The 8t o Julie is the 189t day o the year (190t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 176 days ti come.
- 1497 - Portuguese splorer Vasco da Gama sets sail on his voyage tae Indie.
- 1730 - A magnitude 7.8 yirdquauk causes a tsunami in Chile, killin 1,000 fowk.
- 1889 - The Wall Street Journal is first published.
- 1927 - Rain in the nicht tae 9 Julie causes floods in Saxony, Germany, which kill 160 fowk.
- 1986 - Kurt Waldheim becomes Preses o Austrick.
- 1989 - Carlos Menem becomes Preses o Argentinae.
- 1990 - Wast Germany wins the FIFA Warld Cup for a 3rd time, defeatin Argentinae 1-0 in the final in Italy.
- 1992 - Thomas Klestil becomes Preses o Austrick.
- 1994 - North Korean leader Kim Il-sung dees. Kim Jong-il taks over.
- 1997 - NATO invites the Czech Republic, Hungary an Poland tae jyn.
- 1999 - The novel Harry Potter an the Preesoner o Azkaban bi J. K. Rowling gaes on sale in the Unitit Kinrick.
- 2004 - Heinz Fischer becomes Preses o Austrick.
- 2005 - The G8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, ends.
- 2007 - Tennis: Roger Federer defeats Rafael Nadal tae win his 5t consecutive Wimbledon Championships singles teetle.
- 2008 - The volcanic island o Surtsey in Iceland becomes a UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid.
- 2010 - Poland haes three Heids o State in a seengle day.
- 2011 - The Space Shuttle Atlantis launches on the final Space Shuttle mission.
- 2014 - Israel launches Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip efter the murthers o three Israeli teenagers.
- 2014 - Brazil 1-7 Germany in 2014 FIFA Warld Cup: Several Warld Cup records are set in the FIFA Warld Cup semi-feenal match in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, incluidin Miroslav Klose settin the competeetion's goal-scorin record.
- 2016 - The New European, a new Breetish pro-European newspaper, publishes its first edeetion in response tae the Brexit vote.
- 2018 - David Davis propales his demission as the Unitit Kinrick's Secretar o State for Brexit.
- 2019 - Kyriakos Mitsotakis succeeds Alexis Tsipras as Prime meenister o Greece.
- 2020 - COVID-19 pandemic: The nummer o recordit COVID-19 cases warldwide reaches 12 million.
- 1593 - Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian penter (d. 1656)
- 1621 - Jean de La Fontaine, French writer (d. 1695)
- 1831 - John Pemberton, American pharmacist, inventor o Coca-Cola (d. 1888)
- 1838 - Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German airship builder (d. 1917)
- 1839 - John D. Rockefeller, American entrepreneur (d. 1937)
- 1878 - Jimmy Quinn, Scots fitbawer (d. 1945)
- 1884 - Bernard Haigh, Scots mechanical ingineer (d. 1819)
- 1894 - Pyotr Kapitsa, Roushie pheesicist (d. 1984)
- 1895 - Igor Tamm, Roushie pheesicist (d. 1971)
- 1908 - Nelson Rockefeller, 41st Vice Preses o the Unitit States (d. 1979)
- 1910 - Jimmy Littlejohn, Scots fitbawer (d. 1988)
- 1919 - Walter Scheel, 4t Preses o Wast Germany (d. 2016)
- 1930 - John Little, Scots fitbawer (d. 2017)
- 1945 - Micheline Calmy-Rey, Swiss politeecian
- 1951 - Anjelica Huston, American actress
- 1958 - Kevin Bacon, American actor an muisicker
- 1958 - Tzipi Livni, Israeli politeecian
- 1970 - Beck, American sangster
- 1977 - Christian Abbiati, Italian fitbawer
- 1977 - Milo Ventimiglia, American actor an director
- 1980 - Robbie Keane, Erse fitbawer
- 1981 - Anastasia Myskina, Roushie tennis player
- 1991 - Virgil van Dijk, Dutch fitbawer
- 1992 - Son Heung-min, Sooth Korean fitbawer
- 1998 - Jaden Smith, American actor an rapper
- 1636 - John Hepburn, Scots sodger (b. 1598)
- 1695 - Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician an pheesicist (b. 1629)
- 1822 - Percy Bysshe Shelley, Inglis poet (b. 1792)
- 1832 - Henry Raeburn, Scots penter (b. 1756)
- 1859 - Oscar I o Swaden (b. 1798)
- 1889 - Walter Montgomerie Neilson, Scots ingineer (b. 1819)
- 1979 - Sin'ichiro Tomonaga, Japanese pheesicist (b. 1906)
- 1985 - Simon Kuznets, Roushie-American economist (b. 1901)
- 1994 - Kim Il-sung, leader o North Korea (b. 1912)
- 2011 - Betty Ford, First Lady o the Unitit States (b. 1918)
- 2012 - Ernest Borgnine, American actor (b. 1917)
- 2016 - Jackie McInally, Scots fitbawer (b. 1936)
- 2018 - Alan Gilzean, Scots fitbawer (b. 1938)
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