2021 July

July 8: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on July 8

July 8th is officially Math 2.0 Day as well as SCUD Day.

This day marks the 189th day of 2021, and there’s another 176 days to go.

If you were born on this day or just want to learn about the day then you’re going to enjoy these fascinating historical events that all happened on July 8th throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 1889, The Wall Street Journal issued their first paper? It has been printed without interruption ever since.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 8th in history!

What Happened On July 8 In History?

2011

The Space Shuttle Atlantis launched for its final mission.

2010

“Inception”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, premiered in London, England.

Inception grossed over $828 million worldwide, which made it the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2010.
1995

Following the Sega Saturn’s huge success in Japan & North America, the console was released in Europe on this day.

1988

The Island Express train derailed on the Peruman Bridge in India.

The train fell into the Ashtamudi Lake, killing 105 passengers and injuring more than 200 other people.
1981

The Solar Challenger became the first solar-powered airplane to cross the English Channel.

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1947

A flying saucer crash at Roswell, New Mexico was broadcasted to the public.

1889

The Wall Street Journal issued their first paper.

The newspaper is an American-business focused daily paper in New York City.
1870

The US Federal Trademark Act began which allowed authorization of Trademarks.

1796

The first recorded US passport was handed out by David Humphreys.

OTD in 1796: The first recorded US passport was handed out by David Humphreys.
1777

The state of Vermont became the first to abolish adult slavery after declaring the Constitution of Vermont.

1776

The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence occurred.

Colonel John Nixon read the document. The Liberty Bell rang to signal the invitation for citizens to listen to the reading.
1497

Navigator Vasco da Gama of Portugal started his first voyage.

OTD in 1497: Navigator Vasco da Gama of Portugal started his first voyage.
He would become the first explorer to reach India by sea.

Did you know that on this day, July 8th 1889, The Wall Street Journal issued their first paper?