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June 8, 1916 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Battle of Verdun: Germans capture Fort Vaux after several days of intense fighting

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Person of interestFrancis Crick

Francis Crick, English molecular biologist who co-discovered DNA's structure and 1962 Nobel laureate, born in Northampton, England (d. 2004)

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick