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2008 in the United States
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Events from the year 2008 in the United States.

Contents

Political incumbents

Events

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January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

  • December 1 - Dow drops 680 points, its fourth worst drop in its history, after the National Bureau of Economic Research declared on the same day that the United States economy officially entered a recession in December 2007.
  • December 25 - A gunman dresses up as Santa Claus and kills 9 people during a Christmas party and burns down the house during the Covina, California massacre.

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

  • August 3 – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, author and Nobel Prize winner, born and died in Russia but spent part of life in United States (b. 1918)
  • August 9 – Bernie Mac, actor and comedian (b. 1957)
  • August 10 – Isaac Hayes, musician (b. 1942)
  • August 15 – Jerry Wexler, music producer (b. 1917)
  • August 19 – LeRoi Moore, musician (b. 1961)
  • August 19 – Julius Carry, actor (b. 1952)
  • August 31 – Jerry Reed, actor and musician (b. 1937)

September

October

  • October 15 – Edie Adams, actress, singer, and comedienne (b. 1927)
  • October 17 – Levi Stubbs, musician and voice actor (b. 1936)
  • October 19 – Mr. Blackwell, fashion designer and critic (b. 1922)
  • October 19 – Rudy Ray Moore, actor, musician, and comedian (b. 1927)
  • October 31 – Studs Terkel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, broadcaster, and historian (b. 1912)

November

December

  • December 1 – Paul Benedict, actor (b. 1938)
  • December 2 – Odetta, folk singer and civil rights activist (b. 1930)
  • December 4 – Forrest J. Ackerman, writer, columnist, actor, and the "father" of science-fiction (b. 1916)
  • December 5 – Nina Foch, actress (b. 1924)
  • December 5 – Beverly Garland, actress (b. 1926)
  • December 6 – Sunny von Buelow, socialite (b. 1932)
  • December 8 – Robert Prosky, actor (b. 1930)
  • December 11 – Bettie Page, pin-up model (b. 1923)
  • December 11 – Maddie Blaustein, Voice actress (b. 1960)
  • December 12 – Van Johnson, actor (b. 1916)
  • December 16 – Sam Bottoms, actor (b. 1955)
  • December 17 – Sammy Baugh, football player (b. 1914)
  • December 18 – Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, actress (b. 1932)
  • December 18 – W. Mark Felt, FBI agent also known as "Deep Throat" from Watergate scandal (b. 1913)
  • December 19 – James Bevel, co-leader (with Dr. King) of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, strategist and architect of the major events of the era.
  • December 20 – Robert Mulligan, film director (b. 1925)
  • December 24 – Harold Pinter, British-born Nobel Laureate, playwright, screenwriter, and occasional actor (b. 1930)
  • December 25 – Eartha Kitt, actress and singer (b. 1927)
  • December 31 – Donald E. Westlake, novelist and screenwriter (b. 1933)

References

  1. ^ FDA Issues Documents on the Safety of Food from Animal Clones
  2. ^ Landler, Mark and Timmons, Heather (January 21, 2008). "Stocks Plunge Worldwide on Fears of a U.S. Recession". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/21/business/22stox-web.html. Retrieved November 21, 2008.  
  3. ^ WBIR.com | Knoxville, TN | AAFL holds inaugural draft
  4. ^ President Delivers State of the Union Address, The White House
  5. ^ FDA Issues Public Health Advisory on Chantix
  6. ^ Military: U.S. killed 9 Iraqi civilians in raid - Conflict in Iraq - MSNBC.com
  7. ^ ABC News: Giants Stun 'Perfect' Pats in Super Bowl
  8. ^ "Super Tuesday Tornado Outbreak". NOAA. http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mob/020608Storm/. Retrieved November 21, 2008.  
  9. ^ "Stocks Plunge on Service Sector Weakness". AFP. Archived from the original on 2008-02-08. http://web.archive.org/web/20080208145814/http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080205/wall_street.html.  
  10. ^ "Mission Information". NASA. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts122/main/. Retrieved November 21, 2008.  
  11. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/C9F47E8DFBA0B871862573E90007E20F?OpenDocument (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
  12. ^ Romney suspends White House bid , BBC News
  13. ^ Japan PM says Okinawa rape case unforgivable | International | Reuters
  14. ^ AFP: US envoy sorry over Japan rape case
  15. ^ Justice Dept. Announces Arrests in 2 Chinese Espionage Cases - New York Times
  16. ^ ABC News: Writers Vote to End 3-Month Walkout
  17. ^ "NIU marks one year since shooting tragedy killed 5, injured 18". Archived from the original on 2009-06-01. http://www.webcitation.org/5hDafQcBI. Retrieved 2009-04-08.  
  18. ^ USDA orders major beef recall from California slaughterhouse under abuse investigation - International Herald Tribune
  19. ^ BBC NEWS | Americas | US spy satellite plan 'a cover'
  20. ^ "80th Annual Academy Awards: General Timeline". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. http://www.oscars.org/80academyawards/timetable.html. Retrieved 2007-03-22.  
  21. ^ Nominees | 80th Annual Academy Awards | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  22. ^ (BBC News)
  23. ^ Fed Cuts Interest; Stocks Soar (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
  24. ^ Associated Press (March 25, 2008). "Nancy Reagan endorses John McCain". MSNBC. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23797059/.  
  25. ^ "Phoenix Mars Mission". http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/.  
  26. ^ "Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft today". http://www.rte.ie/business/2008/0627/microsoft.html.  
  27. ^ "Bill Gates steps down as Microsoft head to concentrate on philanthropy". http://www.telegraph.co.uk/digitallife/main.jhtml?xml=/connected/2008/06/27/dlgates127.xml.  
  28. ^ The Official Site of The New York Yankees: News: 2008 All-Star Game
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  30. ^ "Ten killed in Guatemala small plane crash". http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSN2445832520080825.  
  31. ^ "Gustav evacuees urged to stay away". http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/01/gustav/.  
  32. ^ "Hurricane Season 2008: Tropical Storm Gustav (Central Caribbean)". http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/archives/2008/h2008_gustav.html.  
  33. ^ "Hanna closes in on U.S. as Ike becomes major hurricane". http://edition.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/04/hurricanes.hanna.ike/.  
  34. ^ "Galveston 'unhealthy and unsafe,' city manager says". http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/15/hurricane.ike/.  
  35. ^ "Hurricane Ike barrels over Cuba". http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7603319.stm.  
  36. ^ Paulson, Henry M., Jr.; (Press release statement) (2008-09-07). "Statement by Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. on Treasury and Federal Housing Finance Agency Action to Protect Financial Markets and Taxpayers". United States Department of the Treasury. http://www.treas.gov/press/releases/hp1129.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-07.  
  37. ^ "Human error led to fatal train collision, spokeswoman says". http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/09/13/train.collision/.  
  38. ^ http://emmys.tv/downloads/2008/PT08Calendar.pdf
  39. ^ "Space Exploration Technologies Corporation – Falcon 1 Flight 4". http://spacex.com/F1-004.php.  
  40. ^ "Falcon rocket success for SpaceX". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7641287.stm.  
  41. ^ Raum, Tom (October 3, 2008) Bush signs $700 billion bailout bill Associated Press (Retrieved October 3, 2008)
  42. ^ "Science Timeline for Monday's MESSENGER flyby of Mercury". http://planetary.org/blog/article/00001670.  
  43. ^ "APL's MESSENGER fact sheet" (PDF). http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/208300main_Factsheet_Rev11-07.pdf.  
  44. ^ Steenland, Doug. "Dear Northwest Customer:". Northwest Airlines. http://nwa.com/features/mergerletter/. Retrieved 2008-11-03.  
  45. ^ Nagourney, Adam (November 4, 2008). "Obama Elected President as Racial Barrier Falls". The New York Times. http://nytimes.com/2008/11/05/us/politics/05elect.html. Retrieved 2008-11-05.  
  46. ^ "Obama wins historic US election". BBC News. November 5, 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/us_elections_2008/7709978.stm. Retrieved 2008-11-05.  
  47. ^ "Obama inspires historic victory". CNN. November 5, 2008. http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/04/election.president/. Retrieved 2008-11-05.  
  48. ^ "NASA's Shuttle and Rocket Missions". http://www.nasa.gov/missions/highlights/schedule.html.  
  49. ^ Fossett was declared legally dead on February 15, having been missing since 3 September 2007.

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