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January 1, 2008    

The final provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) were fully implemented on January 1, 2008.

  
  
  
  
February 3, 2008    

New York Giants win Super Bowl XLII upset defeating the undefeated New England Patriots, 17-14

  
  
  
  
February 4, 2008    

Suharto, second president of Indonesia, has died in a Jakarta hospital at the age of 86.

  
  
  
  
February 5, 2008    

24 U.S. states vote on "Super Tuesday"

  
  
  
  
April 8, 2008    

General David Petraeus urged delaying troop withdrawals during U.S. Congress hearings

  
  
  
  
April 9, 2008    

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told U.S. President George W. Bush that U.S. troops should be pulled out as the situation allows and that Iraqi troops can handle protecting Iraq

  
  
  
  
May 1, 2008    

Under NATO command, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has an estimated 47,000 troops from 40 countries. The United States has approximately 17,000 troops in ISAF.

  
  
  
  
April 21, 2008    

Hillary Clinton Defeats Obama in Pennsylvania Democratic Primary

  
  
  
  
  
  
June 13, 2008    

Taliban fighters liberate all prisoners in Kandahar jail in Afghanistan

  
  
  
  
August 25 to August 28, 2008    

The 2008 Democratic National Convention begins in Denver, Colorado

  
  
  
  
August 27, 2008    


U.S. Senator Joe Biden of Delaware accepted the Democratic nomination for Vice President

  
  
August 28, 2008    

Obama accepts the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination on the final convention night

  
  
  
  
September 1 2008    

2008 Republican National Convention begins at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota

  
  
  
  
September 3, 2008    


Alaska Governor Sarah Salin accepts Republican Party Vice-Presidential nomination

  
  
  
  
September 4, 2008    

Senator John McCain accepts Republican Party Presidential nomination

  
  
  
  
September 5, 2008    

United States Department of Labor issues a report that its unemployment rate rose to 6.1%, the highest in five years

  
  
  
  
September 13, 2008    

Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy

  
  
  
  
September 19, 2008    

Short selling on 799 financial stocks on the New York Stock Exchange was banned

  
  
  
  
September 20, 2008    

President George W. Bush asked for the authority to spend as much as $700 billion to purchase troubled mortgage assets and assist with the financial crisis

  
  
  
  
September 25, 2008    

FDIC closes Washington Mutual in the biggest bank failure in history.

  
  
  
  
September 29, 2008    

Dow Jones take a 777 point drop after the U.S. House of Representatives fail to pass the $700 Billion Rescue Package

  
  
  
  
October 09, 2008    

Dow Jones down 678 points for a fall of 7.3%, the worst decline since 1987 as other global markets continue to fall

  
  
  
  
October 10, 2008    

From January 1, 2008 to October 10, 2008, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) has declined 33%

  
  
  
  
October 13, 2008    

Dow Jones sets a one-day record increase of 936 points

  
  
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