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July 8th, 2003 (July 08 2003)EventSudan 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.
July 8th, 1999 (July 08 1999)EventAllen Lee Davis is executed by electrocution by the state of Florida, the last use of the electric chair for capital punishment in Florida.Allen Tate Quotes
July 8th, 1997 (July 08 1997)EventNATO invites the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland to join the alliance in 1999.
July 8th, 1992 (July 08 1992)EventConference for Security and Co-operation in Europe creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities.
July 8th, 1982 (July 08 1982)EventAssassination attempt against former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in Dujail.Saddam Hussein Quotes
July 8th, 1982 (July 08 1982)EventSenegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized.
July 8th, 1980 (July 08 1980)EventThe first Rugby League State of Origin match between the Queensland Maroons and New South Wales Blues is played at Lang Park, Brisbane.
July 8th, 1977 (July 08 1977)EventThe ashes of Ahn Eak-tai, a Korean conductor and the composer of the national anthem Aegukga, are transferred from the island of Majorca to the Korean National Cemetery.
July 8th, 1969 (July 08 1969)EventIBM CICS is made generally available for the 360 mainframe computer.
July 8th, 1966 (July 08 1966)EventKing Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi.
July 8th, 1962 (July 08 1962)EventNe Win seiged and dynamited the Ragoon University Student Union building to crash the Student Movement.
July 8th, 1960 (July 08 1960)EventFrancis Gary Powers is charged with espionage resulting from his flight over the Soviet Union.
July 8th, 1947 (July 08 1947)EventReports are broadcast that a UFO has crashed landed in Roswell, New Mexico.
July 8th, 1932 (July 08 1932)EventThe Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, bottoming out at 41.22.
July 8th, 1898 (July 08 1898)EventThe shooting death of crime boss Soapy Smith releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip.
July 8th, 1896 (July 08 1896)EventWilliam Jennings Bryan delivers his Cross of Gold speech advocating bimetalism at the 1896 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.William Jennings Bryan Quotes
July 8th, 1892 (July 08 1892)EventSt. John s, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892.
July 8th, 1889 (July 08 1889)EventThe first issue of the Wall Street Journal is published.
July 8th, 1876 (July 08 1876)EventWhite supremacists kill five Black Republicans in Hamburg, SC.
July 8th, 1874 (July 08 1874)EventThe Mounties begin their March West.
July 8th, 1864 (July 08 1864)EventThe Shinsengumi sabotage the Choshu-han shishi s planned attack on Kyoto, Japan at Ikedaya. This event is known as Ikedaya Jiken.
July 8th, 1859 (July 08 1859)EventKing Charles XV/Carl IV accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
July 8th, 1853 (July 08 1853)EventCommodore Perry sails into Tokyo Bay.
July 8th, 1822 (July 08 1822)EventChippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.
July 8th, 1776 (July 08 1776)EventThe Declaration of Independence is read aloud in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Liberty Bell was famously rung.
July 8th, 1775 (July 08 1775)EventThe Olive Branch Petition is adopted by the Continental Congress of the Thirteen Colonies.
July 8th, 1760 (July 08 1760)EventFrench and Indian War: Battle of RestigoucheBritish defeat French forces in last naval battle in New France.
July 8th, 1758 (July 08 1758)EventFrench forces hold Fort Carillon against British at Ticonderoga, New York.
July 8th, 1716 (July 08 1716)EventGreat Northern War: Battle of Dynekilen
July 8th, 1709 (July 08 1709)EventGreat Northern War: Battle of Poltava: Peter I of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at Poltava thus effectively ending Sweden s role as a major power in Europe.
July 8th, 1680 (July 08 1680)EventThe first confirmed tornado in America kills a servant at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
July 8th, 1663 (July 08 1663)EventCharles II of England grants John Clarke a Royal Charter to Rhode Island.John Hart Quotes
July 8th, 1579 (July 08 1579)EventOur Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, was discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
July 8th, 1497 (July 08 1497)EventVasco da Gama sets sail on first direct European voyage to India.
July 8th, 1283 (July 08 1283)EventWar of the Sicilian Vespers: Battle of Malta
July 8th, 1099 (July 08 1099)EventFirst Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on.
July 8th, 0939 (July 08 0939)EventThe Major Occultation, or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi

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