July 8: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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

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

This day marks the 189th day of 2022, 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 Events 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.

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.

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.

Famous People Born On July 8

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Jaden Smith? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1998 Jaden Smith

American Actor

Jaden Smith
23 years old
Born In:
California, USA

1977 Milo Ventimiglia

American Actor

Milo Ventimiglia
44 years old
Born In:
California, USA

Special Holidays On July 8

Are you looking for something to do today? Well, here’s a few special days that might just give you some ideas.

July 8: Math 2.0 Day

Math 2.0 Day

July 8: SCUD Day


July 8 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Those of you who were born on July 8th share the Cancer zodiac sign.

Those born under this sign tend to be sensitive to people’s feelings and moods. They’re usually very in tune with their environments and the world around them.

Anyone born in July has the Ruby birthstone. Ancient Hindus regarded the ruby as the “king of gems.” The gemstone was believed to protect the wearer from evil.

Those who were born on Jul 8 were likely conceived the previous year on October 15.

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