On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1809

Historical Events

  • William Hyde Wollaston invents the first reflective goniometer

Famous Deaths

Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine, English American writer (Age of Reason, Common Sense), dies at 72

1809 Highlights

About June 8, 1809

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 212 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini