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.

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1995
U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O’Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
1969
President Richard Nixon meets with President Thieu of South Vietnam to tell him 25,000 U.S. troops will pull out by August.
1968
James Earl Ray, the alleged assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., is captured at the London Airport.
1967
Israeli airplanes attack the USS Liberty, a surveillance ship, in the Mediterranean, killing 34 Navy crewmen.
1966
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.
1965
President Lyndon Johnson authorizes commanders in Vietnam to commit U.S. ground forces to combat.
1953
The Supreme Court forbids segregated lunch counters in Washington, D.C.
1915
William Jennings Bryan quits as Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson.
1908
King Edward VII of England visits Czar Nicholas II of Russia in an effort to improve relations between the two countries.
1904
U.S. Marines land in Tangiers, Morocco, to protect U.S. citizens.
1866
Prussia annexes the region of Holstein.
1863
Residents of Vicksburg flee into caves as General Ulysses S. Grant‘s army begins shelling the town.
1862
The Army of the Potomac defeats Confederate forces at Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia.
1861
Tennessee votes to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy.