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July 8th In Pop Culture History

1776 - The Liberty Bell rang at Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, inviting citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.

1800 - Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse gave the smallpox vaccination to his son, Daniel. It was performed in the US, using cowpox serum to prevent smallpox.

July 8, 1865 Birthday (fictional) Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes

1876 – White supremacists killed five Black Republicans in Hamburg, South Carolina.

1889 - The first issue of The Wall Street Journal was published.

1932 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached its lowest level of the Great Depression, closing at 41.22.

1947 - Newspapers begin reporting on a UFO crash in Roswell, NM that had happened one day earlier.

July 6, 1947 Birthday (fictional) John Rambo, Rambo: First Blood, Film

1948 - The United States Air Force accepted its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force (WAF).

July 8, 1964 Birthday (fictional) Phil Coulson, S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel Cinematic Universe

1972 - #1 Hit July 8, 1972 - July 28, 1972: Bill Withers - Lean On Me

1989 - #1 Hit July 8, 1989 - July 14, 1989: Fine Young Cannibals - Good Thing

1991 - Shop Til' You Drop premiered on Lifetime

1992 - Melrose Place made its' debut on FOX as a follow-up to 90210

1994 - Kim Jong-il assumed supreme leadership of North Korea upon the death of his father, Kim Il-sung.

1995 - #1 Hit July 8, 1995 - August 25, 1995: TLC - Waterfalls

2006 - #1 Hit July 8, 2006 - August 18, 2006: Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland - Promiscuous

July 8th Celebrity Birthdays

True Fact:

Milo Ventimiglia (1997)
Billy Crudup (1968)
Nelson Rockefeller (1908)
Beck (1970)
Anjelica Huston (1951)
Marty Feldman (1933)
Kevin Bacon (1958)
John D. Rockefeller (1839)
Milo Ventimiglia (1977)
Sophia Bush (1982)
Jake McDorman (1986)
Jaden Smith (1998)
Schuyler Fisk (1982)
Joan Osborne (1962)
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