Historical Events for June 2008
Events 1 - 10 of 10
1st - A fire at the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood destroys several icons from movies, such as Courthouse Square, the clock tower from Back to the Future, and the King Kong exhibit on the studio tour.
8th - The Akihabara massacre took place on the Sunday-pedestrian-zoned Chūōdōri street. A man killed seven in an attack on a crowd using a truck and a dagger.
10th - The Gora Prai airstrike by the United States reportedly kills 11 Pakistani paramilitary troops.
11th - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an official historic apology to Canada's First Nations in regard to a residential school abuse in which children were isolated from their homes, families and cultures for a century.
12th - Ireland rejects the Lisbon Treaty in a referendum, thus putting into question the reform programme of the European Union.
17th - First day of legal same-sex marriage in California
25th - Atlantis Plastics shooting, An employee shot and killed five people after an argument, which ended in the gunman's suicide in Henderson, Kentucky.
26th - The U.S. Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. Heller that the ban on handguns in the District of Columbia is unconstitutional.
27th - Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to work full time for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
29th - Thomas Beatie, the world's first pregnant man, gives birth to a daughter.