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Saturday July 8, 2023

July 8: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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

July 2023
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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)

  • 1283
    War of the Sicilian Vespers: the naval Battle of Malta between the Aragonese and the Neapolitan fleets is fought.
  • 1775
    The Olive Branch Petition is signed by the Continental Congress of the Thirteen Colonies.
  • 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.
  • 1896
    William Jennings Bryan delivers his Cross of Gold speech advocating bimetalism at the 1896 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
  • 1937
    Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan sign the Treaty of Saadabad.
  • 1947
    Reports are broadcast that a UFO crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico.
  • 1982
    Assassination attempt against Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in Dujail.
  • 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?

  • 1892
    Richard Aldington, English poet (d. 1962)
  • 1908
    Louis Jordan, American saxophonist (d. 1975)
  • 1927
    Maurice Hayes, Irish politician
  • 1942
    Phil Gramm, American politician
  • 1951
    Alan Ashby, American baseball player
  • 1952
    Marianne Williamson, American spiritual activist and founder of the Peace Alliance
  • 1955
    Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress (d. 2008)
  • 1968
    Shane Howarth, New Zealand rugby player (also capped by Wales)
  • 1976
    David Kennedy, American guitarist (Angels & Airwaves)
  • 1987
    Vlada Roslyakova, Russian model

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