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Monday 8 July 2019 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Body Painting Day
  • National Chocolate with Almonds Day and National Ice Cream Sundae Day in USA
  • Scud Day
  • Seventeenth of Tammuz in Israel (hb. שבעה עשר בתמוז - Shivah Asar BíTammuz. Tammuz - The start of a three-week mourning period when Jews donít have weddings because of the breach of the walls of Jerusalem leading to the Ninth of Av (Tisha. B'Av) which commemorates the destruction of both the first and the second Holy temples)

Events

  • 1970 – Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American self-determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975.
  • 1948 – The United States Air Force accepts its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force (WAF).
  • 1933 – The first rugby union test match between the Wallabies of Australia and the Springboks of South Africa is played at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.
  • 1912 – Henrique Mitchell de Paiva Couceiro leads an unsuccessful royalist attack against the First Portuguese Republic in Chaves.
  • 1889 – The first issue of The Wall Street Journal is published.
  • 1776 – Church bells (possibly including the Liberty Bell) are rung after John Nixon delivers the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence of the United States.
  • 1579 – Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, is discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
  • 1497 – Vasco da Gama sets sail on the first direct European voyage to India.

Births

  • 1998 – Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, American actor and rapper
  • 1983 – John Bowker, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Hakim Warrick, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Sophia Bush, American actress and director
  • 1980 – Eric Chouinard, American-Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 – Mat McBriar, American football player
  • 1978 – Rachael Lillis, American voice actress
  • 1977 – Milo Ventimiglia, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1976 – David Kennedy, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1970 – Beck, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1970 – Todd Martin, American tennis player and coach
  • 1969 – George Fisher, American singer-songwriter
  • 1968 – Billy Crudup, American actor
  • 1968 – Michael Weatherly, American actor
  • 1965 – Dan Levinson, American clarinet player, saxophonist, and bandleader
  • 1963 – Mark Christopher, American director and screenwriter
  • 1962 – Joan Osborne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1961 – Toby Keith, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1958 – Kevin Bacon, American actor and musician
  • 1957 – Carlos Cavazo, Mexican-American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1952 – Jack Lambert, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1952 – Larry Garner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1952 – Marianne Williamson, American author and activist
  • 1951 – Alan Ashby, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster
  • 1951 – Anjelica Huston, American actress and director
  • 1949 – Wolfgang Puck, Austrian-American chef, restaurateur and entrepreneur
  • 1948 – Ruby Sales, American civil-rights activist
  • 1947 – Kim Darby, American actress
  • 1947 – Luis Fernando Figari, Peruvian religious leader, founded the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae
  • 1944 – Jaimoe, American drummer
  • 1944 – Jeffrey Tambor, American actor and singer
  • 1942 – Phil Gramm, American economist and politician
  • 1940 – Joe B. Mauldin, American bass player and songwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1935 – John David Crow, American football player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1935 – Steve Lawrence, American actor and singer
  • 1930 – Chris Adams, American author and retired United States Air Force officer
  • 1930 – Jerry Vale, American singer (d. 2014)
  • 1926 – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-American psychiatrist and author (d. 2004)
  • 1926 – John Dingell, American lieutenant and politician
  • 1925 – Arthur Imperatore Sr., Italian-American businessman from New Jersey
  • 1925 – Bill Mackrides, American football quarterback
  • 1924 – Charles C. Droz, American politician
  • 1924 – Johnnie Johnson, American pianist and songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1923 – Harrison Dillard, American sprinter and hurdler
  • 1918 – Craig Stevens, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1918 – Irwin Hasen, American illustrator (d. 2015)
  • 1918 – Paul B. Fay, American businessman, soldier, and diplomat, 12th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 2009)
  • 1917 – Faye Emerson, American actress (d. 1983)
  • 1917 – J. F. Powers, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1999)
  • 1916 – Jean Rouverol, American author, actress and screenwriter (d. 2017)
  • 1915 – Neil D. Van Sickle, American Air Force major general
  • 1914 – Billy Eckstine, American singer and trumpet player (d. 1993)
  • 1908 – Louis Jordan, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and actor (d. 1975)
  • 1908 – Nelson Rockefeller, American businessman and politician, 41st Vice President of the United States (d. 1979)
  • 1907 – George W. Romney, American businessman and politician, 43rd Governor of Michigan (d. 1995)
  • 1906 – Philip Johnson, American architect, designed the IDS Center and PPG Place (d. 2005)
  • 1900 – George Antheil, American pianist, composer, and author (d. 1959)
  • 1898 – Melville Ruick, American actor (d. 1972)
  • 1893 – R. Carlyle Buley, American historian and author (d. 1968)
  • 1890 – Stanton Macdonald-Wright, American painter (d. 1973)
  • 1885 – Hugo Boss, German fashion designer, founded Hugo Boss (d. 1948)
  • 1882 – Percy Grainger, Australian-American pianist and composer (d. 1961)
  • 1839 – John D. Rockefeller, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Standard Oil Company (d. 1937)
  • 1838 – Eli Lilly, American soldier, chemist, and businessman, founded Eli Lilly and Company (d. 1898)
  • 1838 – Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German general and businessman, founded the Zeppelin Airship Company (d. 1917)
  • 1831 – John Pemberton, American chemist and pharmacist, invented Coca-Cola (d. 1888)
  • 1830 – Frederick W. Seward, American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1915)

Deaths

  • 2015 – James Tate, American poet (b. 1943)
  • 2015 – Ken Stabler, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1945)
  • 2014 – Howard Siler, American bobsledder and coach (b. 1945)
  • 2014 – John V. Evans, American soldier and politician, 27th Governor of Idaho (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Tom Veryzer, American baseball player (b. 1953)
  • 2013 – Brett Walker, American songwriter and producer (b. 1961)
  • 2013 – Dick Gray, American baseball player (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – Edmund Morgan, American historian and author (b. 1916)
  • 2013 – Rubby Sherr, American physicist and academic (b. 1913)
  • 2012 – Ernest Borgnine, American actor (b. 1917)
  • 2012 – Martin Pakledinaz, American costume designer (b. 1953)
  • 2011 – Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (b. 1918)
  • 2011 – Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (b. 1924)
  • 2009 – Midnight, American singer-songwriter (b. 1962)
  • 2008 – John Templeton, American-born British businessman and philanthropist (b. 1912)
  • 2007 – Jack B. Sowards, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1929)
  • 2006 – June Allyson, American actress and singer (b. 1917)
  • 2004 – Paula Danziger, American author and educator (b. 1944)
  • 2002 – Ward Kimball, American animator and trombonist (b. 1914)
  • 1999 – Pete Conrad, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)
  • 1994 – Dick Sargent, American actor (b. 1930)
  • 1994 – Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American businessman and explorer (b. 1927)
  • 1991 – James Franciscus, American actor (b. 1934)
  • 1990 – Howard Duff, American actor (b. 1913)
  • 1988 – Ray Barbuti, American runner and football player (b. 1905)
  • 1986 – Skeeter Webb, American baseball player and manager (b. 1909)
  • 1985 – Phil Foster, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1913)
  • 1981 – Bill Hallahan, American baseball player (b. 1902)
  • 1979 – Robert Burns Woodward, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
  • 1973 – Gene L. Coon, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1924)
  • 1965 – Thomas Sigismund Stribling, American lawyer and author (b. 1881)
  • 1905 – Walter Kittredge, American violinist and composer (b. 1834)
  • 1887 – Ben Holladay, American businessman (b. 1819)
  • 1721 – Elihu Yale, American-English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1649)
  • 1689 – Edward Wooster, English-American settler (b. 1622)
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