On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 2015

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • The New York Stock Exchange stops trading for nearly four hours due to a technical error
  • The NFL's Washington Redskins have their trademark vacated on the grounds it may cause offence to native Americans

Famous Deaths

  • James Tate, American poet (Pulitzer Prize 1992), dies at 71
  • Ken "The Snake" Stabler, NFL quarterback (Oak Raiders, Super Bowl XI), dies at 69