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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)

  • 68
    The Roman Senate proclaims Galba as emperor.
  • 1690
    Siddi general Yadi Sakat, razes the Mazagon Fort in Mumbai.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.
  • 1887
    Herman Hollerith applies for US patent #395,791 for the ‘Art of Applying Statistics’– his punched card calculator.
  • 1912
    Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
  • 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.
  • 1949
    Celebrities Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.
  • 1953
    The United States Supreme Court rules that Washington, D.C. restaurants could not refuse to serve black patrons.
  • 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.

Who were born on June 8?

  • 1757
    Cardinal Ercole Consalvi, Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal (d. 1824)
  • 1916
    Francis Crick, English molecular biologist; Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • 1916
    Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (d. 2007)
  • 1925
    Eddie Gaedel, American baseball player (d. 1961)
  • 1940
    Arthur Elgort, American fashion photographer
  • 1940
    Nancy Sinatra, American singer
  • 1949
    Emanuel Ax, Polish-born pianist
  • 1960
    Mick Hucknall, English singer and songwriter (Simply Red)
  • 1970
    Gabrielle Giffords, American politician
  • 1981
    Matteo Meneghello, Italian racing driver

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