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Thursday July 8, 2021

July 8: Day of the Week

July 8, 2021 is the 189th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 176 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

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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)

  • 1283
    War of the Sicilian Vespers: the naval Battle of Malta between the Aragonese and the Neapolitan fleets is fought.
  • 1760
    French and Indian War: Battle of Restigouche – British forces defeat French forces in last naval battle in New France.
  • 1775
    The Olive Branch Petition is signed by the Continental Congress of the Thirteen Colonies.
  • 1889
    The first issue of the Wall Street Journal is published.
  • 1892
    St. John’s, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892.
  • 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.
  • 1912
    Henrique Mitchell de Paiva Couceiro leads an unsuccessful royalist attack against the Portuguese First Republic in Chaves.
  • 1937
    Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan sign the Treaty of Saadabad.
  • 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?

  • 1851
    Arthur Evans, English archaeologist (d. 1941)
  • 1857
    Alfred Binet, French psychologist (d. 1911)
  • 1928
    Mladen Kerstner, Croatian journalist, author and humorist (d. 1991)
  • 1957
    Aleksandr Gurnov, Russian television personality
  • 1957
    Carlos Cavazo, Mexican-born American guitarist (Quiet Riot, Ratt)
  • 1958
    Andreas Carlgren, Swedish politician
  • 1966
    Shadlog Bernicke, Nauruan politician
  • 1973
    Kathleen Robertson, Canadian actress
  • 1977
    Paolo Tiralongo, Italian cyclist
  • 1982
    Hakim Warrick, American basketball player

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