On This Day in History for July 8 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 140 of 140

  • 1976 Randy Jones wins NL record 16 games before All Star break
  • 1978 Alessandro Pertini elected President 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 Voyager 2 takes 1st ever photo of Jupiter's satellite Adrastea (J14)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 in Miami, Florida
  • 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)
  • 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 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 1st CFL game between 2 US teams, Las Vegas Posse vs Sacramento Gold
  • 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

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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

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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 Peña Nieto's win in the country's presidential election
  • 2013 42 people have been killed and hundreds injured after the Egyptian army raids a sit in protest in Cairo
  • 2013 A dozen people are killed and injured after a hotel collapses in Hyderabad, India

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2014 Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu instructs his defence forces to "take their gloves off" against Hamas and to take any means necessary to "restore peace" to Israeli citizens

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • 2015 The New York Stock Exchange stops trading for nearly four hours due to a technical error
  • 2016 Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri is the first woman to be appointed artistic director at French fashion house Christian Dior

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