July 08 in History – What happened on 08 July in Past

08 July - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on July 08, the day number in a year is 189 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 190. July 08 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

July 08 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
869An earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck the area aroundSendai, Japan, leaving sand deposits up to 4 km (2.5 mi) inland.
1099Around 15,000 famished crusaders marched bare foot in Jerusalem during 1st crusade. The first crusade ended with capture of Jerusalem by European Christian forces. Crusade was war between Christian and Muslims to get control over common religious areas.
1283War of the Sicilian Vespers-An Aragonese fleet of galleys inflicted a crushing defeat on an Angevin fleet at Malta, forcing Charles I of Naples to postpone his plan to invade Sicily.
1497Vasco de Gama started his journey that was first voyage to India. He discovered new sea routes to India. This helped in increasing the trade through sea. The discovery of new sea routes also resulted in colonisation of India by Portuguese and British.
1497Vaskodigama left Europe to reach India by sea with a 170-member team.
1579Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church,was discovered underground in Kazan, present-day Tatarstan, Russia.
1709Great Northern War-Peter I of Russia defeated Charles XII ofSweden in Poltava, effectively ending Sweden's role as a major power inEurope.
1716Great Northern War: The Battle of Dionnecklin trapped a Danish-Norwegian force under Peter Terdenkold and thus defeated the Swedish force.
1758French and Indian War-French forces defeated the British atFort Carillon on the shore of Lake Champlain in the British Colony ofNew York.
1758The British forces were subjected to British and colonial attacks at Fort Ticonderoga, New York.
1777Vermont introduced the new constitution, making it the first American state to abolish slavery.
1791Composer Joseph Hayden was awarded an honorary doctorate of music at the University of Oxford.
1792France declared war on Prussia.
1808Joseph Bonaparte approved the Bayonne Statute, a royal charterintended as the basis for his rule as King of Spain during the Peninsular War.
1809In the Finnish War the Swedish Islands Fleet defeated the Russians in the naval battle of Porkala.
1833Russia and Turkey signed a defense treaty.
1859Charles XV was accepted as king to throne of Sweden and Norway. His reign ended till his death 1872. In reality he was the 9th king of Sweden but adopted the numerals in name according to fictional history of Sweden.
1889The wall street journal was first time published. It is an international daily newspaper which is printed in English language. The headquarters are situated in New York. It is an USA based news paper and one of the most famous in the world.
1889The first issue of The Wall Street Journal, the world's mostcirculated business daily newspaper, was published.
1895The Dalgoa Bay Railway opened in South Africa.
1898American con artist and gangster Soapy Smith was killed inSkagway, Alaska, when an argument with fellow gang members turned intoan unexpected gunfight.
1914In West Bengal, Jyoti Basu, the longest chief minister and the basis of leftist politics, was born.
1930King George V established India House in London.
1932The US stock index Dow Jones reached a low of 41 points in the Great Depression.
1937The Treaty of Saadabd was signed by Iran, Iraq, turkey and Afghanistan. It was a non-aggression pact. It lasted for 5 years. The treaty was registered in League of Nations. The treaty was an initiative to greater the middle eastern-oriental relations.
1937Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan signed the treaty of Saudabad.
1947After various news agencies reported the capture of a 'flyingdisc' by U.S. Army Air Force personnel in Roswell, New Mexico, themilitary stated that what was actually recovered was debris from anexperimental high-altitude surveillance weather balloon.
1948United States first time recruited women in United States air force. The female recruits were given limited roles to play in USAF. This program was ended in 1976 when the women were given equal rights to the men in the armed forces.
1948The recruitment of women began in the US Air Force.
1954Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru started the hydroelectric project on Bhakra-Nangal in Punjab, the world's largest canal.
1955Burkha University was established in Chonburi Province, Thailand.
1962In response to student protests at Rangoon University, Burmese General Ne Win ordered the demolition of the school's Students Union building.
1966King of Burundi Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng was displaced by his son Ntare-V. Burundi is a small landlocked country in African continent. It is one of the five poorest countries of the world. The history of Burundi is marked with genocides and political imbalances before becoming a republic.
1992Thomas Kleistil became the President of Austria.
1994Kim Jung-il became the assumed head of state after death of his father Kim Sung-II. Kim Sung was head of North Korea from 1948 until his death in 1994. After his death his son became the supreme leader of North Korea and is still controls the country as a dictator.
1994Upon the death of Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il became the SupremeLeader of North Korea.
1994Former North Korea head of state and Communist Party Secretary General Kim Eul Sung died.
1997The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) invited Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to join the organization.
2003A Sudan Airways plane crashed, killing all 116 passengers on board.
2004After a 19-month trial, U.S. Marine Corps Major Michael Brownwas convicted by a court in Naha, Okinawa, for an attempted indecentassault on a Filipina bartender.
2007The 9th Prime Minister of the country Chandrasekhar died.
2011Space shuttle Atlantis was launched. It was the last mission of space shuttle Atlantis. The mission was named as STS 135. STS 135 was a small duration mission. The mission was to deliver cargo to the international space station.
2012Israel launched an attack on Gaza strip. This rose tension in the area. It was done in response to the killing of three Israeli teenagers. Israeli defense forces raided in the Palestine region in order to capture killers. More than three hundred Palestinians were arrested during this operation.
2014Miroslav Klose of the Germany football team set a world record of 16 goals at the World Cup.



Famous Birthdays of July 08:

YearName / Profession / Country
1882Percy Grainger / Composer / United States of America
1621Jean de La Fontaine / Poet / France
1900George Antheil / Composer / United States of America
1965Dan Levinson / Saxophonist / United States of America
1976Grettell Valdéz / Actress / Mexico
1930Jerry Vale / Singer / United States of America
1935John David Crow / Footballer / United States of America
1961Karl Seglem / Saxophonist / Norway
1991Virgil van Dijk / Footballer / Netherlands
1980Robbie Keane / Footballer / Ireland
1970Sylvain Gaudreault / Politician / Canada
1949Gegong Apang / Politician / India
1983Rich Peverley / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1968Billy Crudup / Actor / United States of America
1944Jai Johanny Johanson / Drummer / United States of America
1927Lisa Lu / Actress / United States of America
1947Kim Darby / Actress / United States of America
1975Elias Viljanen / Singer / Finland
1913Paulus and Pierre Langerock / Centenarians / Belgium
1924Johnnie Johnson / Writer / United States of America
1912Banarasi Das / Politician / India
1970Beck / Writer / United States of America
1917J. F. Powers / Writer / United States of America
1935Vitaly Sevastyanov / Engineer / Russia
1839John D. Rockefeller / Business Man / United States of America
1977Wang Zhizhi / Basketball Player / China
1944Jeffrey Tambor / Actor / United States of America
1933Antonio Lamer / Politician / Canada
1976Ellen MacArthur / Sailor / United Kingdom
1983Daniel Navarro / Cyclist / Spain

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