June 8th observes World Oceans Day and Best Friends Day.
This day marks the 159th day of 2021, and there’s another 206 days to go.
People who were born on June 8 share the Gemini star sign.
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 facts about June 8th in history!
What Happened On June 8 In History?
New South Wales, Australia celebrated the first day of homosexuality being legal.
A violent eight-month volcano eruption in Iceland started.
The Laki fissure was a huge disaster that poured out around 42 billion tons of lava. More than half the islands livestock were 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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