The other day a client forwarded one of my emails to everyone on his team.
He changed my original from this:
I look forward to meeting you on June 8.
I look forward to meeting you on June 8th.
Was my original rendering of the date correct? Or did the client save me the embarrassment of an error?
The original way I had written the date was correct. Even though we say "June 8th," the correct rendering in writing is "June 8."
Another correct option is "the 8th of June."
If you would like to learn a bit more about this number rule on which all my style guides agree, read my ancient blog post from July 4, 2005–no, not July 4th, 2005. The rule has not changed since then.
Happy June 8 (or June 9 if you are in the eastern hemisphere)!