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  • Pingwu County and Beichuan County, China
    Saturday Aug 2, 2008

    2008 Sichuan earthquake

    1st of August aftershocks

    Pingwu County and Beichuan County, China
    Saturday Aug 2, 2008

    Pingwu County and Beichuan County, Sichuan, also northeast of Wenchuan and close to the epicenter of a 7.2 Ms earthquake in 1976, suffered a 6.1 Ms  aftershock (5.7 Mw  according to USGS) on August 1; it caused 2 deaths, 345 injuries, the collapse of 707 homes, damage to over 1,000 homes, and blocked 25 kilometers (16 mi) of country roads.




  • Qingchuan, Sichuan, China
    Wednesday Aug 6, 2008

    2008 Sichuan earthquake

    5th August aftershock

    Qingchuan, Sichuan, China
    Wednesday Aug 6, 2008

    As late as August 5, yet another aftershock of 6.1 Ms (6.2 Mw according to USGS) hit Qingchuan, Sichuan, causing 1 death, 32 injuries, telecommunication interruptions, and widespread hill slides blocking roads in the area including a national highway.




  • 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.




  • Beijing, China
    Sunday Aug 17, 2008

    Michael Phelps

    Olympic all time record

    Beijing, China
    Sunday Aug 17, 2008

    On August 17, Phelps won his eighth gold medal in the 4×100-meter medley relay, breaking Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals won in a single Olympic Games, which had stood since 1972.




  • Accra, Ghana
    Sunday Aug 17, 2008

    Vodafone

    The Completed Acquisition

    Accra, Ghana
    Sunday Aug 17, 2008

    On 17 August 2008, Vodafone succeeded to acquire 70% of Ghana Telecom.




  • Japan
    Monday Aug 18, 2008

    Bitcoin

    "bitcoin.org"

    Japan
    Monday Aug 18, 2008

    The domain name "bitcoin.org" was registered on 18 August 2008.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 19, 2008

    Bart Millard

    Hymned Again

    U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 19, 2008

    Millard did the second of his two hymn albums because he realized that the church he was attending did not sing hymns, and he wanted his children to have hymns as a part of their lives.


  • Beijing, China
    Saturday Aug 23, 2008

    Lionel Messi

    Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics

    Beijing, China
    Saturday Aug 23, 2008

    Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held in Beijing and several other cities in the People's Republic of China from 6 to 23 August. Associations affiliated with FIFA were invited to send their full women's national teams and men's U-23 teams to participate. Men's teams were allowed to augment their squad with three players over the age of 23. Argentina won the tournament.


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