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Top 10 June 8 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Alexandra Scott who started a lemonade stand to raise money for children with cancer. Before passing away at the age 8 she successfully raised over $1 million towards cancer research. Her foundation sponsors a national fundraising weekend every June called Lemonade Days.

  2. On June 8, 1921, Babe Ruth was jailed until 4 p.m. for speeding -- an hour after the Yankees game began. He had his jersey delivered to the jail, changed in his cell, then was police escorted to the game. He pinch-hit walked in a 4-3 win over Cleveland and became the Homerun champ 2 days later.

  3. On June 16, 1979, a flaming object fell on a picnic table in Mississauga, Ontario. The object, described as a flat, dark green rock with a diameter of 8 inches drew worldwide attention and speculation as to its true nature, until it was revealed to be a frisbee thrown by the neighbour as a prank

  4. Hazelnut is wind-pollinated plant. Wind carries pollen to the female flowers during the winter. Pollen remains dormant 7 to 8 months (until the May or June), when fruit starts to develop.

  5. On 8 June 1995 Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-70) "was rolled back from Pad 39B to the VAB [Vehicle Assembly Building] after Yellow Flicker Woodpeckers drilled about 195 holes on the external tank foam insulation, many of which were too high up on the tank to be accessed at the pad for repairs."

  6. Reese Witherspoon won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, BAFTA Award, and a Critics" Choice Award for her role as June Carter Cash. Only 8 other actresses have won all of these awards for the same role.

  7. The amphibious Marine landings began on the west side of the island on June 15 at 7:00 am. By 9:00 am there were 8,000 Marines on the island.

  8. 2.8 million Soviet POWs were murdered through disease, shooting, and starvation in less than 8 months from June 1941-January 1942. By comparison, 8,348 Western Allied prisoners died in German camps during the entire war.

  9. The beginning of the Viking Age is dated to 8 June 793, when Vikings destroyed the abbey on Lindisfarne, a centre of learning on an island off the northeast coast of England in Northumberland.

  10. The first same-sex marriage in Spain took place on June 8, 1901.

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Projected election results for the UKs general election on June 8.

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Projected outcome for U.K. General Election on June 8

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The first same-sex marriage in Spain occurred on June 8, 1901.

The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter that sank in a Lake Superior storm on November 10, 1975, with the loss of the entire crew of 29. When launched on June 8, 1958, she was the largest ship on North America's Great Lakes

The first transcontinental passenger train to make the trip along the Canadian Pacific Railway left Montreal, Quebec, at Dalhousie Station on June 28th, 1886 at 8 pm. It arrived in Port Moody, B.C. on July 4th, 1886 at noon.

April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10) and December 12 (12/12) all fall on the same day of the year. Also, 5/9, 9/5, 7/11, and 11/7. For this year, that is, Saturday.

When John Batman found the current site of central Melbourne, he noted in his diary of 8 June 1835, "This will be the place for a village." and declared the land "Batmania".

The largest unclaimed lottery win in history was a jackpot of £63.8m (GBP), in the Euromillions, on 8 June 2012.

British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919. 8 years before Charles Linburg's transatlantic flight.

The first UPC marked item ever scanned at a retail checkout was at the Marsh supermarket in Troy, Ohio at 8:01 a.m. on June 26, 1974, and was a 10-pack (50 sticks) of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum.

Mating season takes place from June to October. Males build nests where females lay between 3 and 8 eggs. Eggs are greenish-blue in color. Female can use several different nests to deposit her eggs.

Rugrats and Hey Arnold! were both canceled on the same day, June 8, 2004.

The Reds, formerly known as the Cincinnati Red Stockings, become the first team in Major League history to use an airplane to travel from one city to another (Cincinnati to Chicago) on June 8, 1934.

In December 2004, a National Guardsman named Emiliano Santiago had his termination date moved to Christmas Day 2031 even though he finished his 8 years of service in June 2004.