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Friday 8 June 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Bounty Day (Norfolk Island)
  • Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • Engineer's Day (Peru)
  • Pranav Sivakumar Day (Illinois, United States. Pranav Sivakumar is an American speller and amateur researcher. His National Spelling Bee achievements earned him recognition by Pat Quinn, who declared June 8, 2014 "Pranav Sivakumar Day.")
  • World Brain Tumor Day (day is observed on 8th of June every year since 2000. This day first observed by German Brain Tumour Association (Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe e.V.). This is a non-profit organisation which raises public awareness and educates people about brain tumour)

Events

  • 2009 – Two American journalists are found guilty of illegally entering North Korea and sentenced to 12 years of penal labour.
  • 2004 – The first Venus Transit in well over a century takes place, the previous one being in 1882.
  • 1992 – The first World Oceans Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 1966 – An F-104 Starfighter collides with XB-70 Valkyrie prototype no. 2, destroying both aircraft during a photo shoot near Edwards Air Force Base. Joseph A. Walker, a NASA test pilot, and Carl Cross, a United States Air Force test pilot, are both killed.
  • 1966 – The National Football League and American Football League announced a merger effective in 1970.
  • 1966 – Topeka, 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.
  • 1959 – The USS Barbero and United States Postal Service attempt the delivery of mail via Missile Mail.
  • 1953 – The United States Supreme Court rules that restaurants in Washington, D.C. cannot refuse to serve black patrons.
  • 1929 – Margaret Bondfield is appointed Minister of Labour. She is the first woman appointed to the Cabinet of the United Kingdom.
  • 1918 – A solar eclipse is observed at Baker City, Oregon by scientists and an artist hired by the United States Navy.
  • 1887 – Herman Hollerith applies for US patent #395,781 for the 'Art of Compiling Statistics', which was his punched card calculator.
  • 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.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.
  • 1789 – James Madison introduces twelve proposed amendments to the United States Constitution in Congress.
  • 1776 – American Revolutionary War: American attackers are driven back at the Battle of Trois-Rivières.

Births

  • 2004 – Francesca Capaldi, American actress
  • 1989 – Mitchell Schwartz, American football player
  • 1986 – Patrick Kaleta, American ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Coby Karl, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Gaines Adams, American football player (d. 2010)
  • 1981 – Alex Band, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1981 – Sara Watkins, American singer-songwriter and fiddler
  • 1979 – Derek Trucks, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1979 – Pete Orr, Canadian-American baseball player
  • 1979 – Rob Holliday, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1978 – Maria Menounos, American television journalist
  • 1977 – Kanye West, American rapper, producer, director, and fashion designer
  • 1976 – Lindsay Davenport, American tennis player and coach
  • 1975 – Bryan McCabe, Canadian-American ice hockey player
  • 1973 – Bryant Reeves, American basketball player
  • 1971 – Mark Feuerstein, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1970 – Gabrielle Giffords, American businesswoman and politician
  • 1970 – Kwame Kilpatrick, American educator and politician, 68th Mayor of Detroit
  • 1970 – Troy Vincent, American football player
  • 1969 – J. P. Manoux, American actor
  • 1969 – Marcos Siega, American director and producer
  • 1966 – Julianna Margulies, American actress
  • 1965 – Kevin Farley, American screenwriter
  • 1964 – Butch Reynolds, American runner and coach
  • 1963 – Karen Kingsbury, American journalist and author
  • 1962 – John Gibbons, American baseball player and manager
  • 1958 – Keenen Ivory Wayans, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1957 – Don Robinson, American baseball player and politician
  • 1957 – Scott Adams, American author and illustrator
  • 1955 – Griffin Dunne, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1955 – Tim Berners-Lee, English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web
  • 1954 – Greg Ginn, American punk rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (Black Flag)
  • 1951 – Tony Rice, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1950 – Kathy Baker, American actress
  • 1949 – Emanuel Ax, Polish-American pianist and educator
  • 1947 – Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist, geneticist, and academic Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1947 – Sara Paretsky, American author
  • 1945 – Steven Fromholz, American singer-songwriter, producer, and poet (d. 2014)
  • 1944 – Boz Scaggs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1944 – Mark Belanger, American baseball player (d. 1998)
  • 1943 – William Calley, American lieutenant
  • 1943 – Willie Davenport, American colonel and hurdler (d. 2002)
  • 1940 – Nancy Sinatra, American singer and actress
  • 1939 – Herb Adderley, American football player
  • 1936 – James Darren, American actor
  • 1936 – Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
  • 1933 – Joan Rivers, American comedian, actress, and television host (d. 2014)
  • 1933 – Rommie Loudd, American football player and coach (d. 1998)
  • 1931 – James Goldstone, American director and screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1930 – Robert Aumann, German-American mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1927 – Jerry Stiller, American actor, comedian and producer
  • 1925 – Barbara Bush, American wife of George H. W. Bush, 41st First Lady of the United States
  • 1924 – Kenneth Waltz, American political scientist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Alexis Smith, Canadian-born American actress and singer (d. 1993)
  • 1921 – Gordon McLendon, American broadcaster and businessman (d. 1986)
  • 1921 – LeRoy Neiman, American soldier and painter (d. 2012)
  • 1921 – Olga Nardone, American actress (d. 2010)
  • 1919 – John R. Deane, Jr., American general (d. 2013)
  • 1918 – John D. Roberts, American chemist and academic (d. 2016)
  • 1918 – John H. Ross, American captain and pilot (d. 2013)
  • 1918 – Robert Preston, American captain, actor, and singer (d. 1987)
  • 1917 – Byron White, American football player and judge (d. 2002)
  • 1916 – Richard Pousette-Dart, American painter and educator (d. 1992)
  • 1912 – Harry Holtzman, American painter (d. 1987)
  • 1910 – C. C. Beck, American illustrator (d. 1989)
  • 1910 – Fernand Fonssagrives, French-American photographer, sculptor, and painter (d. 2003)
  • 1910 – John W. Campbell, American journalist and author (d. 1971)
  • 1903 – Ralph Yarborough, American colonel and politician (d. 1996)
  • 1900 – Lena Baker, African-American maid executed for capital murder, later pardoned posthumously (d. 1945)
  • 1868 – Robert Robinson Taylor, American architect (d. 1942)
  • 1867 – Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, designed the Price Tower and Fallingwater (d. 1959)
  • 1842 – John Q. A. Brackett, American lawyer and politician, 36th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1918)
  • 1831 – Thomas J. Higgins, Canadian-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1917)
  • 1788 – Charles A. Wickliffe, American politician, 14th Governor of Kentucky (d. 1869)
  • 1724 – John Smeaton, English engineer, designed the Coldstream Bridge and Perth Bridge (d. 1794)
  • 1717 – John Collins, American lawyer and politician, 3rd Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1795)

Deaths

  • 2014 – Alexander Imich, Polish-American chemist, parapsychologist, and academic (b. 1903)
  • 2013 – Paul Cellucci, American soldier and politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1948)
  • 2013 – Taufiq Kiemas, Indonesian politician, 5th First Spouse of Indonesia (b. 1942)
  • 2012 – Pete Brennan, American basketball player (b. 1936)
  • 2006 – Jaxon, American illustrator and publisher, co-founded Rip Off Press (b. 1941)
  • 2004 – Charles Hyder, American astrophysicist and academic (b. 1930)
  • 2004 – Mack Jones, American baseball player (b. 1938)
  • 2001 – Alex de Renzy, American director and producer (b. 1935)
  • 2000 – Jeff MacNelly, American cartoonist (b. 1948)
  • 1997 – Karen Wetterhahn, American chemist and academic (b. 1948)
  • 1987 – Alexander Iolas, Egyptian-American art collector (b. 1907)
  • 1982 – Satchel Paige, American baseball player and coach (b. 1906)
  • 1970 – Abraham Maslow, American psychologist and academic (b. 1908)
  • 1969 – Robert Taylor, American actor and singer (b. 1911)
  • 1968 – Elizabeth Enright, American author and illustrator (b. 1909)
  • 1929 – Bliss Carman, Canadian-American poet and playwright (b. 1861)
  • 1874 – Cochise, American tribal chief (b. 1805)
  • 1845 – Andrew Jackson, American general, judge, and politician, 7th President of the United States (b. 1767)
  • 1809 – Thomas Paine, English-American theorist and author (b. 1737)
  • 1621 – Anne de Xainctonge, French saint, founded the Society of the Sisters of Saint Ursula of the Blessed Virgin (b. 1567)
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