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8th of June 0068 EVENT The Roman Senate proclaims Galba as emperor.
8th of June 0218 EVENT 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.
8th of June 0793 EVENT Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, commonly accepted as the beginning of the Scandinavian invasion of England.
8th of June 1191 EVENT Richard I arrives in Acre (Israel) thus beginning his crusade.
8th of June 1405 EVENT Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed in York on Henry IV's orders.
8th of June 1690 EVENT Siddi general Yadi Sakat, razes the Mazagon Fort in Mumbai.
8th of June 1776 EVENT American Revolutionary War: Battle of Trois-Rivieres : American attackers are driven back at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.
8th of June 1783 EVENT The volcano Laki, in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine.
8th of June 1789 EVENT James Madison introduces twelve proposed amendments to the United States Constitution in the House of Representatives; by 1791, ten of them are ratified by the state legislatures and become the Bill of Rights; another is eventually ratified in 1992 to become the 27th Amendment.
8th of June 1794 EVENT Robespierre inaugurates the French Revolution's new state religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being, with large organized festivals all across France.
8th of June 1856 EVENT A group of 194 Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the mutineers of HMS Bounty, arrives at Norfolk Island commencing the Third Settlement of the Island.
8th of June 1861 EVENT American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.
8th of June 1862 EVENT 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.
8th of June 1887 EVENT Herman Hollerith applies for US patent #395,791 for the 'Art of Applying Statistics' -- his punched card calculator.
8th of June 1906 EVENT 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.
8th of June 1912 EVENT Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
8th of June 1928 EVENT Second Northern Expedition: The National Revolutionary Army captures Peking, whose name is changed to Beijing.
8th of June 1941 EVENT World War II: Allies invade Syria and Lebanon.
8th of June 1942 EVENT World War II: Japanese imperial submarines I-21 and I-24 shell the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle.
8th of June 1948 EVENT Milton Berle hosts the debut of Texaco Star Theater.
8th of June 1949 EVENT 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.
8th of June 1949 EVENT George Orwell's 1984 is published.
8th of June 1950 EVENT Sir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Australian-born Field Marshal in Australian history.
8th of June 1953 EVENT Flint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: A tornado hits Flint, Michigan, and kills 115. This is the last tornado to claim more than 100 lives.
8th of June 1953 EVENT The United States Supreme Court rules that Washington, D.C. restaurants could not refuse to serve black patrons.
8th of June 1959 EVENT The USS Barbero and United States Postal Service attempt the delivery of mail via Missile Mail.
8th of June 1966 EVENT Topeka, Kansas is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita Scale: the first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.
8th of June 1966 EVENT One of the XB-70 Valkyrie prototypes is destroyed in a mid-air collision with a F-104 Starfighter chase plane during a photo shoot. NASA pilot Joseph A. Walker and United States Air Force test pilot Carl Cross are both killed.
8th of June 1967 EVENT Six-Day War: The USS Liberty incident occurs, killing 34 and wounding 171.
8th of June 1968 EVENT Robert F. Kennedy's funeral takes place at the Basilica of St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City.
8th of June 1982 EVENT Bluff Cove Air Attacks during the Falklands War: 56 British servicemen are killed by Argentine air attack on two landing ships : RFA Sir Galahad and RFA Sir Tristram.
8th of June 1984 EVENT Homosexuality is declared legal in the Australian state of New South Wales.
8th of June 1987 EVENT New Zealand's Labour government establishes a national nuclear-free zone under the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987
8th of June 1992 EVENT The first World Ocean Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
8th of June 1995 EVENT Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
8th of June 2004 EVENT The first Venus Transit in modern history takes place, the previous one being in 1882.
8th of June 2007 EVENT 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.
8th of June 2008 EVENT The Akihabara massacre takes place in the Akihabara shopping quarter in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. Tomohiro Kato drives a two-ton truck into a crowd before leaving the truck and attacking people with a knife.
8th of June 1625 BIRTHDAY Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian scientist and astronomer (d. 1712)
8th of June 1671 BIRTHDAY Tomaso Albinoni, Italian composer (d. 1751)
8th of June 1717 BIRTHDAY John Collins, American politician (d. 1795)
8th of June 1724 BIRTHDAY John Smeaton, English civil engineer (d. 1794)
8th of June 1743 BIRTHDAY Alessandro Cagliostro, Italian adventurer (d. 1795)
8th of June 1745 BIRTHDAY Caspar Wessel, Danish mathematician (d. 1818)
8th of June 1757 BIRTHDAY Cardinal Ercole Consalvi, Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal (d. 1824)
8th of June 1810 BIRTHDAY Robert Schumann, German composer (d. 1856)
8th of June 1831 BIRTHDAY Thomas J. Higgins, decorated Union Army soldier (d. 1917)
8th of June 1842 BIRTHDAY John Q. A. Brackett, 36th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1918)
8th of June 1847 BIRTHDAY Ida McKinley, First Lady of the United States (d. 1907)
8th of June 1851 BIRTHDAY Jacques-Arsene d'Arsonval, French physicist (d. 1940)
8th of June 1854 BIRTHDAY Douglas Colin Cameron, Canadian politician (d. 1921)
8th of June 1855 BIRTHDAY George Charles Haite, English designer, painter and illustrator (d.1924)
8th of June 1859 BIRTHDAY Smith Wigglesworth, British religious figure (d. 1947)
8th of June 1860 BIRTHDAY Alicia Boole Stott, Irish mathematician (d. 1940)
8th of June 1867 BIRTHDAY Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (d. 1959)
8th of June 1872 BIRTHDAY Jan Frans De Boever, Belgian painter (d. 1949)
8th of June 1876 BIRTHDAY Alexandre Tuffere, French-Greek athlete (d. 1958)
8th of June 1885 BIRTHDAY Karl Genzken, Nazi physician (d. 1957)
8th of June 1897 BIRTHDAY John G. Bennett, British scientist and author (d. 1974)
8th of June 1901 BIRTHDAY Lena Baker, American murderer (d. 1945)
8th of June 1903 BIRTHDAY Ralph Yarborough, U.S. Senator from Texas (d. 1996)
8th of June 1903 BIRTHDAY Marguerite Yourcenar, French author (d. 1987)
8th of June 1910 BIRTHDAY John W. Campbell, American publisher and editor (d. 1971)
8th of June 1910 BIRTHDAY Fernand Fonssagrives, French photographer (d. 2003)
8th of June 1911 BIRTHDAY Edmundo Rivero, Argentine singer (d. 1986)
8th of June 1912 BIRTHDAY Maurice Bellemare, Canadian politician (d. 1989)
8th of June 1912 BIRTHDAY Harry Holtzman, American abstract artist (d. 1987)
8th of June 1916 BIRTHDAY Francis Crick, English molecular biologist; Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
8th of June 1916 BIRTHDAY Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (d. 2007)
8th of June 1917 BIRTHDAY Byron White, American football player and Supreme Court Justice (d. 2002)
8th of June 1918 BIRTHDAY Robert Preston, American actor (d. 1987)
8th of June 1918 BIRTHDAY John D. Roberts, American chemist
8th of June 1920 BIRTHDAY Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (d. 1995)
8th of June 1921 BIRTHDAY Suharto, President of Indonesia (d. 2008)
8th of June 1921 BIRTHDAY Alexis Smith, Canadian actress (d. 1993)
8th of June 1921 BIRTHDAY LeRoy Neiman, American painter
8th of June 1923 BIRTHDAY Malcolm Boyd, American Episcopal Priest and author
8th of June 1924 BIRTHDAY Lyn Nofziger, American political operative (d. 2006)
8th of June 1925 BIRTHDAY Barbara Bush, First Lady of the United States
8th of June 1925 BIRTHDAY Eddie Gaedel, American baseball player (d. 1961)
8th of June 1925 BIRTHDAY Del Ennis, baseball player (d. 1996)
8th of June 1927 BIRTHDAY Jerry Stiller, American comedian and actor
8th of June 1930 BIRTHDAY Marcel Leger, Quebec politician (d. 1993)
8th of June 1930 BIRTHDAY Robert Aumann, German-born Israeli mathematician; Nobel laureate
8th of June 1931 BIRTHDAY Dana Wynter, German-born American actress
8th of June 1933 BIRTHDAY Rommie Loudd, former American football player, coach, and executive (d. 1998)
8th of June 1933 BIRTHDAY Joan Rivers, American comedian and author
8th of June 1934 BIRTHDAY Millicent Martin, English singer and actress
8th of June 1936 BIRTHDAY James Darren, American actor and singer
8th of June 1936 BIRTHDAY Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist, Nobel laureate
8th of June 1939 BIRTHDAY Bernie Casey, American football player and actor
8th of June 1940 BIRTHDAY Nancy Sinatra, American singer
8th of June 1940 BIRTHDAY Jim Wickwire, American mountaineer
8th of June 1941 BIRTHDAY Fuzzy Haskins, American musician (P Funk)
8th of June 1941 BIRTHDAY Robert Bradford, Northern Irish politician (d. 1981)
8th of June 1942 BIRTHDAY Doug Mountjoy, Welsh snooker player
8th of June 1942 BIRTHDAY Chuck Negron, American singer (Three Dog Night)
8th of June 1942 BIRTHDAY Nikos Konstantopoulos, Greek politician
8th of June 1943 BIRTHDAY William Calley, American war criminal
8th of June 1943 BIRTHDAY Colin Baker, British actor
8th of June 1943 BIRTHDAY Willie Davenport, American athlete (d. 2002)
8th of June 1943 BIRTHDAY Peter Eggert, German footballer
8th of June 1944 BIRTHDAY Mark Belanger, American baseball player (d. 1998)
8th of June 1944 BIRTHDAY Marc Ouellet, Archbishop of Quebec City
8th of June 1944 BIRTHDAY Annie Haslam, English painter and singer (Renaissance)
8th of June 1944 BIRTHDAY Boz Scaggs, American singer and songwriter
8th of June 1946 BIRTHDAY Alan Scarfe, British-born Canadian actor
8th of June 1947 BIRTHDAY Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
8th of June 1949 BIRTHDAY Emanuel Ax, Polish-born pianist
8th of June 1949 BIRTHDAY Jeffrey Mylett, American actor (d. 1986)
8th of June 1950 BIRTHDAY Sonia Braga, Brazilian actress
8th of June 1950 BIRTHDAY Kathy Baker, American actress
8th of June 1951 BIRTHDAY Bonnie Tyler, Welsh singer and guitarist
8th of June 1951 BIRTHDAY Tony Rice, American acoustic guitarist
8th of June 1953 BIRTHDAY Olav Stedje, Norwegian singer-songwriter
8th of June 1953 BIRTHDAY Ad Tak, Dutch cyclist
8th of June 1954 BIRTHDAY Sergei Storchak, Russian deputy finance minister
8th of June 1954 BIRTHDAY Marios Tokas, Greek-Cypriot composer (d. 2008)
8th of June 1954 BIRTHDAY Greg Ginn, American guitarist (Black Flag)
8th of June 1955 BIRTHDAY Tim Berners-Lee, English internet developer
8th of June 1955 BIRTHDAY Griffin Dunne, American actor
8th of June 1956 BIRTHDAY Udo Bullmann, German politician
8th of June 1957 BIRTHDAY Scott Adams, American cartoonist
8th of June 1957 BIRTHDAY Dimple Kapadia, Indian actress
8th of June 1957 BIRTHDAY Don Robinson, American baseball player
8th of June 1958 BIRTHDAY Keenen Ivory Wayans, American actor and director
8th of June 1960 BIRTHDAY Mick Hucknall, English singer and songwriter (Simply Red)
8th of June 1960 BIRTHDAY Thomas Steen, Swedish hockey player
8th of June 1962 BIRTHDAY John Gibbons, American Baseball Player/Manager
8th of June 1962 BIRTHDAY Nick Rhodes, English musician (Duran Duran)
8th of June 1962 BIRTHDAY Kristine W, American musician
8th of June 1963 BIRTHDAY Keti Garbi, Greek singer
8th of June 1964 BIRTHDAY Butch Reynolds, American former 400m runner
8th of June 1965 BIRTHDAY Chris Chavis, American professional wrestler
8th of June 1965 BIRTHDAY Rob Pilatus, German-American singer and dancer (d. 1998)
8th of June 1965 BIRTHDAY Kevin Farley, American actor
8th of June 1966 BIRTHDAY Julianna Margulies, American actress
8th of June 1966 BIRTHDAY Doris Pearson, singer (Five Star)
8th of June 1968 BIRTHDAY Rob Ray, Canadian hockey player
8th of June 1969 BIRTHDAY J.P. Manoux, American actor
8th of June 1969 BIRTHDAY Marcos Siega, American director
8th of June 1969 BIRTHDAY David Sutcliffe, Canadian actor
8th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Gabrielle Giffords, American politician
8th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Seu Jorge, Brazilian musician and actor
8th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Teresa Strasser, American writer and television personality
8th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Kelli Williams, American actress
8th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Troy Vincent, American footballer
8th of June 1971 BIRTHDAY Mark Feuerstein, American actor
8th of June 1972 BIRTHDAY Troy Duffy, American director (The Boondock Saints)
8th of June 1972 BIRTHDAY Christian Mayrleb, Austrian footballer
8th of June 1973 BIRTHDAY Bryant Reeves, American basketball player
8th of June 1973 BIRTHDAY Lucija Serbedzija, Croatian actress
8th of June 1973 BIRTHDAY Lexa Doig, Canadian actress
8th of June 1975 BIRTHDAY Bryan McCabe, Canadian hockey player
8th of June 1975 BIRTHDAY Shilpa Shetty, Indian actress
8th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Trish Goff, American model
8th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Lindsay Davenport, American tennis player
8th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Kenji Johjima, Japanese baseball player
8th of June 1977 BIRTHDAY Kanye West, American rapper
8th of June 1978 BIRTHDAY Eun Ji Won, South Korean rapper (Sechs Kies)
8th of June 1978 BIRTHDAY Maria Menounos, American actress and television host
8th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Derek Trucks, American guitarist
8th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Adine Wilson, New Zealand netball player
8th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Pete Orr, Canadian baseball player
8th of June 1981 BIRTHDAY Alex Band, American singer (The Calling)
8th of June 1981 BIRTHDAY Ai Nonaka, Japanese voice actor
8th of June 1981 BIRTHDAY Matteo Meneghello, Italian racing driver
8th of June 1981 BIRTHDAY Jess Weixler, American actress
8th of June 1981 BIRTHDAY Sara Watkins, American fiddler
8th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Irina Lazareanu, Romanian/Canadian model
8th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Matteo Barbini, Italian rugby player
8th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Michael Cammalleri, Canadian hockey player
8th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Dickson Etuhu, Nigerian footballer
8th of June 1982 BIRTHDAY Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player
8th of June 1983 BIRTHDAY Kim Clijsters, Belgian tennis player
8th of June 1983 BIRTHDAY Pantelis Kapetanos, Greek footballer
8th of June 1983 BIRTHDAY Lee Harding, Australian punk rock singer
8th of June 1983 BIRTHDAY Mamoru Miyano, Japanese voice actor
8th of June 1984 BIRTHDAY Javier Mascherano, Argentine footballer
8th of June 1984 BIRTHDAY Andrea Casiraghi, Monagasque royalty
8th of June 1985 BIRTHDAY Alexandre Despatie, Canadian diver
8th of June 1986 BIRTHDAY Patrick Kaleta, American hockey player
8th of June 1987 BIRTHDAY Coralie Balmy, French swimmer
8th of June 1987 BIRTHDAY Issiar Dia, Senegalese footballer
8th of June 1989 BIRTHDAY Christina Broccolini, Canadian TV presenter
8th of June 0632 DEATH Muhammad, Prophet of Islam (Born 570)
8th of June 1042 DEATH Harthacanute, King of Denmark and England (Born 1018)
8th of June 1376 DEATH Edward, the Black Prince, son of Edward III of England (Born 1330)
8th of June 1383 DEATH Thomas de Ros, 5th Baron de Ros, English Crusader (Born 1338)
8th of June 1384 DEATH Kanami, Japanese actor (Born 1333)
8th of June 1476 DEATH George Neville, English archbishop and statesman (Born 1432)
8th of June 1505 DEATH Hongzhi, Emperor of China (Born 1470)
8th of June 1611 DEATH Jean Bertaut, French poet (Born 1552)
8th of June 1612 DEATH Hans Leo Hassler, German composer (Born 1562)
8th of June 1621 DEATH Anne de Xainctonge, French saint (Born 1567)
8th of June 1628 DEATH Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (Born 1547)
8th of June 1714 DEATH Sophia of Hanover, heir to the throne of Great Britain (Born 1630)
8th of June 1716 DEATH Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (Born 1658)
8th of June 1727 DEATH August Hermann Francke, German Protestant minister (Born 1663)
8th of June 1768 DEATH Johann Joachim Winckelmann, German scholar and archaeologist (Born 1717)
8th of June 1771 DEATH George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English statesman (Born 1716)
8th of June 1795 DEATH King Louis XVII of France (Born 1785)
8th of June 1809 DEATH Thomas Paine, American revolutionary and writer (Born 1737)
8th of June 1835 DEATH Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist (Born 1761)
8th of June 1845 DEATH Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States (Born 1767)
8th of June 1857 DEATH Douglas William Jerrold, British playwright and satirist (Born 1803)
8th of June 1874 DEATH Cochise, Apache leader
8th of June 1876 DEATH George Sand, French author (Born 1804)
8th of June 1885 DEATH Ignace Bourget, Bishop of Montreal (Born 1799)
8th of June 1889 DEATH Gerard Manley Hopkins, English Poet(Born 1844)
8th of June 1924 DEATH Andrew Irvine, English mountain climber (Born 1902)
8th of June 1924 DEATH George Leigh Mallory, English mountain climber (Born 1886)
8th of June 1929 DEATH Bliss Carman, Canadian poet (Born 1861)
8th of June 1945 DEATH Karl Hanke, Nazi official (Born 1903)
8th of June 1951 DEATH Eugene Fiset, Canadian military officer and politician (Born 1874)
8th of June 1956 DEATH Marie Laurencin, French painter (Born 1883)
8th of June 1965 DEATH Edmondo Rossoni, Italian fascist (Born 1884)
8th of June 1966 DEATH Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (Born 1890)
8th of June 1969 DEATH Robert Taylor, American actor (Born 1911)
8th of June 1970 DEATH Abraham Maslow, American psychologist (Born 1908)
8th of June 1972 DEATH Jimmy Rushing, American blues singer (Born 1901)
8th of June 1980 DEATH Ernst Busch, German singer and actor (Born 1900)
8th of June 1982 DEATH Satchel Paige, American baseball player (Born 1906)
8th of June 1984 DEATH Gordon Jacob, English composer (Born 1895)
8th of June 1987 DEATH Alexander Iolas, Greek gallerist and collector (Born 1907)
8th of June 1993 DEATH Root Boy Slim, American entertainer (Born 1945)
8th of June 1997 DEATH George Turner, Australian author (Born 1916)
8th of June 1998 DEATH Maria Reiche, German-born mathematician and archaeologist (Born 1903)
8th of June 1998 DEATH Sani Abacha, President of Nigeria (Born 1943)
8th of June 2000 DEATH Jeff MacNelly, American political cartoonist (Born 1948)
8th of June 2003 DEATH Leighton Rees, Welsh darts player (Born 1940)
8th of June 2004 DEATH Mack Jones, American baseball player (Born 1938)
8th of June 2006 DEATH Robert Donner, American actor (Born 1931)
8th of June 2006 DEATH Abouna Matta El Meskeen, Coptic Orthodox monk (Born 1919)
8th of June 2007 DEATH Kenny Olsson, Swedish speedway racer (Born 1977)
8th of June 2007 DEATH Richard Rorty, American postanalytic, pragmatic philosopher (Born 1931)
8th of June 2008 DEATH Saban Bajramovic, Serbian Romani musician (Born 1936)
8th of June 2009 DEATH Omar Bongo, President of Gabon (Born 1935)
8th of June 2009 DEATH Johnny Palermo American actor (Born 1982)
8th of June 2010 DEATH Andreas Voutsinas Greek actor and theater director (Born 1932)

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