Today in History - June 8

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Tuesday, Jun 8 2010 by

1856 – The community of Pitcairn Islands and descendants of the mutineers of HMS Bounty consisting of 194 people arrived on the Morayshire at Norfolk Island commencing the Third Settlement of the Island.

Pitcairn Island (Google Maps)
Pitcairn Island

1783 – The volcano Laki, in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine.

Laki volcanic fissure (Google Maps)
Laki volcanic fissure