On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1809

Historical Events

  • William Hyde Wollaston invents the first reflective goniometer

Famous Deaths


Person of interestThomas Paine

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

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine
Voice of the American Revolution
Thomas Paine

1809 Highlights

About June 8, 1809

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 211 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini