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Literary and Innovative People On This Day - June 8 World Oceans Day

A celebration of writers and writing on this day through history.


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Scott Adams

Scott Raymond Adams was born in Windham, New York on June 8, 1957. When he was young he was an avid fan of Peanuts cartoons and subsequently Mad Magazine.More


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Tim Berners Lee

Tim Berners Lee was born on June 8, 1955 in London, England. He is best known as the inventer of the World Wide Web.


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Constantine Fitzgibbon

Constantine Fitzgibbon was born on June 8, 1919 in Lenox, Massachusetts, United States to an Irish father (Commander Francis Lee-Dillon FitzGibbon) and an American mother (Georgette Folsom).More about Constantine Fitzgibbon


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George Sand

George Sand is the pseudonym for Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin. She was born on July 1, 1804 in Paris, France and died on June 8, 1876 in Nohant-vic in FranceMore

Authors to have made their mark on June 8


1963 Karen Kingsbury, American journalist and author
1947 Sara Paretsky, American author
1929 Nada Inada, Japanese psychiatrist and author (d. 2013)
1915 Kayyar Kinhanna Rai, Indian journalist, author, and poet (d. 2015)
1910 John W. Campbell, American journalist and author (d. 1971)
1903 Marguerite Yourcenar, Belgian-French author and poet (d. 1987)
1875 Ernst Enno, Estonian poet and author (d. 1934)
1552 Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet and author (d. 1638)


2006 Matta El Meskeen, Egyptian monk, theologian, and author (b. 1919)
1997 George Turner, Australian author and critic (b. 1916)
1971 J.I. Rodale, American author and playwright (b. 1898)
1968 Elizabeth Enright, American author and illustrator (b. 1909)
1876 George Sand, French author and playwright (b. 1804)
1846 Rodolphe Topffer, Swiss teacher, author, painter, cartoonist, and caricaturist (b. 1799)
1809 Thomas Paine, English-American theorist and author (b. 1737)

Other events through the years on June 8


The United States Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. John R. Thompson Co. that restaurants in Washington, D.C., cannot refuse to serve black patrons.


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George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty Four is published

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