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Saturday June 8, 2019

June 8: Day of the Week

June 8, 2019 was the 159th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 206 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

June 2019
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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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June 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 1405
    Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed in York on Henry IV’s orders.
  • 1783
    The volcano Laki, in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine.
  • 1856
    A group of 194 Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the mutineers of HMS Bounty, arrives at Norfolk Island commencing the Third Settlement of the Island.
  • 1928
    Second Northern Expedition: The National Revolutionary Army captures Peking, whose name is changed to Beiping (“Northern peace”).
  • 1949
    George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral takes place at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City.
  • 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.

Who were born on June 8?

  • 1912
    Maurice Bellemare, Canadian politician (d. 1989)
  • 1949
    Emanuel Ax, Polish-born pianist
  • 1950
    Kathy Baker, American actress
  • 1957
    Scott Adams, American cartoonist
  • 1960
    Mick Hucknall, English singer and songwriter (Simply Red)
  • 1973
    Lexa Doig, Canadian actress
  • 1978
    Eun Ji Won, South Korean rapper (Sechs Kies)
  • 1981
    Matteo Meneghello, Italian racing driver
  • 1982
    Dickson Etuhu, Nigerian footballer
  • 1985
    Alexandre Despatie, Canadian diver

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