8 February

February 8

Nirvana Day (Mahayana Buddhism)
Prešeren Day (Slovenia)

Events February 8
1726 – The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia.
1910 – The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
1924 – Capital punishment: The first state execution in the United States by gas chamber takes place in Nevada.
1948 – The formal creation of the Korean People's Army of North Korea is announced.
1971 – The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.






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