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Monday July 8, 2019

July 8: Day of the Week

July 8, 2019 was the 189th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 176 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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July 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 1663
    Charles II of England grants John Clarke a Royal Charter to Rhode Island.
  • 1760
    French and Indian War: Battle of Restigouche – British forces defeat French forces in last naval battle in New France.
  • 1822
    Chippewas turn over a huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.
  • 1874
    The Mounties begin their March West.
  • 1876
    White supremacists kill five Black Republicans in Hamburg, SC.
  • 1889
    The first issue of the Wall Street Journal is published.
  • 1898
    The death of crime boss Soapy Smith (who is shot) releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip.
  • 1907
    Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first Follies on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City.
  • 1960
    Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage resulting from his flight over the Soviet Union.
  • 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.

Who were born on July 8?

  • 1898
    Melville Ruick, American actor (d. 1972)
  • 1923
    Harrison Dillard, American sprinter and hurdler
  • 1962
    Carmen Nicole Moelders American atmospheric scientist
  • 1968
    Shane Howarth, New Zealand rugby player (also capped by Wales)
  • 1969
    Sugizo Japanese guitarist and singer (Luna Sea)
  • 1970
    Beck, American singer
  • 1972
    Karl Dykhuis, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979
    Mat McBriar, American football player
  • 1983
    Jaroslav Janiš, Czech racing car driver
  • 1985
    Jamie Cook, British guitarist (Arctic Monkeys)

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