On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1812

Historical Events


AssassinationAssassination of Spencer Perceval

Robert Jenkinson becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after Spencer Perceval's assassination

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British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham, drawing by John Heaviside Clark
British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham, drawing by John Heaviside Clark
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Famous Birthdays

  • Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, Moravian violinist and composer, born in Brno (d. 1865)
  • Spyridon Xyndas, Greek composer, born in Corfu, Greece (d. 1896)
1812 Highlights

About June 8, 1812

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 209 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini