What happened this day in history August 8, 2000

What are the important events that happened on August 8, 2000? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 8, 2000: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 8, 2000 is the 221st day of the year 2000 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 145 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 26, 2000 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 965,692,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaicosahenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $282.30. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Dragon is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 8, 2000 Historical Events

  • 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.

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