July 8 | On this Day

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2012 American actor Ernest Borgnine died. Death day
2011 Hewa Bora Airways Flight 952 aircraft incident at Kisangani, DR Congo, killed 74 people. Man-Made Disaster
2007 Indian politician Chandra Shekhar died. Death day
2003 Sudan Airways Flight 139 aircraft incident at Port Sudan, Sudan, killed 117 people. Man-Made Disaster
2000 American tennis player Venus Williams won her first title in 2000 Wimbledon. Achievement
2000 Chinese film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was released in theaters. This is one of the highest grossing non-English movies in the world. Release Date
1999 Astronaut from United States, Pete Conrad died. Death day
1996 Dutch tennis player Richard Krajicek won his first title in 1996 Wimbledon. Achievement
1995 Hungarian fencer Pal Kovacs died. Death day
1991 German tennis player Michael Stich won his first title in 1991 Wimbledon. Achievement
1991 Chess grandmaster from Peru, Emilio Cordova was born. Birthday
1990 In Football World Cup, West Germany won against Argentina at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy. World Cup Finals
1988 107 people died in Peruman railway accident. Man-Made Disaster
1985 American economist Simon Kuznets died. Death day
1985 German tennis player Boris Becker won his first title in 1985 Wimbledon. Achievement
1981 Russian tennis player Anastasia Myskina was born. Birthday
1980 Aeroflot Flight 4225 aircraft incident at Almaty, Kazakh SSR, USSR, killed 166 people. Man-Made Disaster
1979 American chemist Robert Burns Woodward died. Death day
1979 Japanese physicist Sin-Itiro Tomonaga died. Death day
1976 Indonesia's first artificial satellite Palapa A1 was launched. Launch Day
1972 Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly was born. Birthday
1972 Chess grandmaster from Israel, Victor Mikhalevski was born. Birthday
1971 Chess grandmaster from Germany, Frank Holzke was born. Birthday
1965 Canadian Pacific Air Lines Flight 21 aircraft incident at near 100 Mile House, BC, Canada, killed 52 people. Man-Made Disaster
1952 Egyptian politician Ahmed Nazif was born. Birthday
1951 American actress Anjelica Huston was born. Birthday
1935 Astronaut from Soviet Union, Vitaly Sevastyanov was born. Birthday
1930 New Zealand politician Joseph Ward died. Death day
1923 Chess grandmaster from FR Yugoslavia, Dragoljub Janošević was born. Birthday
1919 German politician Walter Scheel was born. Birthday
1895 Soviet physicist Igor Tamm was born. Birthday
1894 Soviet physicist Pyotr Kapitsa was born. Birthday
1857 French psychologist Alfred Binet was born. Birthday
1840 Portuguese politician Manuel de Arriaga was born. Birthday
1838 German general and inventor Ferdinand von Zeppelin was born. Birthday
1831 American pharmacist John Pemberton was born. Birthday
1730 Magnitude 8.7 earthquake in Valparaiso, Chile. This is one of the largest earthquake by magnitude. Natural Disaster
1695 Dutch physicist and inventor Christiaan Huygens died. Death day
1623 Pope Gregory XV died. Death day
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