About June 8

June 8, 2021 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.

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

What Happened On June 8

  • 68
    The Roman Senate proclaims Galba as emperor.
  • 793
    Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, commonly accepted as the beginning of the Scandinavian invasion of England.
  • 1191
    Richard I arrives in Acre (Palestine) thus beginning his crusade.
  • 1405
    Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed in York on Henry IV’s orders.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Six-Day War: The Israeli army enters Hebron and the Cave of the Patriarchs.
  • 1984
    Homosexuality is declared legal in the Australian state of New South Wales.
  • 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.
  • 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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