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Today is Wednesday, July 8th, the 190th day of the year.  There are 176 days

Rocky Carroll

Rocky Carroll

remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Hot Dog Month,

National Ice Cream Month, National Blueberry Month,

National Video Games Day


Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith

Faye Wattleton, 77, women’s rights advocate

Rocky Caroll, 56, actor

Jamal Woolard, 45, actor

Hakim Warrick, 38, basketball player

Lance Gross, 38, actor

Lance Gross

Lance Gross

Jordan Burroughs, 31, Olympian

Jaden Smith, 21, actor


Louis Jordan, 112, alto saxophonist (d. 1975)

Billy Eckstine, 106, singer/trumpet player (d. 1993)

Billy Eckstine

Billy Eckstine



1878 – White supremacists kill five Black Republicans in Hamburg, South Carolina.

1924 – DeHart Hubbard wins Olympic gold medal.

1949 – Monte Irvin & Hank Thompson are 1st blacks to play for NY Giants.

1963 – Roy Wilkins becomes executive director of the NAACP.

Roy Wilkins

Roy Wilkins

1988 – Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992.

1988 – Jonathan “Chico” & Robert DeBarge indicted on drug trafficking.

1994 – Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try OJ Simpson.

2007 – 114th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Venus Williams beats Marion Bartoli.

2012 – 119th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Serena Williams beats A Radwańska.


Your emotional intuition and reserved nature allows for great social success, as well as a wide range of career possibilities. Your desire for freedom could take you on a path towards self-employment, but you could just as easily find yourself in a field such as teaching or counseling. If creativity is your passion, you may want to express yourself in the arts, which was the path of Toby Keith and Kevin Bacon, who were also born on July 8th.

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