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
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).