is the 159th day of the year (160th in June 8 leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 206 days remaining until the end of the year.
68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba.
536 - St. Silverius becomes Pope (probable date).
793 - The first Viking raid on British soil at Lindisfarne where a set date for the raid is known.
1191 - Richard I arrives in Acre thus beginning his crusade.
1405 - Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, executed in York on Henry IV's orders.
1624 - An earthquake strikes Peru.
1776 - American Revolutionary War: Battle of Trois-Rivières - American invaders are driven back at Trois-Rivières.
1783 - The volcano Laki, in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine.
1789 - James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives.
1856 - The community of Pitcairn Islands and descendants of the mutineers of the HMAV Bounty consisting of 194 people arrived on the Morayshire at Norfolk Island Commencing the Third Settlement of the Island
1861 - American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.
1862 - 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.
1866 - The Canadian Parliament meets for the first time in Ottawa.
1887 - Herman Hollerith receives a patent for his punch card calculator.
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.
1912 - Carl Laemmle incorporated Universal Pictures.
1928 - Second Northern Expedition: NRA captures Beijing, whose name is changed to Beiping.
1941 - World War II: Allies invade Syria and Lebanon.
1942 - World War II: Japanese imperial submarines I-21 and I-24 shell the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle.
1948 - Milton Berle hosts the debut of .
Texaco Star Theater 1949 - by Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell is published.
1949 - Such celebrities as 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.
1950 - Sir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Field Marshal in Australian history.
1953 - Flint-Worcester Tornadoes: A tornado hits the U.S. city of Flint, and kills 115. This is the last tornado to claim more than 100 lives.
1953 - The United States Supreme Court rules that Washington restaurants could not refuse to serve black patrons.
1959 - The USS and Barbero United States Postal Service attempt the delivery of mail via Missile Mail.
1966 - 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 USAF test pilot Carl Cross were both killed.
1966 - Topeka 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. 
1967 - Six-Day War: The USS Liberty incident occurs, killing 34 and wounding 171.
1968 - James Earl Ray is arrested for the murder of Martin Luther King Jr.
1968 - The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
1974 - An F4 tornado strikes the U.S. city of Emporia, killing six.
1984 - Homosexuality is declared not a crime in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
1986 - Former United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim is elected president of Austria.
1987 - New Zealand's Labour government legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear powered vessels. This makes New Zealand the first and (as at June 2006) only nation to ban these things from its territory.
1992 - The first World Ocean Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1995 - Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
1995 - Rasmus Lerdorf launched version 1.0 of the popular scripting language PHP.
1996 - Panama becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1999 - War on Drugs: The government of Colombia announces it will include the estimated value of the country's illegal drug crops, exceeding half a billion US dollars, in its gross national product.
2004 - First Transit of Venus in this millennium.
2007 - Roll out ceremony launch for the First of Class Astute class submarine, in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.
2007 - MV bulk cargo ship runs aground on Nobby's Beach in Pasha Bulker Newcastle.
1625 - Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian scientist (d. 1712)
1671 - Tomaso Albinoni, Italian composer (d. 1751)
1717 - John Collins, American politician (d. 1795)
1724 - John Smeaton, English civil engineer (d. 1794)
1743 - Alessandro Cagliostro, Italian adventurer (d. 1795)
1745 - Caspar Wessel, Danish mathematician (d. 1818)
1757 - Cardinal Ercole Consalvi, Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal (d. 1824)
1810 - Robert Schumann, German composer (d. 1856)
1831 - Thomas J. Higgins, decorated Union Army soldier (d. 1917)
1847 - Ida McKinley, First Lady of the United States (d. 1907)
1851 - Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, French physicist (d. 1940)
1859 - Smith Wigglesworth, British religious figure (d. 1947)
1860 - Alicia Boole Stott, Irish mathematician (d. 1940)
1867 - Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (d. 1959)
1885 - Karl Genzken, Nazi physician (d. 1957)
1897 - John G. Bennett, British scientist and author (d. 1974)
1901 - Lena Baker, American murderer (d. 1945)
1903 - Ralph Yarborough, U.S. Senator from Texas (d. 1996)
1903 - Marguerite Yourcenar, French author (d. 1987)
1910 - John W. Campbell, American publisher and editor (d. 1971)
1910 - Fernand Fonssagrives, French photographer (d. 2003)
1911 - Edmundo Rivero, Argentine singer (d. 1986)
1912 - Harry Holtzman, American abstract artist (d. 1987)
1912 - Maurice Bellemare, French Canadian politician (d. 1989)
1916 - Francis Crick, English molecular biologist; Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
1916 - Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (d. 2007)
1917 - Byron White, American athlete and Supreme Court Justice (d. 2002)
1918 - Robert Preston, American actor (d. 1987)
1918 - John D. Roberts, American chemist
1921 - LeRoy Neiman, American painter
1921 - Alexis Smith, Canadian actress (d. 1993)
1921 - Suharto, President of Indonesia
1924 - Lyn Nofziger, American political operative (d. 2006)
1925 - Barbara Bush, First Lady of the United States
1925 - Eddie Gaedel, American baseball player (d. 1961)
1925 - Del Ennis, baseball player (d. 1996)
1927 - Jerry Stiller, American comedian and actor
1930 - Robert Aumann, German-born Israeli mathematician; Nobel laureate
1931 - Dana Wynter, German-born American actress
1933 - Joan Rivers, American comedian and author
1934 - Millicent Martin, English singer and actress
1936 - James Darren, American actor and singer
1936 - Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist, Nobel laureate
1939 - Bernie Casey, American football player and actor
1940 - Nancy Sinatra, American singer
1941 - Robert Bradford, Northern Irish politician (d. 1981)
1941 - Fuzzy Haskins, American musician ( P Funk)
1942 - Doug Mountjoy, Welsh snooker player
1942 - Chuck Negron, American singer ( Three Dog Night)
1943 - Colin Baker, British actor
1943 - William Calley, American war criminal
1943 - Willie Davenport, American athlete (d. 2002)
1944 - Mark Belanger, American baseball player (d. 1998)
1944 - Marc Ouellet, Archbishop of Quebec City
1944 - Boz Scaggs, American singer and songwriter
1947 - Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
1949 - Emanuel Ax, Polish-born pianist
1950 - Kathy Baker, American actress
1950 - Sonia Braga, Brazilian actress
1951 - Bonnie Tyler, Welsh singer and guitarist
1951 - Tony Rice, American acoustic guitarist
1953 - Olav Stedje, Norwegian singer-songwriter
1953 - Ad Tak, Dutch cyclist
1954 - Sergei Storchak, Russian deputy finance minister
1955 - Tim Berners-Lee, English internet developer
1955 - Griffin Dunne, American actor
1955 - Greg Ginn, American guitarist ( Black Flag)
1957 - Scott Adams, American cartoonist
1957 - Don Robinson, baseball player
1958 - Keenen Ivory Wayans, American actor and director
1960 - Mick Hucknall, English singer and songwriter ( Simply Red)
1960 - Thomas Steen, Swedish hockey player
1962 - Nick Rhodes, English musician ( Duran Duran)
1962 - Kristine W, American musician
1963 - Keti Garbi, Greek singer
1964 - Butch Reynolds, American former 400m runner
1965 - Kevin Farley, American actor
1965 - Rob Pilatus, member of Milli Vanilli (d. 1998)
1965 - Chris Chavis, American professional wrestler
1966 - Julianna Margulies, American actress
1969 - J.P. Manoux, American actor
1969 - Marcos Siega, American director
1969 - David Sutcliffe, Canadian actor
1970 - Gabrielle Giffords, American politician
1970 - Kelli Williams, American actress
1971 - Troy Vincent, American football player
1971 - Mark Feuerstein, American actor
1972 - Lexa Doig, Canadian actress
1973 - Lucija Šerbedžija, Croatian actress
1975 - Bryan McCabe, Canadian hockey player
1975 - Shilpa Shetty, Indian actress
1976 - Lindsay Davenport, American tennis player
1976 - Kenji Johjima, Japanese baseball player
1977 - Kanye West, American rapper
1978 - Maria Menounos, American actress and television host
1979 - Pete Orr, Canadian baseball player
1979 - Derek Trucks, American guitarist
1979 - Adine Wilson, New Zealand netball player
1981 - Sara Watkins, American fiddle player
1981 - Ai Nonaka, Japanese voice actor
1981 - Matteo Meneghello, Italian racing driver
1981 - Alex Band, American singer ( The Calling)
1982 - Dickson Etuhu, Nigerian footballer
1982 - Katy Morgan-Davies, British politician
1982 - Irina Lazareanu, Canadian model
1983 - Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player
1983 - Kim Clijsters, Belgian tennis player
1983 - Lee Harding, Australian punk-rock singer
1983 - Mamoru Miyano, Japanese seiyuu
1983 - Prophecy (producer), American music producer
1984 - Javier Mascherano, Argentine soccer player
1984 - Kyle McLean, All-Around All-Star
1984 - Andrea Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline of Monaco
1985 - Alexandre Despatie, French Canadian diver
218 - Macrinus, Roman Emperor
632 - Muhammad, Prophet of Islam (b. 570)
1042 - Harthacanute, King of Denmark and England (b. 1018)
1376 - Edward, son of Edward III of England (b. 1330)
1383 - Thomas de Ros, English Crusader (b. 1338)
1384 - Kanami, Japanese actor (b. 1333)
1476 - George Neville, English archbishop and statesman
1505 - Hongzhi, Emperor of China (b. 1470)
1611 - Jean Bertaut, French poet (b. 1552)
1612 - Hans Leo Hassler, German composer (b. 1562)
1621 - Anne de Xainctonge, French saint (b. 1567)
1628 - Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (b. 1547)
1714 - Sophia of Hanover, heir to the throne of Great Britain (b. 1630)
1716 - Johann Wilhelm (b. 1658)
1727 - August Hermann Francke, German Protestant minister (b. 1663)
1768 - Johann Joachim Winckelmann, German classical scholar and archaeologist (b. 1717)
1771 - George Montague-Dunk, English statesman (b. 1716)
1795 - King Louis XVII of France (b. 1785)
1809 - Thomas Paine, American revolutionary and writer (b. 1737)
1835 - Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist (b. 1761)
1845 - Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States (b. 1767)
1857 - Douglas William Jerrold, British playwright and satirist (b. 1803)
1874 - Cochise, Apache leader
1876 - George Sand, French author (b. 1804)
1885 - Ignace Bourget, Bishop of Montreal (b. 1799)
1924 - Andrew Irvine, English mountain climber (climbing accident) (b. 1902)
1924 - George Leigh Mallory, English mountain climber (climbing accident) (b. 1886)
1929 - Bliss Carman, Canadian poet (b. 1861)
1951 - Eugène Fiset, French Canadian military officer and politician (b. 1874)
1956 - Marie Laurencin, French painter (b. 1883)
1965 - Edmondo Rossoni, Italian fascist (b. 1884)
1966 - Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (b. 1890)
1969 - Robert Taylor, American actor (b. 1911)
1970 - Abraham Maslow, American psychologist (b. 1908)
1972 - Jimmy Rushing, American blues singer (b. 1903?)
1980 - Ernst Busch, German singer and actor (b. 1900)
1982 - Satchel Paige, American baseball player (b. 1906)
1984 - Gordon Jacob, English composer (b. 1895)
1993 - Root Boy Slim, American entertainer (b. 1945)
1998 - Sani Abacha, President of Nigeria (b. 1943)
1998 - Maria Reiche, German-born mathematician and archaeologist (b. 1903)
2000 - Jeff MacNelly, American political cartoonist (b. 1948)
2003 - Leighton Rees, Welsh darts player (b. 1940)
2004 - Mack Jones, American baseball player (b. 1938)
2006 - Robert Donner, American actor (b. 1931)
2006 - Abouna Matta El Meskeen, Coptic Orthodox monk (b. 1919)
2007 - Kenny Olsson, Swedish speedway racer (b. 1977)
2007 - Richard Rorty, American postanalytic, pragmatic philosopher (b. 1931)
Holidays and observances Edit
Liturgical feasts Edit
Saint Audomar, Bishop of Thérouanne, confessor (Translation day)
Saint Elphege, Bishop, martyr (Translation day)
Saint Marius, hermit [GTZ: Clermont]
Saint Medard, Bishop of Noyon, confessor [common]
Saint Sabinianus, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Puy]
Blessed Chlodulph, Bishop of Metz
Blessed Gildard, Bishop of Rouen, confessor
Blessed Maximinus, Bishop of Aix en Provence
Blessed William, Bishop of York, confessor
Blessed Syra of Ireland, virgin
Syria, virgin (at Troyes)
Trojecia, virgin (at Rodez)
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68 Familypedia people were born on June 8
85 Familypedia people died on June 8
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