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  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jun 8, 1492

    Elizabeth Woodville

    Death

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jun 8, 1492

    Elizabeth Woodville died at Bermondsey Abbey, on 8 June 1492.




  • Vienna, Austria
    Monday Jun 8, 1778

    Mozart

    Mozart resigns

    Vienna, Austria
    Monday Jun 8, 1778

    The composer was called to Vienna the following March, where his employer, Archbishop Colloredo, participated in the festivities for Joseph II 's accession to the Austrian throne. Mozart, fresh from his adulation in Munich, was offended when Colloredo regarded him as a mere servant, and particularly when the archbishop forbade him to perform at Countess Thun's before the Emperor for a fee equal to half of his annual Salzburg salary. In May, the ensuing quarrel reached a head, Mozart attempted to withdraw and was rejected. Permission was granted the following month but the composer was dismissed in a grossly insulting manner, administered by the steward of the archbishop, Count Arco. Mozart decided to settle in Vienna as a freelance performer and a composer.




  • Carantec, Brittany, France
    Tuesday Jun 8, 1920

    Igor Stravinsky

    Moving To The Fishing Village of Carantec

    Carantec, Brittany, France
    Tuesday Jun 8, 1920

    On 8 June 1920, the entire family left Morges for the last time, and moved to the fishing village of Carantec in Brittany for the summer while also seeking a new home in Paris.




  • France
    Saturday Jun 8, 1940

    Charles de Gaulle

    De Gaulle suggested fighting on

    France
    Saturday Jun 8, 1940

    On 8 June, de Gaulle visited Weygand, who believed it was "the end" and that after France was defeated Britain would also soon sue for peace. He hoped that after an armistice the Germans would allow him to retain enough of a French Army to "maintain order" in France. He gave a "despairing laugh" when de Gaulle suggested fighting on.




  • Syria and Lebanon
    Sunday Jun 8, 1941

    World War II

    Syria–Lebanon campaign

    Syria and Lebanon
    Sunday Jun 8, 1941

    Between June and July, United Kingdom invaded and occupied the French possessions Syria and Lebanon (8 June – 14 July 1941), with the assistance of the Free French.




  • Wilmslow, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jun 8, 1954

    The Imitation game: Alan Turing

    Death

    Wilmslow, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jun 8, 1954

    On 8 June 1954, Turing's housekeeper found him dead at the age of 41: he had died the previous day. Cyanide poisoning was established as the cause of death. When his body was discovered, an apple lay half-eaten beside his bed, and although the apple was not tested for cyanide, it was speculated that this was the means by which Turing had consumed a fatal dose. An inquest determined that he had committed suicide. Andrew Hodges and another biographer, David Leavitt, have both speculated that Turing was re-enacting a scene from the Walt Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), his favourite fairy tale. Both men noted that (in Leavitt's words) he took "an especially keen pleasure in the scene where the Wicked Queen immerses her apple in the poisonous brew".




  • New Delhi, India
    Monday Jun 8, 1964

    Indira Gandhi

    The Minister of Information and Broadcasting

    New Delhi, India
    Monday Jun 8, 1964

    After her father's death in 1964 she was appointed as a member of the Rajya Sabha (upper house) and served in Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri's cabinet as Minister of Information and Broadcasting.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday Jun 8, 1993

    Bosnian War

    Croat civilians and POWs were killed by the mujahideen

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday Jun 8, 1993

    On 8 June, 24 Croat civilians and POWs were killed by the mujahideen near the village of Bikoši.


  • U.S.
    Monday Jun 8, 1998

    Bin Laden

    First indicted by a grand jury of the United States

    U.S.
    Monday Jun 8, 1998

    Osama bin Laden was first indicted by a grand jury of the United States on June 8, 1998 on a charges of "conspiracy to attack defense utilities of the United States" and prosecutors further charged that bin Laden was the head of the terrorist organization called al-Qaeda, and that he was a major financial backer of Islamic fighters worldwide.


  • FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Monday Jun 8, 1998

    Sepp Blatter

    1998 Election

    FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Monday Jun 8, 1998

    Sepp Blatter's 1998 election to the presidency of FIFA over UEFA President Lennart Johansson occurred amidst much controversy.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Monday Jun 8, 2009

    Kaká

    To Madrid

    Madrid, Spain
    Monday Jun 8, 2009

    On 8 June, Milan and Real Madrid confirmed Kaká's move to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on a six-year deal for €67 million fee.


  • Milan, Italy
    Wednesday Jun 8, 2011

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Finally Moved To A.C. Milan

    Milan, Italy
    Wednesday Jun 8, 2011

    All agreements between Milan and Barcelona were confirmed on 18 June 2011.


  • U.S. and Worldwide
    Wednesday Jun 8, 2011

    Bitcoin

    The price rose to $31.50

    U.S. and Worldwide
    Wednesday Jun 8, 2011

    The price rose to $31.50 on 8 June. Within a month the price fell to $11.00. The next month it fell to $7.80, and in another month to $4.77.


  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Sunday Jun 8, 2014

    Ciro Immobile

    First (unofficial) international hat-trck

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Sunday Jun 8, 2014

    On 8 June, he scored a hat-trick in Italy's final World Cup warm-up match, a 5–3 unofficial win over Brazilian club side Fluminense.


  • Sunnyvale, California, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 8, 2017

    Atari, Inc.

    Ataribox

    Sunnyvale, California, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 8, 2017

    On June 8, 2017, a short teaser video was released, promoting a new product, and the following week CEO Fred Chesnais confirmed the company was developing a new games console – the hardware was stated to be based on PC technology, and still under development. In mid-July 2017 an Atari press release confirmed the existence of the aforementioned new hardware, referred to as the Ataribox.


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