#TodayInHistory: “Great Train Robbery” Takes Place

#TodayInHistory: “Great Train Robbery” Takes Place

Yvonne Williams

A look at the highlights on this day August 8

1963- Britain’s “Great Train Robbery” took place as thieves made off with 2.6 million pounds in banknotes.

1937 – Canada Wife Beating is Legal: In Hamilton, Ontario a man who was charged with beating his wife was deemed to be within his legal rights.

2001 –  Golden Hollywood Couple Divorce 8th Aug. 2001 : Hollywood Golden Couple superstars Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise who have two adopted children, Isabella, 8, and Conor, 6, divorce.

2014 – The World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread.

Happiness Happens Day: This unofficial holiday encourages people to spread the joy of happiness and to persuade people to look on the brighter side of life.

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