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  • Rome, Papal States
    Saturday Jul 08, 1623

    Galileo Galilei

    Pope Gregory XV died and was succeeded by Pope Urban VIII

    Rome, Papal States
    Saturday Jul 08, 1623

    In 1623, Pope Gregory XV died and was succeeded by Pope Urban VIII who showed greater favor to Galileo, particularly after Galileo traveled to Rome to congratulate the new Pontiff.




  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Friday Jul 08, 1932

    Great Depression

    The Dow Jones Industrial Index bottoms out at 41.22

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Friday Jul 08, 1932

    The Dow Jones Industrial Index bottoms out at 41.22, the lowest level recorded in the 20th century and representing an 89% loss from its peak in September 1929.




  • Columbus, Georgia, U.S
    Thursday Jul 08, 1971

    Jimmy Carter

    Georgia Human Rights Council

    Columbus, Georgia, U.S
    Thursday Jul 08, 1971

    On July 8, 1971, during an appearance in Columbus, Georgia, Carter stated his intent to establish a Georgia Human Rights Council that would work toward solving issues within the state ahead of any potential violence.




  • New York, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 08, 1978

    Incandescent light bulb

    Albon Man started Electro-Dynamic Light Company

    New York, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 08, 1978

    Albon Man, a New York lawyer, started Electro-Dynamic Light Company in 1878 to exploit his patents and those of William Sawyer.




  • Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
    Sunday Jul 08, 1990

    Diego Maradona

    A Nightmare

    Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
    Sunday Jul 08, 1990

    The 1990 FIFA World Cup Final was a football match played between West Germany and Argentina to determine the winner of the 1990 FIFA World Cup. The game took place on 8 July 1990 at the Stadio Olimpico in Italy's capital and largest city, Rome, and was won 1–0 by West Germany, with a late penalty kick taken by Andreas Brehme being the game's only goal.




  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 08, 2010

    LeBron James

    To Miami Heat

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 08, 2010

    On July 8, he announced on a live ESPN special titled The Decision that he would sign with the Heat.




  • England
    Monday Jul 08, 2013

    Prince Harry

    Apache Aircraft Commander

    England
    Monday Jul 08, 2013

    On 8 July 2013, the Ministry of Defence announced that Harry had successfully qualified as an Apache aircraft commander.


  • Turkey
    Sunday Jul 08, 2018

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Erdogan Sacked 18,000 officials

    Turkey
    Sunday Jul 08, 2018

    On 8 July 2018, Erdogan sacked 18,000 officials for alleged ties to US based cleric Fethullah Gülen, shortly before renewing his term as an executive president. Of those removed, 9000 were police officers with 5000 from the armed forces with the addition of hundreds of academies.


  • Brazil
    Sunday Jul 08, 2018

    Lula da Silva

    Overturned Release order

    Brazil
    Sunday Jul 08, 2018

    On 8 July 2018, federal judge for the 4th region Rogério Favreto ordered Lula's release, a ruling that was overturned the same day by the president of the 4th regional court.


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