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1932 : A French submarine sank off Cherbourg

On July 8, 1932, the submarine Prometheus sank while on tests off Cherbourg. 66 sailors were killed. Apparently a panel had been left open during a submerged test .

1947 : An unidentified object crashed in Roswell

On July 8, 1947, a UFO crashed near Roswell, New Mexico. The U.S. military recovered the object and refused to give further information. Even today, many people think it was an alien craft.

1950 : MacArthur appointed commander of UN forces in Korea

On July 8, 1950, President Truman appointed General Douglas MacArthur at the head of the United Nations forces in Korea that had been placed the day before under U.S. command by the United Nations.
MacArthur who had been the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, received the surrender of Japan and run Japan during the five years after the war.

1965 : Ronald Biggs escapes

On July 8, 1965, one of the robbers of Great Train Robbery escaped from Wandsworth Prison in London where he was serving a 30-year sentence. The Great Train Robbery is one of the largest thefts in the history of the United Kingdom (£ 2.6). The money was never found. After his escape, Biggs went into hiding in Brazil after passing through France and Australia. He returned to England in 2001 where he was arrested so that he finished his sentence. He was released in 2009.

1997 : Floods in Europe

On July 8, 1997, torrential rains causing devastating floods in the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland. The Oder and the Rhine overflowed. 40% of the population in Poland and the Czech Republic was affected by the disaster.

Citazione del giorno : 08 Luglio

Douglas MacArthur
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.

Compleanni : 08 Luglio

Jean de La Fontaine, Scrittore francese (1621)
Joseph Chamberlain, Uomo politico inglese (1838)
Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Fondatore della società Dirigibile Zeppelin (1838)
John D. Rockefeller, Olio magnate e filantropo americano (1839)
Alfred Binet, Psicologo francese (1857)
Igor Tamm, Fisico sovietico, premio Nobel (1895)
Louis Jordan, Musicista jazz americano (1908)
Johnnie Johnson, Musicista blues americano (1924)
Anjelica Huston, Attrice americana (1951)
Mimie Mathy, Attrice e comica francese (1957)
Kevin Bacon, Attore americano (1958)
Tzipi Livni, Politica israeliana (1958)
Joan Osborne, Cantante americana (1962)
Michael Weatherly, Attore americano (1968)
Beck, Musicista americano (1970)
Kathleen Robertson, Attrice canadese (1973)
Claire Keim, Attrice francese (1975)
Robbie Keane, Calciatore irlandese (1980)
Jamie Cook, Musicista inglese (Arctic Monkeys) (1985)
Jaden Smith, Cantante e attore americano (1998)

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Jean Moulin, Leader della Resistenza francese durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale (1943)
Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Fisico giapponese, premio Nobel (1979)
Robert Burns Woodward, Chimico statunitense, Premio Nobel (1979)
Michael Wilding, Attore inglese (1979)
Howard Duff, Attore americano (1990)
Christian-Jaque, Regista francese (1994)
Kim Il-sung, Politico dalla Repubblica popolare democratica di Corea (1994)
Dick Sargent, Attore americano (1994)
Pete Conrad, Astronauta americano (1999)
Paula Danziger, Scrittrice americana (2004)
Jean Lefebvre, Attore francese (2004)
June Allyson, Attrice americana (2006)
Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed