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

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? 208 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini