This Day in History: 0000-02-08

8-15 Feb – The major British base at Singapore, known as the Gibraltar of the East, was attacked and captured by smaller Japanese forces in what Churchill termed the largest capitulation in British military history (1942).
8 Feb – The NASDAQ, originally the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations, started business (1971).
8 Feb – The last crew of the American space station Skylab returned to earth (1974).