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Sunday July 8, 2018

July 8: Day of the Week

July 8, 2018 was the 189th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 176 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

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

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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)

  • 1497
    Vasco da Gama sets sail on the first direct European voyage to India.
  • 1579
    Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, is discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
  • 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.
  • 1876
    White supremacists kill five Black Republicans in Hamburg, SC.
  • 1879
    Sailing ship USS Jeannette (1878) departs San Francisco carrying an ill-fated expedition to the North Pole.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on July 8?

  • 1830
    Frederick William Seward, 6th and 11th United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1915)
  • 1838
    Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German inventor (d. 1917)
  • 1895
    Igor Tamm, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
  • 1914
    Billy Eckstine, American jazz singer (d. 1993)
  • 1918
    Paul B. Fay, American businessman and cabinet member in the Kennedy administration (d. 2009)
  • 1924
    Johnnie Johnson, American blues pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1941
    Dario Gradi, Italian-born English football manager
  • 1961
    Toby Keith, American country music singer-songwriter
  • 1962
    Joan Osborne, American singer and songwriter
  • 1974
    Tami Erin, American actress and model

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