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Saturday June 8, 2019

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 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)

  • 68
    The Roman Senate proclaims Galba as emperor.
  • 218
    Battle of Antioch: Elagabalus defeats with support of the Syrian legions the forces of emperor Macrinus. He flees, but is captured near Chalcedon and later executed in Cappadocia.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    Milton Berle hosts the debut of Texaco Star Theater.
  • 1959
    The USS Barbero and United States Postal Service attempt the delivery of mail via Missile Mail.
  • 1984
    Homosexuality is declared legal in the Australian state of New South Wales.
  • 1987
    New Zealand’s Labour government establishes a national nuclear-free zone under the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987
  • 2004
    The first Venus Transit in modern history takes place, the previous one being in 1882.

Who were born on June 8?

  • 1897
    John G. Bennett, British scientist and author (d. 1974)
  • 1910
    Fernand Fonssagrives, French photographer (d. 2003)
  • 1936
    James Darren, American actor and singer
  • 1936
    Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1942
    Chuck Negron, American singer (Three Dog Night)
  • 1950
    Kathy Baker, American actress
  • 1962
    Nick Rhodes, English musician (Duran Duran)
  • 1975
    Shilpa Shetty, Indian actress
  • 1981
    Jess Weixler, American actress
  • 1983
    Mamoru Miyano, Japanese voice actor

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