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2008 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2008
MMVIII
Ab urbe condita 2761
Armenian calendar 1457
ԹՎ ՌՆԾԷ
Assyrian calendar 6758
Bahá'í calendar 164 – 165
Bengali calendar 1415
Berber calendar 2958
British Regnal year 56 Eliz. 2 – 57 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2552
Burmese calendar 1370
Byzantine calendar 7516 – 7517
Chinese calendar 丁亥年十一月廿三日
(4644/4704-11-23)
— to —
戊子年十二月初五日
(4645/4705-12-5)
Coptic calendar 1724 – 1725
Ethiopian calendar 2000 – 2001
Hebrew calendar 5768 – 5769
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Minguo calendar ROC 97
民國97年
Thai solar calendar 2551
Unix time 1199145600 – 1230767999
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2008 (MMVIII) was a leap year that started on Tuesday in the Gregorian calendar. It was the 2008th year of the Common Era or Anno Domini designation, the 8th year of the 3rd millennium and 21st century, and the 9th of the 2000s.

2008 was designated the:

Events

January

First-ever photograph of the "unseen side" of Mercury, taken by the MESSENGER spacecraft on January 14

February

March

April

May

An earthquake in Sichuan, China killed nearly 80,000 people

June

July

34th G8 summit heads of delegations in Tōyako, Japan

August

September

October

November

December

Israeli F-16i of the 107th Squadron preparing for take-off, December 2008

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Alexy II

Nobel Prizes

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Major religious holidays

In fiction

External links

References

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  115. ^ "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. 
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