11 things that happened this day in history - 8th July

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1663 - King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island

2. 1815 - Louis XVIII returns to Paris after the defeat of Napoleon

3. 1839 - John D. Rockefeller is born

4. 1889 - The Wall Street Journal begins publication

5. 1965 - Ronald Biggs who was serving a 30-year prison sentence for his part in the Great Train Robbery escapes from Wandsworth prison

6. 1985 - Playboy and Penthouse magazines goon sale with nude pictures of Madonna

7. 1996 - The Spice Girls debut single Wannabe is released in Great Britain

8. 2000 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is released for the first time simultaneously on both sides of the Atlantic

9. 2005 - The G8 summit in Gleneagles ends with a deal to boost aid for developing countries by $50bn

10. 2010 - The Solar Impulse completes the first 24-hour flight by a solar powered plane

11. 2011 - Betty Ford, American activist and founder of the Betty Ford Center, dies

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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