On This Day

Historical Events on July 8 (Part 2)

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

2012 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins 7th Wimbledon and 17th Grand Slam title; beats Andy Murray 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • 2012 US Open Women's Golf, Blackwolf Run: Na Yeon Choi of South Korea wins her first major championship, 4 strokes ahead of compatriot Amy Yang
  • 2013 42 people killed, 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
  • 2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany defeat Brazil by a record 7-1 in the semi-finals to make it to the final; Miroslav Klose of Germany breaks the World Cup goal scoring record with 16 goals

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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
  • 2015 The NFL's Washington Redskins have their trademark vacated on the grounds it may cause offence to native Americans
  • 2016 Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri is the first woman to be appointed artistic director at French fashion house Christian Dior
  • 2017 British Lions tie 15-15 with New Zealand All Blacks in their 3rd rugby match to tie the series
  • 2017 Unesco declares Asmara, capital of Eritrea, a world heritage site for its Art Deco buildings
  • 2018 Four boys are the first to be rescued after 16 days, from Tham Luang cave, Thailand, by Thai and international rescue team

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2018 British Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns in a stand against Theresa May's new softer Brexit policy

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • 2018 Eritrea and Ethiopia announce re-establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries after almost 20 years in Asmara, Eritrea
  • 2018 South Korean golfer Sei Young Ki breaks LPGA 72-hole scoring record with 31 under-par 257, also first to better -30, in winning Thornberry Creek Classic
  • 2019 Congolese general and rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court in the Hague
  • 2019 Deutsche Bank begins laying off 18,000 employees worldwide as part of large overhaul of its operations
  • 2019 US financier Jeffrey Epstein indicted on further charges of sex trafficking of minors
  • 2020 Australian city of Melbourne goes back into lockdown for six weeks after second outbreak of 700 active cases
  • 2020 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
  • 2020 US government issues directive that more than 1 million international students will be stripped of their visas if their courses entirely online