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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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)

  • 793
    Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, commonly accepted as the beginning of the Scandinavian invasion of England.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Trois-Rivières – American attackers are driven back at Trois-Rivières, Quebec.
  • 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.
  • 1887
    Herman Hollerith applies for US patent #395,791 for the ‘Art of Applying Statistics’– his punched card calculator.
  • 1949
    George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    Bluff Cove Air Attacks during the Falklands War: 56 British servicemen are killed by Argentine air attack on two landing ships : RFA Sir Galahad and RFA Sir Tristram.
  • 1992
    The first World Ocean Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 1995
    Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.

Who were born on June 8?

  • 1671
    Tomaso Albinoni, Italian composer (d. 1751)
  • 1933
    Rommie Loudd, former American football player, coach, and executive (d. 1998)
  • 1943
    Colin Baker, British actor
  • 1965
    Rob Pilatus, German-American singer and dancer (d. 1998)
  • 1969
    Marcos Siega, American director
  • 1971
    Mark Feuerstein, American actor
  • 1973
    Bryant Reeves, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Lindsay Davenport, American tennis player
  • 1981
    Ai Nonaka, Japanese voice actor
  • 1981
    Sara Watkins, American fiddler

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