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Wednesday July 8, 2020

July 8: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1716
    Great Northern War: the naval Battle of Dynekilen takes place.
  • 1775
    The Olive Branch Petition is signed by the Continental Congress of the Thirteen Colonies.
  • 1898
    The death of crime boss Soapy Smith (who is shot) releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip.
  • 1912
    Henrique Mitchell de Paiva Couceiro leads an unsuccessful royalist attack against the Portuguese First Republic in Chaves.
  • 1947
    Reports are broadcast that a UFO crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico.
  • 1960
    Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage resulting from his flight over the Soviet Union.
  • 1966
    King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi.
  • 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.
  • 2011
    Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.

Who were born on July 8?

  • 1760
    Christian Kramp, French mathematician (d. 1826)
  • 1830
    Frederick William Seward, 6th and 11th United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1915)
  • 1908
    Louis Jordan, American saxophonist (d. 1975)
  • 1933
    Antonio Lamer, French Canadian lawyer and chief justice (d. 2007)
  • 1949
    Wolfgang Puck, Austrian-born celebrity chef
  • 1951
    Anjelica Huston, American actress
  • 1952
    Anna Quindlen, American newspaper columnist
  • 1963
    Mark Christopher, American film director
  • 1970
    Beck, American singer
  • 1986
    Jake McDorman, American actor

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