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Monday July 8, 2019

July 8: Day of the Week

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

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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)

  • 1497
    Vasco da Gama sets sail on the first direct European voyage to India.
  • 1709
    Great Northern War: Battle of Poltava – Peter I of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at Poltava thus effectively ending Sweden’s role as a major power in Europe.
  • 1758
    French forces hold Fort Carillon against the British at Ticonderoga, New York.
  • 1808
    Joseph Bonaparte approves the Bayonne Statute, a royal charter intended as the basis for his rule as king of Spain.
  • 1874
    The Mounties begin their March West.
  • 1879
    Sailing ship USS Jeannette (1878) departs San Francisco carrying an ill-fated expedition to the North Pole.
  • 1898
    The death of crime boss Soapy Smith (who is shot) releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip.
  • 1948
    The United States Air Force accepts its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force (WAF).
  • 1962
    Ne Win besieges and dynamites the Rangoon University Student Union building to crash the Student Movement.
  • 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?

  • 1528
    Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (d. 1580)
  • 1766
    Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (d. 1842)
  • 1830
    Frederick William Seward, 6th and 11th United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1915)
  • 1949
    Dale Hoganson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1952
    Jack Lambert, American football player
  • 1966
    Mike Nawrocki, American voice actor
  • 1968
    Michael Weatherly, American actor
  • 1982
    Hakim Warrick, American basketball player
  • 1983
    Jaroslav Janiš, Czech racing car driver
  • 2000
    Sophie Nyweide, American actress

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