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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.

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)

  • 1283
    War of the Sicilian Vespers: the naval Battle of Malta between the Aragonese and the Neapolitan fleets is fought.
  • 1663
    Charles II of England grants John Clarke a Royal Charter to Rhode Island.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1808
    Joseph Bonaparte approves the Bayonne Statute, a royal charter intended as the basis for his rule as king of Spain.
  • 1892
    St. John’s, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892.
  • 1937
    Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan sign the Treaty of Saadabad.
  • 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.

Who were born on July 8?

  • 1490
    Albert, Duke of Prussia (d.1568)
  • 1593
    Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian painter (d. 1653)
  • 1955
    Monty Don, TV presenter, gardener
  • 1958
    Kevin Bacon, American actor
  • 1964
    Alexei Gusarov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1967
    Jordan Chan, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • 1975
    Elias Viljanen, Finnish guitarist (Sonata Arctica)
  • 1977
    Wang Zhizhi, Chinese basketball player
  • 1982
    Hakim Warrick, American basketball player
  • 1984
    Alexis Dziena, American actress

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