What happened this day in history June 8

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

  • 68
    The Roman Senate proclaims Galba as emperor.
  • 218
    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.
  • 1405
    Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed in York on Henry IV’s orders.
  • 1794
    Robespierre inaugurates the French Revolution’s new state religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being, with large organized festivals all across France.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese imperial submarines I-21 and I-24 shell the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle.
  • 1953
    The United States Supreme Court rules that Washington, D.C. restaurants could not refuse to serve black patrons.
  • 1967
    Six-Day War: The USS Liberty incident occurs, killing 34 and wounding 171.
  • 1987
    New Zealand’s Labour government establishes a national nuclear-free zone under the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987
  • 1992
    The first World Ocean Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 2007
    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?

  • 1724
    John Smeaton, English civil engineer (d. 1794)
  • 1920
    Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (d. 1995)
  • 1942
    Doug Mountjoy, Welsh snooker player
  • 1949
    Jeffrey Mylett, American actor (d. 1986)
  • 1953
    Ad Tak, Dutch cyclist
  • 1954
    Greg Ginn, American guitarist (Black Flag)
  • 1964
    Butch Reynolds, American former 400m runner
  • 1973
    Bryant Reeves, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Kenji Johjima, Japanese baseball player
  • 1983
    Pantelis Kapetanos, Greek footballer

Who died on June 8?

  • 1376
    Edward of Woodstock, the Black Prince, son of Edward III of England (b. 1330)
  • 1628
    Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (b. 1547)
  • 1795
    King Louis XVII of France (b. 1785)
  • 1809
    Thomas Paine, American revolutionary and writer (b. 1737)
  • 1885
    Ignace Bourget, Bishop of Montreal (b. 1799)
  • 1929
    Bliss Carman, Canadian poet (b. 1861)
  • 1982
    Satchel Paige, American baseball player (b. 1906)
  • 1998
    Maria Reiche, German-born mathematician and archaeologist (b. 1903)
  • 2003
    Leighton Rees, Welsh darts player (b. 1940)
  • 2006
    Robert Donner, American actor (b. 1931)

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