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Quote of the Day…

History is the feat of freedom, and freedom: the feat of history.

— Claudio Sánchez-Albornoz
Spanish politician and historian (died July 8, 1984)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

July 8 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 1325: in the Alhambra in Granada (Spain), Muhammed Ibn Ismail assassinates his cousin, King Ismail I, succeeding his son Muhammed IV on the throne of Granada.
  • 1497: the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama leaves for India.
  • 1563: in present-day Mexico, the Spanish Francisco de Ibarra founds the village of Nueva Vizcaya, today Victoria de Durango, capital of the state of Durango.
  • 1680 – In Cambridge, Massachusetts, a tornado kills a person. It is the first recorded fatality in American history.
  • 1709: in the framework of the Great Northern War, the Battle of Poltava is fought, which ended with a decisive victory for the Russians and put an end to the Kingdom of Sweden as a superpower in Europe.
  • 1730: in Valparaíso (Chile), at 4:45 in the morning, an earthquake and tsunami is registered that leaves a balance of 300 deaths (see Valparaíso Earthquake of 1730).
  • 1887: in Colombia, the government of Rafael Núñez closes the newspaper El Espectador for the first time.
  • 1889: The Wall Street Journal is founded in New York City.
  • 1914: in Mexico, the constitutionalist troops under the command of Álvaro Obregón and Manuel M. Diéguez enter the city of Guadalajara.
  • 1923: the Communist Party of Spain holds its second congress, where Óscar Pérez Solís is elected as Secretary General.
  • 1933: the German Vice Chancellor Franz von Papen and the Secretary of State of the Holy See Eugenio Pacelli (future Pius XII) sign the concordat between the countries they represent.
  • 1942: in Argentina the “prisoners of Bragado” are released, three anarchists (Pascual Vuotto, Reclus de Diago and Santiago Mainini)) unjustly imprisoned eleven years earlier.
  • 1950: in the northeast of Colombia, an earthquake destroys the municipality of Arboledas.
  • 1956: In Bikini Atoll, the United States detonates the Apache atomic bomb (name of an ethnic group of Native Americans), of 1850 kt, the fourteenth of the 17 of the Redwing operation.
  • 1983: in Getafe (Spain), the Getafe Football Club is founded.
  • 1989: in Argentina, Carlos Menem assumes the presidency of the nation.
  • 1990: Argentina loses to West Germany in the final of the Soccer World Cup.
  • 1994: in the Sierra de Atapuerca (Spain), in stratum TD6 of the deposit called Gran Dolina, fragments of Homo antecessor are discovered.
  • 2003: the city of Ciberjaya is founded in Malaysia.
  • 2005: In Singapore, the International Olympic Committee approves the exclusion of baseball and softball from the London 2012 Olympic Games.
  • 2007: the animated television series Drama Island is released in Canada.
  • 2010: in the city of Rocha (Uruguay) a fire breaks out in the Municipal Prison, which kills 13 inmates.
  • 2011: The space shuttle Atlantis takes off from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station, this being the last mission of a shuttle.
  • 2014: The Israeli army’s Operation Protective Edge begins against the Palestinian HAMAS organization in the Gaza Strip, after terrorists killed several Israeli children.
  • 2014: in New York (United States), the Irish Mairead Maguire and the Argentine Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, both Nobel Peace Laureates, along with a hundred professors from the United States and Canada, given the refusal of the American human rights organization Human Rights Watch, request for the second time – the first was on May 12, 2014 – that Javier Solana (former NATO Secretary General) and all those involved with the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) be expelled from its board of directors or with the United States Government. This second letter was not directly answered.
  • 2014: In the southern district of Al Mahfad (Yemen), the army finds notes of a student of the Islamist terrorist group Al Qaeda in a training camp recently abandoned by the terrorist group in the mountains of that country.
  • 2014: in the semifinal of the World Cup, Germany qualifies for the final after beating Brazil 7-1, host country of the tournament and 5 times world champion. In this match the German player Miroslav Klose becomes the top scorer in the history of world cups by scoring his goal 16.
  • 2015: Pope Francis’ first visit to Bolivia is made, beginning in the Andean cities of El Alto and La Paz.
  • 2017: in Venezuela, the opposition leader Leopoldo López is released from the Ramo Verde prison under house arrest issued by the Supreme Court of Justice.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

July 8 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1478: Gian Giorgio Trissino, Italian poet, humanist, playwright, philologist and diplomat (d. 1550).
  • 1528: Manuel Filiberto, Savoyard aristocrat, governor of the Netherlands with Carlos V (f. 1580).
  • 1545: Carlos of Austria, Spanish aristocrat (d. 1568).
  • 1593: Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian painter (d. 1654).
  • 1604: Heinrich Albert, German composer, organist and poet (d. 1651).
  • 1621: Jean de La Fontaine, French poet (d. 1695).
  • 1640: Henry Stuart, British aristocrat (d. 1660).
  • 1735: Domenico Vandelli, Italian naturist (d. 1816).
  • 1766: Dominique-Jean Larrey, French surgeon (d. 1842).
  • 1792: Teresa of Saxony-Hildburghausen, Saxon aristocrat (d. 1854).
  • 1811: Luis González Bravo, Spanish writer and politician (d. 1871).
  • 1819 – Francis Leopold McClintock, Irish explorer (d. 1907).
  • 1830: Alejandra de Sajonia-Altenburgo, German aristocrat (d. 1911).
  • 1831 – John Stith Pemberton, American pharmacist, inventor of Coca-Cola (d. 1888).
  • 1836: Joseph Chamberlain, British politician (d. 1914).
  • 1838: Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German inventor (d. 1917).
  • 1839 – John D. Rockefeller, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1937).
  • 1851: Arthur Evans, British archaeologist (d. 1941).
  • 1857: Alfred Binet, French psychologist and pedagogue (d. 1911).
  • 1866: Benedict Friedlaender, German sexologist and activist (d. 1908).
  • 1867: Käthe Kollwitz, German sculptor (d. 1945).
  • 1868: Daniel Salamanca, Bolivian politician, president of Bolivia between 1931 and 1934 (d. 1935).
  • 1868: Vincent McNabb, Irish priest and scholar (d. 1943).
  • 1882: John Anderson, Scottish politician (d. 1958).
  • 1883: Fritz Platten, Swiss socialist (d. 1942).
  • 1885: Ernst Bloch, German philosopher (d. 1977).
  • 1885: Hugo Ferdinand Boss, German businessman, founder of the Hugo Boss company (d. 1948).
  • 1887: Luis Linares Becerra, Spanish playwright and journalist (d. 1931).
  • 1888: Deolinda Lopes Vieira, Portuguese anarcho-syndicalist and feminist teacher (d. 1993).
  • 1890: Stanton Macdonald-Wright, American painter (d. 1973).
  • 1892: Richard Aldington, British writer and poet (d. 1962).
  • 1892: Pável Korin, Russian painter (f.1967).
  • 1892: Nikolai Polikárpov, Russian aviator (d. 1944).
  • 1893: Fritz Perls, German psychiatrist (d. 1970).
  • 1894: Piotr Kapitsa, Soviet physicist, Nobel Prize winner for physics in 1978 (d. 1984).
  • 1894: Carmen Mondragón, Mexican poet (d. 1978).
  • 1895: Igor Tam, Russian physicist, 1958 Nobel Prize Winner (d. 1971).
  • 1898: Melville Ruick, American actor (d. 1972).
  • 1900: George Antheil, American pianist and composer (d. 1959).
  • 1901: Carmen Martínez Sancho, Spanish mathematician and teacher (d. 1995)
  • 1904: Henri Cartan, French mathematician (d. 2008).
  • 1906: Philip Johnson, American architect (d. 2005).
  • 1907: George Romney, American businessman (d. 1995).
  • 1908: Louis Jordan, American saxophonist and singer (d. 1975).
  • 1908: Nelson Rockefeller, American politician (d. 1979).
  • 1909: José Santiago Crespo, Spanish priest (d. 1978).
  • 1912: Maria Wine, Swedish translator, poet and writer of Danish origin (d. 2003).
  • 1913ː Alejandra Soler Gilabert, Spanish Republican teacher (d. 2017)
  • 1914: Jyoti Basu, Indian politician (d. 2010).
  • 1914: Billy Eckstine, American jazz singer (d. 1993).
  • 1919: Walter Scheel, German politician (d. 2016).
  • 1921: Edgar Morin, French philosopher and sociologist.
  • 1922: Mariano Medina, Spanish meteorologist (d. 1994).
  • 1923: Manuel Alvar, Spanish philologist (d. 2001).
  • 1923 – Harrison Dillard, American athlete.
  • 1923: Antonio Herrero Losada, Spanish journalist (d. 2001).
  • 1924: Johnnie Johnson, American pianist and musician (d. 2005).
  • 1924: Anton Schwarzkopf, German engineer (d. 2001).
  • 1925: Marco Cé, Italian cardinal (d. 2014).
  • 1926: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-American psychiatrist (d. 2004).
  • 1926: Juanito Navarro, Spanish actor (d. 2011).
  • 1927: Willy De Clercq, Belgian politician and MEP (d. 2011).
  • 1928: David Brockhoff, Australian rugby player (d. 2011).
  • 1928: Ángel Tulio Zof, Argentine soccer coach (f. 2014).
  • 1930: Jerry Vale, American singer and actor (d. 2014).
  • 1932: Franca Raimondi, Italian singer (d. 1988).
  • 1934: Raquel Correa, Chilean journalist (d. 2012).
  • 1934: Marty Feldman, British writer, comedian and actor (d. 1982).
  • 1937: Héctor Noguera, Chilean film, theater and television actor.
  • 1939: Juan José Gámez, Costa Rican soccer player and coach (f. 1997).
  • 1940: Gerald L. Baliles, American politician (d. 2019).
  • 1943: Ricardo Pavoni, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1944: Jeffrey Tambor, American actor.
  • 1945: Micheline Calmy-Rey, Swiss politician.
  • 1947: Luis Fernando Figari, Peruvian Catholic layman.
  • 1947: Edelmiro Molinari, Argentine musician.
  • 1947: José Emilio Mitrovich, Argentine-Guatemalan soccer player.
  • 1950: Pedro Miguel Echenique, Spanish scientist.
  • 1951: Anjelica Huston, American actress.
  • 1952: Jack Lambert, American football player.
  • 1953: Eberhard Bosslet, German artist.
  • 1956: Jean-René Bernaudeau, French cyclist.
  • 1956: Carlos Herrera, Spanish journalist.
  • 1957: Carlos Cavazo, Mexican-American guitarist.
  • 1958: Kevin Bacon, American actor.
  • 1959: Robert Knepper, American actor.
  • 1961: Andrew Fletcher, British keyboardist, of the band Depeche Mode.
  • 1962: Joan Osborne, American singer.
  • 1966: Suzanne Krull, American actress, screenwriter and producer.
  • 1968: Michael Weatherly, American actor.
  • 1968: Billy Crudup, American actor.
  • 1969: George Fisher, American musician, of the band Cannibal Corpse.
  • 1969: Mariano Roger, Argentine guitarist, of the Babasónicos band.
  • 1970: Beck, American musician.
  • 1970: Seu Jorge, Brazilian musician, composer and actor.
  • 1973: Kathleen Robertson, Canadian actress.
  • 1974: Zhanna Friske, Russian singer and actress.
  • 1974: Dragoslav Jevrić, Montenegrin footballer.
  • 1976: Talal El Karkouri, Moroccan footballer.
  • 1976: David Kennedy, American musician.
  • 1976: Grettell Valdez, Mexican actress.
  • 1977: Canco Rodríguez, Spanish actor.
  • 1977: Milo Ventimiglia, American actor.
  • 1979: Freeway, American rapper.
  • 1980: Robbie Keane, Irish footballer.
  • 1981: Anastasía Mýskina, Russian tennis player.
  • 1982: Sophia Bush, American actress.
  • 1982: Hakim Warrick, American basketball player.
  • 1982: Joshua Alba, American film and television actor.
  • 1983: Dani Navarro, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1983: Antonio Mirante, Italian footballer.
  • 1985: Jamie Cook, American guitarist, of the band Arctic Monkeys.
  • 1986: Jaime García, Mexican baseball player.
  • 1988: Miki Roqué, Spanish footballer (f. 2012).
  • 1990: Nicolás Colazo, Argentine footballer.
  • 1990: Kevin Trapp, German footballer.
  • 1991: Jamie Blackley, British actor.
  • 1991: Virgil van Dijk, Dutch footballer.
  • 1992: Son Heung-min, South Korean footballer.
  • 1993: Aimee Kelly, British actress.
  • 1998: Maya Hawke, American actress.
  • 1998: Diego Faccioli, Italian footballer.
  • 1999: Erik Sorga, Estonian footballer.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

July 8 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 810: Pepin of Italy, Italian king (b.773).
  • 975: Edgar the Pacific, English king (b. 943).
  • 1153: Eugene III, Italian pope (b.?).
  • 1390: Albert of Saxony, German philosopher and scientist (b.1316).
  • 1538: Diego de Almagro, Spanish explorer (b.1475).
  • 1623: Gregory XV, Italian pope (b.1554).
  • 1695: Christiaan Huygens, Dutch astronomer, physicist and mathematician (b. 1629).
  • 1726: Antonio Maria Bononcini, Italian composer (b.1677).
  • 1784: Torbern Olof Bergman, Swedish chemist (b. 1735).
  • 1809: Thomas Paine, British thinker, revolutionary, enlightened and liberal (b. 1737).
  • 1822: Percy Bysshe Shelley, British poet (b. 1792).
  • 1850: Adolf of Cambridge, British aristocrat (b. 1774).
  • 1850: Adolf of Cambridge, German King (b. 1774).
  • 1855 – William Edward Parry, British admiral and Arctic explorer (b. 1790).
  • 1859: Oscar I, Swedish King (b. 1799).
  • 1867: Santiago Vidaurri, Mexican military and politician (b. 1809).
  • 1873: Franz Xaver Winterhalter, German painter and lithographer (b.1805).
  • 1879: Trinidad de la Garza Melo, Mexican lawyer and politician (b. 1817).
  • 1895: Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian chemist and physicist (b. 1821).
  • 1913: Louis Hémon, French-Canadian writer (b. 1880).
  • 1914: José María Mier, Mexican lawyer, military and politician (b. 1847).
  • 1917 – Tom Thomson, Canadian painter (b.1877).
  • 1930: Joseph Ward, New Zealand politician and prime minister (b. 1856).
  • 1933: Anthony Hope, British writer (b.1863).
  • 1934: Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (b. 1848).
  • 1936 – Thomas Meighan, American actor (b.1879).
  • 1939: Havelock Ellis, British sexologist, physician and social activist (b. 1859).
  • 1942: Louis Franchet d’Espèrey, French military man (b. 1856).
  • 1943: Jean Moulin, French military man (b.1899).
  • 1948: Bruno H. Bürgel, German writer and astronomer (b. 1875).
  • 1956: Giovanni Papini, Italian writer (b. 1881).
  • 1967: Vivien Leigh, British actress (b.1913).
  • 1971 – Charlie Shavers, American trumpeter, singer and songwriter (b.1917).
  • 1972: Francis Camps, British pathologist (b.1905).
  • 1975: Lennart Skoglund, Swedish footballer (b.1929).
  • 1979: Shin’ichirō Tomonaga, Japanese theoretical physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 (b.1906).
  • 1979: Robert Burns Woodward, American chemist, Nobel Prize winner in chemistry in 1965 (b.1917).
  • 1983: José de Jesús Tirado y Pedraza, Mexican bishop, 9th Archbishop of Monterrey (b.1908).
  • 1984: Brassaï, French photographer (b.1899).
  • 1984: Claudio Sánchez-Albornoz, Spanish historian (b. 1893).
  • 1985: Phil Foster, American actor (b.1913).
  • 1985: Jean-Paul Le Chanois, French theater and film director (b.1909).
  • 1986: Adolfo Linvel, Argentine actor (b.1911).
  • 1987: Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (b. 1896).
  • 1990: Howard Duff, American actor (b.1913).
  • 1991: James Franciscus, American actor (b.1934).
  • 1993: Henry Hazlitt, American philosopher (b. 1894).
  • 1994: Christian-Jaque, French filmmaker (b.1904).
  • 1994: Kim Il-sung, North Korean Prime Minister and President (b.1912).
  • 1994: Dick Sargent, American actor (b.1930).
  • 1995: Julián Murguía, Uruguayan writer, journalist, editor, politician and agricultural engineer (b. 1930).
  • 1996: Irene Prador, Austrian actress, writer and singer (b.1911).
  • 1999: Ángel L. Cabrera, Spanish-Argentine botanist (b.1908).
  • 1999: José Antonio Casanova, Venezuelan baseball player and coach (b. 1918).
  • 1999: Charles Conrad, American astronaut (b.1930).
  • 2000: FM-2030 (Fereydun M. Esfandiary), Iranian philosopher (b.1930).
  • 2002: Ward Kimball, animator at Walt Disney Studios and jazz trombonist (b.1917).
  • 2002: Julio Catania, Spanish operatic bass, specialized in oratorios (b. 1921).
  • 2003: Ladan and Laleh Bijani, Iranian twins who died during the separation operation (b.174).
  • 2006: June Allyson, American actress (b.1917).
  • 2006: Ana María Campoy, Argentine actress (b.1925).
  • 2006: Sabine Dünser, Liechtensteinian singer, of the band Elis (b. 1977).
  • 2008: Sixto Ríos, Spanish mathematician (b.1913).
  • 2010: Rafael Matallana, Peruvian composer and singer of Creole music (b.1930).
  • 2010: Patrick Rice, Irish priest and activist (b.1945).
  • 2010: Juan Carlos Rousselot, Argentine journalist, radio and television presenter and politician (b. 1935).
  • 2010: Melvin Turpin, American basketball player (b.1960).
  • 2011: Gerardo Antón, Spanish anti-Franco politician (b.1917).
  • 2011: Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (b.1924).
  • 2011: Betty Ford, first lady of the United States (b.1918).
  • 2011: Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez, Mexican philosopher and writer (b.1915).
  • 2011: Miriam Sucre, Argentine actress (b.1920).
  • 2012: Ernest Borgnine, American actor of Italian origin (b.1917).
  • 2013: Gaby Álvarez, Spanish actress (b.1922).
  • 2013: Joaquín Piña, Hispanic-Argentine Jesuit and Bishop (b.1930).
  • 2015: James Tate, American poet (b.1943).
  • 2017: Nelsan Ellis, American actor (b.1977).
  • 2018: Robert D. Ray, American lawyer and politician (b.1928).
  • 2018: Tab Hunter, American actor and singer (b.1931).
  • 2018: Frank Ramsey, American basketball player (b.1931).
  • 2020: Wayne Mixson, American politician (b.1922).
  • 2020: Daniel Alvarado, Venezuelan television, film and theater actor (b.1949).
  • 2020: Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivorian politician (b.1959).
  • 2020: Naya Rivera, actress, model and singer (b.1987).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

July 8 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • World Population Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

July 8 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Holy Abrahamic Monks
  • St. Hadrian III
  • Saint Aquila
  • Saint Auspice of Toul
  • Saint Disibodo of the Rhineland
  • Saint Priscilla
  • Saint Procopius
  • Saint Quiliano of Herbipoli
  • Blessed Eugene III

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

July 8 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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