June 8 Events

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June 8th, 2068 (June 08 2068)EventThe Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba.
June 8th, 2008 (June 08 2008)EventThe Akihabara massacre took place on the Sunday-pedestrian-zoned Chuodori street. A man killed seven in an attack on a crowd using a truck and a dagger.
June 8th, 2007 (June 08 2007)EventNewcastle, 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.
June 8th, 1996 (June 08 1996)EventPanama becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
June 8th, 1995 (June 08 1995)EventDowned U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
June 8th, 1992 (June 08 1992)EventThe first World Ocean Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
June 8th, 1987 (June 08 1987)EventNew Zealand s Labour government legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear powered vessels. This makes New Zealand the first and (as of June 2006) only nation to ban these things from its territory.
June 8th, 1986 (June 08 1986)EventFormer United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim is elected president of Austria.
June 8th, 1984 (June 08 1984)EventHomosexuality is declared legal in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
June 8th, 1974 (June 08 1974)EventAn F4 tornado strikes Emporia, Kansas, killing six.
June 8th, 1968 (June 08 1968)EventJames Earl Ray is arrested for the murder of Martin Luther King Jr.Martin Luther Quotes
June 8th, 1968 (June 08 1968)EventThe body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.Robert F. Kennedy Quotes
June 8th, 1967 (June 08 1967)EventSix-Day War: The USS Liberty incident occurs, killing 34 and wounding 171.
June 8th, 1966 (June 08 1966)EventOne 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 USAF test pilot Carl Cross were both killed.
June 8th, 1966 (June 08 1966)EventTopeka, 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.[1]
June 8th, 1959 (June 08 1959)EventThe USS Barbero and United States Postal Service attempt the delivery of mail via Missile Mail.
June 8th, 1953 (June 08 1953)EventFlint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: A tornado hits Flint, Michigan, and kills 115. This is the last tornado to claim more than 100 lives.
June 8th, 1953 (June 08 1953)EventThe United States Supreme Court rules that Washington, D.C. restaurants could not refuse to serve black patrons.
June 8th, 1950 (June 08 1950)EventSir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Field Marshal in Australian history.
June 8th, 1949 (June 08 1949)EventCelebrities 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.Helen Keller Quotes
June 8th, 1948 (June 08 1948)EventMilton Berle hosts the debut of Texaco Star Theater.Milton Berle Quotes
June 8th, 1942 (June 08 1942)EventWorld War II: Japanese imperial submarines I-21 and I-24 shell the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle.
June 8th, 1941 (June 08 1941)EventWorld War II: Allies invade Syria and Lebanon.
June 8th, 1928 (June 08 1928)EventSecond Northern Expedition: The National Revolutionary Army captures Peking, whose name is changed to Beijing.
June 8th, 1912 (June 08 1912)EventCarl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
June 8th, 1906 (June 08 1906)EventTheodore 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.Theodore Roosevelt Quotes
June 8th, 1887 (June 08 1887)EventHerman Hollerith receives a patent for his punch card calculator.
June 8th, 1862 (June 08 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Cross KeysConfederate 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.
June 8th, 1861 (June 08 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.
June 8th, 1856 (June 08 1856)EventThe community of Pitcairn Islands and descendants of the mutineers of the HMS Bounty consisting of 194 people arrived on the Morayshire at Norfolk Island Commencing the Third Settlement of the Island.
June 8th, 1789 (June 08 1789)EventJames Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives.James Madison Quotes
June 8th, 1783 (June 08 1783)EventThe volcano Laki, in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine.
June 8th, 1776 (June 08 1776)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: Battle of Trois-RivieresAmerican attackers are driven back at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.
June 8th, 1405 (June 08 1405)EventRichard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed in York on Henry IV s orders.
June 8th, 1191 (June 08 1191)EventRichard I arrives in Acre thus beginning his crusade.
June 8th, 0536 (June 08 0536)EventSt. Silverius becomes Pope (probable date).

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