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Daily Calendar for Friday, July 8, 2022


  • King Edgar of England –
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley (poet) –
  • Luther Martin (one of the Founding Fathers of the United States) –
  • Walter Kittredge (musician) –
  • Grace Coolidge (U.S. First Lady) –
  • June Allyson (actress) –
  • Betty Ford (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Ernest Borgnine (actor) –


  • Jean de la Fontaine (poet) –
  • Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin (founder of the Zeppelin airship company) –
  • John D. Rockefeller (industrialist) –
  • Richard Aldington (poet) –
  • David E. Lilienthal (government official) –
  • Philip Johnson (architect) –
  • Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (politician) –
  • Walter Francis Kerr (drama critic) –
  • Faye Emerson (actress) –
  • John David Dingell, Jr. (politician) –
  • Elisabeth Kubler Ross (psychiatrist) –
  • Shirley Ann Grau (author) –
  • Marty Feldman (actor) –
  • Phil Gramm (politician) –
  • Cynthia Kathleen Gregory (American ballerina) –
  • Wolfgang Puck (chef) –
  • Anjelica Huston (actress) –
  • Jack Lambert (football player) –
  • Kevin Bacon (actor) –
  • Toby Keith (country musician) –
  • Billy Crudup (actor) –
  • Beck (musician) –
  • Milo Ventimiglia (actor) –
  • Sophia Bush (actress) –


  • Declaration of Independence proclaimed in Philadelphia–
  • First public reading of the Declaration of Independence took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania–
  • Vermont became first American colony to abolish slavery–
  • Francis Maria Barrere received the first American passport–
  • According to some sources, the Liberty Bell in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, cracked again as it was being rung during the funeral of John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court–
  • Congress authorized trademark registration–
  • The last bare-knuckles heavyweight championship boxing match was staged between John L. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain. Kilrain was defeated after 75 rounds–
  • The first issue of the Wall Street Journal was published–
  • The first Ziegfeld Follies, New York City–
  • Sieur de Monts National Monument established (later named Acadia National Park), Maine–
  • Group of Seven artist Tom Thomson last seen alive, Canoe Lake, Algonquin Park, Ontario–
  • Paris celebrated its 2,000th birthday–
  • Kurt Waldheim was inaugurated as president of Austria amidst allegations of his involvement in Nazi war crimes–
  • Around 8:30 a.m., Josh the dromedary, from Lempster, N.H., became the first camel to reach the 6,288-foot summit of Mt. Washington, after walking for more than five hours up the 7.6-mile Auto Road.Accompanying the 4-year-old camel were handlers Chris Butler and Jennifer Bollay, two horses (Kidd and Riah), and an Irish wolfhound. They set off from the base of the Rockpile just after 3 a.m. in rain and fog, calm winds, and temperatures around 43 degrees. After reaching the summit, mild-mannered Josh spent several hours posing for pictures with visitors before going back down. In addition to traveling to New Hampshire’s highest point, Josh has also visited the state’s lowest point, Hampton Beach.–
  • NASA launched its last space shuttle, Cape Canaveral, Florida–


  • Waltham, Massachusetts, was hit by a frost–
  • Scottsbluff, Nebraska, reported eight consecutive days with temperatures of 100 degrees F–
  • A record high temperature for this date of 91 degrees F at Fairbanks, Alaska–

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