A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on June 8th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On June 8, 1959, the US Navy teamed up with the United States Post Office Department to attempt to resurrect the concept of sending mail via rocket or missile.
On June 8, 1966, while test flying the monstrously expensive XB-70 Valkyrie, the U.S. Air Force managed to knock the Mach 3 bomber from the sky when an F-104 “chase” plane got a little too close and bumped into it, resulting in the crash of both aircraft and the death of two pilots and severe injury to another.
On June 8, 1972, Nick Ut of the Associated press took his famous photograph of a 9 year old Vietnamese girl running naked from a US napalm attack.
On June 8, 2004, Captain Humayun Saqib Muazzam Khan (September 9, 1976 – June 8, 2004), a Pakistani American Muslim soldier of the United States Army, was killed in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
On June 8, 2017, we sat on the eve of the premier of the 2017 blockbuster monster movie, The Mummy.
On June 8, 2018, another great dystopian future film premiered across the United States when Hotel Artemis opened.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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