On This Day: July 08th
This is 189th day of the year and 176 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—5 Tammuz 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 6th day of the 6th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
Vermont became the first colony to abolish slavery.
Nelson A. Rockefellerpublic official
Jean de La Fontainepoet
Ferdinand Zeppelinairship inventor and builder
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