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This Day in History: February 8

February 8: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1693 - The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia is granted a charter byKing William III and Queen Mary II.
  2. 1837 - Richard Johnson becomes the first Vice President of the United States chosen by the United States Senate.
  3. 1879 - Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.
  4. 1952 - Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom.
  5. 1974 - After 84 days in space, the crew of Skylab 4, the last crew to visit American space station Skylab, returns to Earth.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Daniel Bernoulli (Dutch-Swiss mathematician and physicist), Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (English sculptor), William Tecumseh Sherman (American general), Jules Verne (French author), Dmitri Mendeleev (Russian chemist)

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