June 8th-This Day In History


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

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