8th February

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1983 Ariel Sharon removed from office Ariel Sharon is removed from office in the Israeli government following a tribunal into the 1982 killings of hundreds of people in two refugee camps.
1974 NASA - Skylab record Three US astronauts return safely to Earth from Skylab after a record-breaking stay in space.
1962 Riot - in Paris over Algerian independence At least eight people have been killed during a demonstration in the French capital protesting against the independence of Algeria.
1955 John Grisham born American author John Grisham is born
1952 English Royalty Queen Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen at a ceremony in St James's Palace, London.
1925 Jack Lemmon is born Actor Jack Lemmon is born in Newton, Massachusetts.
1587 Scottish Royalty Mary Queen of Scots, is beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England after she was implicated in a plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
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