What Happened On This Day – December 8
1991 Belavezha Accords signed
The Belavezha Accords, that disbanded the USSR and replaced it with Commonwealth of Independent States was signed
1991 Romanian Constitution comes into force
Passed through a referendum, the Constitution marked a return to democracy for Romania after 42 years of Communist rule.
1991 Creation of Commonwealth of Independent States
The international organization was formed by Belarus, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation as a political forum for members of the former Soviet Union.
1987 First Intifada begins
The Palestinian uprising against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories began after an Israeli army truck attacked a car and killed 4 Palestinians. The Intifada ended in 1991 after the Madrid Conference.
1941 U.S. enters WWII
One day after the Japanese Imperial Navy launched an attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States declared war on Japan and entered World War II.
Births On This Day – December 8
1982 Nicki Minaj
Trinidadian/American rapper, actress
1961 Ann Coulter
American lawyer, author
1953 Norman Finkelstein
American academic, author, activist
1943 Jim Morrison
American singer-songwriter, poet
1542 Mary, Queen of Scots
Deaths On This Day – December 8
2004 Dimebag Darrell
American guitarist, songwriter
1980 John Lennon
English singer-songwriter, musician, producer
1978 Golda Meir
Israeli educator, politician, 4th Prime Minister of Israel
1903 Herbert Spencer
English biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, philosopher
1864 George Boole
English mathematician, philosopher