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  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 8, 1915

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    The Birth of a Nation

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 8, 1915

    Du Bois used his influential role in the NAACP to oppose a variety of racist incidents. When the silent film The Birth of a Nation premiered in 1915, Du Bois and the NAACP led the fight to ban the movie, because of its racist portrayal of blacks as brutish and lustful.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 8, 1965

    Neil Armstrong

    The backup Crew for Gemini 5

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 8, 1965

    On February 8, 1965, Armstrong and Elliot See were announced as the backup crew for Gemini 5, with Armstrong as commander, supporting the prime crew of Gordon Cooper and Pete Conrad.




  • Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 8, 1978

    Ted Bundy

    Leslie Parmenter

    Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 8, 1978

    On February 8, Bundy drove 150 miles (240 km) east to Jacksonville, in a stolen FSU van. In a parking lot, he approached 14-year-old Leslie Parmenter, the daughter of Jacksonville Police Department's Chief of Detectives, identifying himself as "Richard Burton, Fire Department", but retreated when Parmenter's older brother arrived and challenged him.




  • Lake City, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 8, 1978

    Ted Bundy

    Kimberly Dianne Leach

    Lake City, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 8, 1978

    That afternoon, he backtracked 60 miles (97 km) westward to Lake City. At Lake City Junior High School the following morning, 12-year-old Kimberly Dianne Leach was summoned to her homeroom by a teacher to retrieve a forgotten purse; she never returned to class. Seven weeks later, after an intensive search, her partially mummified remains were found in a pig farrowing shed near Suwannee River State Park, 35 miles (56 km) northwest of Lake City.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 8, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Closing Arguments

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Feb 8, 1999

    On February 8, closing arguments were presented with each side allotted a three-hour time slot.




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