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Events and People Who Made History on July 8

10th Century

951 - Paris is founded

15th Century

1497 - Vasco da Gama departs for trip to India

16th Century

1551 - Willem of Orange weds countess Anna van Egmond and Buren

17th Century

1654 - 1st Jewish colonist arrive in U.S. (Jacob Barsimson in Manhattan)
1663 - King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island
1672 - Willem II becomes captain-/admiral-general
1693 - New York City authorizes 1st police uniforms in American colonies

18th Century

1709 - Battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes
1758 - English and Colonial assault on France at Ticonderoga, New York
1776 - John Nixon gave 1st public reading of Decleration of Independence in Philadelphia
1777 - Vermont 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 - U.S. State Department issues 1st American passport
1797 - 1st U.S. senator, William Blount of Tennessee, expelled by impeachment

19th Century

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, Massachusetts
1833 - Russia and Turkey sign defense treaty
1835 - Liberty Bell cracks, again
1836 - HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reach 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
1861 - CS General Sibley is given command of rebel troops in New Mexico territory
1862 - Odore R Timby patents revolving gun turret
1870 - Congress authorizes registration of trademarks
1870 - Governor Holden of North Carolina declares Casswell County in a state of insurrection
1876 - White terrorists attack Black Republicans in Hamburg, South Carolina, killing 5
1889 - John L. Sullivan KOs Jake Kilrain in 75 rounds (last bare-knuckle bout)
1889 - Wall Street Journal begins publishing
1891 - 61 degrees F, highest temp for July 1891, in Baltimore and Philadelphia
1891 - Future president Harding marries Florence K DeWolfe in Marion Ohio
1892 - American Psychological Association organized, Worcester, Massacgysetts
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 - U.S. battle fleet under Admiral Dewey occupies Isla Grande at Manila

20th Century

1900 - 1st night baseball, league game (Zanesville at Grand Rapids)
1902 - John McGraw, accused by Ban Johnson of trying to wreck Baltimore and Washington clubs, negotiates his release from the Orioles
1905 - Part of Angel Island allocated for Immigration Detention Center
1907 - Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st 'Follies' on New York 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
1912 - G E V Crutchley (Oxford) 99 retired measles vs. Cambridge
1912 - Giants Rube Marquard loses after winning 21 straight
1918 - Babe Ruth's blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk, the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleveland, prevailing rules reduce Babe's Hhome runR to a triple
1919 - President Wilson returns to New York City from Versailles Peace Conference
1922 - 35th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats M Mallory (62 60)
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 vs. Gloucs
1933 - 46th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats D Round (64 68 63)
1933 - Public Works Administration becomes effective
1935 - 3rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
1938 - Would be start of Eng/Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford Washout
1939 - 59th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bobby Riggs beats E Cooke (26 86 36 63 62)
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: General Model uses last tank reserve
1943 - British air raid sinks U-232
1943 - U.S. invasion fleet passes Bizerta, Tunisia
1944 - British troops march into Caen
1944 - Japanese kamakize attacks on U.S. lines at Saipan
1946 - Baseball grants $5,000 minimum salary
1946 - "Tidbits of 1946" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 8 performances
1947 - 14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
1947 - Demolition begins for United Nations HQ in New York City
1948 - 500th anniversary Russian orthodox church celebrated in Moscow
1949 - Monte Irvin and Hank Thompson are 1st blacks to play for New York Giants
1950 - 33.4 cm rain fall at York, Nebraska (state record)
1950 - 57th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Louise Brough beats M duPont (61 36 61)
1950 - General Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief, United Nations forces in Korea
1950 - Leroy Deans awarded 1st Order of Purple Heart in Korea
1951 - Yankee Joe DiMaggio and manager Casey Stengel feud
1952 - 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
1953 - U.S. 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 - U.S. 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 International 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 Kansas City A's to Oakland
1963 - U.S. bans all monetary transactions with Cuba
1965 - Joe Morgan is 1st Houston player with 6 hits in a game
1966 - U.S. airline strike, until Aug 19th
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 and reed raft Ra II land in Barbados 57 days from Morocco
1969 - U.S. troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam
1970 - San Francisco Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)
1971 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 - English prince Richard marries Birgitte of Deurs (Henriksen)
1972 - U.S. sells grain to U.S.S.R. for $750 million
1973 - Mary Lou Crocker wins LPGA MARC Equity Golf Classic Crocker
1973 - New York Mets are 12 games back in NL, and go on to win pennant
1974 - U.S.S.R. 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 - President Ford announced he'll seek Republican nomination for president
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 hours)
1978 - 92nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Jimmy Connors (62 62 63)
1978 - Alessandro Pertini elected President 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, Los Angeles
1980 - All star MVP: Ken Griffey (Cincinnati Reds)
1981 - France performs nuclear test
1981 - Prime Minister 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 New York City for 5 performances
1982 - Billy Martin records his 1,000th career win as a manager
1983 - Rudi Koopmans retains European middleweight title
1984 - 98th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats J Connors (61 61 62)
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 and 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" and Robert DeBarge indicted on drug trafficking
1988 - Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992
1989 - Carlos Saul Menum becomes President of Argentina
1989 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1990 - 12:34:56 on 7/8/90 (1234567890)
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 - Italy beats England in soccer's World Cup consolation game
1990 - Tina Purtzer wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1990 - Trailing 7-0, Brewers tie Angels and then score 13 in 5th to win 20-7
1991 - Major league umpire Steve Palermo and former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann were shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed
1991 - Pittsburgh Pirate President Carl Barger becomes 1st President of Florida Marlins
1992 - Florida Marlins unveil their uniform
1992 - Thomas Klestil installed as president of Austria
1994 - Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try O. J. 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 1 years
1995 - 102nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Graf beats Arantxa S Vicario (46 61 75)
1995 - 1st CFL game between 2 U.S. 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 and Czech Republic to join

21st Century

2000 - Wimbledon Men's Doubles Finals, Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde beat Paul Haarhuis and Sandon Stolle
2000 - Wimbledon Women's Finals, Venus Williams beat Lindsay Davenport
2001 - Wimbledon Men's Doubles Finals, Donald Johnson and Jared Palmer beat Jiri Novak and David Rikl
2001 - Wimbledon Men's Finals, Goran Ivanisevic beat Pat Rafter
2001 - Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Lisa Raymond and Rennae Stubbs beat Kim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama
2003 - Sudan Airways flight 139 crashes near Port Sudan, killing 116
2007 - Boeing launches it's newest aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner


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