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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 206 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 26, 2022 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 459,624 hours 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 228 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 3,456 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 8 Historical Events

  • 1191
    Richard I arrives in Acre (Palestine) thus beginning his crusade.
  • 1789
    James Madison introduces twelve proposed amendments to the United States Constitution in the House of Representatives; by 1791, ten of them are ratified by the state legislatures and become the Bill of Rights; another is eventually ratified in 1992 to become the 27th Amendment.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Cross Keys – Confederate forces under General Stonewall Jackson save the Army of Northern Virginia from a Union assault on the James Peninsula led by General George B. McClellan.
  • 1941
    World War II: Allies invade Syria and Lebanon.
  • 1953
    Flint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: A tornado hits Flint, Michigan, and kills 115.
  • 1966
    Topeka, Kansas is devastated by a tornado that registers as an “F5” on the Fujita Scale: the first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.
  • 1968
    Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral takes place at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City.
  • 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?

  • 1917
    Byron “Whizzer” White, American football player and Supreme Court Justice (d. 2002)
  • 1931
    Dana Wynter, German-born American actress (d. 2011)
  • 1941
    Robert Bradford, Northern Irish politician (d. 1981)
  • 1947
    Sara Paretsky, American author
  • 1953
    Jani Kovačič, Slovenian singer-songwriter
  • 1956
    Udo Bullmann, German politician
  • 1966
    Doris Pearson, singer (Five Star)
  • 1976
    Kenji Johjima, Japanese baseball player
  • 1976
    Trish Goff, American model
  • 1979
    Pete Orr, Canadian baseball player

Who died on June 8?

  • 632
    Muhammad, Prophet of Islam (b. 570)
  • 1383
    Thomas de Ros, 5th Baron de Ros, English Crusader (b. 1338)
  • 1621
    Anne de Xainctonge, French saint (b. 1567)
  • 1889
    Gerard Manley Hopkins, English Poet(b. 1844)
  • 1924
    Andrew Irvine, English mountain climber (b. 1902)
  • 1970
    Abraham Maslow, American psychologist (b. 1908)
  • 2004
    Mack Jones, American baseball player (b. 1938)
  • 2006
    Abouna Matta El Meskeen, Coptic Orthodox monk (b. 1919)
  • 2009
    Johnny Palermo American actor (b. 1982)
  • 2010
    Andreas Voutsinas Greek actor and theater director (b. 1932)

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