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  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 8, 1791

    George Washington

    Washington issued his first proclamation for calling up state militias

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 8, 1791

    On August 7, Washington issued his first proclamation for calling up state militias. After appealing for peace, he reminded the protestors that, unlike the rule of the British crown, the Federal law was issued by state-elected representatives.




  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 8, 1978

    Russell Bufalino

    The Extortion Attempt

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 8, 1978

    On August 8, 1978, Bufalino was convicted and sentenced to four years imprisonment for his part in the extortion attempt. He served almost three years.




  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 8, 2017

    Google LLC

    Google Fired Employee James Damore

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 8, 2017

    On August 8, 2017, Google fired employee James Damore after he distributed a memo throughout the company which argued that "Google's ideological echo chamber" and bias clouded their thinking about diversity and inclusion, and that it is also biological factors, not discrimination alone, that cause the average woman to be less interested than men in technical positions.




  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 8, 2018

    Amazon

    Amazon has about a 5 percent share of US retail spending

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 8, 2018

    According to an August 8, 2018 story in Bloomberg Businessweek, Amazon has about a 5 percent share of US retail spending (excluding cars and car parts and visits to restaurants and bars), and a 43.5 share of American online spending in 2018. The forecast is for Amazon to own 49 percent of the total American online spending in 2018, with two-thirds of Amazon's revenue coming from the US.




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