June 08 in History – What happened on 08 June in Past

08 June - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on June 08, the day number in a year is 159 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 160. June 08 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

June 08 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
65Jews revolted against Rome. They captured the fortress of Antonia in Jerusalem. The Roman-Jewish conflicts or ‘wars’ were serial revolts by the Jews of the Eastern Mediterranean against the Roman Empire between 65 and 135 A.D.
218Elagabalus became the king of Rome. He defeated the Roman Emperor Macrinus in the battle of Antioch. Syrian legions supported Elagabalus in the battle.
632Prophet of Islam, Muhammad died in Medina, Saudi Arabia. He was succeeded by Abu Bakr, who became the first Caliph of Rashidun Caliphate.
1557England declared war against France.
1690Yakut Khan, a Siddi general, razed the Mazagon Fort. The Mazagon Fort was a British fort in Mazagaon, Mumbai. It was built around 1680. In 1689, Yakut Khan, with 20,000 soldiers invaded Mumbai.
1736Leonard Euler wrote to James Sterling to describe the Euler – McLaurin formula, which provides the relationship between integrals and sums.
1776American Revolutionary War-British forces defeated theContinental Army at the Battle of Trois-Rivières, the last major battlefought on Quebec soil that was part of the American colonists' invasion of Quebec.
1783Laki, a volcano in Iceland started an 8 month-eruption. It poured out estimated 14 K.M.3 basalt lava and poisonous clouds of SO₂ and acid compounds. This calamity caused death of 50% of Iceland's livestock population. The volcanic eruption led to a famine which killed 25% population of Iceland.
1783Iceland's Laki craters began an eight-month eruption, triggering major famine and massive fluorine poisoning.
1783The Lucky Volcano 8-month eruption began in southern Iceland.
1824Noh Cushing painted the washing machine. The washing machine was invented by the Harley Mission Company in 1907 in the USA
1835The city of Australia Melbourne was founded by John Batman and John Pascoco Fokner.
1856Descendants of Tahitians and the HMS Bounty mutineers settledon Norfolk Island, an abandoned British penal colony.
1887German-American statistician Herman Hollerith received a patentfor his punch card tabulator.
1909An earthquake and tsunami destroyed the city of Korinchi, located on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, killing 230 people.
1929Margaret Bondfield became the first female member of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom when she was named Minister of Labour by Ramsay MacDonald.
1935Sam Parks, Jr. Won Open Golf Tournament.
1936The Indian state radio network Indian State Broadcastings Service was renamed All India Radio.
1937The world's largest flower bloom in a botanical garden in New York City in the United States.
1937The German Postal Ministry ordered that all non-Aryans should retire.
1938Fossils of a 'robust-type' hominid were discovered at Kromdraai, Blaauwbank River Valley in South Africa. This hominid was later named as Paranthropus Robustus by Robert Broom. Paranthropus Robustus is dated to have lived between 2 and 1.2 million years ago.
1940The discovery of the 93rd element Neptunium was announced.
1948India's first airline, Air India, launched air services between India and Britain.
1949Nineteen Eighty-Four, a dystopian political novel by Englishwriter George Orwell about life under the fictional totalitariangovernment of Oceania, was first published.
1949Syam was renamed as Thailand. Because of this, some people especially Chinese people who live here, even today like to call Thailand by the name of Siamese. The capital of Thailand is Bangkok.
1950Thomas Blamey became the only Australian to attain the rank of Field Marshal.
1950Sir Thomas Blamey became a field marshal in Australian history.
1953The Supreme Court of United States ruled that restaurants in Washington D.C. could not refuse to serve black patrons. Earlier, blacks in America were denied of basic human rights due to racism.
1963The American Heart Association Agency (AHA) became the first agency to campaign against cigarettes.
1972Vietnam War-Associated Press photographer Nick Ut took his Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of a naked nine-year-old Phan Thi Kim Phucrunning down a road after being burned by napalm.
1982Falklands War-The Argentine Air Force attacked Britishtransport ships as they were unloading their supplies off Bluff Cove inthe Falkland Islands, killing 56 British servicemen and wounding 150others.
1982The Brazilian plane B-727 crashed, killing 135 people.
1986Former United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim was elected President of Austria.
1992The first World Ocean Day was celebrated. It was proposed by Canada in the Earth Summit 1992, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and was officially recognized by the United Nations in 2008.
1992World Oceans Day was celebrated for the first time in Brazil.
1995Danish-Greenlandic programmer Rasmus Lerdorf released the firstversion of the scripting language PHP, which is now used as the server-side language on nearly 40% of all web sites.
199610th European Football Championship UEFA Euro 96) Started in England
2003Poland approved joining the European Union in a referendum.
2007The Space Shuttle Atlantis was launched with a crew of seven on an assembly mission to the International Space Station on mission STS-117. Atlantis is the 4th operational and the second-to-last Space Shuttle built.
2008A Japanese man drove a truck into a crowd of pedestrians in the Akihabara district of Tokyo, then proceeded to stab at least 12 people before being apprehended.
2009Two American journalists, having been arrested for illegalentry into North Korea, were sentenced to 12 years hard labor beforebeing pardoned two months later.
2011Indian social activist Anna Hazare began second hunger strike against corruption. The anti corruption movement 2011 is considered as one of the largest public movements of independent India. The aim of this movement was to establish a strong constitutional body against corruption.
2014Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova won the French Open title by defeating Simena Halep.

Famous Birthdays of June 08:

YearName / Profession / Country
1943Colin Baker / Actor / United Kingdom
1989Mitchell Schwartz / Footballer / United States of America
1982Michael Cammalleri / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1979Rob Holliday / Writer / United States of America
1971Mark Feuerstein / Actor / United States of America
1949Emanuel Ax / Educator / United States of America
1979Adine Wilson / Netball Player / New Zealand
1976Lindsay Davenport / Tennis Player / United States of America
1985Alexandre Despatie / Diver / Canada
1939Herb Adderley / Footballer / United States of America
1924Billie Dawe / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1788Charles A. Wickliffe / Politician / United States of America
1931Dana Wynter / Actress / Britain
1932Ian Kirkwood / Lawyer / Scotland
1942Nikos Konstantopoulos / Politician / Greece
1552Gabriello Chiabrera / Author / Italy
1983Pantelis Kapetanos / Footballer / Greece
1962Nick Rhodes / Producer / United Kingdom
1973Bryant Reeves / Basketball Player / United States of America
1963Antoaneta Todorova / Javelin Thrower / Bulgaria
1975Bryan McCabe / Ice Hockey Player / United States of America
1917Byron White / Footballer / United States of America
1978Eun Ji-won / Rapper / South Korea
1810Robert Schumann / Composer / Germany
1996Doğanay Kılıç / Footballer / Turkey
1724John Smeaton / Engineer / United Kingdom
1671Tomaso Albinoni / Violinist / Italy
1938Angelo Amato / Cardinal / Italy
1983Coby Karl / Basketball Player / United States of America
1930Robert Aumann / Economist / United States of America

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