Historical Events on 8th July

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939 - The Major Occultation, or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi
1099 - First Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on.
1283 - War of the Sicilian Vespers: Battle of Malta
1497 - Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs for on his first voyage - becomes first European to reach India by sea
1579 - Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, was discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
1663 - King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island
1672 - Willem II becomes captain-/admiral-general
1680 - The first confirmed tornado in America kills a servant at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1693 - NYC authorizes 1st police uniforms in American colonies
1709 - Battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes, end of Swedish empire as a major power
1716 - Great Northern War: Battle of Dynekilen, a Danish-Norwegian force under Peter Tordenskjold trapped and defeated a similar Swedish force
1758 - British & Colonial assault on French forces at Ticonderoga, NY
King Charles IIKing Charles II 1776 - Col John Nixon gave 1st public reading of Decaration of Independence (Philadelphia)
1777 - Vermont introduces new constitution making it 1st US state to abolish slavery
1778 - George Washington headquarters at West Point for his Continental Army
1792 - France declares war on Prussia
1796 - US State Department issues 1st US passport
1797 - 1st US senator (William Blount of Tennessee) expelled by impeachment
1800 - Dr Benjamin Waterhouse gives 1st cowpox vaccination in the US to his son to prevent smallpox
1805 - American Bill Richmond knocks out Jack Holmes, Kilburn Wells, England
1816 - Frost in Waltham, MA
1822 - Chippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.
1833 - Russia & Turkey sign defense treaty
1835 - Liberty Bell cracks (again)
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1836 - Charles Darwin reaches Saint Helena in HMS Beagle
1838 - Arabs attack Jewish community of Safed
1849 - St Paul's Place in the Bronx named
1853 - Commodore Matthew Perry sails his frigate Susquehanna into Tokyo Bay
1859 - King Charles XV/Carl IV accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
1861 - Confederate General Sibley is given command of rebel troops in New Mexico territory
1861 - Skirmish at Florida, MI - A rebel encampment is attacked & dispersed
1862 - Theodore R Timby is granted a US patent for discharging guns in a revolving turret, using electricity.
1864 - The Shinsengumi sabotage the Choshu-han shishi's planned attack on Kyoto, Japan at Ikedaya. This event is known as Ikedaya Jiken.
1870 - US Congress authorizes registration of trademarks
1870 - Governor Holden of North Carolina declares Casswell County to be in a state of insurrection
1874 - The Mounties (North West Mounted Police) begin their March West from Fort Dufferin
1876 - White terrorists attack Black Republicans in Hamburg SC, killing 5
1889 - John L Sullivan KOs Jake Kilrain in 75 rounds (last bare-knuckle bout)
1889 - Wall Street Journal begins publishing
1891 - 61°F, highest temp for July 1891, in Baltimore & Phila
1892 - American Psychological Association organized, Worcester, Mass
1892 - St. John's, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892.
1895 - Delagoa Bay Railway opens in South Africa
Politician William Jennings BryanPolitician William Jennings Bryan 1896 - William Jennings Bryan's "cross of gold" speech at Democrat convention in Chicago
1896 - Charles Tupper resigns as Prime Minister of Canada after losing the June 23rd election, his 69-day term the shortest in Canadian history
1897 - Harbor Hospital formally opens
1898 - Phillies' Red Donahue no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
1898 - US battle fleet under Admiral Dewey occupies Isla Grande at Manila
1898 - The shooting death of crime boss Soapy Smith releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip.
1900 - 1st night baseball, league game (Zanesville at Grand Rapids)
1902 - John McGraw, accused by Ban Johnson of trying to wreck Baltimore & Washington clubs, negotiates his release from the Orioles
1905 - Part of Angel Island in San Francisco Bay allocated for Immigration Detention Center
6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper 1905 - 22nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: May Bundy beats Dorothea Chambers (6-3 6-4)
1905 - 29th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats N Brookes (8-6 6-2 6-4)
1905 - The soldiers of the Russian battleship "Potemkin" who mutinied, surrender to Rumanian authorities, who turn ship over to Russian authorities soon after
1907 - Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st `Follies' on NY Theater roof
1908 - Uprisings spread throughout Turkey
1909 - 1st pro baseball game (minor league) played under lights
1911 - Nan Aspinwall is 1st woman to make solo transcont trip by horse
1911 - 35th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats H Roper-Barrett (6-4 4-6 2-6 6-2)
1912 - G E V Crutchley (Oxford) 99 retired measles v Cambridge
1912 - Giants Rube Marquard loses after winning 21 straight
Tennis Champion Charlotte CooperTennis Champion Charlotte Cooper 1912 - 29th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Ethel Larcombe beats Charlotte Cooper (6-3 6-1)
1912 - 36th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats A Gore (6-4 6-4 4-6 6-4)
1915 - The Germans reply to US President Woodrow Wilson's second Lusitania note by saying that Americans may sail on clearly marked neutral ships, but Germany does not deal with Wilson's other demands
1918 - Babe Ruth's blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk, the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleve, prevailing rules reduce Babe's HR to a triple
1919 - US President Woodrow Wilson returns to NYC from Versailles Peace Conference
1922 - 35th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats M Mallory (6-2 6-0)
1923 - Harding becomes 1st sitting president to visit Alaska (Metlakahtla)
1923 - Walter Mittelholzer flies Junkers F-13 to Spitsbergen/Oostland
28th US President Woodrow Wilson28th US President Woodrow Wilson 1928 - Phillies set record of errorless 25 inning doubleheader
1932 - Depression low point of Dow Jones Industrial Average, 41.22
1932 - Herbert Sutcliffe scores his 100th 100, Yorkshire v Gloucs
1933 - 46th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats D Round (6-4 6-8 6-3)
1933 - Public Works Administration becomes effective
1933 - 68th British Golf Open: Denny Shute shoots a 292 at Old Course at St Andrews
1935 - 3rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
1938 - Would be start of England v Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford Washout
1938 - 73rd British Golf Open: Reg Whitcombe shoots a 295 at Royal St George's Golf Club
1939 - 59th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bobby Riggs beats E Cooke (2-6 8-6 3-6 6-3 6-2)
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby RiggsTennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs 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
1943 - 4th day of battle at Kursk: Gen Model uses last tank reserve
1943 - British air raid sinks U-232
1943 - Nationaal-Socialistische Beweging (Dutch National Socialist Movement) leader Anton Mussert meets with Heinrich Himmler
1943 - US invasion fleet passes Bizerta Tunisia
1944 - British troops march into Caen, Normandy
1944 - Japanese kamakize attacks on US lines at Saipan
1946 - "Tidbits of 1946" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 8 performances
1946 - Baseball grants $5,000 minimum salary
1947 - 14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
1947 - Demolition begins for UN HQ in NYC
1947 - Reports are broadcast that a UFO has crashed landed in Roswell, New Mexico.
1948 - 500th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated in Moscow
1949 - Monte Irvin & Hank Thompson are 1st blacks to play for NY Giants
1949 - The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act, Act No 55 prohibiting marriage or a sexual relationship between White people and people of other race groups is passed in South Africa
1950 - 33.4 cm rain fall at York, Nebraska (state record)
1950 - 57th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats M duPont (6-1 3-6 6-1)
WW2 General Douglas MacArthurWW2 General Douglas MacArthur 1950 - Gen Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief, UN forces in Korea
1950 - Leroy Deans awarded first Order of Purple Heart in Korea
1951 - Yankee Joe DiMaggio & manager Casey Stengel feud
1952 - 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Phila
1953 - US stops aid to Persia
1954 - KMOX (now KMOV) TV channel 4 in Saint Louis, MO (CBS) 1st broadcast
1954 - Military junta selects colonel Armas president of Guatemala
1955 - 84th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 281 at St Andrews
1956 - Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Syracuse Golf Open
1956 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1957 - Baseball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick
1957 - CDC incorporates
1957 - Irish premier Eamon de Valera arrests Sinn Fein leaders
1958 - 25th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Memorial Stadium, Balt
1960 - Fidel Castro ends Havana's Intl League team, Sugar Kings move to NJ
1961 - Fred Trueman takes 5-0 in 24 balls to rip through Aussies
1961 - Portuguese steamer "Save" breaks up off Mozambique, 227 die
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1962 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open
1963 - Reports of Charlie Finley's intention to move KC A's to Oakland
1963 - US bans all monetary transactions with Cuba
1965 - Joe Morgan is 1st Houston player with 6 hits in a game
1966 - US airline strike (until Aug 19th)
1966 - King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi.
1967 - 74th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Anne Jones (63 64)
1967 - Helen Weston of Detroit rolls a record 4,585 in 24 games
1968 - Israeli-Egyptian artillery duel along Suez Canal
1969 - US troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam
1969 - IBM CICS is made generally available for the 360 mainframe computer.
1970 - SF Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)
Tennis Legend Billie Jean KingTennis Legend Billie Jean King 1971 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 - During street disturbances, British soldiers shoot dead two Catholic civilians in Free Derry; as a result, riots erupted in the city and the Social Democratic and Labour Party withdraws from Stormont in protest
1972 - US sells grain to USSR for $750 million
1973 - Mary Lou Crocker wins LPGA MARC Equity Golf Classic Crocker
1973 - NY Mets are 12½ games back in NL and go on to win pennant
1974 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1974 - Yank shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 inn game
1975 - Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin visits West-Germany
1975 - US President Gerald Ford announced he'll seek Republican presidential nomination
1975 - Quake damages over 2,000 temples in Pagan Burma, 20-foot-high seated Buddha of Thandawgya decapitated
38th US President Gerald Ford38th US President Gerald Ford 1976 - Randy Jones wins NL record 16 games before All Star break
1977 - Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hrs)
1978 - 92nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Jimmy Connors (62 62 63)
1978 - Alessandro Pertini elected pres of Italy
1978 - Pioneer-Venus 2 Multi-probe launched to Venus
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)
1980 - 51st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-2 at Dodger Stadium, LA
1980 - All star MVP: Ken Griffey (Cin Reds)
1981 - France performs nuclear test
1981 - PM Maurois nationalizes banks/plane/steel industry in France
1981 - Senate confirms Sandra Day O'Conner to Supreme Court (99-0)
Tennis Player Björn BorgTennis Player Björn Borg 1982 - "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 5 perfs
1982 - Billy Martin records his 1,000th career win as a manager
1982 - Porn star John Homes convicted of receiving stolen property
1982 - Senegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized.
1982 - 15th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
1983 - Rudi Koopmans retains European middleweight title
1984 - 98th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Jimmy Connors (6-1 6-1 6-2)
1984 - Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1985 - Marge Schott becomes CEO of Cincinnati Red
1986 - Farthest thrown object-an "Aerobie" flying ring, 383 m (1,257')
1986 - NASA establishes Safety, Reliability Maintain & Quality Assurance
1986 - Zimbabwe beats Netherlands by 25 runs to win ICC Trophy
Tennis Player John McEnroeTennis Player John McEnroe 1987 - Kitty Dukakis, revealed addiction to amphetamines for 26 years
1988 - Indians' Bud Black sets club record for most batters hit in inning (3)
1988 - Miami Arena opens
1988 - Rockers Jonathan "Chico" & Robert DeBarge indicted on drug trafficking
1988 - Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992
1989 - Carlos Saul Menum becomes President of Argentina
1989 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1990 - 12:34:56 on 7/8/90 (1234567890)
1990 - Brewers beat Angels 20-7, including 13 in 5th inning
1990 - FIFA World Cup: Germany beats Argentina 1-0 for football's 14th World Cup in Rome
1990 - Tina Purtzer wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1990 - Trailing 7-0, Brewers tie Angels & then score 13 in 5th to win 20-7
Singer-Songwriter Stevie WonderSinger-Songwriter Stevie Wonder 1991 - Pitts Pirate Pres Carl Barger becomes 1st pres of Fla Marlins
1991 - Major league umpire Steve Palermo & former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann were shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed
1992 - Florida Marlins unveil their uniform
1992 - Thomas Klestil installed as president of Austria
1992 - Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities.
1994 - Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try OJ 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 1½ years
1995 - 102nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (4-6 6-1 7-5)
1995 - 1st CFL game between 2 US teams, Las Vegas Posse vs Sacramento Gold
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf 1997 - 68th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Jacobs Field, Cleveland
1997 - NATO invites Poland, Hungary & Czech Republic to join
1999 - Allen Lee Davis is executed by electrocution by the state of Florida, the last use of the electric chair for capital punishment in Florida.
1999 - "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" the 3rd book of the series by J. K. Rowling is published by Bloomsbury in the UK
2000 - "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the 4th book in the series by J. K. Rowling is published in the UK (Bloomsbury) and the US (Scholastic)
2001 - 108th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Justine Henin (6-1 3-6 6-0)
2003 - Sudan Airways Flight 39, with 116 people on board, crashes in Sudan; the only survivor is a two-year-old boy who subsequently dies as a result of his injuries.
Tennis Player Venus WilliamsTennis Player Venus Williams 2006 - 113th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Amélie Mauresmo beats J Henin-Hardenne (2-6 6-3 6-4)
2007 - 114th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Marion Bartoli (6-4 6-1)
2007 - 121st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal (7-6 4-6 7-6 2-6 6-2)
2010 - "Inception", directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, premieres in London, UK
2011 - Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.
2012 - Roadside car bomb kills 14 civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province
2012 - Tens of thousands protest over election corruption in Mexico City after Enrique Pe

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