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2008 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 2008 – Malta and Cyprus officially adopt the Euro currency and become the fourteenth and fifteenth Eurozone countries.
- February 7, 2008 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rat in Chinese astrology.
- April 22, 2008 – The United States Air Force retires the remaining F-117 Nighthawk aircraft in service.
- May 13, 2008 – The Jaipur bombings in Rajasthan, India results in dozens of deaths.
- July 10, 2008 – Former Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boškoski is acquitted of all charges by a United Nations Tribunal accusing him of war crimes.
- September 7, 2008 – The US Government takes control of the two largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
- October 10, 2008 – The 10 October 2008 Orakzai bombing kills 110 and injures 200 more.
- October 15, 2008 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 733.08 points, or 7.87%, the second worst day in the Dow’s history based on a percentage drop.
- October 22, 2008 – India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.
- December 14, 2008 – President George W. Bush makes his fourth and final (planned) trip to Iraq as president and is almost struck by two shoes thrown at him by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi during a news conference in Baghdad.
Who Were Born On 2008?
- April 16, 2008 – Princess Eléonore of Belgium
- September 17, 2008 – Mia Talerico, American child actress
- September 29, 2008 – Emma Tallulah Behn, member of the extended Norwegian royal family