About June 8

June 8, 2022 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.

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Gemini is the sun 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.

What Happened On June 8

  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Trois-Rivières – American attackers are driven back at Trois-Rivières, Quebec.
  • 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.
  • 1794
    Robespierre inaugurates the French Revolution’s new state religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being, with large organized festivals all across France.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.
  • 1887
    Herman Hollerith applies for US patent #395,791 for the ‘Art of Applying Statistics’– his punched card calculator.
  • 1906
    Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value.
  • 1928
    Second Northern Expedition: The National Revolutionary Army captures Peking, whose name is changed to Beiping (“Northern peace”).
  • 1941
    World War II: Allies invade Syria and Lebanon.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese imperial submarines I-21 and I-24 shell the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle.
  • 1949
    Celebrities Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.
  • 1949
    George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.
  • 1950
    Sir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Australian-born Field Marshal in Australian history.
  • 1953
    Flint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: A tornado hits Flint, Michigan, and kills 115.
  • 1959
    The USS Barbero and United States Postal Service attempt the delivery of mail via Missile Mail.
  • 1966
    An F-104 Starfighter collides with XB-70 Valkyrie prototype no. 2 destroying both planes during a photo shoot near Edwards Air Force Base. NASA pilot Joseph A. Walker and United States Air Force test pilot Carl Cross are both killed.
  • 1967
    Six-Day War: The USS Liberty incident occurs, killing 34 and wounding 171.
  • 1984
    Homosexuality is declared legal in the Australian state of New South Wales.
  • 1995
    Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
  • 2004
    The first Venus Transit in modern history takes place, the previous one being in 1882.
  • 2008
    The Akihabara massacre takes place in the Akihabara shopping quarter in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. Tomohiro Katō drives a two-ton truck into a crowd before leaving the truck and attacking people with a knife.

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