Historical Events on 8th June

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65 - Jews revolt against Rome, capturing fortress of Antonia in Jerusalem
68 - Rome Senate accepts emperor Galba
218 - Elagabalus becomes the emperor of Rome
452 - Italy invaded by Attila the Hun
536 - St Silverius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
793 - Vikings plunder St Cuthbert's monestary on Lindisfarne
979 - Louis V de Luie, crowned King of France
1191 - Richard I arrives in Acre thus beginning his crusade.
1405 - Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed in York on Henry IV's orders.
1551 - Pope Julius III excommunicates Duke Ottario Farnese of Parma
1624 - Earthquake strikes Peru
1632 - Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Sittard
1663 - Battle at Amegical: English & Portugese fleet beats Spanish
King Richard the LionheartKing Richard the Lionheart 1690 - Siddi general Yadi Sakat, razes the Mazagon Fort in Mumbai.
1694 - English troop landing at Brest attack (300 killed)
1761 - British fleet occupies Belle Île off the Brittany Coast
1779 - Admiral Nelson and Captain Thomas Hardy and sail against Spanish fleet on HMS Foudroyant
1783 - Laki Volcano in southern Iceland begins 8-month eruption
1786 - Commercially made icecream 1st advertised (Mr Hall, NYC)
1789 - James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives.
4th US President James Madison4th US President James Madison 1809 - William Hyde Wollaston invents the first reflective goniometer
1815 - 39 German states unite under Act of Confederation
1824 - Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec
1829 - 1st UK 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 - US Sanitary Commission is given executive approval
1861 - American Civil War: Tennessee votes to secede from the Union.
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 2:43.5
1882 - 16th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Forester wins in 2:43
1886 - First Home Rule Bill for Ireland defeated by 343 votes to 313 in the British House of Common
1887 - Herman Hollerith receives a patent for his punch card calculator.
1889 - Cable Cars begin service in LA
1889 - Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure "Boscombe Valley Mystery" (BG)
1892 - Homer A Plessy refuses to go to segregated RR car (Plessy v Ferguson)
1896 - 1st car is stolen
1900 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 6 Napoleons" (BG)
1905 - US President Roosevelt sends identical notes to Japan and Russia urging them to negotiate an to to war and offering his personal services
1911 - Belgium government of Schollaert falls
1912 - Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
1914 - 34.7°F (1.5°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands
1915 - 92°F (33.3°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands
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
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1921 - Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, & held in jail until 4 PM
1927 - Tony Lazzeri hits 3 HRs Yanks beat White Sox 12-11
1928 - 1st US-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, Curacao kidnap governor Fruytier
1931 - Duke of Kent wed Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark
1931 - Suriname Work Committee under Louis Doedel forms in Paramaribo
1933 - A's Jimmie Foxx homers his 1st 3 at bats for 4 consecutive HRs
1935 - 39th US Golf Open: Sam Parks Jr shoots a 299 at Oakmont CC PA
1935 - 67th Belmont: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:30.6
Baseball Player Lou GehrigBaseball Player Lou Gehrig 1935 - Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds & leaves the game
1936 - 1st parking meters are invented
1937 - World's largest flower blooms in NY Botanical Garden, 12' calla lily
1938 - Gert Terblanche, a local school boy, discovers fossils of an unknown 'robust-type' human ancestor, later named Paranthropus robustus by Robert Broom, at Kromdraai, Blaauwbank River Valley in South Africa
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 - British & French troops overthrow pro-German Syria
1942 - Bing Cosby records "Silent Night"
1944 - 1st SS-Panzer Korps counter attacks at Normandy
1944 - Allies occupy Port-en-Bessin Normandy
1944 - Dutch Resistance fighter Frans Duwaer arrested
1944 - General Montgomery lands in Normandy, sets up HQ in Chateau de Creully
1946 - "Lute Song" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC 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 NYC after 36 performances
1948 - John Rudder becomes 1st negro commissioned officer in US marines
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 & Valentine (8-104 1st inn) v England
1950 - Sir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Field Marshal in Australian history.
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 1952 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open
1953 - Cluster of 6 tornadoes touches down in Flint Michigan killing 113
1953 - Segregated lunch counters in DC forbidden by Supreme Court
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, Fla)
1959 - X-15 makes 1st unpowered flight, from a B-52 at 11,500 m
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1960 - 1st date in James Clavell's novel "Nobel House"
1960 - Argentine government demands release of Adolf Eichmann
1961 - Test Cricket debut of William Morris Lawry, v England at Edgbaston, 57
1961 - Milwaukee sets record of 4 consecutive HRs (Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock & Frank Thomas)
1962 - Jim Beatty runs world record 2 mile (8:29.8)
1963 - "Mr President" closes at St James Theater NYC after 265 performances
1963 - 95th Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:30.2
1963 - American Heart Association is 1st agency to campaign against cigarettes
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron 1965 - A's draft Rick Monday #1
1965 - US troops ordered to fight offensively in Vietnam
1965 - USSR launches Luna 6; it missed the Moon by 99,000 miles
1966 - NFL & AFL announce plans to become NFC & AFC in 1970
1966 - Topeka, Kansas is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita Scale: the first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.
1967 - Israel attacks USS Liberty in Mediterranean, killing 34 US crewmen
1968 - Bermuda adopts its constitution
1968 - Don Drysdale pitches a record 58th consecutive scoreless inning
1968 - Gary Puckett & 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"
1968 - The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
1969 - "Smothers Brothers comedy Hour" last airs on CBS-TV
1969 - 21st Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Don Adams & Susan St James win
1969 - Brian Jones leaves The Rolling Stones
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco 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 US troops would leave Vietnam by end of August
1969 - Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones
1969 - Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1970 - Players & management end labor dispute up min salary to $12,000
1971 - North Vietnam demands US end aid to South Vietnam
1971 - White Sox draft Danny Goodwin #1, he refuses to sign
Baseball Legend Mickey MantleBaseball Legend Mickey Mantle 1971 - General Officer Commanding the British Army Harry Tuzo, then claims that a permanent military solution to the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland could not be achieved
1972 - Padres draft Dave Roberts #1, Indians draft Rick Manning #2
1972 - Test Cricket debut of Tony Greig, v 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 - US & 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 - USSR launches Venera 9 for Venus landing
1976 - Houston Astros draft Floyd Bannister #1
Ice Hockey Legend Bobby OrrIce Hockey Legend Bobby Orr 1976 - Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks
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 - "The Source," 1st computer public information service, goes on-line
1979 - Mariners draft Al Chambers #1
1979 - Wings release "Back to the Egg" album
1980 - "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 8 perfs
MLB Pitching Legend Nolan RyanMLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan 1980 - 26th LPGA Championship won by Sally Little
1980 - 34th Tony Awards: Children of a Lesser God & Evita win
1980 - 50th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (60 63)
1981 - 15th Music City News Country Awards: Mandrell Sisters
1981 - Seattle Mariners draft Mike Moore #1
1982 - 36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Phila 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 - US President Reagan addresses joint session of British Parliament
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1983 - "Trading Places", "Ghostbusters" & "Gremlins" premiere
1983 - Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
1983 - Marlies Gohr runs female European record 100m (10.81)
1984 - Homosexuality is declared legal in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
1985 - 117th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Creme Fraiche wins in 2:27
1986 - "Big Deal" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 70 performances
1986 - 40th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Hous Rockets, 4 games to 2
1986 - 56th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (6-3 6-2 6-4)
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan LendlTennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl 1986 - Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected pres of Austria
1986 - Juli Inkster wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1986 - Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Balt 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
1987 - New Zealand's Labour government legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear powered vessels in NZ. Only nation to legislate against nuclear power
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 broadcaster Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pitts to Phila if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season
1990 - "It's Garry Shandling's Show" last airs on Fox-TV
1990 - Phil Bradley hits 18th inside-the-park HR in Oriole history
1991 - "Our Country's Good" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 48 perfs
1991 - 123rd Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 2:28
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica SelesTennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles 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 NY Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds
1991 - Victory parade held in Wash DC (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 & Garth Brooks
1992 - NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is banned from baseball for 7th time
1992 - Thomas Klestil succeeds Waldheim as president of Austria
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth BrooksCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks 1993 - Premier Marc Bazin of Haiti resigns
1994 - 7.8 earthquake strikes North Bolivia
1994 - Mass murderer Joe Rifkind sentenced to 27 years
1995 - "Buttons on Broadway" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 40 perfs
1995 - Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
1996 - 128th Belmont: Rene Douglas aboard Editor's Note wins in 2:28.96
1996 - 66th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats A S Vicario (6-3, 6-7, 10-8)
1996 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1996 - Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire v Hampshire
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf 1996 - Lloyd & Titchard complete 358 stand for 4th wkt Lancs v Essex
1996 - PBA National Championship Won by Butch Soper
1996 - Panama becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1996 - Revival of the legendary procession of Lady Godiva (Godgifu) naked through Coventry, England
1997 - "Young Man From Atlanta" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 85 perfs
1997 - 67th French Mens Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten beats S Bruguera (6-3 6-4 6-2)
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

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