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Friday June 8, 2018

June 8: Day of the Week

June 8, 2018 was the 159th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 206 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1794
    Robespierre inaugurates the French Revolution’s new state religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being, with large organized festivals all across France.
  • 1856
    A group of 194 Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the mutineers of HMS Bounty, arrives at Norfolk Island commencing the Third Settlement of the Island.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.
  • 1928
    Second Northern Expedition: The National Revolutionary Army captures Peking, whose name is changed to Beiping (“Northern peace”).
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese imperial submarines I-21 and I-24 shell the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle.
  • 1966
    An 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.
  • 1968
    Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral takes place at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City.
  • 1992
    The first World Ocean Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Who were born on June 8?

  • 1717
    John Collins, American politician (d. 1795)
  • 1867
    Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (d. 1959)
  • 1920
    Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (d. 1995)
  • 1921
    LeRoy Neiman, American painter
  • 1930
    Robert Aumann, German-born Israeli mathematician; Nobel laureate
  • 1950
    Sonia Braga, Brazilian actress
  • 1970
    Kwame Kilpatrick, former mayor of Detroit, Michigan
  • 1973
    Lucija Šerbedžija, Croatian actress
  • 1975
    Bryan McCabe, Canadian hockey player
  • 1981
    Alex Band, American singer (The Calling)

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