December 8th (2010) was a Wednesday. It's the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 23 days left to the end of the year.
Historical Events for 8th December, 2010
» With the COTS Demo Flight 1 or second launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 and the first launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first private company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.
» The Japanese solar-sail spacecraft IKAROS passes the planet Venus at a distance of about 80,800 km.
December 8th Holidays in History
» Bodhi Day (Japan)
» Foreign relations of Cuba Relations with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) known as CARICOM-Cuba Day (Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba)
» Christian feast day:
» Clement of Ohrid (Julian Calendar), and its related observances:
» Saint Eucharius named Eucharius
» Feast of the Immaculate Conception (public holiday in Feast of the Immaculate Conception Cultural impact known as several countries, a Holy Day of Obligation in others), and its related observances:
» Anglican Communion known as Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, lesser commemoration, Anglican Communion
» Christmas on Campus (University of Dayton)
» Yemaja Brazil named Festa da Conceição da Praia, celebrating Yemanjá, Queen of the Ocean (Salvador, Bahia)
» Festival of Lights (Lyon)
» Richard Baxter (Calendar of saints (Episcopal Church in the United States of America) or US Episcopal Church)
» December 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
» Public holidays in Romania e.g Constitution Day (Romania)
» Constitution Day (Uzbekistan)
» Earliest day on which National Tree Planting Day Malawi e.g National Tree Planting Day can fall, while December 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Monday in December (Malawi)