Look what happened the 2008.

Cyprus and Malta join the Eurozone. (1. January 2008)

British Airways Flight 38 crash lands just short of London Heathrow Airport in England with no fatalities. It is the first complete hull loss of a Boeing 777. (17. January 2008)

A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States kills 57. (5. February 2008)

Rebel East Timorese soldiers seriously wound President José Ramos-Horta. Rebel leader Alfredo Reinado is killed in the attack. (11. February 2008)

Namdaemun, a 550-year-old gate in South Korea, was toppled by fire. (11. February 2008)

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations. (13. February 2008)

Northern Illinois University shooting: a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in 6 fatalities (including gunman) and 21 injuries. (14. February 2008)

Kosovo declares independence as the Republic of Kosovo. (17. February 2008)

A United States Air Force B-2 Spirit crashes on Guam. It is the first operational loss of a B-2. (23. February 2008)

Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years. (24. February 2008)

The Armenian police clash with peaceful opposition rally protesting against allegedly fraudulent presidential elections 2008, as a result ten people are killed. (1. March 2008)

A suicide bomber kills 68 people (including first responders) in Baghdad on the same day that a gunman kills eight students in Jerusalem. (6. March 2008)

Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time. (13. March 2008)

A series of riots, protests, and demonstrations erupt in Lhasa and elsewhere in Tibet. (14. March 2008)

GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed. (19. March 2008)

Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election. (24. March 2008)

ATA Airlines, once one of the 10 largest U.S. passenger airlines and largest charter airline, files for bankruptcy for the second time in 5 years and ceases all operations. (3. April 2008)

Texas law enforcement cordons off the FLDS's YFZ Ranch. Eventually 533 women and children will be removed and taken into state custody. (3. April 2008)

2008 Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers later to be adopted by April 6 Youth Movement and Egyptian activities . (6. April 2008)

The construction of the world's first building to integrate wind turbines is completed in Bahrain. (8. April 2008)

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