2008 Cusp of Sagittarius Capricorn

 
October 20 – November 9 - Wildfires in Southern California result in the evacuation of more than a million people, and destroy over 1,600 homes and businesses.

November 24 - the Australian Labor Party wins federal election against the incumbent centre-right Liberal/National coalition
The  Rudd Ministry was sworn in on 3 December 2007.

December 27 - Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated, and at least 20 others are killed by a bomb blast at an election rally in Rawalpindi.

Pluto enters Capricorn  26 Jan 2008

February 5 - U.S. stock market indices plunge more than 3% after a report showed signs of economic recession in the service-sectorThe S&P 500 fell 3.2%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 370 points.

February 13 - Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia delivers a formal apology to the Stolen Generations.

February 18 - A general election is held in Pakistan, delayed from January 8 due to riots in the wake of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Opposition parties, including Bhutto's, take more than half of the seats, while President Pervez Musharraf's party suffers a huge defeat.

March–April - Rising food and fuel prices trigger riots and unrest in the Third World.

Pluto station R   2 Apr 2008   01°Cp09'   

May 12 - Over 69,000 are killed in central south-west China by the Chengdu quake, an earthquake measuring 8.0 Moment magnitude scale. The epicenter is 90 kilometers (55 miles) west-northwest of the provincial capital Chengdu, Sichuan province. 

Pluto re- enters Sagittarius    14 Jun 2008    

August 8–24 - The 2008 Summer Olympics take place in Beijing, China.    

Pluto station D   9 Sep 2008   28°Sg30' D

October 3 - Global financial crisis: U.S. President George W. Bush signs the revised Emergency Economic Stabilization Act into law, creating a 700 billion dollar Treasury fund to purchase failing bank assets.

November 4 - United States presidential election, 2008: Barack Obama is elected the 44th President of the United States

Pluto enters Capricorn  27 Nov 2008                       

December 1 - A triangular conjunction formed by a new Moon, Venus and Jupiter is a prominent object in the evening sky. 

December 6 - Riots spread across Greece after a 15-year-old boy is shot dead by a special guard of the Greek Police
 

January 3 - January 17  2009 - Israel launches a ground invasion of Gaza.

January 20 - Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th, and first African-American, President of the United States 

February 7 - The deadliest bushfires in Australian history begin; 2009 died , 1800 homes destroyed, and come after Melbourne records the highest-ever temperature (46.4° C, 115° F) of any capital city in Australia
 

Pluto station R   5 Apr 2009   03°Cp18' R     

Pluto station D   12 Sep 2009 00°Cp40' D   

Last updated feb 21 2009