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  • Ireland
    Friday Dec 8, 1922

    Irish War of Independence

    The Free State if it wished, which it duly did

    Ireland
    Friday Dec 8, 1922

    The Free State if it wished, which it duly did on 8 December 1922 under the procedures laid down.




  • U.S.
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    War declaration against Japan

    U.S.
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    Roosevelt signed declaration of war against Japan on December 8




  • Philippines
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    World War II

    Fall of the Philippines

    Philippines
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    The Philippines campaign fought 8 December 1941, was the invasion of the Philippines by Imperial Japan and the defense of the islands by United States and Philippine forces, the invasion ended on 8 May 1942.




  • British Malaya
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    World War II

    Malayan campaign

    British Malaya
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    The Malayan campaign was a military campaign fought by Allied and Axis forces in Malaya, from 8 December 1941 – 31 January 1942, The Japanese had air and naval supremacy from the opening days of the campaign. For the British, Indian, Australian and Malayan forces defending the colony, the campaign was a total disaster, the Japanese occupied Malaya.




  • Hong Kong
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    World War II

    Battle of Hong Kong

    Hong Kong
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    Japan occupied the British Crown colony of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong garrison consisted of British, Indian and Canadian units besides Chinese soldiers and conscripts from both within and outside Hong Kong.




  • Japan
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    World War II

    Japanese declaration of war on the United States and the British Empire

    Japan
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    The declaration of war by the Empire of Japan on the United States and the British Empire was published on December 8, 1941 (Japan time; December 7 in the United States).




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    World War II

    United States declaration of war on Japan

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    On December 8, 1941 (9 December in Asian time zones), the United States Congress declared war on the Empire of Japan in response to that country's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor the prior day.


  • United Kingdom
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    World War II

    United Kingdom declaration of war on Japan

    United Kingdom
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    On 8 December 1941 (9 December in Asian time zones), the government of the United Kingdom declared war on the Empire of Japan, following the Japanese attacks the prior day.


  • Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia)
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    World War II

    The Dutch East Indies campaign

    Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia)
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    The Dutch East Indies campaign of 1941–1942 was the conquest of the Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia) by forces from the Empire of Japan. Forces from the Allies attempted unsuccessfully to defend the islands. The East Indies were targeted by the Japanese for their rich oil resources which would become a vital asset during the war.


  • New York, U.S.
    Monday Dec 8, 1980

    The Beatles

    Lennon's Death

    New York, U.S.
    Monday Dec 8, 1980

    In December 1980, Lennon was shot and killed outside his New York City apartment.


  • Belavezhskaya Pushcha, Belarus
    Sunday Dec 8, 1991

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Belavezha Accords

    Belavezhskaya Pushcha, Belarus
    Sunday Dec 8, 1991

    On December 8, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus secretly met in Belavezhskaya Pushcha, in western Belarus, and signed the Belavezha Accords, which proclaimed the Soviet Union had ceased to exist and announced formation of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) as a looser association to take its place.


  • California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 8, 1998

    Java (programming language)

    J2SE 1.2

    California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 8, 1998

    On December 8, 1998, Sun Microsystems released J2SE 1.2.


  • San Diego, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 8, 2000

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Hanjour arrived in San Diego

    San Diego, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 8, 2000

    Hanjour arrived in San Diego on December 8, 2000, joining Hazmi. They soon left for Arizona, where Hanjour took refresher training.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Dec 8, 2003

    Eminem

    United States Secret Service said that it was "looking into" allegations that Eminem had threatened the President of the United States

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Dec 8, 2003

    On December 8, 2003, the United States Secret Service said that it was "looking into" allegations that Eminem had threatened the President of the United States (George W. Bush). The cause for concern was the lyrics of "We As Americans" ("Fuck money / I don't rap for dead presidents / I'd rather see the president dead / It's never been said, but I set precedents"), which was later released on a bonus CD with the deluxe edition of Encore.


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 8, 2005

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal was sworn in

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 8, 2005

    Upon his trade to Miami, O'Neal began training to become a Miami Beach reserve officer. On December 8, 2005, he was sworn in, but elected for a private ceremony to avoid distracting attention from the other officers. He assumed a $1 per year salary in this capacity.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 8, 2010

    Visa Inc.

    Anonymous

    U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 8, 2010

    On December 8, the group Anonymous performed a DDoS attack on visa.com, bringing the site down.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Dec 8, 2014

    Facebook, Inc.

    Zuckerberg Hosted Visiting Chinese Politician Lu Wei

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Monday Dec 8, 2014

    Zuckerberg hosted visiting Chinese politician Lu Wei, known as the "Internet czar" for his influence in China's online policy, on the 8th of December.


  • Vatican City
    Friday Dec 8, 2017

    Pope Francis

    Pope Francis signed a new apostolic constitution

    Vatican City
    Friday Dec 8, 2017

    On 8 December 2017, Pope Francis signed a new apostolic constitution on ecclesiastical universities and faculties Veritatis gaudium, published 29 January 2018.


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