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Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Swiss Solar Impulse project's solar powered plane remains aloft for 24 hours, a record for a solar powered craft. //www.foxnews.com/world/2010/07/08/swiss-solar-plane-marks-hours-air/ (AP via Fox News)
The first 24-hour flight by a solar-powered plane is completed by the Solar Impulse.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Debris and bodies from Yemenia Flight 626, which crashed off the Comoros in the Indian Ocean, wash up on Mafia Island, Tanzania. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8140093.stm (BBC)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousaf Raza Gillani denies any involvement in the 2008 Indian embassy bombing in Kabul. The Government of Afghanistan has hinted that it believes that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence had some involvement. //news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080708/ap_on_re_as/afghan_explosion_24 (AP via Yahoo! News) //in.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idINISL19189120080708 (Reuters)
Leaders of the G8 nations meeting at the 34th G8 summit in Japan agree to a target of cutting world greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2050. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7494702.stm (BBC News)

Tuesday, July 8, 2003

Same-sex marriage in Canada: A British Columbia court rules that same-sex couples may get married in that province, effective immediately. BC becomes the second Canadian province, and second political division in the Western Hemisphere, to legalize same-sex marriage. This decision is similar to the Ontario decision on June 10, 2003. //cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2003/07/08/130210-cp.html
During a visit to the former slave-trading station on Goree Island, off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, U.S. President George W. Bush calls slavery one of the greatest crimes of history, but stops short of an official apology. //asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNewsstoryID=3054883
Sudan Airways Flight 39, with 117 people on board, crashes in Sudan the only survivor is a 2-year-old child.

Monday, July 8, 2002

Organization of African Unity disbanded, African Union created.

Thursday, July 8, 1999

A major flash flood in Las Vegas sws hundreds of cars, smashes mobile homes and kills 2 people.

Monday, July 8, 1996

Martina Hingis becomes the youngest person in history (age 15 years and 282 days) to win at Wimbledon in the Ladies' Doubles event.

Wednesday, July 8, 1992

Amoco and Unocal Corporation announce restructuring plans that will eliminate 10,000 jobs in 1992 and 1993.

Sunday, July 8, 1990

July 9–11 ndash The 16th G7 summit is held in Houston.
West Germany defeats Argentina 1–0 to win the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

Wednesday, July 8, 1981

Irish Republican Joe McDonnell dies at the Long Kesh Internment C after a 61-day hunger strike.

Tuesday, July 8, 1980

Pope John Paul II visits Brazil 7 people are crushed to death in a crowd meeting him.

Sunday, July 8, 1979

Los Angeles passes its gay and lesbian civil rights bill.

Saturday, July 8, 1972

The U.S. sells grain to the Soviet Union for $750 million.

Tuesday, July 8, 1969

Vietnam War: The very first U.S. troop withdrawals are made.

Friday, July 8, 1966

King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Ntare V, who is in turn deposed by prime minister Michel Micombero.

Wednesday, July 8, 1964

U.S. military personnel announce that U.S. casualties in Vietnam have risen to 1,387, including 399 dead and 17 MIA.

Saturday, July 8, 1961

A mine explosion in Czechoslovakia leaves 108 dead.

Sunday, July 8, 1956

The mountain Gasherbrum II is first ascended.

Sunday, July 8, 1945

WWII: Harry S. Truman is informed that Japan will talk peace if it can retain the reign of the Emperor.ref name=nuclearfiles1940/

Wednesday, July 8, 1942

Turkish prime minister Refik Saydam died while working in office. For one day he is succeeded by Ahmet Fikri Tüzer

Saturday, July 8, 1916

July 16- Massive flooding caused by 2 different hurricanes devastates western North Carolina.

Tuesday, July 8, 1902

Service of Reclamation within U.S. Geological Survey.

Friday, July 8, 1892

Monday, July 8, 1889

The first issue of "The Wall Street Journal" is published.

Saturday, July 8, 1876

Reichstadt Agreement: Russia and Austria-Hungary agree on partitioning the Balkan peninsula.

Thursday, July 8, 1858

Peace treaty to end the Indian Rebellion.

Friday, July 8, 1853

U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry arrives in Edo Bay with a request for a trade treaty.

Monday, July 8, 1822

The Chippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.

Saturday, July 8, 1815

Louis XVIII returns to Paris, and is 'restored' as King of France (he had declared himself king on 8 June 1795, at the death of his nephew, 10-year-old Louis XVII, and had lived in Westphalia, Verona, Russia, and England).

Friday, July 8, 1791

Composer Joseph Haydn awarded an honorary doctorate of music at Oxford University.

Monday, July 8, 1776

American Revolution: The Liberty Bell rings for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Tuesday, July 8, 1760

Seven Years' War ndash French and Indian War: Battle of Restigouche: British defeat French forces in the last naval battle in New France.

Saturday, July 8, 1758

Seven Years' War: French and Indian War: French forces hold Fort Carillon against the British at Ticonderoga, New York.

Saturday, July 8, 1730

1730 Valparaiso earthquake in Chile.

Wednesday, July 8, 1716

Battle of Dynekilen: The Swedish fleet is defeated by a Danish-Norwegian fleet.

Monday, July 8, 1709

New Style) ndash Battle of Poltava: In the Ukraine, Peter I of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at Poltava (see above).

Thursday, July 8, 1683

The Qing Dynasty Chinese admiral Shi Lang leads 300 ships with 20,000 troops out of Tongshan, Fujian and sails towards the Kingdom of Tungning, in modern-day Taiwan and Penghu, in order to quell the kingdom in the name of Qing.

Monday, July 8, 1680

The first documented tornado in America kills a servant at Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Sunday, July 8, 1663

King Charles II of England grants John Clarke a Royal Charter to the American Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.ref name=Cassell's Chronology/

Tuesday, July 8, 1653

John Thurloe becomes Cromwell's head of intelligence.

Tuesday, June 28, 1524 (Julianian calendar)

da Verrazzano's expedition returns to Dieppe.
AugustndashSeptember ndash Marseille is besieged by Imperial forces under the Duke of Bourbon.

Thursday, June 29, 1497 (Julianian calendar)

Vasco da Gama's fleet departs from Lisbon, beginning his expedition to India.

Saturday, June 30, 1319 (Julianian calendar)

Three-year-old Magnus Eriksson is elected king of Sweden, thus uniting it with Norway. His mother Ingeborg of Norway is given a place in the regency in both Sweden and Norway.

Thursday, July 1, 1283 (Julianian calendar)

At the navalBattle of Malta at Valletta, an Angevin fleet sent to help put down a rebellion on Malta is defeated by the fleet of Roger of Lauria.

Wednesday, July 3, 939 (Julianian calendar)

The Major Occultation, or "Ghaybat el-Kubra" of Muhammad al-Mahdi
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