- 793 Vikings plunder St Cuthbert's monestary on Lindisfarne
- 1191 Richard I arrives in Acre thus beginning his crusade.
- 1789 James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives.
- 1918 Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler's nova of 1604, discovered
- 1987 New Zealand's Labour government legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear powered vessels in NZ. Only nation to legislate against nuclear power
Ives W McGaffey of Chicago patents 1st vacuum cleaner
On June 8, 1869