On this Day ~ Sept. 8, 2022


James O’Brien, Contributing Writer

Submitted on September 8, 2022

August 8, 2022
The Queen is officially declared dead. London Bridge has Fallen. The End of an Era.

August 8, 1988
The 8888 uprising was started by students in Yangon (Rangoon) in South East Asia. Hundreds of thousands of monks, children, university students, housewives, doctors and common people protested against the government.

August 8, 1974
Richard Nixon Announces his resignation following the Watergate Scandal, during a nationally televised broadcast.

August 8, 1945
The United States, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, and France sign the London Agreement, which authorizes the Nuremberg trials.

August 8, 1942
The Quit India Movement was launched in India against British rule in response to Gandhi’s call for swaraj or complete independence.

August 8, 1901
American physicist Ernest Orlando Lawrence—winner of the 1939 Nobel Prize for Physics for his invention of the cyclotron, the first particle accelerator to achieve high energies—was born in Canton, South Dakota.

August 8, 1846
The Wilmot Proviso introduced legislation in the House that declared, “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall ever exist” in lands won in the Mexican-American War, and, in the debate that followed, the Republican Party was formed.  

August 8, 1786
The US Congress unanimously chooses the dollar as the monetary unit of the United States of America.


Parting the Washington Sea

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