July 8 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Video Games Day
- Weird
Asalha Bucha
Thailand National Holiday
Penang Governor's Birthday
Malaysia Common Local Holidays
Khao Pansa (Buddhist Fast Begins)
Laos Public Holiday
Adhi Esala Full Moon Poya Day
Sri lanka Public Holiday
Family Day
Ukraine Observance
Math 2.0 Day
- Weird
National Chocolate with Almonds Day
- Weird

Historical Events on July 8

  • 1099: Approximately fifteen thousand Christian soldiers – many of whom are on the brinks of starvation – begin the siege of Jeursalem.
  • 1283: An Aragonese fleet commanded by Roger of Lauria defeats an Angevin fleet that was sent to put down a Malta rebellion.
  • 1497: Vasco da Gama sets sail on this date to India.
  • 1716: Sweden is forced to abandon its invasion of Norway after the Battle of Dynekilen.
  • 1730: An 8.7 magnitude earthquake causes a massive tsunami that destroys more than 600 miles of the coastline of Chile.
  • 1876: 5 Black Republicans in Hamburg, South Carolina are murdered by White supremacists.
  • 1879: The USS Jeannette leaves San Francisco on an expedition to the North Pole.
  • 1889: The Wall Street Journal is published for the first time.
  • 1892: John’s in Newfoundland is heavily damaged by the Great Fire of 1892.
  • 1947: News reports seem to indicate a UFO crashed in Roswell, New Mexico. This incident would become known as the Roswell UFO Incident.
  • 1948: The first female recruits are accepted in the Women in the Air Force (WAF) division of the U.S. Air Force.
  • 1960: After flying over the Soviet Union, Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage.
  • 1980: Queensland defeats New South Wales at the 1980 State of Origin game at Lang Park.
  • 1982: In Dujail, an assassination attempt is made on Iraqi president Saddam Hussein.
  • 1988: The Island Express derails on the Peruman Bridge and ends up falling into Ashtamudi Lake. Over 100 people are killed and another 200 are wounded.
  • 1994: After the death of his father, Kim Jong-il takes over control of North Korea as supreme commander.
  • 2011: The final Space Shuttle mission is launched on this date.

Famous Birthdays on July 8

  • American chemist and pharmacist, John Pemberton is born in 1831.
  • German General and businessman, Ferdinand von Zeppelin is born in 1838.
  • American painter Stanton Macdonald-Wright is born in 1890.
  • English author and screenwriter, Jenny Diski is born in 1947.
  • American author and activist, Marianne Williamson is born in 1952.
  • American actor Kevin Bacon is born in 1958.

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