What happened this day in history July 8, 2011

What are the important events that happened on July 8, 2011? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 8, 2011: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 8, 2011 is the 189th day of the year 2011 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 176 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 25, 2011 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,310,083,200 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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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $1,041.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Rabbit is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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July 8, 2011 Historical Events

  • 2011
    Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.

Who died on July 8, 2011?

  • 2011
    Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (b. 1918)
  • 2011
    Mary Fenech Adami, First Lady of Malta (b. 1933)
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    Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (b. 1924)

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