Wednesday, April 24, 2024 (Week 17)

June 8 in History

What happened on June 8 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on june 8 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on june 8 in history.

U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O’Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
President Richard Nixon meets with President Thieu of South Vietnam to tell him 25,000 U.S. troops will pull out by August.
James Earl Ray, the alleged assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., is captured at the London Airport.
Israeli airplanes attack the USS Liberty, a surveillance ship, in the Mediterranean, killing 34 Navy crewmen.
Gemini astronaut Gene Cernan attempts to become the first man to orbit the Earth untethered to a space capsule, but is unable to when he exhausts himself fitting into his rocket pack.
President Lyndon Johnson authorizes commanders in Vietnam to commit U.S. ground forces to combat.
The Supreme Court forbids segregated lunch counters in Washington, D.C.
William Jennings Bryan quits as Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson.
King Edward VII of England visits Czar Nicholas II of Russia in an effort to improve relations between the two countries.
U.S. Marines land in Tangiers, Morocco, to protect U.S. citizens.
Prussia annexes the region of Holstein.
Residents of Vicksburg flee into caves as General Ulysses S. Grant‘s army begins shelling the town.
The Army of the Potomac defeats Confederate forces at Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia.
Tennessee votes to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy.