On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 2020

Historical Events

  • Americans and Polynesians made contact around 1200 A.D. according to new genomic study in "Nature", people from eastern Polynesia had DNA from indigenous Colombia
  • Australian city of Melbourne goes back into lockdown for six weeks after second outbreak of 700 active cases
  • US government issues directive that more than 1 million international students will be stripped of their visas if their courses entirely online

Famous Deaths

  • Abdelmajid Tlemçani, Tunisian soccer striker (54 caps; EspĂ©rance Sportive de Tunis), dies at 82
  • Alex Pullin, Australian snowboarder (World C'ship gold snowboard cross 2011, 13), dies from drowning at 32
  • Naya Rivera, American actress and singer (Glee), drowns at 33
2020 Highlights

About July 8, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer