July 8, 2013 in History


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

More Notable Events on July 8:
1933 Public Works Administration becomes effective
1909 1st pro baseball game, minor league, played under lights
1889 Wall Street Journal begins publishing
1835 Liberty Bell cracks, again
1796 U.S. State Department issues 1st American passport
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