What Happened On This Day – February 8
1971 The NASDAQ holds its first trading day
The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations was the world's first electronic stock exchange.
1960 The first 8 stars are added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame
More than 2400 five-pointed stars have since been embedded in the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street to honor stars of the entertainment industry.
1950 The Stasi, East Germany's notorious secret police, is established
The “Staatssicherheit”, which was dissolved in 1990, is considered one of the most repressive intelligence agencies in the world.
1910 The Boy Souts of America is founded
3 years earlier, British General Robert Baden-Powell had founded the Scout movement in England.
1879 Sandford Fleming proposes the use of time zones
The later introduction of Universal Standard Time, which is based on time zones, revolutionized time keeping.
Births On This Day – February 8
1941 Nick Nolte
1932 John Williams
American pianist, composer, conductor
1931 James Dean
1925 Jack Lemmon
American actor, singer, director
1828 Jules Verne
Deaths On This Day – February 8
2007 Ian Stevenson
2007 Anna Nicole Smith
American model, actress
1998 Enoch Powell
1957 John von Neumann
1587 Mary, Queen of Scots