July 8 Events in History - July 8 Birthdays - July 8 Deaths



2014 Germany beats Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup semifinals; the defeat is considered a possible explanation for ensuing incidents of bus burning around Sao Paulo
2014 The U.S. Federal Reserve announces that it will end its current monetary policy of quantitative easing by ceasing bond purchases after October of this year
2013 The mission of the NASA Curiosity Mars rover begins as it makes way to its destination and drives to Mount Sharp
2013 Pope Francis condemns the 'global indifference' to the plight of immigrants who have drowned trying to reach Europe; he honors them in a mass held on Lampedusa, the largest island of the Italian Pelagie Islands in the Mediterranean Sea
2012 Academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine, dies at the age of 95
2012 At the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, tennis pro Roger Federer beats Andy Murray three sets to one at the Men's Singles final
2011 Space Shuttle Atlantis takes off to conduct the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program
2011 U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron announces an inquiry into News of the World, allegedly involved in a phone hacking scandal
2010 At least 70 people are killed and 300 wounded in a series of bombings over the three-day Shia pilgrimage to the Musa Kadhim mausoleum in Iraq
2007 Boeing launches it's newest aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
2003 Sudan Airways flight 139 crashes near Port Sudan, killing 116
2001 Wimbledon Men's Finals, Goran Ivanisevic beat Pat Rafter
2001 Wimbledon Men's Doubles Finals, Donald Johnson and Jared Palmer beat Jiri Novak and David Rikl
2001 Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Lisa Raymond and Rennae Stubbs beat Kim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama
2000 Wimbledon Women's Finals, Venus Williams beat Lindsay Davenport
2000 Wimbledon Men's Doubles Finals, Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde beat Paul Haarhuis and Sandon Stolle
1997 68th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Jacobs Field, Cleveland
1997 NATO invites Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic to join
1995 102nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Graf beats Arantxa S Vicario (46 61 75)
1995 1st CFL game between 2 U.S. teams, Las Vegas Posse vs. Sacramento Gold
1994 Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try O. J. Simpson
1994 Sonia O'Sullivan runs female 2K world record (5:25.36)
1994 Space shuttle STS-65 (Columbia 17), launches
1994 St. Maarten "Godfather" Claude Wathey sentenced to 1 years
1992 Florida Marlins unveil their uniform
1992 Thomas Klestil installed as president of Austria
1991 Pittsburgh Pirate President Carl Barger becomes 1st President of Florida Marlins
1991 Major league umpire Steve Palermo and former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann were shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed
1990 12:34:56 on 7/8/90 (1234567890)
1990 Brewers beat Angels 20-7, including 13 in 5th inning
1990 Germany beats Argentina 1-0 for soccer's 14th World Cup at Rome
1990 Greg Lemond wins his 3rd Tour de France (90:43:20 avg 23.3 mph)
1990 Italy beats England in soccer's World Cup consolation game
1990 Tina Purtzer wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1990 Trailing 7-0, Brewers tie Angels and then score 13 in 5th to win 20-7
1989 Carlos Saul Menum becomes President of Argentina
1989 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1988 Indians' Bud Black sets club record for most batters hit in inning (3)
1988 Miami Arena opens
1988 Rockers Jonathan "Chico" and Robert DeBarge indicted on drug trafficking
1988 Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992
1987 Kitty Dukakis, revealed addiction to amphetamines for 26 years
1986 Farthest thrown object-an "Aerobie" flying ring, 383 m (1,257')
1986 NASA establishes Safety, Reliability Maintain and Quality Assurance
1986 Zimbabwe beats Netherlands by 25 runs to win ICC Trophy
1985 99th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats K Curren (63 67 76 64)
1985 Marge Schott becomes CEO of Cincinnati Red
1984 98th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats J Connors (61 61 62)
1984 Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1983 Rudi Koopmans retains European middleweight title
1982 "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 5 performances
1982 Billy Martin records his 1,000th career win as a manager
1981 France performs nuclear test
1981 Prime Minister Maurois nationalizes banks/plane/steel industry in France
1981 Senate confirms Sandra Day O'Conner to Supreme Court (99-0)
1980 51st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-2 at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
1980 All star MVP: Ken Griffey (Cincinnati Reds)
1979 Congo adopts constitution
1979 Don Martina's MAN party wins election in Dutch Antilles
1979 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1979 Voyager 2 takes 1st ever photo of Jupiter's satellite Adrastea (J14)
1978 92nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Jimmy Connors (62 62 63)
1978 Alessandro Pertini elected President of Italy
1978 Pioneer-Venus 2 Multi-probe launched to Venus
1977 Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hours)
1976 Randy Jones wins NL record 16 games before All Star break
1975 Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin visits West-Germany
1975 President Ford announced he'll seek Republican nomination for president
1975 Quake damages over 2,000 temples in Pagan Burma, 20-foot-high seated Buddha of Thandawgya decapitated
1974 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1974 Yank shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 inn game
1973 Mary Lou Crocker wins LPGA MARC Equity Golf Classic Crocker
1973 New York Mets are 12 games back in NL, and go on to win pennant
1972 English prince Richard marries Birgitte of Deurs (Henriksen)
1972 U.S. sells grain to U.S.S.R. for $750 million
1971 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 San Francisco Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)
1969 Thor Heyerdahl and reed raft Ra II land in Barbados 57 days from Morocco
1969 U.S. troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam
1968 Israeli-Egyptian artillery duel along Suez Canal
1967 74th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats A Jones (63 64)
1967 Helen Weston of Detroit rolls a record 4,585 in 24 games
1966 U.S. airline strike, until Aug 19th
1965 Joe Morgan is 1st Houston player with 6 hits in a game
1963 Reports of Charlie Finley's intention to move Kansas City A's to Oakland
1963 U.S. bans all monetary transactions with Cuba
1962 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open
1961 Fred Trueman takes 5-0 in 24 balls to rip through Aussies
1961 Portuguese steamer "Save" breaks up off Mozambique, 227 die
1960 Fidel Castro ends Havana's International League team, Sugar Kings move to New Jersey
1958 25th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Memorial Stadium, Balt
1957 Baeball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick
1957 CDC incorporates
1957 Irish premier Eamon de Valera arrests Sinn-Fein leaders
1956 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Syracuse Golf Open
1956 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1954 KMOX (now KMOV) TV channel 4 in Saint Louis, MO (CBS) 1st broadcast
1954 Military junta selects colonel Armas president of Guatemala
1953 U.S. stops aid to Persia
1952 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
1951 Yankee Joe DiMaggio and manager Casey Stengel feud
1950 33.4 cm rain fall at York, Nebraska (state record)
1950 57th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Louise Brough beats M duPont (61 36 61)
1950 General Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief, United Nations forces in Korea
1950 Leroy Deans awarded 1st Order of Purple Heart in Korea
1949 Monte Irvin and Hank Thompson are 1st blacks to play for New York Giants
1948 500th anniversary Russian orthodox church celebrated in Moscow
1947 14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
1947 Demolition begins for United Nations HQ in New York City
1946 "Tidbits of 1946" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 8 performances
1946 Baseball grants $5,000 minimum salary
1944 British troops march into Caen
1944 Japanese kamakize attacks on U.S. lines at Saipan
1943 4th day of battle at Kursk: General Model uses last tank reserve
1943 British air raid sinks U-232
1943 U.S. invasion fleet passes Bizerta, Tunisia
1941 9th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
1941 All Jews living in Baltic States are obligated to wear a Jewish Star
1939 59th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bobby Riggs beats E Cooke (26 86 36 63 62)
1938 Would be start of Eng/Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford Washout
1935 3rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
1933 46th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats D Round (64 68 63)
1933 Public Works Administration becomes effective
1932 Depression low point of Dow Jones Industrial Average, 41.22
1932 Herbert Sutcliffe scores his 100th 100, Yorkshire vs. Gloucs
1928 Phillies set record of errorless 25 inning doubleheader
1923 Harding becomes 1st sitting president to visit Alaska (Metlakahtla)
1923 Walter Mittelholzer flies Junkers F-13 to Spitsbergen/Oostland
1922 35th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats M Mallory (62 60)
1919 President Wilson returns to New York City from Versailles Peace Conference
1918 Babe Ruth's blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk, the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleveland, prevailing rules reduce Babe's Hhome runR to a triple
1912 G E V Crutchley (Oxford) 99 retired measles vs. Cambridge
1912 Giants Rube Marquard loses after winning 21 straight
1911 Nan Aspinwall is 1st woman to make solo transcont trip by horse
1909 1st pro baseball game, minor league, played under lights
1907 Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st 'Follies' on New York Theater roof
1905 Part of Angel Island allocated for Immigration Detention Center
1902 John McGraw, accused by Ban Johnson of trying to wreck Baltimore and Washington clubs, negotiates his release from the Orioles
1900 1st night baseball, league game (Zanesville at Grand Rapids)
1898 Phillies Red Donahue no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
1898 U.S. battle fleet under Admiral Dewey occupies Isla Grande at Manila
1897 Harbor Hospital formally opens
1896 William Jennings Bryan "cross of gold" speech at Dem convention
1895 Delagoa Bay Railway opens in South Africa
1892 American Psychological Association organized, Worcester, Massacgysetts
1891 61 degrees F, highest temp for July 1891, in Baltimore and Philadelphia
1891 Future president Harding marries Florence K DeWolfe in Marion Ohio
1889 John L. Sullivan KOs Jake Kilrain in 75 rounds (last bare-knuckle bout)
1889 Wall Street Journal begins publishing
1876 White terrorists attack Black Republicans in Hamburg, South Carolina, killing 5
1870 Congress authorizes registration of trademarks
1870 Governor Holden of North Carolina declares Casswell County in a state of insurrection
1862 Odore R Timby patents revolving gun turret
1861 CS General Sibley is given command of rebel troops in New Mexico territory
1853 Commodore Matthew Perry sails his frigate Susquehanna into Tokyo Bay
1849 St. Paul's Place in the Bronx named
1838 Arabs attack Jewish community of Safed
1836 HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reach Saint-Helena
1835 Liberty Bell cracks, again
1833 Russia and Turkey sign defense treaty
1816 Frost in Waltham, Massachusetts
1805 American Bill Richmond knocks out Jack Holmes, Kilburn Wells, England
1800 Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse gives 1st cowpox vaccination to his son to prevent smallpox
1797 1st U.S. senator, William Blount of Tennessee, expelled by impeachment
1796 U.S. State Department issues 1st American passport
1792 France declares war on Prussia
1778 George Washington headquarters at West Point for his Continental Army
1777 Vermont becomes 1st state abolishing slavery, adopts male suffrage
1776 John Nixon gave 1st public reading of Decleration of Independence in Philadelphia
1758 English and Colonial assault on France at Ticonderoga, New York
1709 Battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes
1693 New York City authorizes 1st police uniforms in American colonies
1672 Willem II becomes captain-/admiral-general
1663 King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island
1654 1st Jewish colonist arrive in U.S. (Jacob Barsimson in Manhattan)
1551 Willem of Orange weds countess Anna van Egmond and Buren
1497 Vasco da Gama departs for trip to India
951 Paris is founded











Add History to your Site or Blog
You can add our Today in History or Today's Birthdays scripts to your site. The script has fresh, new content each day, and requires no work on your part. Get started

BrainyHistory on FaceBook
Get the birthdays of the day from BrainyHistory on FaceBook and Twitter