The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Therefore, clear all your doubts now to enjoy a great future, and also have an impactful history. Now, let us go through the impactful events that happened on December 8 in history:
1869 – Timothy Eaton found T. Eaton Co. Limited in Toronto, Canada
T. Eaton Company Ltd., (also known as Eaton’s) was a popular Canadian department store with a retail presence in the various province. Timothy Eaton found the company on December 8, 1869. However, Eaton’s name and legacy persist today, from Toronto’s Eaton Centre to the red bricks incorporated into the facade of Winnipeg’s Bell MTS Place.
Eaton purchased an existing dry-goods business in 1869, at 178 Yonge Street in Toronto. However, while promoting his new company, two retail practices were embraced that were popular at the time. All goods had one price with no credit given. Additionally, all purchases came with a money-back guarantee (a practice expressed in what would become the long-standing store slogan of “Goods Satisfactory or Money Refunded”).
1941 – Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers “Day of Infamy” speech
Pearl Harbor is a U.S. naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii. On December 7, 1941, there was a devastating surprise attack by Japanese forces on Pearl Harbor. However, the strike ended a decade of worsening relations between the United States and Japan. Although a day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered his speech for “Day of Infamy” to a U.S. Congress’s joint session in P. However, his speech’s effect was electrifying and conveyed an emotional jolt to the American people.
1947 “Caribbean Carnival” starts at International Theater NYC
On December 8, 1947, a show named the “Caribbean Carnival” opened at International Theater NYC. However, the show survived only seven performances till the end. Caribbean Carnival stands as an essential milestone in calypso in the United States. Also, the lusty, exotic rhythms of Latin America and Africa were filled in black revenue.
The “Caribbean Carnival” show was directed by Samuel Manning, one of the most popular early calypso artists. It featured Duke of Iron, one of the leading New York-based calypso artists.
1991 – Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus signed an agreement to form the Commonwealth of Independent States
The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is a regional intergovernmental organization of nine (initially ten) members, two founding non-members, and post-Soviet republics in Eurasia.
However, on December 8, 1991, the heads of the Russian Federation (RSFSR), the Republic of Belarus, and Ukraine signed the so-called “Belovezha Accords” agreement in the wake of the demise of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) as well as the establishment of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Although, the preamble of the document stated that “the USSR as a subject of international law and a geopolitical reality no longer exists.”
2010 – SpaceX became the first commercial company to release a spacecraft
The American aerospace venture SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket roared successfully into the sky from Cape Canaveral on December 8, 2010. The SpaceX carried a stubby spacecraft called Dragon. However, three hours later, Dragon splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. Therefore, SpaceX became the first commercial company to release a spacecraft. Following it, the Dragon capsule into orbit and successfully return it to Earth.
Reference Source: onthisday.com