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Events and People Who Made History on June 8

1st Century

65 - Jews revolt against Rome, capturing fortress of Antonia in Jerusalem
68 - Rome Senate accepts emperor Galba

5th Century

452 - Italy invaded by Attila the Hun

6th Century

536 - St. Silverius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
570 - Religion of Islam (submission) founded in Mecca

8th Century

793 - Vikings plunder St. Cuthbert convent Lindisfarne

10th Century

979 - Louis V de Luie, crowned King of France

16th Century

1551 - Pope Julius III excommunicates Duke Ottario Farnese of Parma

17th Century

1624 - Earthquake strikes Peru
1632 - Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Sittard
1663 - Battle at Amegical: English and Portugese fleet beats Spanish
1694 - English troop landing at Brest attack, 300 killed

18th Century

1761 - British fleet occupies Belle Britain
1783 - Laki Volcano in southern Iceland begins 8-month eruption
1786 - Commercially made ice cream 1st advertised, Mr Hall, New York City

19th Century

1815 - 39 German states unite under Act of Confederation
1824 - Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec
1829 - 1st U.K. municipal swimming pool outside of London, opens in Liverpool
1834 - HMS Beagle sails from Port Famine to Cape Turn
1846 - Battle at Gwanga: British troops beat Bantu
1856 - Pitcairn Islanders arrive on Norfolk Island
1861 - People of Tennessee vote to succeed from Union
1861 - U.S. Sanitary Commission is given executive approval
1862 - Valley Campaign-Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia
1865 - Tristanderl und Zusholde, premieres
1869 - Ives W. McGaffey of Chicago patents 1st vacuum cleaner
1872 - Congress endorses penny post card
1878 - 12th Belmont: L Hughes aboard Duke of Magenta wins in 2:43
1882 - 16th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Forester wins in 2:43
1886 - 1st Civil Rights Act passes
1889 - Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure "Boscombe Valley Mystery"
1892 - Homer A. Plessy refuses to go to segregated RR car (Plessy vs. Ferguson)

20th Century

1900 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 6 Napoleons"
1911 - Belgium government of Schollaert falls
1914 - 34.7 degrees F (1.5 degrees C) in De Bilt, Netherlands
1915 - 92 degrees F (33.3 degrees C) in De Bilt, Netherlands
1915 - William Jennings Bryan quits as Secretary of State
1917 - Walt Disney graduates from Benton High School
1918 - Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler's nova of 1604, discovered
1920 - Reds' Edd Roush falls asleep in center during long infield argument Heinie Groh goes to wake him, but ump ejects Roush for delay of game
1921 - Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, and held in jail until 4 PM
1927 - Tony Lazzeri hits 3 home runs Yankees beat White Sox 12-11
1928 - 1st U.S. to Australia flight lands (Sir Charles Kingford)
1929 - 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
1929 - Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrows Fort Amsterdam, Curaeao kidnap governor Fruytier
1931 - Duke and Duchess of Kent wed
1931 - Suriname Work Committee under Louis Doedel forms in Paramaribo
1933 - A's Jimmie Foxx homers his 1st 3 at bats for 4 consecutive home runs
1935 - 39th U.S. Golf Open: Sam Parks, Jr. shoots a 299 at Oakmont CC PA
1935 - 67th Belmont: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:30.6
1935 - Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds and leaves the game
1936 - 1st parking meters are invented
1937 - World's largest flower blooms in New York Botanical Garden, 12' calla lily
1939 - British king George VI visits U.S.
1940 - 72nd Belmont: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 2:29.6
1940 - Discovery of element 93, neptunium, announced
1940 - Last British troops leave Narvik, Norway
1941 - English and French troop overthrow pro-German Syria
1942 - Bing Cosby records "Silent Night"
1944 - 1st SS-Pantser corps counter attacks at Normandy
1944 - Allies occupy Port-and-Bessin Normandy
1944 - Dutch Resistance fighter Frans Duwaer arrested
1944 - General Montgomery lands in Normandy, forms HQ in Chateau de Creully
1946 - "Lute Song" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 142 performances
1946 - Sukarno calls for anti colonial defiance in Indonesia
1948 - "Milton Berle Show" premieres on NBC TV
1948 - "Sally" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 36 performances
1949 - Siam changes name to Thailand
1950 - Boston Red Sox beat St. Louis Browns 29-4 (win by record 25 runs)
1950 - Jean Duvieusart becomes Belgian premier
1950 - Test Cricket debut of Ramadhin and Valentine (8-104 1st inn) vs. England
1952 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open
1953 - Cluster of 6 tornadoes touch down in Flint Michigan killing 113
1953 - Segregated lunch counters in DC forbidden by Supreme Court
1953 - Tornadoes kill 110 in Michigan and Ohio
1955 - Dodgers option Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for Sandy Koufax
1956 - Lim Yem Hock forms Singapore government
1956 - WDAM TV channel 7 in Laurel-Hattiesburg, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting
1958 - 4th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright
1959 - 1st official "missile mail" lands, Jacksonville, Florida
1959 - X-15 makes 1st unpowered flight, from a B-52 at 11,500 m
1960 - 1st date in James Clavell's novel "Nobel House"
1960 - Argentine government demands release of Adolf Eichmann
1961 - English prince Edward, Duke of Kent, weds Katharine Worsley
1961 - Milwaukee sets record of 4 consecutive home runs (Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron Joe Adcock and Frank Thomas)
1961 - Test Cricket debut of William Morris Lawry, vs. England at Edgbaston, 57
1962 - Jim Beatty runs world record 2 mile (8:29.8)
1963 - 95th Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:30.2
1963 - American Heart Association is 1st agency to campaign against cigarettes
1963 - "Mr. President" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 265 performances
1965 - A's draft Rick Monday #1
1965 - U.S. troops ordered to fight offensively in Vietnam
1965 - U.S.S.R. launches Luna 6; missed Moon
1966 - NFL and AFL announce plans to become NFC and AFC in 1970
1967 - Israel attacks USS Liberty in Mediterranean, killing 34 U.S. crewmen
1968 - Bermuda adopts its constitution
1968 - Don Drysdale pitches a record 58th consecutive scoreless inning
1968 - Gary Puckett and Union Gap release "Lady Will Power"
1968 - James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., captured
1968 - New colonial constitution for Bermuda adopted
1968 - Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
1969 - 21st Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Don Adams and Susan St. James
1969 - Brian Jones leaves The Rolling Stones
1969 - General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar
1969 - KDNL TV channel 30 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 - Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)
1969 - Nixon says 25,000 U.S. troops would leave Vietnam by end of August
1969 - Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones
1969 - "Smothers Brothers comedy Hour," last airs on CBS-TV
1969 - Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1970 - Players and management end labor dispute up minimum salary to $12,000
1971 - North Vietnam demands U.S. end aid to South Vietnam
1971 - White Sox draft Danny Goodwin #1, he refuses to sign
1972 - Padres draft Dave Roberts #1, Indians draft Rick Manning #2
1972 - Test Cricket debut of Tony Greig, vs. Australia at Old Trafford (57/62)
1973 - Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco appointed premier of Spain
1974 - 106th Belmont: Miguel Rivera aboard Little Current wins in 2:29.2
1974 - Keyboardist Rick Wakeman quits rock group "Yes"
1974 - U.S. and Saudi Arabia sign military-economic contract
1975 - 2 passenger trains collided near Munich Germany killing 35
1975 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic
1975 - U.S.S.R. launches Venera 9 for Venus landing
1976 - Houston Astros draft Floyd Bannister #1
1977 - Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game
1978 - 51st National Spelling Bee: Peg McCarthy wins spelling deification
1978 - Braves draft Bob Horner #1
1978 - Nevada jury rules Howard Hughes "Mormon Will" is a forgery
1979 - Mariners draft Al Chambers #1
1979 - "The Source," 1st computer public information service, goes on-line
1979 - Wings release "Back to the Egg" album
1980 - 26th LPGA Championship won by Sally Little
1980 - 34th Tony Awards: Children of a Lesser God and Evita win
1980 - 50th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (60 63)
1980 - "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" closes at Martin Beck New York City after 8 performances
1981 - 15th Music City News Country Awards: Mandrell Sisters
1981 - Seattle Mariners draft Mike Moore #1
1982 - 36th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
1982 - Brazilian B-727 flight crashes into mountain; 135 die
1982 - Emmy 9th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 3rd time
1982 - Reagan addresses joint session of British Parliament
1983 - Charlos Vieira begins 191 hour "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
1983 - Marlies Gohr runs female European record 100m (10.81)
1983 - "Trading Places," "Ghostbusters," and "Gremlins," premieres
1985 - 117th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Creme Fraiche wins in 2:27
1985 - Pirates score 10 in top of 1st, but lose 15-11 to Phillies, as Steve becomes 1st Phillie to switch hit home runs in same game
1986 - 40th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Hous Rockets, 4 games to 2
1986 - 56th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (63 62 64)
1986 - Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria
1986 - "Big Deal" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 70 performances
1986 - Juli Inkster wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1986 - Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Baltimore Orioles beat Yankees 18-9
1987 - 21st Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis
1987 - Oliver North's secretary Fawn Hall tesifies at Iran-Contra hearing
1988 - Nippon Airways announces that painting eyeballs on Jets cut bird collisions by 20%
1989 - Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pitts to Philadelphia if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season broadcaster
1990 - "It's Garry Shandling's Show," last airs on Fox-TV
1990 - Phil Bradley hits 18th inside-the-park home run in Oriole history
1991 - 123rd Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 2:28
1991 - 61st French Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats A S Vicario (63 64)
1991 - College World Series: Louisiana State defeats Wichita State 6-3
1991 - Former New York Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds
1991 - "Our Country's Good" closes at Nederlander Theater New York City after 48 performances
1991 - Victory parade held in Washington D.C., Persian Gulf War
1991 - Warren Schutte, is 1st non American to win NCAA Div 1 golf title
1992 - 26th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks
1992 - New York Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is banned from baseball for 7th time
1992 - Thomas Klestil succeeds Waldheim as president of Austria
1993 - Premier Marc Bazin of Haiti resigns
1994 - 7.8 earthquake strikes North Bolivia
1995 - "Buttons on Broadway" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 40 performances
1996 - 128th Belmont: Rene Douglas aboard Editor's Note wins in 2:28.96
1996 - 66th French Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats A S Vicario (63, 67, 108)
1996 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1996 - Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire vs. Hampshire
1996 - Lloyd and Titchard complete 358 stand for 4th wkt Lancs vs. Essex
1996 - PBA National Championship Won by Butch Soper
1997 - 67th French Mens Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten beats S Bruguera (63 64 62)
1997 - BellSouth Senior Golf Classic at Opryland
1997 - Justin Leonard wins golf's Kemper Open at TPC at Avenel
1997 - Pat Hurst wins LPGA Oldsmobile Classic
1997 - "Young Man From Atlanta" closes at Longacre Theater New York City after 85 performances

21st Century

2003 - Tony Awards, Hairspray, Take Me Out, Long Day's Journey Into Night revival and Nine revival won major awards
2007 - Space Shuttle Atlantis, STS-117, begins mission


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