June 8 is the 159th day of the year. There are 206 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).
+ 1789 – James Madison introduces twelve proposed amendments to the United States Constitution in Congress.
+ 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.
+ 1949 – George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.
+ 1953 – The United States Supreme Court rules that restaurants in Washington, D.C. cannot refuse to serve black patrons.
+ 1995 – Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
+ 2009 – Two American journalists are found guilty of illegally entering North Korea and sentenced to 12 years of penal labour.
( Births )
+ 1925 – Barbara Bush, American wife of George H. W. Bush, 41st First Lady of the United States
+ 1927 – Jerry Stiller, American actor, comedian and producer
+ 1933 – Joan Rivers, American comedian, actress, and television host (d. 2014)
+ 1940 – Nancy Sinatra, American singer and actress
+ 1944 – Boz Scaggs, American singer-songwriter and guitaris
+ 1951 – Bonnie Tyler, Welsh singer-songwriter