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Wednesday July 8, 2020

July 8: Day of the Week

July 8, 2020 was the 190th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 176 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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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.
  • 1889
    The first issue of the Wall Street Journal is published.
  • 1892
    St. John’s, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892.
  • 1912
    Henrique Mitchell de Paiva Couceiro leads an unsuccessful royalist attack against the Portuguese First Republic in Chaves.
  • 1932
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, bottoming out at 41.22.
  • 1947
    Reports are broadcast that a UFO crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico.
  • 1962
    Ne Win besieges and dynamites the Rangoon University Student Union building to crash the Student Movement.
  • 1966
    King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi.
  • 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?

  • 1621
    Jean de la Fontaine, French writer (d. 1695)
  • 1933
    Antonio Lamer, French Canadian lawyer and chief justice (d. 2007)
  • 1934
    Ed Lumley, Canadian corporate executive and politician
  • 1942
    Janice Pennington, American game show model
  • 1955
    Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress (d. 2008)
  • 1958
    Neetu Singh, Indian actress
  • 1965
    Lee Tergesen, American actor
  • 1966
    Ralf Altmeyer, German virologist
  • 1973
    Sourav Ganguly, Indian cricketer
  • 1988
    Dave Taylor, Australian rugby league player

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