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Importance of 08th February in History

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1999
Death of Iris Murdoch, Irish-born British writer and philosopher
Great Britain
1998
Death of Halldór Laxness, Icelandic writer and Nobel Prize winner .
Iceland
1998
Women’s ice hockey was included in the Olympics for the first time. In the first game Finland beat Sweden 6–0.
1990
Death of George de Mestral, inventor of Velcro
Switzerland
1983
Champion racehorse Shergar was kidnapped in Ireland and a £2m ransom demanded
Ireland
1983
Israeli Defence Minister Ariel Sharon was removed from office following a tribunal into the 1982 massacre of hundreds of people in two refugee.
Israel
1969
The last issue of the Saturday Evening Post was published in the USA
United States
1957
Death of Mabel Constanduros who created the Buggins family for radio (1925-48), initially playing all six roles herself.
1883
Birth of Joseph Alois Schumpeter, Austrian economist .
Austria
1883
Birth of Patrick J. Hurley, American Secretary of War .
United States
1883
The Northern Pacific Railroad across the USA was completed .
United States
1834
Birth of Dmitri Mendeleyev, Russian chemist who developed the periodic table of the elements and predicted elements undiscovered at that time
Russian Federation
1587
Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, at Fotheringay Castle, near Peterborough
Great Britain
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