Historical Events In July - 08
Friday, 15 January 2021
2007 Boeing launches the new Boeing 787 on July - 08.
2007 Roger Federer wins the Men's Singles, at Wimbledon for a fifth time in a row on this day in history.
2010 The first 24-hour flight by a solar powered plane is completed by the Solar Impulse on July - 08.
2011 Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program on this day in history.
2012 On this day in history roadside car bomb kills 14 civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province
2013 On July - 08 42 people have been killed and hundreds injured after the Egyptian army raids a sit in protest in Cairo
2014 On July - 08 germany defeat Brazil by a record 7-1 to make it to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final
2017 On July - 08 british Lions tie 15-15 with New Zealand All Blacks in their 3rd rugby match to tie the series
2017 On this day in history unesco declares Asmara, capital of Eritrea, a world heritage site for its Art Deco buildings
2018 Four boys are the first to be rescued after 16 days, from Tham Luang cave, Thailand, by Thai and international rescue team on this day in history.
2018 British Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns in a stand against Theresa May's new softer Brexit policy on this day in history.
2018 Eritrea and Ethiopia announce re-establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries after almost 20 years in Asmara, Eritrea on July - 08.
2018 On this day in history south Korean golfer Sei Young Ki breaks LPGA 72-hole scoring record with 31 under-par 257, also first to better -30, in winning Thornberry Creek Classic
2020 On July - 08 [COVID-19 pandemic] The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 12 million worldwide.
2020 At least 180 bodies are found in mass graves in Djibo, Burkina Faso, where soldiers are fighting jihadists. It is suspected that government forces were involved in mass extrajudicial executions on July - 08.