June 8: Day of the Week
June 8, 2019 is the 159th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 206 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 793Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, commonly accepted as the beginning of the Scandinavian invasion of England.
- 1191Richard I arrives in Acre (Palestine) thus beginning his crusade.
- 1690Siddi general Yadi Sakat, razes the Mazagon Fort in Mumbai.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: Battle of Trois-Rivières – American attackers are driven back at Trois-Rivières, Quebec.
- 1794Robespierre inaugurates the French Revolution’s new state religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being, with large organized festivals all across France.
- 1912Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
- 1928Second Northern Expedition: The National Revolutionary Army captures Peking, whose name is changed to Beiping (“Northern peace”).
- 1942World War II: Japanese imperial submarines I-21 and I-24 shell the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle.
- 1966An 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.
- 2004The first Venus Transit in modern history takes place, the previous one being in 1882.
Who were born on June 8?
- 1717John Collins, American politician (d. 1795)
- 1876Alexandre Tuffère, French-Greek athlete (d. 1958)
- 1910Fernand Fonssagrives, French photographer (d. 2003)
- 1924Lyn Nofziger, American political operative (d. 2006)
- 1950Kathy Baker, American actress
- 1953Olav Stedje, Norwegian singer-songwriter
- 1957Dimple Kapadia, Indian actress
- 1960Mick Hucknall, English singer and songwriter (Simply Red)
- 1983Mamoru Miyano, Japanese voice actor
- 1987Coralie Balmy, French swimmer
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