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What Happened on July 8th This Day in History

Year Name
2022 Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is assassinated while giving a speech in Nara.
2021 President Joe Biden announces that the official conclusion of U.S. involvement in the War in Afghanistan will be on August 31, 2021.
2014 Israel launches an offensive on Gaza amid rising tensions following the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers.
2011 Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.
2003 Sudan Airways Flight 139 crashes near Port Sudan Airport during an emergency landing attempt, killing 116 of the 117 people on board.
1994 Kim Jong-il begins to assume supreme leadership of North Korea upon the death of his father, Kim Il-sung.
1988 The Island Express train travelling from Bangalore to Kanyakumari derails on the Peruman bridge and falls into Ashtamudi Lake, killing 105 passengers and injuring over 200 more.
1982 A failed assassination attempt against Iraqi president Saddam Hussein results in the Dujail Massacre over the next several months.
1980 The inaugural 1980 State of Origin game is won by Queensland who defeat New South Wales 20–10 at Lang Park.
1980 Aeroflot Flight 4225 crashes near Almaty International Airport in the then Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic (present day Kazakhstan) killing all 166 people on board.
1972 Israeli Mossad assassinate Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani.
1970 Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American self-determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975.
1968 The Chrysler wildcat strike begins in Detroit, Michigan.
1966 King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi.
1962 Ne Win besieges and blows up the Rangoon University Student Union building to crush the Student Movement.
1960 Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage resulting from his flight over the Soviet Union.
1948 The United States Air Force accepts its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force (WAF).
1947 Reports are broadcast that a UFO crash-landed in Roswell, New Mexico in what became known as the Roswell UFO incident.
1937 Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan sign the Treaty of Saadabad.
1933 The first rugby union test match between the Wallabies of Australia and the Springboks of South Africa is played at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.
1932 The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, closing at 41.22.
1912 Henrique Mitchell de Paiva Couceiro leads an unsuccessful royalist attack against the First Portuguese Republic in Chaves.
1898 The death of crime boss Soapy Smith, killed in the Shootout on Juneau Wharf, releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip.
1892 St. John's, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892.
1889 The first issue of The Wall Street Journal is published.
1879 Sailing ship USS Jeannette departs San Francisco carrying an ill-fated expedition to the North Pole.
1876 The Hamburg massacre prior to the 1876 United States presidential election results in the deaths of six African-Americans of the Republican Party, along with one white assailant.
1874 The Mounties begin their March West.
1864 Ikedaya Incident: The Choshu Han shishi's planned Shinsengumi sabotage on Kyoto, Japan at Ikedaya.
1859 King Charles XV & IV accedes to the throne of Sweden–Norway.
1853 The Perry Expedition arrives in Edo Bay with a treaty requesting trade.
1822 Chippewas turn over a huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.
1808 Promulgation of the Bayonne Statute, a royal charter Joseph Bonaparte intended as the basis for his rule as king of Spain.
1776 Church bells (possibly including the Liberty Bell) are rung after John Nixon delivers the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence of the United States.
1775 The Olive Branch Petition is signed by the Continental Congress of the Thirteen Colonies of North America.
1760 British forces defeat French forces in the last naval battle in New France.
1758 French forces hold Fort Carillon against the British at Ticonderoga, New York.
1730 An estimated magnitude 8.7 earthquake causes a tsunami that damages more than 1,000 km (620 mi) of Chile's coastline.
1716 The Battle of Dynekilen forces Sweden to abandon its invasion of Norway.
1709 Peter I of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava, thus effectively ending Sweden's status as a major power in Europe.
1663 Charles II of England grants John Clarke a Royal charter to Rhode Island.
1579 Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, is discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
1497 Vasco da Gama sets sail on the first direct European voyage to India.
1283 Roger of Lauria, commanding the Aragonese fleet, defeats an Angevin fleet sent to put down a rebellion on Malta.
1099 Some 15,000 starving Christian soldiers begin the siege of Jerusalem by marching in a religious procession around the city as its Muslim defenders watch.
Famous People Born on July 8

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Year Name
1977 Christian Abbiati, Italian footballer
1895 Igor Tamm, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
1982 Sophia Bush, American actress and director
1938 Diane Clare, English actress (d. 2013)
1958 Andreas Carlgren, Swedish educator and politician, 8th Swedish Minister for the Environment
1966 Shadlog Bernicke, Nauruan politician
1925 Marco Cé, Italian cardinal (d. 2014)
1857 Alfred Binet, French psychologist and graphologist (d. 1911)
1926 Martin Riesen, Swiss professional ice hockey goaltender (d. 2003)
1947 Luis Fernando Figari, Peruvian religious leader, founded the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae
Famous People Deaths On July 8

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Date Name
1905 Walter Kittredge, American violinist and composer (b. 1834)
1939 Havelock Ellis, English psychologist and author (b. 1859)
1823 Henry Raeburn, Scottish portrait painter (b. 1756)
1999 Pete Conrad, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)
1985 Phil Foster, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1913)
1721 Elihu Yale, American-English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1649)
2016 Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philanthropist (b. 1928)
1895 Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian chemist and physicist (b. 1821)
2014 Plínio de Arruda Sampaio, Brazilian lawyer and politician (b. 1930)
2007 Chandra Shekhar, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of India (b. 1927)