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Historical Events - August 8.
1876: Thomas Edison received a patent for his mimeograph.
1908: Wilbur Wright made his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers’ first public flight.
1942: At the All-India Congress Committee session in Bombay, M. K. Gandhi launched the ‘Quit India’ movement.
1967: ASEAN was established by Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.
1985: India’s sixth and largest-ever fast breeder research reactor, Dhruv, was commissioned at the Bhabha Atomic Energy Center, Turbhe.
1994: Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Sanstha in Pune starts the first Architecture College (Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture for Women) in the country for women only.
1998: Seven laboratories of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) opened to the industrial sector.
Famous Birthdays – August 8
1915: Bhisham Sahni, an Indian writer, playwright, and actor.
1932: Dada Kondke, an Indian actor and film producer.
1940: Dilip Sardesai, an Indian international cricketer.
1948: Kapil Sibal, an Indian politician.
1961: Debasree Roy, an Indian actress, dancer, choreographer, politician, and animal rights activist.
1962: Ustad Raza Ali Khan, an Indian classical vocalist of the Kasur Patiala Gharana.
1981: Roger Federer, a Swiss professional tennis player.
Death Anniversaries - August 8
1827: George Canning, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1897: Viktor Meyer, a German chemist and significant contributor to both organic and inorganic chemistry.
2000: S. Nijalingappa, an Indian freedom fighter, Congress Party politician, and lawyer.