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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)

  • 1579
    Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, is discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
  • 1760
    French and Indian War: Battle of Restigouche – British forces defeat French forces in last naval battle in New France.
  • 1808
    Joseph Bonaparte approves the Bayonne Statute, a royal charter intended as the basis for his rule as king of Spain.
  • 1864
    Ikedaya Jiken: the Choshu Han shishi’s planned Shinsengumi sabotage on Kyoto, Japan at Ikedaya.
  • 1874
    The Mounties begin their March West.
  • 1889
    The first issue of the Wall Street Journal is published.
  • 1948
    The United States Air Force accepts its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force (WAF).
  • 1960
    Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage resulting from his flight over the Soviet Union.
  • 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?

  • 1931
    Roone Arledge, American sports broadcaster (d. 2002)
  • 1941
    Dario Gradi, Italian-born English football manager
  • 1942
    Janice Pennington, American game show model
  • 1948
    Raffi, Egyptian born Canadian children’s entertainer
  • 1957
    Aleksandr Gurnov, Russian television personality
  • 1958
    Neetu Singh, Indian actress
  • 1962
    Carmen Nicole Moelders American atmospheric scientist
  • 1970
    Beck, American singer
  • 1983
    Daniel Navarro García, Spanish cyclist
  • 1986
    Jake McDorman, American actor

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