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  • London, England
    Friday Mar 7, 2008

    Margaret Thatcher

    Collapsing at a House of Lords dinner

    London, England
    Friday Mar 7, 2008

    After collapsing at a House of Lords dinner, Thatcher, suffering low blood pressure, was admitted to St Thomas' Hospital in central London on 7 March 2008 for tests.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Apr 7, 2008

    YouTube

    YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Apr 7, 2008

    It has been claimed, by The Daily Telegraph in 2008, that in 2007, YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000.




  • England
    Sunday Apr 13, 2008

    Prince Harry

    The Lieutenant

    England
    Sunday Apr 13, 2008

    On 13 April 2008, when he reached two years' seniority, Harry was promoted to lieutenant.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday May 24, 2008

    James Bond

    BBC Radio 4 broadcast an adaptation of Dr. No.

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday May 24, 2008

    On 24 May 2008 BBC Radio 4 broadcast an adaptation of Dr. No. The actor Toby Stephens, who played Bond villain Gustav Graves in the Eon Productions version of Die Another Day, played Bond, while Dr. No was played by David Suchet.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday May 29, 2008

    James Bond

    100th anniversary of Fleming's birth with new Writer

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday May 29, 2008

    After a gap of six years, Sebastian Faulks was commissioned by Ian Fleming Publications to write a new Bond novel, which was released on 28 May 2008, the 100th anniversary of Fleming's birth. The book—titled Devil May Care—was published in the UK by Penguin Books and by Doubleday in the US. The book—titled Devil May Care—was published in the UK by Penguin Books and by Doubleday in the US.




  • London, England, U.K.
    Saturday Jul 19, 2008

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    The Wedding of Lady Rose Windsor

    London, England, U.K.
    Saturday Jul 19, 2008

    On 19 July 2008, she was a guest at the wedding of Lady Rose Windsor and George Gilman. Prince William was away on military operations in the Caribbean, serving aboard HMS Iron Duke.




  • England
    Friday Aug 8, 2008

    IKEA

    Launching IKEA Family

    England
    Friday Aug 8, 2008

    On 8 August 2008, IKEA UK launched a virtual mobile phone network called IKEA Family Mobile, which ran on T-Mobile. At launch it was the cheapest pay-as-you-go network in the UK.


  • United Kingdom and U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 29, 2008

    James Bond

    Quantum of Solace

    United Kingdom and U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 29, 2008

    Quantum of Solace is a 2008 spy film and the twenty-second in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions. Directed by Marc Forster and written by Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis, and Robert Wade, it is a direct sequel to Casino Royale, and the second film to star Daniel Craig as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.


  • Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Nov 19, 2008

    Diego Maradona

    Maradona managed Argentina for the first time

    Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Nov 19, 2008

    On 19 November 2008, Maradona managed Argentina for the first time when they played against Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow, which Argentina won 1–0.


  • London, England
    Thursday Nov 20, 2008

    Shimon Peres

    Honorary Knighthood

    London, England
    Thursday Nov 20, 2008

    On 20 November 2008, Peres received an honorary knighthood, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George from Queen Elizabeth II in Buckingham Palace in London.


  • London, England
    Tuesday Dec 9, 2008

    Jim Carrey

    Carrey's return to live-action comedy

    London, England
    Tuesday Dec 9, 2008

    Carrey returned to live-action comedy, starring opposite Zooey Deschanel and Bradley Cooper in Yes Man (also 2008). Carrey played a man who signs up for a self-help program that teaches him to say yes to everything. Despite reviews being mixed, Rene Rodriquez of The Miami Herald stated, "Yes Man is fine as far as Jim Carrey comedies go, but it's even better as a love story that just happens to make you laugh."The film had a decent performance at the box office, earning $225 million worldwide.


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