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What happened on ...: Calendar Sheet 2019: 8th October

2019-10-07T22:04:06.585Z

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Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for the 08. October 2019:

41st calendar week, 281st day of the year

84 days left until the end of the year

Zodiac sign: Libra

Nameday: Demetrius, Giovanni

HISTORICAL DATA

2018 - The Berlin writer Inger-Maria Mahlke receives the German Book Prize for her novel «Archipelago» in Frankfurt.

2017 - CDU and CSU agree after long dispute that a maximum of 200,000 refugees a year are admitted.

2014 - The German researcher Stefan Hell and the two US researchers Eric Betzig and William Moerner receive the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for an exact view of living cells.

2009 - The German author Herta Müller receives the Nobel Prize for Literature.

1999 - Klaus Reinhardt takes command of the peacekeeping force KFOR in Kosovo. For the first time a German officer takes over such a function.

1984 - The first transport with low-level radioactive nuclear waste from the Stade nuclear power plant arrives at the Gorleben nuclear waste storage facility in Lower Saxony.

1962 - The news magazine "Der Spiegel" publishes an article about the Bundeswehr with the title "Conditionally defensive", triggering a crisis ("mirror affair") in the government of Konrad Adenauer (CDU).

1949 - The British occupying power transfers trusteeship through the Volkswagen factory to the Federal Government. This is how Deutsche Volkswagen AG is founded.

1919 - Hugo Haase, co-founder and chairman of the Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany (USPD), is seriously injured in an assassination attempt in Berlin. On November 7, he succumbed to his injuries.

BIRTHDAYS

1964 - Jakob Arjouni, German writer and playwright ("Happy Birthday, Turk!"), D. 2013

1958 - Ursula von der Leyen (61), German politician (CDU), from November 2019 President of the EU Commission, Federal Minister of Defense 2013-2019

1949 - Sigourney Weaver (70), American actress («Alien»)

1939 - Paul Hogan (80), Australian actor («Crocodile Dundee»)

1929 - Betty Boothroyd (90), British politician, Speaker of Parliament (Speaker) 1992-2000 - first woman in this office

DEATH DAY

2004 - Jacques Derrida, French philosopher, («The Story of the Lie»), born. 1930

1992 - Willy Brandt, German politician and Nobel Peace Prize winner (SPD), SPD chairman 1964-1987. First Social Democratic Chancellor 1969-1974, b. 1913

Source: zeit

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