Underdog Great Britain beats Spain but this isn’t the Olympics. Also, a momentous announcement from the White House and a big admission from a man who once sought the White House.
Wednesday, August 8th, the 221st day of 2012
Today is Happiness Happens Day.
Today is Odie Day, marking the birth of Odie the dog, Garfield’s best friend, who first appeared on the comic pages on this day in 1978.
1588 – The Spanish Armada, a fleet of 130 huge ships, met defeat at the hands of English sailors and their smaller, more maneuverable vessels. Then a series of wicked Atlantic storms off the coast of Southern England took their toll. Only half of the 130 Spanish ships managed to limp … at best … home. The 60 or so English ships had saved England from the Spanish invaders.
1974: President Richard Nixon announced he would resign as of 12 noon the following day after new damaging revelations in the Watergate scandal.
2008 John Edwards admits to an affair with his former videographer, Rielle Hunter.
1986: A man who had been serving time for drug and weapons charges was paroled from a Texas prison. It was notable because his name was Crosby – David Crosby.