About July 8

July 8, 2021 is the 189th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 176 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Cancer is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 208 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 8

  • 1099
    First Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in a religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on.
  • 1283
    War of the Sicilian Vespers: the naval Battle of Malta between the Aragonese and the Neapolitan fleets is fought.
  • 1497
    Vasco da Gama sets sail on the first direct European voyage to India.
  • 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.
  • 1758
    French forces hold Fort Carillon against the British at Ticonderoga, New York.
  • 1859
    King Charles XV & IV accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
  • 1874
    The Mounties begin their March West.
  • 1879
    Sailing ship USS Jeannette (1878) departs San Francisco carrying an ill-fated expedition to the North Pole.
  • 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.
  • 1907
    Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first Follies on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi.
  • 1994
    Kim Jong-il begins to assume supreme leadership of North Korea upon the death of his father, Kim Il-sung.
  • 2011
    Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.

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