vocalist (Creed)

JC Chasez – 47 years old (1976) – Singer (‘N Sync)

Drew Lachey – 47 years old (1976) – Singer (98 Degrees)

Odie – 45 years old (1978) – from the “Garfield” comic

Countess Vaughn – 45 years old (1978) – Actress (“The Parkers”, “Moesha”)

Michael Urie – 43 years old (1980) – Actor (TV’s “Ugly Betty”)



Dying to Know Day

Global Sleep Under The Stars Night 

International Cat Day

International Infinity Day

National Bowling Day

National CBD Day

National Dollar Day

National Frozen Custard Day

National Happiness Happens Day

National Mochi Day

National Whataburger Day

Odie Day

Scottish Wildcat Day

Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

Top 8 Challenge Day


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