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Tuesday June 8, 2021

June 8: Day of the Week

June 8, 2021 is the 159th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 206 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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

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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.
  • 1405
    Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed in York on Henry IV’s orders.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1912
    Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
  • 1941
    World War II: Allies invade Syria and Lebanon.
  • 1948
    Milton Berle hosts the debut of Texaco Star Theater.
  • 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?

  • 1831
    Thomas J. Higgins, decorated Union Army soldier (d. 1917)
  • 1855
    George Charles Haité, English designer, painter and illustrator (d.1924)
  • 1872
    Jan Frans De Boever, Belgian painter (d. 1949)
  • 1924
    Lyn Nofziger, American political operative (d. 2006)
  • 1946
    Alan Scarfe, British-born Canadian actor
  • 1953
    Olav Stedje, Norwegian singer-songwriter
  • 1957
    Don Robinson, American baseball player
  • 1957
    Scott Adams, American cartoonist
  • 1972
    Troy Duffy, American director (The Boondock Saints)
  • 1985
    Alexandre Despatie, Canadian diver

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