8th day events in history

June 8, 68 The Roman Senate proclaims Galba as emperor
September 8, 70 Roman forces under Titus sack Jerusalem
April 8, 217 Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated. He is succeeded by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus
June 8, 218 Battle of Antioch: with the support of the Syrian legions, Elagabalus defeats the forces of emperor Macrinus. He flees, but is captured near Chalcedon and later executed in Cappadocia
January 8, 307 Jin Huidi, Chinese Emperor of the Jin Dynasty, is poisoned and succeeded by his son Jin Huaidi
October 8, 314 Roman Emperor Licinius is defeated by his colleague Constantine I at the Battle of Cibalae, and loses his European territories
January 8, 387 Siyaj K'ak' conquers Waka
December 8, 395 Later Yan is defeated by its former vassal Northern Wei at the Battle of Canhe Slope
May 8, 413 Emperor Honorius signs an edict providing tax relief for the Italian provinces Tuscia, Campania, Picenum, Samnium, Apulia, Lucania and Calabria, which were plundered by the Visigoths
February 8, 421 Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire
October 8, 451 At Chalcedon, a city of Bithynia in Asia Minor, the first session of the Council of Chalcedon begins (ends on November 1)
May 8, 589 Reccared I summons the Third Council of Toledo
September 8, 617 Battle of Huoyi: Li Yuan defeats a Sui Dynasty army, opening the path to his capture of the imperial capital Chang'an and the eventual establishment of the Tang Dynasty
April 8, 632 King Charibert II is assassinated at Blaye (Gironde)—possibly on orders of his half-brother Dagobert I—along with his infant son Chilperic. He claims Aquitaine and Gascony, becoming the most powerful Merovingian king in the West
June 8, 632 Muhammad, Islamic prophet, dies in Medina and is succeeded by Abu Bakr who becomes the first caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate
December 8, 757 Du Fu returns to Chang'an as a member of Emperor Xuanzong's court, after having escaped the city during the An Lushan Rebellion
June 8, 793 Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, commonly accepted as the beginning of the Scandinavian invasion of England
January 8, 871 Alfred the Great leads a West Saxon army to repel an invasion by Danelaw Vikings
April 8, 876 The Battle of Dayr al-'Aqul saves Baghdad from the Saffarids
November 8, 960 Battle of Andrassos: Byzantines under Leo Phokas the Younger score a crushing victory over the Hamdanid Emir of Aleppo, Sayf al-Dawla
March 8, 1010 Ferdowsi completes his epic poem Shāhnāmeh
June 8, 1042 Edward the Confessor becomes King of England, one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England
October 8, 1075 Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned King of Croatia
April 8, 1093 The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin
July 8, 1099 First Crusade: Fifteen thousand starving Christian soldiers march in a religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on
September 8, 1100 Election of Antipope Theodoric
March 8, 1126 Following the death of his mother Urraca, Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and León
April 8, 1139 Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated
April 8, 1149 Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum
June 8, 1191 Richard I arrives in Acre (Palestine) thus beginning his crusade
October 8, 1200 Isabella of Angoulême is crowned Queen consort of England
March 8, 1204 The Siege of Château Gaillard ends in a French victory over King John of England, who loses control of Normandy to King Philip II Augustus
August 8, 1220 Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula
April 8, 1232 Mongol–Jin War: The Mongols begin their siege on Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin Dynasty
February 8, 1238 The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir
February 8, 1250 Seventh Crusade: Crusaders engage Ayyubid forces in the Battle of Al Mansurah
September 8, 1253 Pope Innocent IV canonised Stanisław of Szczepanów, killed by king Bolesław II
September 8, 1264 The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Boleslaus the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland
April 8, 1271 In Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers
September 8, 1271 John XXI chosen as Pope
November 8, 1278 Trần Thánh Tông, the second emperor of the Trần dynasty, decides to pass the throne to his crown prince Trần Khâm and take up the post of Retired Emperor
July 8, 1283 War of the Sicilian Vespers: Roger of Lauria, commanding the Aragonese fleet defeats an Angevin fleet sent to put down a rebellion on Malta in the Battle of Malta
January 8, 1297 François Grimaldi, disguised as a monk, leads his men to capture the fortress protecting the Rock of Monaco, establishing his family as the rulers of Monaco
October 8, 1322 Mladen II Šubić of Bribir, defeated in the battle of Bliska, is arrested by the Parliament
September 8, 1331 Stephen Uroš IV Dušan declares himself king of Serbia
February 8, 1347 The Byzantine civil war of 1341–1347 ends with a power-sharing agreement between John VI Kantakouzenos and John V Palaiologos
September 8, 1380 Battle of Kulikovo: Russian forces defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols, stopping their advance
June 8, 1405 Richard le Scrope, the Archbishop of York, and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed in York on Henry IV's orders
December 8, 1432 The first battle between the forces of Švitrigaila and Sigismund Kęstutaitis is fought near the town of Oszmiana (Ashmyany), launching the most active phase of the Lithuanian Civil War
May 8, 1450 Jack Cade's Rebellion: Kentishmen revolt against King Henry VI