On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 2021

Historical Events


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A tiny Leonardo da Vinci sketch "Head of a Bear", the size of a post-it sells for £8.9 million ($12.2 m) at auction in London [1]

Painter, Scientist and Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist and Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci
  • Global known deathtoll from COVID-19 passes 4 million (equal to all deaths in battle since 1982) [1]
  • Japan says the Olympics will be held without spectators as Tokyo announces state of emergency due to a surge in COVID-19
  • MLB Padres relief pitcher Daniel Camarena gets his first hit, in his second career at bat - a grand slam - against Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer, in San Diego

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US President Joe Biden says US troops will withdraw from Afghanistan will by August 31, despite increased Taliban gains across the country

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden
  • Zaila Avant-garde, American student, age 14, from Harvey, Louisiana, wins Scripps National Spelling Bee title

Famous Deaths

  • Sam Reed, American jazz and session saxophonist, and musical director (Uptown Theater (Philadelphia); Teddy Pendergrass), dies at 85
2021 Highlights

About July 8, 2021

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 20 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer