11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 8th February

Mary Queen of Scots

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1587 - Mary Queen of Scots is beheaded

2. 1926 - Walt Disney Studios is formed

3. 1931 - James Dean is born

4. 1943 - Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, leaving the island in Allied possession after a prolonged campaign

5. 1952 - Princess Elizabeth proclaims herself Queen at a ceremony in St James's Palace, London

6. 1973 - The US Senate approves the formation of a special committee to investigate the Watergate bugging incident

7. 1974 - US astronauts returned from Skylab after 84 days in orbit, recording man's longest flight in space

8. 1975 - Queen's single Killer Queen is released

9. 1994 - Forensic scientists investigate the 'suspicious circumstances' of the death of Conservative MP for Eastleigh Stephen Milligan

10. 1996 - One of the shortest managerial stints in footballing history began after Swansea City chairman Michael Thompson appoints a P.E teacher Kevin Cullis as club manager - Cullis lasts only ten days 

11. 2002 - The opening ceremonies for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah takes place

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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