June 8th observes World Oceans Day and Best Friends Day.
This day marks the 159th day of 2023, and there’s another 205 days to go.
Is today a special day for you? Ever wondered who was born and died on this day? Well you’re about to find out all that and so much more as here we look at events that happened on June 8 throughout history.
Did you know that on this day in 1940, the discovery of the chemical element Neptunium was announced? It was the first element found to have a higher proton number than Uranium.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about June 8th in history!
What memorable events happened on June 8 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Former US President Donald Trump was formally accused of mishandling classified documents.
Dr. Kathy Sullivan became the first woman to reach the deepest part of the ocean in the Marianas Trench.
This was not the first time Dr. Sullivan had broken history, as she was the first US woman to complete a spacewalk in 1984.
Two American journalists were sentenced to 12 years of penal labor after illegally entering North Korea.
World Oceans Day was celebrated for the first time.
Canada’s International Center for Ocean Development proposed the idea of World Oceans Day at the 1992 Earth Summit in Brazil, suggesting it could bring much-needed attention to the better caretaking of our oceans. Since then, countless people worldwide have celebrated World Oceans Day by doing whatever they can to help protect our planet’s most precious resource.
A violent eight-month volcano eruption in Iceland started.
The Laki fissure was a colossal disaster that poured out around 42 billion tons of lava. More than half the island’s livestock was killed, and many crops were destroyed, which led to a famine, ultimately killing around 12,500 people, which was about a quarter of Iceland’s population.
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Unfortunately, June 8th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Anthony Bourdain was an American chef born on June 25, 1956. He died on this day in 2018, at age 61 in Kaysersberg-Vignoble, France.
Jun 8, 2018 (Age 61)
Below you’ll find the most popular things people have said on this day throughout history.
We tried in our simple way to lead our life in a manner that may make a difference to those of others.
South African President
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart.
Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.
World Oceans Day
World Oceans Day was created in 1992 to shift international focus toward the plight of our oceans. Without our oceans, we couldn’t possibly survive, so make sure you get outside today and raise funds for ocean cleanups, or better, organize a beach cleanup yourself!
National Best Friends Day
Your best friends are the ones that will always have your back, they support you, and they wish the world for you. Show your best friends how much you appreciate them today on National Best Friends Day by doing something nice for them; they deserve it!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
There is a Scottish tartan designed for Mars exploration. It was officially registered in 2016 to be worn during Mars science, exploration, and outreach activities.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on June 8 share the Gemini star sign.
Life with a Gemini is rarely dull. Geminis get bored easily, and they don’t like it, so they’ll go out of their way to cure this boredom and find some new and interesting ideas to explore.
People born during June have the Alexandrite birthstone. The alexandrite is unique as it contains both green and red colors. The green provides hope, fertility, and peace, but the red symbolizes power, passion, and sometimes even aggression.
If you were born on June 8, you were likely conceived on the week of September 15 in the previous year.
A baby conceived on this day will likely be due around March 1st, 2024.