Today in History, English
Today in History, English

77611July 8Event2011 – Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.
77612July 8Event2014 – Israel launches an offensive on Gaza amidst rising tensions following the killing of Israeli teenagers.
77613July 8Birth1478 – Gian Giorgio Trissino, Italian linguist, poet, and playwright (d. 1550)
77614July 8Birth1528 – Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (d. 1580)
77615July 8Birth1545 – Carlos, Prince of Asturias (d. 1568)
77616July 8Birth1593 – Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian painter (d. 1653)
77617July 8Birth1604 – Heinrich Albert, German composer and poet (d. 1651)
77618July 8Birth1621 – Jean de La Fontaine, French author and poet (d. 1695)
77619July 8Birth1760 – Christian Kramp, French mathematician and academic (d. 1826)
77620July 8Birth1766 – Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (d. 1842)
77621July 8Birth1792 – Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (d. 1854)
77622July 8Birth1819 – Francis Leopold McClintock, Irish admiral and explorer (d. 1907)
77623July 8Birth1830 – Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg (d. 1911)
77624July 8Birth1830 – Frederick W. Seward, American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1915)
77625July 8Birth1831 – John Pemberton, American chemist and pharmacist, invented Coca-Cola (d. 1888)
77626July 8Birth1836 – Joseph Chamberlain, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1914)
77627July 8Birth1838 – Eli Lilly, American soldier, chemist, and businessman, founded Eli Lilly and Company (d. 1898)
77628July 8Birth1838 – Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German general and businessman, founded the Zeppelin Airship Company (d. 1917)
77629July 8Birth1839 – John D. Rockefeller, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Standard Oil Company (d. 1937)
77630July 8Birth1851 – Arthur Evans, English archaeologist and academic (d. 1941)
77631July 8Birth1857 – Alfred Binet, French psychologist and graphologist (d. 1911)
77632July 8Birth1867 – Käthe Kollwitz, German painter and sculptor (d. 1945)
77633July 8Birth1882 – Percy Grainger, Australian-American pianist and composer (d. 1961)
77634July 8Birth1885 – Ernst Bloch, German philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1977)
77635July 8Birth1885 – Hugo Boss, German fashion designer, founded Hugo Boss (d. 1948)
77636July 8Birth1890 – Stanton Macdonald-Wright, American painter (d. 1973)
77637July 8Birth1892 – Richard Aldington, English author and poet (d. 1962)
77638July 8Birth1892 – Pavel Korin, Russian painter (d. 1967)
77639July 8Birth1893 – R. Carlyle Buley, American historian and author (d. 1968)
77640July 8Birth1894 – Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)

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