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Wednesday June 8, 2022

June 8: Day of the Week

June 8, 2022 is the 159th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 206 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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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)

  • 1794
    Robespierre inaugurates the French Revolution’s new state religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being, with large organized festivals all across France.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.
  • 1906
    Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value.
  • 1928
    Second Northern Expedition: The National Revolutionary Army captures Peking, whose name is changed to Beiping (“Northern peace”).
  • 1953
    Flint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: A tornado hits Flint, Michigan, and kills 115.
  • 1967
    Six-Day War: The Israeli army enters Hebron and the Cave of the Patriarchs.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
  • 2007
    Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, is hit by the State’s worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.
  • 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?

  • 1851
    Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, French physicist (d. 1940)
  • 1942
    Chuck Negron, American singer (Three Dog Night)
  • 1954
    Marios Tokas, Greek-Cypriot composer (d. 2008)
  • 1965
    Rob Pilatus, German-American singer and dancer (d. 1998)
  • 1969
    David Sutcliffe, Canadian actor
  • 1975
    Shilpa Shetty, Indian actress
  • 1976
    Lindsay Davenport, American tennis player
  • 1976
    Trish Goff, American model
  • 1977
    Kanye West, American rapper
  • 1984
    Andrea Casiraghi, Monagasque royalty

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