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Template:C21YearInTopic 2008 (MMVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar.

2008 was designated as:

Events

January

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February

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March

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April

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May

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June

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July

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August

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September

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October

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November

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December

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Deaths

January

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February

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March

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April

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May

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June

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July

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August

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September

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October

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November

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December

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Awards

Nobel Prizes

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2008 in fiction

Books

  • Isaac Asimov's 1955 short story Franchise takes place in 2008, the premise being that the U.S. president will be selected by a computer program looking for the "most representative citizen".
  • John Barnes, Mother of Storms (1995) begins with a 2008 UN resolution barring any nation from acquiring nuclear weapons after June 1, 2008, subject to penalty of preemptive strike.
  • Gregory Benford's books The Jupiter War and The Threads of Time are set in 2008.
  • The Galactic Milieu Series by Julian May features Earth's first contact with an alien race on June 20, 2008.
  • Ian McDonald's "Chaga Saga" (Evolution's Shore and Kirinya) begins with the March 13, 2008 impact arrival of the plant form Chaga from outer space.
  • Alan E. Nourse's 1957 book Rocket to Limbo begins with the March 3, 2008 launch of the starship Argonaut on a centuries-long trip to Alpha Centauri.
  • The Mote in God's Eye (1974) by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle postulates that faster-than-light travel is perfected in 2008.
  • The Next War, a controversial 1996 novel about the post-Soviet era, co-authored by former U.S. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, looks at a possible 2008 nuclear confrontation between the United States and Russia.

Computer and video games

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Film

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Television

  • The events of the Macross Zero OVA take place in 2008.
  • Doraemon: According to the original manga story, a time machine will be invented in 2008.
  • The Future Boy Conan anime (1978) story begins in July 2008, when a war results in five continents sinking into the sea.
  • According to the Futurama episode "Space Pilot 3000", Stop 'N Drop suicide booths are claimed to have been "America's Favorite" since 2008. Whether this is the use of an advertising hyperbole to indicate that they were introduced in 2008, or that they gained a plurality of market share in 2008 is not concluded.
  • Dawson's Creek (2003 series finale): The characters meet once again. Dawson, now 25, is the creator of a television series, The Creek, based on his life.[159]
  • The 2007 series of Doctor Who: Present time (such as "Smith and Jones") is primarily set in 2008.
  • Heroes: A possible future shown in Out of Time features the Shanti virus killing about 93% of the world's population by 2008.

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  3. International Year of the Potato 2008.
  4. International Year of Sanitation.
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  7. Cyprus and Malta set to join eurozone in 2008, EurActiv
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  30. Gunmen attack Timor leader Ramos-Horta, The Sydney Morning Herald, February 11, 2008.
  31. "Update 9-Oil rises as Venezuela cuts off Exxon Mobil". Reuters. http://www.reuters.com/article/companyNews/idUSSP10958920080213. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  32. "Bridgestone Uncovers `Improper Payments' in Probe (Update3)". Bloomberg. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601101&sid=aGoTPCIp_S0c&refer=japan. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  33. "Rudd says sorry", Dylan Welch, Sydney Morning Herald, February 13, 2008
  34. "BU.S., Europeans at Security Council Back Kosovo's Independence". Bloomberg. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=anGy1wIN83Sg&refer=home. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
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  37. "Castro steps down as Cuban leader". BBC. February 19, 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7252109.stm. Retrieved November 21 2008. 
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  40. "Northern Rock now in public hands". BBC. February 22, 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7258492.stm. Retrieved November 21 2008. 
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  51. Sark democracy plans are approved, BBC News Online, 9 April 2008
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  53. After 443 years, Sark gets democracy, The Bugle, Episode 13, January 2008. The Bugle is a satirical podcast of the Times Online.
  54. Sark agrees switch to democracy, BBC News Online, 22 February 2008
  55. Karzai unhurt after parade attack, BBC News
  56. "India setting world record by sending 10 satellites into orbit". http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/PSLV-C9_places_10_satellites_into_orbit/articleshow/2989685.cms. 
  57. 'Dozens die' in China train crash, BBC News
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  61. "Bill Gates steps down as Microsoft head to concentrate on philanthropy". http://www.telegraph.co.uk/digitallife/main.jhtml?xml=/connected/2008/06/27/dlgates127.xml. 
  62. "Sydney Morning Herald: 'Thanks: Pope'". http://www.smh.com.au/news/world-youth-day/thanks-pope/2008/07/21/1216492301809.html. 
  63. "BBC News: Serbia captures fugitive Karadzic". http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7518543.stm. 
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  67. "NASA - Total Solar Eclipse of 2008 August 1". http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/TSE2008/TSE2008.html. 
  68. "Tonga crowns new king". http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/07/31/tonga.king.ap/index.html. 
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  71. "Beijing 2008 – It's a wrap". http://boston.com/bigpicture/2008/08/beijing_2008_its_a_wrap.html. 
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  73. "ESPN – Michael Phelps' history run at 2008 Olympics – Olympics". http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/summer08/phelpshistory. 
  74. "Pakistan's Musharraf steps down". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7567451.stm. 
  75. "Taliban kill 10 French troops in Afghanistan". http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSSP16416020080819. 
  76. "Bomb kills 43 at Algerian military academy". http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSLJ41334620080819. 
  77. "DNA tests for those killed in Madrid crash". BBC. 2008-08-20. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7575970.stm. Retrieved 2008-08-20. 
  78. "Official says pirates have seized a German ship off Somalia, the third in a day". http://www.micportal.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=859:official-says-pirates-have-seized-a-german-ship-off-somalia-the-third-in-a-day&catid=25:security-measures&Itemid=38. 
  79. "Ten killed in Guatemala small plane crash". http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSN2445832520080825. 
  80. "Plane crashes in Kyrgyz capital". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7580107.stm. 
  81. "Statement by President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev". Russia's President web site. 2008-08-26. http://kremlin.ru/eng/speeches/2008/08/26/1543_type82912_205752.shtml. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  82. "Gustav evacuees urged to stay away". http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/01/gustav/. 
  83. "Hurricane Season 2008: Tropical Storm Gustav (Central Caribbean)". http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/archives/2008/h2008_gustav.html. 
  84. "Hanna closes in on U.S. as Ike becomes major hurricane". http://edition.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/04/hurricanes.hanna.ike/. 
  85. "Galveston 'unhealthy and unsafe,' city manager says". http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/15/hurricane.ike/. 
  86. "Hurricane Ike barrels over Cuba". http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7603319.stm. 
  87. "Japanese PM, Yasuo Fukuda, in shock resignation after just one year in job". http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article4653861.ece. 
  88. "Thailand's prime minister declares state of emergency". http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/09/01/thailand.protests/. 
  89. "Cyprus leaders begin peace talks". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7308128.stm. 
  90. "Q&A: Cyprus peace process". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/2839603.stm. 
  91. "Bhutto widower Zardari elected Pakistan's new president". http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/09/06/pakistan.presidential.election/index.html. 
  92. "Hundreds feared trapped in Egypt rockslide". http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/09/06/egypt.rockslide.ap/. 
  93. "Cooking show stint derails Thai prime minister". http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hG71oGl1LokvZphtDQZzL44nzc3QD933CQI80. 
  94. "First beam in the LHC – accelerating science". http://press.web.cern.ch/press/PressReleases/Releases2008/PR08.08E.html. 
  95. "Large Hadron Collider fired up in 'God particle' hunt". http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/09/10/lhc.collider/. 
  96. "Human error led to fatal train collision, spokeswoman says". http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/09/13/train.collision/. 
  97. "Russian plane crash kills 88, faulty engine blamed". http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSLE46300520080914. 
  98. "News Release – IAU0807: IAU names fifth dwarf planet Haumea". http://iau.org/public_press/news/release/iau0807/. 
  99. "Vietnam bars boats from Halong Bay ahead of typhoon". http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-35630720080924. 
  100. "At Least 40 Killed in Huge Explosion at Pakistan Hotel". http://nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-pakistan-blast.html. 
  101. "Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel in Islamabad". http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/09/20/pakistan.islamabad.marriott.blast/. 
  102. "Dozens killed in Pakistan attack". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7627135.stm. 
  103. "South Africa president steps down". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7627957.stm. 
  104. "Taro Aso set to become Japan's PM". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7632864.stm. 
  105. "Cabinet bids farewell to Mbeki". http://www.sabcnews.com/politics/government/0,2172,177349,00.html. 
  106. Chinese astronaut walks in space
  107. "Space Exploration Technologies Corporation – Falcon 1 Flight 4". http://spacex.com/F1-004.php. 
  108. "Falcon rocket success for SpaceX". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7641287.stm. 
  109. "India stampede death toll rises". BBC News. 2 October. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7648104.stm. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  110. "India temple stampede kills 147". CNN. http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/09/29/india.stampede/. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
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  112. "Science Timeline for Monday's MESSENGER flyby of Mercury". http://planetary.org/blog/article/00001670. 
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  114. "Deadly earthquake hits Kyrgyzstan". BBC News. 6 October 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7653979.stm. Retrieved 2008-10-08. 
  115. Central Bank of Iceland, The Foreign Exchange Reserves of the Central Bank of Iceland bolstered (07.10.2008; No. 31/2008)
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  118. The Financial Supervisory Authority – Iceland, News: Based on New Legislation, the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority (FME) Proceeds to take Control of Kaupþing to ensure Continued Commercial Bank Operations in Iceland (09.10.2008)
  119. Kaupthing Bank, Press release: Kaupthing Bank turns to the Icelandic FSA (2008.10.09)
  120. The Financial Supervisory Authority – Iceland, News: Based on New Legislation, the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority (IFSA) Proceeds to take Control of Landsbanki to ensure Continued Commercial Bank Operations in Iceland (07.10.2008)
  121. Landsbanki Íslands, Press release: Landsbanki's Operations Continued Under Unchanged Management (October 07, 2008)
  122. The Financial Supervisory Authority – Iceland, News: Based on New Legislation, the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority (FME) Proceeds to take Control of Glitnir to ensure Continued Commercial Bank Operations in Iceland (08.10.2008)
  123. Glitnir Bank, News: Glitnir's Operations Continued – Lárus Welding to continue as CEO (08.10.2008)
  124. "General assembly elects Austria, Japan, Mexico, Turkey, Uganda". UN General Assembly. October 17, 2008. http://un.org/News/Press/docs//2008/ga10768.doc.htm. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  125. "CERN inaugurates the LHC". CERN. October 21, 2008. http://press.web.cern.ch/press/PressReleases/Releases2008/PR16.08E.html. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  126. "LHC to be inaugurated on 21 October 2008". http://press.web.cern.ch/press/PressReleases/Releases2008/PR12.08E.html. 
  127. "Final LHC Synchronization Test a Success". http://lhc-first-beam.web.cern.ch/lhc%2Dfirst%2Dbeam/News/FinalLHCsyncTest.html. 
  128. "Large Hadron Collider: thirteen ways to change the world". http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2008/09/16/sciwriters116.xml. 
  129. "India launches first Moon mission". BBC News. 22 October 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7679818.stm. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  130. "Chandrayaan-1". http://planetary.org/explore/topics/space_missions/chandrayaan_1/. 
  131. "Hungary gets $25B billion bailout". CNN. October 29, 2008. http://edition.cnn.com/2008/BUSINESS/10/29/hungary.imf.bailout.ap/index.html. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  132. Steenland, Doug. "Dear Northwest Customer:". Northwest Airlines. http://nwa.com/features/mergerletter/. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  133. Nagourney, Adam (November 4, 2008). "Obama Elected President as Racial Barrier Falls". The New York Times. http://nytimes.com/2008/11/05/us/politics/05elect.html. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  134. "Obama wins historic US election". BBC News. November 5, 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/us_elections_2008/7709978.stm. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  135. "Obama inspires historic victory". CNN. November 5, 2008. http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/04/election.president/. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  136. "Bhutan king to be crowned at last". http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7521429.stm. 
  137. "QE2 To Leave Cunard Fleet And Be Sold To Dubai World To Begin A New Life At The Palm". http://cunard.com/AboutCunard/NewsReleases.asp?Cat=&View=ViewArticle&Mode=News&ContentID=6656&Active=News. 
  138. "RMS Britannia (1840) to RMS Queen Victoria (2007) and Beyond". http://thecunarders.co.uk/cunardlinehistory.html. 
  139. "NASA's Shuttle and Rocket Missions". http://www.nasa.gov/missions/highlights/schedule.html. 
  140. "FWindpipe transplant breakthrough". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7735696.stm. 
  141. "Greenland votes for more autonomy". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7749427.stm. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  142. "Spectacular Conjunction". NASA. http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/24nov_skyshow.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  143. "Top Thai court ousts PM Somchai". BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7759960.stm. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
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