On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1783

Historical Events

  • Laki volcano in southern Iceland begins 8-month eruption, killing 10,000 and causing widespread famines throughout Asia and Europe

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph Lincke, German cellist and composer, born in Trachenberg, Silesia (d. 1837)
1783 Highlights

About June 8, 1783

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 238 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini