Each and every year throughout history has contained vital information impacting the world around us. The events in the year 2008 that have had such an impact include the fear of the United States recession growing causing a drop in the stock markets around the world, the first space center in Iran being opened, an emergency legislation being introduced by the British government nationalizing the mortgage bank Northern Rock, India setting a new record by launching ten satellites at the same time, the beginning of the South Ossetia War, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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January 8, 2008
A Boy Scout grabs the knife from an attacker who was attempting to assassinate President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom of Maldvian.
January 15, 2008
A Japanese whaling company is ordered to end research on whaling within their economic zone by the Federal Court of Australia.
January 21, 2008
A drop in stock markets around the world take place as the fear of recession in the United States grows.
January 24, 2008
The Kivu war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is ended by a peace deal.
February 4, 2008
The first space center in Iran is opened and the launching of their first rocket takes place.
February 7, 2008
The Columbus science laboratory is launched to the International Space Station in the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
February 12, 2008
The sale of crude oil to ExxonMobil is suspended by the Venezuelan oil company PDSVA after being legally challenged by them.
February 18, 2008
Emergency legislation is introduced temporarily by the British government to nationalize the mortgage bank Northern Rock.
February 19, 2008
The announcement of Fidel Castro's resignation as Cuban President takes place.
March - April, 2008
The Third World experiences riots due to the raising of prices for food and fuel.
March 19, 2008
The farthest known object that could be seen with the naked eye is an exploding star halfway across the universe.
April 22, 2008
The first operations involving bionic eyes are performed by surgeons at Moorfields Eye hospital in London.
April 28, 2008
Ten satellites are sent into orbit in the same launch by India, setting a new world record.
May 14, 2008
The discovery of the G1.9+0.3 Supernova remnant is announced by NASA.
May 25, 2008
The first spacecraft to land on the northern polar region of Mars is the Phoenix spacecraft from NASA.
May 28, 2008
The establishment of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal takes place upon a vote from the Assembly favoring the abolishment of the monarchy.
June 11, 2008
The launching of the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope takes place.
June 27, 2008
Bill Gates resigns from the daily duties of being the Chairman of the Microsoft Corporation to concentrate on philanthropy.
August 7, 2008
The South Ossetia War is initiated by the launching of a major offensive in Southern Ossetia by Georgia and Russia.
September 28, 2008
The first privately developed space launch vehicle to be successfully launched into orbit is the SpaceX Falcon 1.
October 3, 2008
The revised Emergency Economic Stabilization Act is signed into law by President George W. Bush implementing the creation of a 700 billion dollar Treasury fund for purchasing failing bank assets.
October 17, 2008
Turkey, Austria, Japan, Uganda, and Mexico are elected by the United Nations General Assembly as members of the Security Council.