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Headlines From 2008 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 2008 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 2008 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 2008 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 2008 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 2008 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 2008 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 2008 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 2008 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 2008 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 2008 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
2nd January 2008The price of petroleum hits $100 per barrel for the first time.
11th January 2008Edmund Hillary dies at the age of eighty-nine. He was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist.
17th February 2008A suicide bombing by a Taliban member kills up to eighty people in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
18th February 2008The British government introduces emergency legislation to temporarily nationalise Northern Rock, the fifth largest mortgage bank in the United Kingdom, due to the bank's financial crisis.
1st March 2008In the Gaza Strip, at least fifty-two Palestinians and two Israeli soldiers are killed in the most intense Israeli air strikes since 2005.
21st May 2008Manchester United win the UEFA Champions League, beating Chelsea on penalties in Moscow.
25th May 2008NASA's “Phoenix” spacecraft becomes the first to land on the northern polar region of Mars, enabling research into microbial life and the history of water on the planet.
27th June 2008President Robert Mugabe is re-elected with 85.5% of the vote in the second round of the controversial Zimbabwean presidential election.
15–20th July 2008World Youth Day takes place in Sydney, Australia. Pope Benedict XVI appears at the event.
8–24th July 2008The 2008 Summer Olympics take place in Beijing, China.
17th August 2008American swimmer Michael Phelps surpasses Mark Spitz in Gold Medals won at a single Olympic Games. He wins a total of eight.
20th August 2008Spanair Flight 5022, from Madrid to Gran Canaria, skids off the runway and crashes at Barajas Airport with 172 on board. 154 passengers are killed, with only eighteen surviving.
22nd August 2008Pirates hijack German, Iranian, and Japanese cargo ships off the coast of Somalia, in the latest of seven such attacks since 20th June.
3rd September 2008Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani of Pakistan survives an assassination attempt near Islamabad, while on his way to meet British Leader of the opposition, David Cameron.
26th September 2008Paul Newman, American actor (b. 1925) dies of lung cancer.
3rd October 2008U.S. President George W. Bush signs the revised Economic Stabilisation Act, creating a $700 billion Treasury fund to purchase falling bank assets.
4th November 2008Barack Obama is elected the 44th President of the United States, becoming the first ever African-American President-elect. Joe Biden is elected the 47th Vice President, completing a historic year for American politics. Biden is the first ever Roman-Catholic to be elected into this position.
26th November 2008Pakistan-based Islamic militants launch a series of terrorist attacks in Mumbai, killing 195 people and injuring a further 250.
31st December 2008An extra leap-second is added to the end of the year. The last time this occurred was in 2005.
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A Newspaper From 2008

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