February 8th

100, 000 people march to demand justice for the atrocities of the Bangladesh Liberation War in Dhaka.
2013 Shahbag protests
Michael Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of the pop superstar in Los Angeles Superior Court. (Murray was convicted and sentenced to four years in jail.).
Conrad Murray
Model and tabloid sensation Anna Nicole Smith died at age 39 of an accidental drug overdose.
List of Autopsy: The Last Hours of... episodes
The Senate heard closing arguments in President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial.
Dale Bumpers
General Motors sued NBC, alleging that the program 'Dateline NBC' had rigged two crashes to show that GM pickups were prone to fires. (NBC settled the lawsuit the following day.).
President Jimmy Carter revealed his plan to reinstate selective service draft registration.
Carter Doctrine
The NASDAQ holds its first trading day. The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations was the world's first electronic stock exchange.
Three college students died in a confrontation with highway patrolmen in Orangeburg, S.C., during a civil rights protest against a whites-only bowling alley.
Orangeburg massacre
The first 8 stars are added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. More than 2400 five-pointed stars have since been embedded in the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street to honor stars of the entertainment industry.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.
Proclamation of accession of Elizabeth II
The Stasi, East Germany's notorious secret police, is established. The “Staatssicherheit”, which was dissolved in 1990, is considered one of the most repressive intelligence agencies in the world.
The gas chamber was used for the first time as a method of execution in the United States. Gangster Gee Jon was put to death at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City.
Huey Long
President Warren G. Harding had a radio installed in the White House.
Presidency of Warren G. Harding
D. W. Griffith's silent film "The Birth of a Nation" opens at Clune's Auditorium in Los Angeles - first 12-reel film in America.
The Birth of a Nation
The Boy Souts of America is founded. 3 years earlier, British General Robert Baden-Powell had founded the Scout movement in England.
Boy Scouts of America
The Russo-Japanese war began when the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the Russian fleet at Port Arthur in northeast China.
Battle of Port Arthur
Sandford Fleming proposes the use of time zones. The later introduction of Universal Standard Time, which is based on time zones, revolutionized time keeping.
Sandford Fleming
The National Weather Service was established under the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
National Weather Service
The Senate selected Richard Mentor Johnson of Kentucky as vice president after no candidate received a majority of electoral votes.
Richard Mentor Johnson
Battle of Eylau ends inconclusively between Napoleon's forces and Russian Empire - 1st battle Napoleon isn't victorious.
Battle of Eylau
College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., received its charter, becoming the second institution of higher learning in the United States.
College of William & Mary
Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London.
Isaac Newton
Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded.
Mary, Queen of Scots