On This Day

July 8, 2020 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • 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