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What Happened on June 8th This Day in History

Year Name
2014 At least 28 people are killed in an attack at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Pakistan.
2009 Two American journalists are found guilty of illegally entering North Korea and sentenced to 12 years of penal labour.
2008 At least 37 miners go missing after an explosion in a Ukrainian coal mine causes it to collapse.
2008 At least seven people are killed and ten injured in a stabbing spree in Tokyo, Japan.
2007 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 a trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.
2004 The first Venus Transit in well over a century takes place, the previous one being in 1882.
2001 Mamoru Takuma kills eight and injures 15 in a mass stabbing at an elementary school in the Osaka Prefecture of Japan.
1995 Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
1992 The first World Oceans Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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.
1984 Homosexuality is decriminalized in the Australian state of New South Wales.
1982 Bluff Cove Air Attacks during the Falklands War: Fifty-six British servicemen are killed by an Argentine air attack on two landing ships, RFA Sir Galahad and RFA Sir Tristram.
1982 VASP Flight 168 crashes in Pacatuba, Ceará, Brazil, killing 128 people.
1972 Vietnam War: Nine-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc is burned by napalm, an event captured by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut moments later while the young girl is seen running naked down a road, in what would become an iconic, Pulitzer Prize-winning photo.
1968 James Earl Ray, the man who assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested at London Heathrow Airport.
1967 Six-Day War: The USS Liberty incident occurs, killing 34 and wounding 171.
1966 An F-104 Starfighter collides with XB-70 Valkyrie prototype no. 2, destroying both aircraft during a photo shoot near Edwards Air Force Base. Joseph A. Walker, a NASA test pilot, and Carl Cross, a United States Air Force test pilot, are both killed.
1966 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.
1966 The National Football League and American Football League announced a merger effective in 1970.
1959 USS Barbero and the United States Postal Service attempt the delivery of mail via Missile Mail.
1953 An F5 tornado hits Beecher, Michigan, killing 116, injuring 844, and destroying 340 homes.
1953 The United States Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. John R. Thompson Co. that restaurants in Washington, D.C., cannot refuse to serve black patrons.
1949 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.
1949 George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.
1942 World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy submarines I-21 and I-24 shell the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle.
1941 World War II: The Allies commence the Syria
1940 World War II: The completion of Operation Alphabet, the evacuation of Allied forces from Narvik at the end of the Norwegian Campaign.
1929 Margaret Bondfield is appointed Minister of Labour. She is the first woman appointed to the Cabinet of the United Kingdom.
1928 Second Northern Expedition: The National Revolutionary Army captures Peking, whose name is changed to Beijing ("Northern Capital").
1918 A solar eclipse is observed at Baker City, Oregon by scientists and an artist hired by the United States Navy.
1912 Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
1906 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.
1887 Herman Hollerith applies for US patent #395,781 for the 'Art of Compiling Statistics', which was his punched card calculator.
1867 Coronation of Franz Joseph as King of Hungary following the Austro-Hungarian compromise (Ausgleich).
1862 American Civil War: A Confederate victory by forces under General Stonewall Jackson at the Battle of Cross Keys, along with the Battle of Port Republic the next day, prevents Union forces from reinforcing General George B. McClellan in his Peninsula campaign.
1861 American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.
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.
1794 Maximilien Robespierre inaugurates the French Revolution's new state religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being, with large organized festivals all across France.
1789 James Madison introduces twelve proposed amendments to the United States Constitution in Congress.
1783 Laki, a volcano in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine.
1776 American Revolutionary War: Continental Army attackers are driven back at the Battle of Trois-Rivières.
1772 Alexander Fordyce flees to France to avoid debt repayment, triggering the credit crisis of 1772 in the British Empire and the Dutch Republic.
1663 Portuguese Restoration War: Portuguese victory at the Battle of Ameixial ensures Portugal's independence from Spain.
1191 Richard I arrives in Acre, beginning the Third Crusade.
1042 Edward the Confessor becomes King of England
793 Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, commonly accepted as the beginning of Norse activity in the British Isles.
452 Attila leads a Hun army in the invasion of Italy, devastating the northern provinces as he heads for Rome.
218 Battle of Antioch: With the support of the Syrian legions, Elagabalus defeats the forces of emperor Macrinus.
Famous People Born on June 8

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Year Name
1981 Rachel Held Evans, American Christian author (d. 2019)
1875 Ernst Enno, Estonian poet and author (d. 1934)
1955 José Antonio Camacho, Spanish footballer and manager
1858 Charlotte Scott, English mathematician (d. 1931)
1911 Edmundo Rivero, Argentinian singer-songwriter (d. 1986)
1921 LeRoy Neiman, American painter (d. 2012)
1953 Ivo Sanader, Croatian historian and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Croatia
1957 Don Robinson, American baseball player and politician
1950 Sônia Braga, Brazilian actress and producer
1944 Boz Scaggs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
Famous People Deaths On June 8

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Date Name
1716 Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine, German son of Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt (b. 1658)
1889 Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet (b. 1844)
1809 Thomas Paine, English-American theorist and author (b. 1737)
1383 Thomas de Ros, 4th Baron de Ros, English politician (b. 1338)
1505 Hongzhi Emperor of China (b. 1470)
1959 Leslie Johnson, English racing driver (b. 1912)
1600 Edward Fortunatus, German nobleman (b. 1565)
1612 Hans Leo Hassler, German organist and composer (b. 1562)
951 Zhao Ying, Chinese chancellor (b. 885)
696 Chlodulf, bishop of Metz (or 697)