Historical Events for 8th July 2024

1849 – St Paul’s Place in the Bronx named
1902 – Baltimore manager John McGraw is accused by AL President Ban Johnson of trying to wreck the Orioles and Washington Senators; negotiates his release from the Orioles, having already signed with NY Giants
1913 – Alfred Carlton Gilbert’s patent for the Erector Set is issued, it becomes one of the most popular toys of all time
1939 – Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: American Alice Marble wins her only Wimbledon singles title beating Kay Stammers of England 6-2, 6-0
1943 – Nationaal-Socialistische Beweging (Dutch National Socialist Movement) leader Anton Mussert meets with Heinrich Himmler
1944 – British troops march into Caen, Normandy
1947 – Reports are broadcast that a UFO has crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico
1988 – Miami Arena opens in Miami, Florida
2014 – Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu instructs his defence forces to “take their gloves off” against Hamas and to take any means necessary to “restore peace” to Israeli citizens
2023 – Airstrike on Sudanese district of Omdurman by the Sudanese army kills at least 22 people including women and children

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