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Thursday July 8, 2021

July 8: Day of the Week

July 8, 2021 was the 189th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 176 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 1579
    Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, is discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
  • 1716
    Great Northern War: the naval Battle of Dynekilen takes place.
  • 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.
  • 1932
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, bottoming out at 41.22.
  • 1937
    Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan sign the Treaty of Saadabad.
  • 1960
    Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage resulting from his flight over the Soviet Union.
  • 1970
    Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American Self-Determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination Act.
  • 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.

Who were born on July 8?

  • 1593
    Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian painter (d. 1653)
  • 1839
    John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist (d. 1937)
  • 1924
    Johnnie Johnson, American blues pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1933
    Antonio Lamer, French Canadian lawyer and chief justice (d. 2007)
  • 1956
    Terry Puhl, Canadian baseball player
  • 1964
    Linda de Mol, Dutch actress and host
  • 1977
    Milo Ventimiglia, American actor
  • 1979
    Mat McBriar, American football player
  • 1985
    Jamie Cook, British guitarist (Arctic Monkeys)
  • 1987
    Vlada Roslyakova, Russian model

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