July 8

July 8 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on July 8, include:

  • Be a Kid Again Day
  • Coca Cola Day 
  • International Town Criers Day - July 8, 2024 (Second Monday in July)
  • Math 2.0 Day 
  • National Freezer Pop Day 
  • National Ice Cream Sundae Day 
  • National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day 
  • SCUD Day (Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama) 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include July 8, are:

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
  • Be Nice to New Jersey Week - July 7-13, 2024 (First Full Week in July)
  • Creative Maladjustment Week - July 7-14 
  • Dog Days of Summer - July 3 - August 11
  • Freedom Week - July 4-10
  • Islamic New Year - Evening of July 7, 2024 to Evening of July 8, 2024
  • Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Evening of July 7 - Evening of July 8, 2024
  • National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee Week - July 7-14, 2024 (8 Day Starting the First Sunday in July) (In Australia)
  • National Farriers Week - July 7-13, 2024 (First Full Week of July
  • Nude Recreation Weekend - July 8-14, 2024
  • Operation Safe Driver Week - July 7-13, 2024
  • Therapeutic Recreation Week - July 7-13, 2024 (Second Full Week of July)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include July 8, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our July Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of July.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.


World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Tour de France - June 29 - July 21, 2024 - this is the world's most high profile bicycle race.
  • Wimbledon - July 1-14, 2024 held at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in Southwest London, England.


Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for July 8 is Cancer.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of July are:

  • Larkspur - Levity and lightness. Strong bonds of Love are represented by Larkspur.
  • Waterlily
  • Delphinium


Waterlilies

Waterlilies

Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for July is:

  • Rubies which are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love


Famous Birthdays

  • 1831 - John Pemberton - American chemist and pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola (d. 1888)
  • 1838 - Eli Lilly - American businessman, chemist who founded Eli Lilly and Company (d. 1898)
  • 1838 - Ferdinand von Zeppelin - German General and businessman who founded the Zeppelin Airship Company (d. 1917)
  • 1838 - John D. Rockefeller - American businessman who founded the Standard Oil Company (d. 1937)
  • 1908 - Nelson Rockefeller - American businessman and politician who became the 41st Vice President of the United States (d. 1979)
  • 1958 - Kevin Bacon - American actor and musician (Footloose, A Few Good Men, Apollo 13)
  • 1961 - Toby Keith - American singer, songwriter, producer, and actor

Famous Deaths

  • 1967 - Vivien Leigh, English actress in Gone with the Wind (b. 1913)
  • 2011 - Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (b. 1918)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1891 - Future U.S. President Warren G. Harding marries Florence K. DeWolfe
  • 1942 - Actor Cary Grant marries American heiress Barbara Hutton
  • 2000 - Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi marries ice hocky player Bret Hedican


Quote of the Day

United We Stand..Divided We Fall.

The week of July 4-10th is Freedom Week, a week designed to emphasize the teaching of the Country's origins with an emphasis on the founding documents - the Constitution. 


Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe of the Day

Many people are afraid of "The Scale", the dreaded bathroom scale! Find out why!

Many people are afraid of "The Scale", the dreaded bathroom scale. It holds the keys to happiness for many of us! It holds great power over us and the thought of finding that the scale has secretly added a few extra pounds, is so overwhelming that we do not weigh!

Find out more about The Scale from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!


This Day in History

  • 1099 - The siege of Jerusalem starts when 15,000 Christian soldiers march in a religious procession around the city as its Muslim defenders watch
  • 1730 - More than 620 miles of Chile's coastline is damaged by a tsunami caused by a 8.7 magnitude earthquake
  • 1775 - The Continental Congress of the Thirteen Colonies of North America sign the Olive Branch Petition
  • 1776 - Church bells ring after John Nixon delivers the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence of the United States
  • 1822 - The Chippewas turn over a large tract of land in Ontario to the UK
  • 1874 - The Mounties begin their March West
  • 1889 - The Wall Street Journal publishes their first issue
  • 1932 - The Dow Jones Industrial Averages closes at 41.22 which is the lowest level during the Great Depression
  • 1947 - Reports of a UFO crash landing in Roswell, New Mexico
  • 1948 - The Women in the Air Force (WAF) program in the United States Air Force accepts its first female recruits
  • 2011 - Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program

This Day in Music

  • 1969 - Here Comes the Sun is released by The Beatles
  • 1973 - Lean on Me by Bill Withers hits #1
  • 1981 - Beauty and the Beat is the debut album released by the Go-Go's which reaches #1 on the US charts
  • 1996 - Wannabe, the debut single by the Spice Girl is released in the UK going to #1
  • 2016 - Mel B, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner of the Spice Girls announce they are forming a group called GEM (Song For Her video below)


This Day in Sports

  • 1909 - The 1st pro baseball game is played under lights 
  • 1978 - Bjorn Borg of Sweden wins at Wimbledon against American Jimmy Connors - 6-2, 6-2, 6-3

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Maw (noun)

1.  The upper digestive tract (where food enters the body), especially the mouth and jaws of a ravenous creature.  
2.  Any great, insatiable or perilous opening.

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