What are the important events that happened on June 8? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
June 8: Facts & Myths About This Day
June 8 is the 159th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 206 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 26, 2021 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,623,110,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectapentacontaenneagon’ day.
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Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 238 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,091 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 8 Historical Events
The Roman Senate proclaims Galba as emperor.
Battle of Antioch: Elagabalus defeats with support of the Syrian legions the forces of emperor Macrinus. He flees, but is captured near Chalcedon and later executed in Cappadocia.
Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed in York on Henry IV’s orders.
Robespierre inaugurates the French Revolution’s new state religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being, with large organized festivals all across France.
World War II: Japanese imperial submarines I-21 and I-24 shell the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle.
The United States Supreme Court rules that Washington, D.C. restaurants could not refuse to serve black patrons.
Six-Day War: The USS Liberty incident occurs, killing 34 and wounding 171.
New Zealand’s Labour government establishes a national nuclear-free zone under the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987
The first World Ocean Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, is hit by the State’s worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.
Who were born on June 8?
John Smeaton, English civil engineer (d. 1794)
Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (d. 1995)
Doug Mountjoy, Welsh snooker player
Jeffrey Mylett, American actor (d. 1986)
Ad Tak, Dutch cyclist
Greg Ginn, American guitarist (Black Flag)
Butch Reynolds, American former 400m runner
Bryant Reeves, American basketball player
Kenji Johjima, Japanese baseball player
Pantelis Kapetanos, Greek footballer
Who died on June 8?
Edward of Woodstock, the Black Prince, son of Edward III of England (b. 1330)
Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (b. 1547)
King Louis XVII of France (b. 1785)
Thomas Paine, American revolutionary and writer (b. 1737)
Ignace Bourget, Bishop of Montreal (b. 1799)
Bliss Carman, Canadian poet (b. 1861)
Satchel Paige, American baseball player (b. 1906)
Maria Reiche, German-born mathematician and archaeologist (b. 1903)
Leighton Rees, Welsh darts player (b. 1940)
Robert Donner, American actor (b. 1931)
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