Monday, August 8, 2011

August 08

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1576 The cornerstone for Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg observatory is laid on Hven. Pink Floyd Astronomy Domine Piper at the Gates of Dawn
2 1709 Bartolomeu de Gusmão demonstrates the lifting power of hot air in an audience before the King of Portugal in Lisbon The Danielson Famile Hot Air A Prayer for Every Hour
3 1908 Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers' first public flight. Wooden Shjips Flight West
4 1929 The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight. Neil Young There's a World Harvest
5 1988 The "8888 Uprising" occurs in Burma. Cornershop People Power Handcream for a Generation
6 2000 Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor and 30 years after its discovery by undersea explorer E. Lee Spence and 5 years after being filmed by a dive team funded by novelist Clive Cussler. Björk Submarine Medúlla

(Historical facts about August 08 are from Wikipedia.)

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