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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)

  • 1099
    First Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in a religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on.
  • 1579
    Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, is discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
  • 1859
    King Charles XV & IV accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
  • 1892
    St. John’s, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892.
  • 1896
    William Jennings Bryan delivers his Cross of Gold speech advocating bimetalism at the 1896 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
  • 1898
    The death of crime boss Soapy Smith (who is shot) releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip.
  • 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.
  • 2011
    Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.

Who were born on July 8?

  • 1830
    Frederick William Seward, 6th and 11th United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1915)
  • 1831
    John Stith Pemberton, American druggist and inventor of Coca-Cola (d. 1888)
  • 1907
    George W. Romney, American businessman and politician (d. 1995)
  • 1924
    Johnnie Johnson, American blues pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1935
    Vitali Sevastyanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1965
    Lee Tergesen, American actor
  • 1982
    Sophia Bush, American actress
  • 1983
    Daniel Navarro García, Spanish cyclist
  • 1983
    Jaroslav Janiš, Czech racing car driver
  • 1983
    John Bowker, American baseball player

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