Historical Events on 8th July

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939 - The Major Occultation, or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi
951 - Paris is founded
1099 - First Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on.
1283 - War of the Sicilian Vespers: Battle of Malta
1497 - Vasco da Gama departs for trip to India
1579 - Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, was discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
1663 - King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island
1672 - Willem II becomes captain-/admiral-general
1680 - The first confirmed tornado in America kills a servant at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1693 - NYC authorizes 1st police uniforms in American colonies
1709 - Battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes
1716 - Great Northern War: Battle of Dynekilen
1758 - English & Colonial assault on France at Ticonderoga, NY
1776 - Col John Nixon gave 1st public reading of Dec of Independence (Phila)
1777 - Vt becomes 1st state abolishing slavery, adopts male suffrage
1778 - George Washington headquarters at West Point for his Continental Army
1792 - France declares war on Prussia
1796 - US State Dept issues 1st American passport
1797 - 1st US senator (William Blount of Tennessee) expelled by impeachment
King Charles IIKing Charles II 1800 - Dr Benjamin Waterhouse gives 1st cowpox vaccination to his son to prevent smallpox
1805 - American Bill Richmond knocks out Jack Holmes, Kilburn Wells, England
1816 - Frost in Waltham, MA
1822 - Chippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.
1833 - Russia & Turkey sign defense treaty
1835 - Liberty Bell cracks (again)
1836 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Saint-Helena
1838 - Arabs attack Jewish community of Safed
1849 - St Paul's Place in the Bronx named
1853 - Commodore Matthew Perry sails his frigate Susquehanna into Tokyo Bay
1859 - King Charles XV/Carl IV accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
1861 - CS Gen Sibley is given command of rebel troops in NM territory
1861 - Skirmish at Florida, MI - A rebel encampment is attacked & dispersed
1862 - Odore R Timby patents revolving gun turret
1864 - The Shinsengumi sabotage the Choshu-han shishi's planned attack on Kyoto, Japan at Ikedaya. This event is known as Ikedaya Jiken.
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1870 - Congress authorizes registration of trademarks
1870 - Gov Holden of NC declares Casswell County in a state of insurrection
1874 - The Mounties begin their March West.
1876 - White terrorists attack Black Republicans in Hamburg SC, killing 5
1889 - John L Sullivan KOs Jake Kilrain in 75 rounds (last bare-knuckle bout)
1889 - Wall Street Journal begins publishing
1891 - 61°F, highest temp for July 1891, in Baltimore & Phila
1892 - American Psychological Association organized, Worcester, Mass
1892 - St. John's, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892.
1895 - Delagoa Bay Railway opens in South-Africa
1896 - William Jennings Bryan "cross of gold" speech at Dem convention
1897 - Harbor Hospital formally opens
1898 - Phillies Red Donahue no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
1898 - US battle fleet under adm Dewey occupies Isla Grande at Manila
1898 - The shooting death of crime boss Soapy Smith releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip.
1900 - 1st night baseball, league game (Zanesville at Grand Rapids)
1902 - John McGraw, accused by Ban Johnson of trying to wreck Baltimore & Washington clubs, negotiates his release from the Orioles
1905 - Part of Angel Island allocated for Immigration Detention Center
1905 - 22nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: May Bundy beats D Chambers (6-3 6-4)
1905 - 29th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats N Brookes (8-6 6-2 6-4)
1907 - Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st `Follies' on NY Theater roof
1909 - 1st pro baseball game (minor league) played under lights
1911 - Nan Aspinwall is 1st woman to make solo transcont trip by horse
1911 - 35th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats H Roper-Barrett (6-4 4-6 2-6 6-2)
1912 - G E V Crutchley (Oxford) 99 retired measles v Cambridge
1912 - Giants Rube Marquard loses after winning 21 straight
1912 - 29th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Ethel Larcombe beats C Sterry (6-3 6-1)
1912 - 36th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats A Gore (6-4 6-4 4-6 6-4)
Baseball Great Babe RuthBaseball Great Babe Ruth 1918 - Babe Ruth's blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk, the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleve, prevailing rules reduce Babe's HR to a triple
1919 - Pres Wilson returns to NYC from Versailles Peace Conference
1922 - 35th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats M Mallory (6-2 6-0)
1923 - Harding becomes 1st sitting president to visit Alaska (Metlakahtla)
1923 - Walter Mittelholzer flies Junkers F-13 to Spitsbergen/Oostland
1928 - Phillies set record of errorless 25 inning doubleheader
1932 - Depression low point of Dow Jones Industrial Average, 41.22
1932 - Herbert Sutcliffe scores his 100th 100, Yorkshire v Gloucs
1933 - 46th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats D Round (6-4 6-8 6-3)
1933 - Public Works Administration becomes effective
1933 - 68th British Golf Open: Denny Shute shoots a 292 at Old Course at St Andrews
1935 - 3rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
1938 - Would be start of Eng/Aust Test Cricket at Old Trafford Washout
1938 - 73rd British Golf Open: Reg Whitcombe shoots a 295 at Royal St George's Golf Club
1939 - 59th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bobby Riggs beats E Cooke (2-6 8-6 3-6 6-3 6-2)
1941 - 9th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
1941 - All Jews living in Baltic States are obligated to wear a Jewish Star
1943 - 4th day of battle at Kursk: Gen Model uses last tank reserve
1943 - British air raid sinks U-232
1943 - NSB-leader A Mussert meets with Heinrich Himmler
1943 - US invasion fleet passes Bizerta Tunisia
1944 - British troops march into Caen
1944 - Japanese kamakize attacks on US lines at Saipan
1946 - "Tidbits of 1946" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 8 performances
1946 - Baseball grants $5,000 minimum salary
1947 - 14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
1947 - Demolition begins for UN HQ in NYC
1947 - Reports are broadcast that a UFO has crashed landed in Roswell, New Mexico.
1948 - 500th anniversary Russian orthodox church celebrated in Moscow
1949 - Monte Irvin & Hank Thompson are 1st blacks to play for NY Giants
1950 - 33.4 cm rain fall at York, Nebraska (state record)
1950 - 57th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Louise Brough beats M duPont (6-1 3-6 6-1)
WW2 General Douglas MacArthurWW2 General Douglas MacArthur 1950 - Gen Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief, UN forces in Korea
1950 - Leroy Deans awarded 1st Order of Purple Heart in Korea
1951 - Yankee Joe DiMaggio & mgr Casey Stengel feud
1952 - 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Phila
1953 - US stops aid to Persia
1954 - KMOX (now KMOV) TV channel 4 in Saint Louis, MO (CBS) 1st broadcast
1954 - Military junta selects colonel Armas president of Guatemala
1956 - Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Syracuse Golf Open
1956 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1957 - Baeball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick
1957 - CDC incorporates
1957 - Irish premier Eamon de Valera arrests Sinn-Fein leaders
1958 - 25th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Memorial Stadium, Balt
1960 - Fidel Castro ends Havana's Intl League team, Sugar Kings move to NJ
1961 - Fred Trueman takes 5-0 in 24 balls to rip through Aussies
1961 - Portuguese steamer "Save" breaks up off Mozambique, 227 die
1962 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open
1963 - Reports of Charlie Finley's intention to move KC A's to Oakland
1963 - US bans all monetary transactions with Cuba
1965 - Joe Morgan is 1st Houston player with 6 hits in a game
1966 - US airline strike (until Aug 19th)
1966 - King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi.
1967 - 74th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats A Jones (63 64)
1967 - Helen Weston of Detroit rolls a record 4,585 in 24 games
1968 - Israeli-Egyptian artillery duel along Suez Canal
1969 - Thor Heyerdahl & reed raft Ra II land in Barbados 57 days from Morocco
1969 - US troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam
1969 - IBM CICS is made generally available for the 360 mainframe computer.
1970 - SF Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)
1971 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 - US sells grain to USSR for $750 million
1973 - Mary Lou Crocker wins LPGA MARC Equity Golf Classic Crocker
1973 - NY Mets are 12½ games back in NL and go on to win pennant
1974 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1974 - Yank shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 inn game
1975 - Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin visits West-Germany
1975 - Pres Ford announced he'll seek Republican nomination for pres
1975 - Quake damages over 2,000 temples in Pagan Burma, 20-foot-high seated Buddha of Thandawgya decapitated
1976 - Randy Jones wins NL record 16 games before All Star break
1977 - Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hrs)
1978 - 92nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Jimmy Connors (62 62 63)
1978 - Alessandro Pertini elected pres of Italy
1978 - Pioneer-Venus 2 Multi-probe launched to Venus
1979 - Congo adopts constitution
1979 - Don Martina's MAN party wins election in Dutch Antilles
1979 - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1979 - Voyager 2 takes 1st ever photo of Jupiter's satellite Adrastea (J14)
1980 - 51st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-2 at Dodger Stadium, LA
1980 - All star MVP: Ken Griffey (Cin Reds)
1981 - France performs nuclear test
1981 - PM Maurois nationalizes banks/plane/steel industry in France
1981 - Senate confirms Sandra Day O'Conner to Supreme Court (99-0)
1982 - "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 5 perfs
1982 - Billy Martin records his 1,000th career win as a manager
1982 - Porn star John Homes convicted of receiving stolen property
1982 - Senegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized.
1983 - Rudi Koopmans retains European middleweight title
Tennis Player John McEnroeTennis Player John McEnroe 1984 - 98th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats J Connors (6-1 6-1 6-2)
1984 - Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1985 - 99th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats K Curren (63 67 76 64)
1985 - Marge Schott becomes CEO of Cincinnati Red
1986 - Farthest thrown object-an "Aerobie" flying ring, 383 m (1,257')
1986 - NASA establishes Safety, Reliability Maintain & Quality Assurance
1986 - Zimbabwe beats Netherlands by 25 runs to win ICC Trophy
1987 - Kitty Dukakis, revealed addiction to amphetamines for 26 years
1988 - Indians' Bud Black sets club record for most batters hit in inning (3)
1988 - Miami Arena opens
1988 - Rockers Jonathan "Chico" & Robert DeBarge indicted on drug trafficking
1988 - Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992
1989 - Carlos Saul Menum becomes pres of Argentina
1989 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1990 - 12:34:56 on 7/8/90 (1234567890)
Singer-Songwriter Stevie WonderSinger-Songwriter Stevie Wonder 1990 - Brewers beat Angels 20-7, including 13 in 5th inning
1990 - Germany beats Argentina 1-0 for soccer's 14th World Cup at Rome
1990 - Greg Lemond wins his 3rd Tour de France (90:43:20 avg 23.3 mph)
1990 - Tina Purtzer wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1990 - Trailing 7-0, Brewers tie Angels & then score 13 in 5th to win 20-7
1991 - Pitts Pirate Pres Carl Barger becomes 1st pres of Fla Marlins
1991 - Major league umpire Steve Palermo & former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann were shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed
1992 - Florida Marlins unveil their uniform
1992 - Thomas Klestil installed as president of Austria
1992 - Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities.
1994 - Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try OJ Simpson
1994 - Sonia O'Sullivan runs female 2K world record (5:25.36)
1994 - Space shuttle STS-65 (Columbia 17), launches
1994 - St Maarten "Godfather" Claude Wathey sentenced to 1½ years
1995 - 102nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis Open: Graf beats Arantxa S Vicario (4-6 6-1 7-5)
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ SimpsonNFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson 1995 - 1st CFL game between 2 US teams, Las Vegas Posse vs Sacramento Gold
1997 - 68th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Jacobs Field, Cleveland
1997 - NATO invites Poland, Hungary & Czech Republic to join
1999 - Allen Lee Davis is executed by electrocution by the state of Florida, the last use of the electric chair for capital punishment in Florida.
2001 - 108th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Venus Williams beats Justine Henin (6-1 3-6 6-0)
2003 - Sudan Airways Flight 39, with 116 people on board, crashes in Sudan; the only survivor is a two-year-old boy who subsequently dies as a result of his injuries.
2006 - 113th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Amélie Mauresmo beats J Henin-Hardenne (2-6 6-3 6-4)
2007 - 114th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Venus Williams beats Marion Bartoli (6-4 6-1)
2007 - 121st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal (7-6 4-6 7-6 2-6 6-2)
2011 - Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.
2012 - Roadside car bomb kills 14 civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province
2012 - Tens of thousands protest over election corruption in Mexico City after Enrique Pe
2012 - 119th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Serena Williams beats A Radwańska (6-1 5-7 6-2)
2012 - 126th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Murray (4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4)
2013 - 42 people have been killed and hundreds injured after the Egyptian army raids a sit in protest in Cairo
Tennis Player Serena WilliamsTennis Player Serena Williams 2013 - A dozen people are killed and injured after a hotel collapses in Hyderbad, India

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