What happened this day in history July 8

What are the important events that happened on July 8? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 8: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 8 is the 189th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 176 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 25, 2023 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,688,774,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaoctacontaenneagon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 217 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,851 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 8 Historical Events

  • 1663
    Charles II of England grants John Clarke a Royal Charter to Rhode Island.
  • 1822
    Chippewas turn over a huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.
  • 1859
    King Charles XV & IV accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
  • 1864
    Ikedaya Jiken: the Choshu Han shishi’s planned Shinsengumi sabotage on Kyoto, Japan at Ikedaya.
  • 1889
    The first issue of the Wall Street Journal is published.
  • 1932
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, bottoming out at 41.22.
  • 1966
    King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi.
  • 1970
    Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American Self-Determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination Act.
  • 1988
    The Island Express train travelling from Bangalore to Kanyakumari derails on the Peruman bridge and falls into Ashtamudi Lake, killing 105 passengers and injuring over 200 more.
  • 1994
    Kim Jong-il begins to assume supreme leadership of North Korea upon the death of his father, Kim Il-sung.

Who were born on July 8?

  • 1621
    Jean de la Fontaine, French writer (d. 1695)
  • 1917
    Faye Emerson, American actress (d. 1983)
  • 1942
    Janice Pennington, American game show model
  • 1945
    Micheline Calmy-Rey, Swiss politician
  • 1968
    Akio Suyama, Japanese seiyu
  • 1970
    Beck, American singer
  • 1974
    Tami Erin, American actress and model
  • 1975
    Elias Viljanen, Finnish guitarist (Sonata Arctica)
  • 1978
    Rachael Lillis, American actress
  • 1992
    Benjamin Grosvenor, British pianist

Who died on July 8?

  • 975
    Edgar the Peaceful, King of England (b. 943)
  • 1689
    Edward Wooster, English-born Connecticut pioneer (b. 1622)
  • 1695
    Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician, astronomer, physicist and horologist (b. 1629)
  • 1716
    Robert South, English churchman (b. 1634)
  • 1939
    Havelock Ellis, British physician (b. 1859)
  • 1941
    Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, senator, historian and orientalist (b. 1874)
  • 1987
    Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (b. 1903)
  • 1988
    Ray Barbuti, American middle distance runner and football player (b. 1905)
  • 2005
    Luther Vandross, American singer-songwriter (b. 1951)
  • 2011
    Mary Fenech Adami, First Lady of Malta (b. 1933)

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