History of 8 June
1991 – A victory parade was held in Washington, DC, to honor veterans of the Persian Gulf War.
1994 – The warring factions in Bosnia agreed to a one-month cease-fire.
1995 – U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O’Grady was rescued by U.S. Marines after surviving alone in Bosnia after his F-16 fighter was shot down on June 2.
1996 – China set off an underground nuclear test blast.
1998 – The National Rifle Association elected Charlton Heston to be its president.
1998 – In the U.S., the FTC brought an antitrust complaint against Intel Corp., alleging its policies punished other developers of microprocessor chips.
1998 – Honda agreed to pay $17.1 million for disconnecting anti-pollution devices in 1.6 million cars.
1998 – The space shuttle Discovery pulled away from Mir, ending America’s three-year partnership with Russia.
2000 – The Dallas Stars and the New Jersey Devils played the NHL’s longest scoreless game in Stanley Cup finals history. The fifth game of the series lasted 106 minutes and 21 seconds. The game ended with a goal by Mike Modano that allowed the Stars to play a game six back in Dallas.
2001 – Marc Chagall’s painting “Study for ‘Over Vitebsk” was stolen from the Jewish Museum in New York City. The 8×10 painting was valued at about $1 million. A group called the International Committee for Art and Peace later announced that they would return the painting after the Israelis and Palestinians made peace.
2004 – Nate Olive and Sarah Jones began the first known continuous hike of the 1,800-mile trail down the U.S. Pacific Coast. They completed the trek at the U.S.-Mexico border on September 28.
2007 – Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, is hit by the State’s worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of a trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.
2008 – At least 37 miners go missing after an explosion in a Ukrainian coal mine causes it to collapse.
2008 – At least seven people are killed and ten injured in a stabbing spree in Tokyo, Japan.
2009 – Two American journalists are found guilty of illegally entering North Korea and sentenced to 12 years of penal labor.
2014 – At least 28 people are killed in an attack at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Pakistan.
Celebrating Birthday Today
- 1981 – Alex Band, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- 1981 – Matteo Meneghello, Italian race car driver
- 1981 – Sara Watkins, American singer-songwriter and fiddler
- 1982 – Matteo Barbini, Italian rugby player
- 1982 – Michael Cammalleri, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1982 – Dickson Etuhu, Nigerian footballer
- 1982 – Irina Lazareanu, Romanian-Canadian model and singer
- 1982 – Nadia Petrova, a Russian tennis player
- 1982 – Alessandro Della Valle, Sammarinese football player
- 1983 – Gaines Adams, American football player
- 1983 – Kim Clijsters, a Belgian tennis player
- 1983 – Pantelis Kapetanos, Greek footballer
- 1983 – Coby Karl, American basketball player
- 1984 – Javier Mascherano, the Argentinian footballer
- 1985 – Alexandre Despatie, Canadian diver
- 1985 – Rosanna Pansino, American actress, writer, and TV personality
- 1986 – Patrick Kaleta, American ice hockey player
- 1986 – Andrej Sekera, Slovak ice hockey player
- 1987 – Coralie Balmy, French swimmer
- 1987 – Issiar Dia, Senegalese footballer
- 1989 – Timea Bacsinszky, a Swiss tennis player
- 1989 – Mitchell Schwartz, American football player
- 1990 – Todd Barclay, New Zealand politician
- 1990 – Mickey Bushell, English wheelchair racer
- 1992 – Seba, Brazilian footballer
- 1996 – Doganay Kılıc, Turkish footballer
- 1997 – Jeļena Ostapenko, a Latvian tennis player
- 2004 – Francesca Capaldi, American actress