8 JULY HISTORY EVENTS

Today in History – 8 July

today in history 8 july

1497

Vasco De Gama departed with his fleet from Lisbon Harbour for a trip to India .

1776

In Philadelphia, the Liberty Bell rang out from the tower of the Pennsylvania State House (known as Independence Hall), summoning citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, by Colonel John Nixon. On July 4, the historic document was adopted by delegates to the Continental Congress meeting in the State House. However, the Liberty Bell, which bore the apt biblical quotation, “Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land unto All the Inhabitants Thereof,” was not rung until the Declaration of Independence returned from the printer on July 8.

1907

Elphinstone Picture Palace was started by Jamshedji F. Madan at Calcutta.

1918

Montagu – Chelmsford Report was published. This report was prepared to reform the legislature of India. This report was made by Edwin Montagu who was the Secretary of States for India and Lord Chelmsford, who was the Viceroy.

1930

The King opened India House in the Aldwych, appealing for peace in India at London.

1941

On this day in 1943, upon the German army’s invasion of Pskov, 180 miles from Leningrad, Russia, the chief of the German army general staff, General Franz Halder, records in his diary Hitler’s plans for Moscow and Leningrad: “To dispose fully of their population, which otherwise we shall have to feed during the winter.”

1951

On this day in 1951, Paris, the capital city of France, celebrated turning 2,000 years old. In fact, a few more candles would’ve technically been required on the birthday cake, as the City of Lights was most likely founded around 250 B.C.

1954

Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India, inaugurated world’s longest Bhakra-Nangal Dam canal at Punjab.

1958

Lord Canning declared that since peace was established, it is better known as end of Indian Mutiny, 1857.

1959

Maj. Dale R. Ruis and Master Sgt. Chester M. Ovnand became the first Americans to be killed in the American phase of the Vietnam War when guerrillas strike a Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) compound in Bien Hoa, 20 miles northeast of Saigon.

1991

25 tonnes of gold was moved to London from India to raise $ 200 million loan.

1996

Mathematical Olympiad was held in Mumbai – the first time in India (from 08-17, 1996).

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