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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)

  • 1191
    Richard I arrives in Acre (Palestine) thus beginning his crusade.
  • 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.
  • 1887
    Herman Hollerith applies for US patent #395,791 for the ‘Art of Applying Statistics’– his punched card calculator.
  • 1948
    Milton Berle hosts the debut of Texaco Star Theater.
  • 1950
    Sir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Australian-born Field Marshal in Australian history.
  • 1953
    The United States Supreme Court rules that Washington, D.C. restaurants could not refuse to serve black patrons.
  • 1967
    Six-Day War: The USS Liberty incident occurs, killing 34 and wounding 171.
  • 1968
    Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral takes place at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City.

Who were born on June 8?

  • 1859
    Smith Wigglesworth, British religious figure (d. 1947)
  • 1918
    John D. Roberts, American chemist
  • 1946
    Alan Scarfe, British-born Canadian actor
  • 1954
    Marios Tokas, Greek-Cypriot composer (d. 2008)
  • 1960
    Thomas Steen, Swedish hockey player
  • 1982
    Michael Cammalleri, Canadian hockey player
  • 1982
    Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player
  • 1984
    Andrea Casiraghi, Monagasque royalty
  • 1987
    Issiar Dia, Senegalese footballer
  • 1989
    Christina Broccolini, Canadian TV presenter

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