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Notable Historical Events in 2008 on the 8th

2008Joe Gibbs retires, for the second time, as head coach of the Washington Redskins

200834th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Reese Witherspoon win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Katherine Heigl win (TV)

Historical Events in 2008 on the 8th
Date Event
Jan 8
New Jersey officially apologizes for slavery, becoming the first Northern state to do so. 
Jan 8
34th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Reese Witherspoon win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Katherine Heigl win (TV) 
Jan 8
Joe Gibbs retires, for the second time, as head coach of the Washington Redskins 
Feb 8
Nebraska bans electric chair as sole execution method. 
Apr 8
The construction of the world's first building to integrate wind turbines completes, in Bahrain. 
Jun 8
The Akihabara massacre took place on the Sunday-pedestrian-zoned Chūōdōri street. A man killed seven in an attack on a crowd using a truck and a dagger. 
Jun 8
54th LPGA Championship won by Yani Tseng 
Aug 8
Georgian invasion into South Ossetia. Begin of five-day war between Georgia and Russia. 
Sep 8
Latvia joins its northern neighbor Estonia in recession as GDP falls 0.2% in the second quarter from the first quarter, when it fell 0.3%; property markets and construction have suffered in both Baltic states 
Dec 8
Kirsty Williams elected as Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats. The first female leader of a political party in Wales. 
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