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It happened on a… February 8

2014

Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe claim gold and silver medals in the moguls freestyle skiing event at the Sochi Winter Olympics; first Canadian sisters to stand together on the podium.

2002

XIX Winter Olympic Games open in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

1992

XVI Winter Olympic Games opens in Albertville, France.

1984

XIV Winter Olympic Games open in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.

1983

Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period.

1976

“Taxi Driver” directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster, is released (Palme d’Or 1976).

1963

Travel, financial and commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy administration.

1960

The first eight brass star plaques are installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1952

Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom.

1926

Founding of the Walt Disney Studios in Hollywood, California.

1924

Capital punishment: The first state execution in the United States by gas chamber takes place in Nevada.

1920

The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.

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