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In the Gregorian Calendar, June 8 is the 159th
(hundredth – fiftieth nineth) day of the year.

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Quote of the Day…

Morality is a private convention; decency, a public issue.

— Marguerite Yourcenar
Belgian writer (born June 8, 1903).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

June 8 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 68: the Roman Senate proclaims Galba as emperor.
  • 218: Battle of Antioch: Heliogabalus defeats, with the support of the Syrian legions, the forces of the Emperor Macrinus, who escaped, but was captured near Chalcedon and later assassinated in Archelais.
  • 793 – In Northumbria, the Vikings attack Lindisfarne Abbey, a fact commonly accepted as the start of the Scandinavian invasion of England.
  • 1191: in Palestine Richard I of England arrives at San Juan de Acre to begin his crusade.
  • 1288: in Alfaro (Spain), Sancho IV “el Bravo” kills Lope de Haro, Lord of Vizcaya.
  • 1492: in Spain, by means of a document issued by the Catholic Monarchs, Alonso Fernández de Lugo obtained permission to conquer the island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands.
  • 1595: in Venezuela, the English corsairs Amyas Preston and George Somers assault and burn Caracas.
  • 1783: the Laki volcano, in Iceland, begins an 8-month eruption that will kill 20% of Icelanders and in the next two years will cause a great famine, which will leave a balance of 6 million deaths worldwide. It has been described as “one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in European history”.
  • 1794: in France, Robespierre inaugurates the new religion of the French Revolution, the Cult of Reason and the Supreme Being, with a large number of festivals throughout France.
  • 1861: in the United States ―in the framework of the Civil War―, Tennessee separates from the northern Union.
  • 1867: in Cfen (Hungary), Francisco José I and Sissi are crowned kings.
  • 1912: in Hollywood, Carl Laemmle creates the Universal Pictures company.
  • 1929: in Bogotá, Colombia, the student Gonzalo Bravo Pérez is assassinated after denouncing the massacre of the Bananeras and other crimes of the State. Since then, Student’s Day has been commemorated on this date.
  • 1928: in China, within the framework of the Northern Expedition, the Chinese National Revolutionary Army captures Beijing and changes its name to Beiping (“Peace of the North”).
  • 1936: in China, Chiang Kai-shek’s troops take Beijing.
  • 1941: in the framework of World War II, the Allies invade Syria and Lebanon.
  • 1944: in Tulle (a village of 18,000 inhabitants in central France), the Maquis Resistance Movement kills about 40 Nazi soldiers. The next day, the Germans will hang 99 civilians from the balconies of the town and send another 321 civilians to concentration camps in Germany, where 101 will be killed.
  • 1949: George Orwell’s novel 1984 is published.
  • 1949: In the United States of America, famous personalities such as Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni, and Edward G. Robinson are reported as members of the Communist Party.
  • 1953: In the United States, in the midst of apartheid, the Supreme Court forces Washington restaurants to serve black customers.
  • 1954: in Bogotá, Colombia, the Army opens fire on students from the National University who were demonstrating against the dictatorship of Gustavo Rojas Pinilla.
  • 1958: in the Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean), the United States detonates its Umbrella atomic bomb, 8 kt. It is a test in the ocean, shallow (46 m). It is the 14th of 35 bombs in Operation Hardtack I, and the 135th bomb of 1,127 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1967: Six Day War: The Israeli army enters Hebron and the Tomb of the Patriarchs.
  • 1968: in the United States, James Earl Ray is arrested for the murder of Martin Luther King.
  • 1970: coup in Argentina from which the dictator Juan Carlos Onganía is overthrown. Power is provisionally assumed by Lieutenant General Alejandro Agustín Lanusse, Brigadier General Carlos Alberto Rey and Admiral Pedro Gnavi.
  • 1972 – In the Vietnam War, Associated Press photographer Nick Ut takes the famous Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of the girl Phan Thị Kim Phúc running naked down a road, burned by napalm.
  • 1975: Launch of the Soviet space probe Venera 9 bound for Venus.
  • 1982: in the Falkland Islands, Argentina executes the air attack on Nice Bay.
  • 1984: in the Australian state of New South Wales, homosexuality is declared legal.
  • 1992: the first World Oceans Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro.
  • 2001: Former Argentine President Carlos Menem is sentenced to house arrest, accused of leading an illicit association.
  • 2004: transit of Venus.
  • 2007: in the United States, NASA launches the space shuttle Atlantis.
  • 2007: Bon Jovi publishes his tenth studio album, Lost Highway.
  • 2008: In the center of Tokyo (Japan), the young Katō Tomohiro, 25, commits the Akihabara massacre, killing seven people with knives.
  • 2013: Magdalena of Sweden’s religious royal wedding is celebrated in Sweden with Chris O’Neill.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

June 8 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1552: Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet (d. 1638).
  • 1625: Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian scientist and astronomer (d. 1710).
  • 1671: Tomaso Albinoni, Italian composer (d. 1751).
  • 1745: Caspar Wessel, Norwegian-Danish mathematician (d. 1818).
  • 1805: Salustiano Olózaga, Spanish politician.
  • 1810: Robert Schumann, German classical composer (d. 1856).
  • 1816: Manuel Orozco y Berra, Mexican historian (d. 1881).
  • 1826: Thomas Faed, Scottish painter (d. 1900).
  • 1829: John Everett Millais, British painter and illustrator (d. 1896).
  • 1830: Juan Manuel Blanes, Uruguayan painter (d. 1901).
  • 1849: Julien Dillens, Belgian sculptor (d. 1904).
  • 1851: Jacques-Arsène d’Arsonval, French physicist (d. 1940).
  • 1860: Alicia Boole Stott, Irish mathematician (d. 1940).
  • 1861: Juan Vázquez de Mella, Spanish traditionalist politician in Cangas de Onís.
  • 1867: Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect.
  • 1873: Azorín (José Martínez Ruiz), Spanish writer (d. 1967).
  • 1876: Alexandre Tuffère, Greek-French athlete (d. 1958).
  • 1893 – Ernest B. Schoedsack, American filmmaker
  • 1894: Erwin Schulhoff, Czech composer.
  • 1895: Santiago Bernabéu, Spanish businessman, president of Real Madrid (d. 1978).
  • 1897: Mariano Suárez Veintimilla, Ecuadorian politician (d. 1980).
  • 1900: José Ángel Ceniceros, Mexican politician (d. 1979).
  • 1903: Marguerite Yourcenar, French writer and translator (d. 1987).
  • 1910: María Luisa Bombal, Chilean writer.
  • 1910: John W. Campbell, American publicist and painter (d. 1971).
  • 1911: Edmundo Rivero, Argentine tango singer and guitarist (f. 1986).
  • 1911: Antonio Rosón, Spanish politician (d. 1986).
  • 1916: Francis Crick, British biologist, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1962 (d. 2004).
  • 1916: Luigi Comencini, Italian filmmaker (d. 2007).
  • 1918: Robert Preston, American actor (d. 1987).
  • 1921: Haji Mohammad Suharto, Indonesian dictator between 1967 and 1998 (d. 2008).
  • 1921: Alexis Smith, Canadian actress (f. 1993).
  • 1925: Barbara Bush, American politician, wife of George W. Bush (d. 2018).
  • 1927: Jerry Stiller, American actor and comedian (f. 2020)
  • 1928: Gustavo Gutiérrez, Peruvian priest, founder of liberation theology.
  • 1930: Wilna Saavedra, Chilean politician (d. 2011).
  • 1930: Robert Aumann, German mathematician.
  • 1930: Vijayan Mash, Hindu writer, speaker and scholar (d. 2007)
  • 1931: Dana Wynter, American actress (d. 2011).
  • 1933: Joan Rivers, American actress.
  • 1936: Kenneth Geddes Wilson, American researcher, Nobel Prize in Physics in 1982.
  • 1936: James Darren, American actor and director.
  • 1939 – Norman Davies, British historian.
  • 1940: Nancy Sinatra, American singer.
  • 1942: Jacques Dubochet, Swiss biophysicist.
  • 1943: Colin Baker, British actor.
  • 1944: Boz Scaggs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
  • 1944: Silvia Merlino, Argentine actress (f. 2007).
  • 1944: María Ostiz, Spanish singer.
  • 1944: Marc Ouellet, Canadian cardinal.
  • 1947: Eric Wieschaus, a Swiss biologist, a citizen of the United States.
  • 1948: Hilario Camacho, Spanish musician (d. 2006).
  • 1949: Emanuel Ax, American pianist.
  • 1950: Sônia Braga, Brazilian actress.
  • 1950: Kathy Baker, American actress.
  • 1950: Pedro Miguel Echenique, Spanish physicist.
  • 1951: Miguel Ángel Moratinos Cuyaubé, Spanish politician and diplomat.
  • 1951: Tony Rice, American guitarist and composer, of the band David Grisman Quintet.
  • 1951: Rubén Stella, Argentine actor.
  • 1951: Bonnie Tyler, Welsh singer.
  • 1952: José Manuel Rojas, former Costa Rican soccer player.
  • 1953: Ivo Sanader, Croatian Prime Minister.
  • 1954: Greg Ginn, American songwriter and songwriter, of the band Black Flag.
  • 1955: José Antonio Camacho, Spanish footballer and coach.
  • 1955: Tim Berners-Lee, British physicist.
  • 1955: Griffin Dunne, American actor.
  • 1957: Scott Adams, American cartoonist.
  • 1957: Alejandro Lerner, Argentine singer-songwriter.
  • 1957: Jorge El Pipa Higuaín, Argentine footballer.
  • 1958: Keenen Ivory Wayans, American actor and director.
  • 1958: Jakko Jakszyk, British soloist.
  • 1960: Mick Hucknall, British singer-songwriter, of the band Simply Red.
  • 1961: Tatanka, American professional wrestler.
  • 1962: Nick Rhodes, British musician, of the band Duran Duran.
  • 1962: Kristine W, American singer.
  • 1963: Kaíti Garmpí, Greek singer.
  • 1963: Frank Grillo, American actor.
  • 1964: Humberto Tortonese, Argentine comedian.
  • 1965: Rob Pilatus, American singer, of the band Milli Vanilli (d. 1998).
  • 1966: Julianna Margulies, American actress.
  • 1967: Marco Uriel, Mexican actor.
  • 1967: Carlos Portaluppi, Argentine actor.
  • 1967: Antonio Soria, professor of piano, soloist and Spanish music researcher.
  • 1969: J.P. Manoux, American actor.
  • 1970: Kelli Williams, American actress.
  • 1970: Gabrielle Giffords, American politician.
  • 1970: Seu Jorge, Brazilian singer-songwriter.
  • 1970: Kwame Kilpatrick, American politician.
  • 1971: Mark Feuerstein, American actor.
  • 1973: Lexa Doig, Canadian actress.
  • 1973: Emma García, Spanish television presenter.
  • 1973: Bryant Reeves, American basketball player.
  • 1973: Jerónimo Gil, Venezuelan actor.
  • 1974: Rodolfo Graieb, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1975: Shilpa Shetty, actress and Indian model.
  • 1976: Lindsay Davenport, American tennis player.
  • 1977: Kanye West, American rapper and producer.
  • 1978: Maria Menounos, actress and Greek-American television presenter.
  • 1978: Cristóbal Lander, Venezuelan actor and model.
  • 1979: Derek Trucks, American guitarist, of the Allman Brothers Band.
  • 1980: Sergio Mantecón, Spanish footballer.
  • 1980: Fausto Miño, Ecuadorian singer.
  • 1981: Alex Band, American singer, of the band The Calling.
  • 1981: Sara Watkins, American violinist, of the band Nickel Creek.
  • 1982: Dickson Etuhu, Nigerian footballer.
  • 1982: Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player.
  • 1982: Irina Lazareanu, Romanian model.
  • 1983: Kim Clijsters, Belgian tennis player.
  • 1983: Pantelis Kapetanos, Greek footballer.
  • 1984: Andrea Casiraghi, Monegasque nobleman.
  • 1984: Javier Mascherano, Argentine footballer.
  • 1985: Jose Joaquín Rojas, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1986: Charisma Cappelli, American pornographic actress.
  • 1986: Ben Hermans, Belgian cyclist.
  • 1986: Lex Immers, Dutch footballer.
  • 1987: Issiar Dia Senegalese footballer.
  • 1987: Ty Segall, American singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer and producer.
  • 1987: Vladislav Stoyanov, Bulgarian footballer.
  • 1988: Reinaldo Zavarce, Venezuelan actor, singer and model.
  • 1988: Kamil Grosicki, Polish footballer.
  • 1989: Timea Bacsinszky, Swiss tennis player.
  • 1989: Richard Fleeshman, British actor.
  • 1990: Jonathan Freudman, Venezuelan soap opera actor.
  • 1990: Ellie Kendrick, British actress.
  • 1992: Gabriel Vázquez, Lead Teacher.
  • 1993: Alexandre Moreno, Spanish footballer.
  • 1994: Liv Morgan, WWE American professional wrestler
  • 1995: Ferland Mendy, French footballer.
  • 1997: Jelena Ostapenko, Latvian tennis player.
  • 1999: Gabriela Borges, American singer, dancer and actress.
  • 2004: Francesca Capaldi, American actress.
  • 2009: Luis Fernando Hernandez Alejos, excellent student, taekwondoin, professional Minecraft player and Pumas fan.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

June 8 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 218: Macrinus, Roman Emperor (b. 164).
  • 632: Muhammad, Arab prophet, founder of Islam (b. 570).
  • 1042: Canute Hardeknut, Danish king (b. 1018).
  • 1376: Edward of Woodstock, Welsh prince (b.1330).
  • 1505 – Emperor Hongzhi, Chinese emperor (b.1470).
  • 1612: Hans Leo Hassler, German composer (b. 1562).
  • 1628: Rodolfo Goclenio, German philosopher (b. 1547).
  • 1651: Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun.
  • 1714: Sophia of Wittelsbach, Bavarian princess (b.1630).
  • 1768: Johann Joachim Winckelmann, German historian and archaeologist.
  • 1795: Louis XVII, French King (d. 1795).
  • 1809: Thomas Paine, American politician, writer, philosopher, radical intellectual and revolutionary (b. 1737)
  • 1831: Sarah Siddons, British stage actress.
  • 1835: Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist (b. 1761).
  • 1845: Andrew Jackson, American politician, president between 1829 and 1837 (b. 1767).
  • 1856: José Félix Valdivieso, Ecuadorian politician, jurist and diplomat (b. 1784).
  • 1859 – Walter Hunt, American engineer and inventor (b.1796)
  • 1865: Joseph Paxton, British architect.
  • 1874: Cochise, American Indian chief (b.1805).
  • 1876: George Sand, French writer (b.1804).
  • 1889: Gerard Manley Hopkins, British poet (b.1844).
  • 1899: Maria del Divino Corazón (Maria Droste zu Vischering), German aristocrat and nun (b. 1863).
  • 1901 – Edward Moran, Anglo-American painter (d. 1829).
  • 1915: Ettore Mattei, Italian anarchist (b.1851).
  • 1924: Andrew Irvine, British mountaineer (b.1902).
  • 1924: George Leigh Mallory, British mountaineer (b. 1886).
  • 1938: Konrad Theodor Preuss, German ethnologist (b.1869).
  • 1939: Germán Busch Becerra, Bolivian military and politician (b. 1903).
  • 1942: José Pellicer Gandía, anarchist and Spanish revolutionary (b. 1912).
  • 1945 – Karl Hanke, German Nazi leader (b.1903).
  • 1946: Gerhart Hauptmann, German writer (b.1862).
  • 1946: Amelia Cuñat y Monleón, ceramic draftsman (b.1878)
  • 1956: Marie Laurencin, French painter and printmaker (b. 1883).
  • 1965: Edmondo Rossoni, Italian politician (b. 1884).
  • 1966: Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (b.1890).
  • 1969: Robert Taylor, American actor (b.1911).
  • 1970: Manuel de Castro, Uruguayan writer (b. 1896).
  • 1970: Abraham Maslow, American psychologist (b.1908).
  • 1971: Edmundo Pérez Zujovic, Chilean politician.
  • 1972: Jimmy Rushing, American singer, of the band Oklahoma City Blue Devils (b.1901).
  • 1977: Francisco Elías Rueda, Spanish filmmaker.
  • 1980: Ernst Busch, German singer and actor (b.1900).
  • 1982: Satchel Paige, American baseball player (b.1906).
  • 1984: Gordon Jacob, British composer (b.1895).
  • 1990: José Figueres Ferrer, Costa Rican president between 1948-1949, 1953-1958 and 1970-1974.
  • 1993: Severo Sarduy, Cuban writer (b.1937).
  • 1993: Deolinda Lopes Vieira, Portuguese anarcho-syndicalist and feminist professor (b. 1888).
  • 1995: Juan Carlos Onganía, Argentine dictator between 1966 and 1970 (b.1914).
  • 1997: Luis Bru, Spanish physicist and academic (b. 1909) .
  • 1997: Amos Tutuola, Nigerian writer (b.1920).
  • 1997: Karen Wetterhahn, American chemist (b.1948).
  • 1998: Sani Abacha, Nigerian President (b.1943).
  • 1998: María Reiche, German mathematician and archaeologist (b. 1903).
  • 2000: Manuel Espinosa Yglesias, Mexican businessman (b.1909).
  • 2000: Lucy Cranwell, New Zealand botanist (b.1907)
  • 2004: Leopoldo Zea, Mexican philosopher (b.1912).
  • 2006: Abu Musab al Zarqaui, Jordanian terrorist (b. 1966).
  • 2007: Aden Abdullah Osman Daar, Somali President (b.1908).
  • 2007: José Martín Recuerda, Spanish playwright (b. 1926).
  • 2007: Richard Rorty, American philosopher (b.1931).
  • 2008: Šaban Bajramović, Serbian singer-songwriter (b.1936).
  • 2009: Omar Bongo, Gabonese politician (b.1935).
  • 2009: Johnny Palermo, American actor (b.1982).
  • 2011: Alan Rubin, American jazz and blues musician (b.1943).
  • 2012: Pete Brennan, American basketball player (b.1936).
  • 2013: Paul Cellucci, American politician and diplomat (b.1948).
  • 2016: Pedro Costa Musté, director and producer of Spanish cinema (b.1941).
  • 2016: Pablo Brichta, Argentine actor (b.1949).
  • 2017: Miguel D’Escoto, Nicaraguan revolutionary religious and politician (b.1933).
  • 2018: Danny Kirwan, English musician and composer (b.1950).
  • 2019: Jorge Brovetto, Uruguayan political and chemical engineer (b.1933).
  • 2019: André Matos, Ex-Brazilian vocalist of Angra, Shaman and Viper (b. 1971).
  • 2020: Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundian politician, president of Burundi between 2005 and 2020 (b.1963).
  • 2020: Bonnie Pointer, American disco and soul singer, member of the musical group The Pointer Sisters between 1972 and 1978 (b.1950).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

June 8 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • United Nations
  • World Oceans Day.
  • Norfolk island
    • Bounty Day, national holiday.
  • Colombia
    • Student Day
  • Venezuela
    • Venezuelan Chocolate Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

June 8 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Calliopa martyr
  • Saint Clodulf
  • Saint Fortunato of Fano
  • Saint Gildardo
  • Saint William Fitzherbert
  • Saint Maximinus
  • Saint Medardo
  • Saint salustiano
  • Saint Sabinian abbot
  • Saint Miguel de los Santos, trinitarian religious
  • Blessed Jacobo Berthieu
  • Blessed John Davy
  • Blessed Mary of the Divine Heart Droste zu Vischering
  • Blessed Maria Teresa Chiramel Mankidiyan
  • Blessed Nicolás de Gesturi Medda.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

June 8 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

♊ Gemini:

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