About June 8

June 8, 2020 is the 160th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 206 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 249 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 8

  • 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.
  • 793
    Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, commonly accepted as the beginning of the Scandinavian invasion of England.
  • 1405
    Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed in York on Henry IV’s orders.
  • 1690
    Siddi general Yadi Sakat, razes the Mazagon Fort in Mumbai.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Trois-Rivières – American attackers are driven back at Trois-Rivières, Quebec.
  • 1783
    The volcano Laki, in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine.
  • 1912
    Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    Milton Berle hosts the debut of Texaco Star Theater.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: Associated Press photographer Nick Ut takes his Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of a naked 9-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc running down a road after being burned by napalm.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

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