8th June, on this day

68 The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba.
452 Italy invaded by Attila the Hun
536 St Silverius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
570 Relgion of Islam (submission) founded in Mecca
1191 Richard I arrives in Acre thus beginning his crusade.
1405 Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, executed in York on Henry IV's orders.
1536 English Parliament agrees that the succession to the throne should go to the future children of King Hnery VIII and his new wife Jane Seymour - declaring Princesses Mary and Elizabeth (by previous wives) to be illegitimate
1776 Battle of Trois-Rivières - American invaders are driven back at Trois-Rivières, Quebec.
1783 Laki Volcano in southern Iceland begins 8-month eruption
1786 1st commercially-made ice cream sold (NY)
1789 James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives.
1815 39 German states unite under the Act of Confederation
1824 Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec
1856 The community of Pitcairn Islands and descendants of the mutineers of the Bounty consisting of 194 people arrived on the Morayshire at Norfolk Island Commencing the Third Settlement of the Island
1861 People of Tennessee vote to succeed from Union
1862 Valley Campaign - Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia
1869 Ives W McGaffey of Chicago patents 1st vacuum cleaner (it sucks)
1887 Herman Hollerith receives a patent for his punch card calculator
1906 Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value.
1912 Carl Laemmle incorporated Universal Pictures
1915 Allied troops capture the town of Neuville in France from the Germans
1917 Walt Disney graduates from Benton High School
1918 Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler's nova of 1604, discovered
1924 The last sighting of English climber George Mallory - seen 800 feet from the summit of Mount Everest during his third attempt to become the first man to conquer the world's highest mountain
1925 In Britain, Margaret Bondfield becomes the first woman Cabinet Minister when she is appointed Minister of Labour
1926 Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba gives her final stage performance at Covent Garden in London
1928 Second Northern Expedition: NRA captures Peking, whose name is changed to Beijing.
1928 1st US-to-Australia flight lands (Sir Charles Kingford)
1937 World's largest flower blooms in NY Botonical Garden, 12' calla lily
1940 Discovery of element 93, neptunium, announced
1941 Allies invade Syria and Lebanon.
1942 Japanese submarines fire at the Australian city of Sydney
1949 Such celebrities as Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.
1953 Cluster of 6 tornaodes touch down in Flint, Michigan killing 113
1953 The United States Supreme Court rules that Washington, D.C. restaurants could not refuse to serve black patrons.
1959 1st official "missile mail" lands (Jacksonville, Fla)
1965 US troops ordered to fight offensively in Vietnam
1965 USSR launches Luna 6; missed Moon
1966 One of the XB-70 Valkyrie prototypes is destroyed in a mid-air collision with a F-104 Starfighter chase plane during a photo shoot. NASA pilot Joseph A. Walker and USAF test pilot Carl Cross were both killed.
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. [1]
1967 Israel attacks USS Liberty in Mediterranean, killing 34 US crewmen
1968 Gary Puckett and The Union Gap release "Lady Will Power"
1968 James Earl Ray, wanted for the murder of black American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, is arrested in London travelling under as assumed name with a Canadian passport
1968 New colonial constitution for Bermuda adopted
1968 Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
1969 Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones
1974 Keyboardist Rick Wakeman quits the rock group "Yes"
1974 An F4 tornado strikes the U.S. city of Emporia, Kansas, killing six.
1975 2 passenger trains collided near Munich Germany killing 35
1975 USSR launches Venera 9 for Venus landing
1979 The Source, 1st computer public information service, goes online
1982 Reagan addresses joint session of British Parliament
1982 Falklands War: Almost 50 British troops are killed at Bluff Cove when Argentinian aircraft bomb British troops ships
1983 Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
1986 Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected pres of Austria
1987 New Zealand's Labour government legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear powered vessels. This makes New Zealand the first and (as at June 2006) only nation to ban these things from its territory
1992 The first World Ocean Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1994 United States President Bill Clinton receives an honorary Oxford University degree
1995 Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
1999 British politician Jonathan Aitken is sentenced to 18 months in jail for perjury - after lying to the High Court during his libel trial

8th June 2006

Bush hails Zarqawi death

Java volcano increases activity

Holy hand relic returns to Russia

8th June 2007

G8 leaders reach $60bn Aids deal

CIA jails in Europe 'confirmed'

Iraq police chief's children held

8th June 2008

'Twelve die' in Algerian blasts

Seven dead in Tokyo knife attack

Iraqi PM assures Iran on security

8th June 2009

Ten killed in Thai mosque attack

Real IRA chief to blame for Omagh

'Many missing' after Peru riots

8th June 2010

11 dead in attacks on the Sons of Iraq Sunni militia

Spanish strike on austerity plan

Taliban stage public execution

Birthdates which occurred on 8th June :

1625 Giovanni Domenico Cassini discovered 4 satellites of Saturn
1810 Robert Schumann Zwickau Saxony Germany, composer (Fantastiestcke)
1813 David D Porter US Admiral (Civil War)
1814 Charles Reade England, novelist (The Cloister & the Hearth)
1829 Sir John Everett Millais England, painter (Order of Release)
1847 Ida Sazton McKinley 1st lady
1867 Frank Lloyd Wright Richland Center, Wisc, master builder
19-- Debra Clinger Salt Lake City Utah, actress (Amy-American Girls)
19-- Ellen Maxted Birmingham Mich, actress (Meagan Huxley-Just Our Luck)
19-- Linda Cook actress (Edge of Night, Egypt Masters-Loving)
19-- Robert Hirschfield NYC, actor (Officer Schnitz-Hill St Blues)
1903 Marguerite Yourcenard author (Memoirs of Hadrien)
1911 Van Lingle Mungo SC, pitcher (Dodgers, Giants)
1914 Joseph de Pietro US, 56kg weightlifter (Olympic-gold-1948)
1916 Francis Crick codiscovered DNA's structure (Nobel 1962)
1917 Byron R (Whizzer) White Ft Collins CO, NFLer/Supreme Court Justice
1918 Robert Preston Newton MA, actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter)
1921 Alexis Smith Penticton BC Canada, actress (Jessica-Dallas, Follies)
1922 Myron Healy Petalumus Calif, actor (Wyatt Earp)
1924 George Kirby Chicago, comedian (ABC Comedy Hour)
1924 Sheldon Allman Chicago, actor (Norm-Harris Against the World)
1925 Barbara Pierce Bush Rye NY, 1st lady (1989- )
1925 Eddie Gaedel 3'7" St Louis Browns pinch-hitter (he walked)
1929 Jerry Stiller Bkln NY, comedian/actor (Stiller & Meara, Hairspray)
1930 Bo Gunnar Widerberg Malm” Sweden, director (Elvira Madigan)
1930 Dana Wynter London, actress (Airport, Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
1933 Joan Rivers Brooklyn, comedian (The Late Show, Hollywood Squares)
1934 Millicent Martin Romford Eng, actress (Alfie, Nothing but the Best)
1936 James Darren Phila, actor (TJ Hooker, Diamond Head, Venus in Furs)
1937 Bruce McCandless II Boston, Cap USN/astronaut (STS 41B, STS-31)
1939 Bernie Casey Wyco WV, actor (Boxcar Bertha, Rent-a-Cop)
1939 Herb Adderley Phila, NFL hall of famer (Packers, Cowboys)
1940 Nancy Sinatra Jersey City, singer, her boots were made for walkin'
1942 Chuck Negron singer (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
1943 Willie Davenport US, 110m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1968)
1944 Don Grady actor (Robbie Douglas-My 3 Sons)
1944 William Royce "Boz" Scaggs Dallas Tx, rocker (Steve Miller Band)
1949 Emanuel Ax Lvov Poland, pianist (Artur Rubinstein Comp -1974)
1950 Alex Van Halen drummer (Van Halen-Jump, 1984)
1950 Elmar Oliveira Waterbury Connecticut, violinist (Naumburg 1978)
1950 Kathy Whitton Baker Midland Tx, actress (Right Stuff, 16 Candles)
1955 Griffin Dunne actor (American Werewolf in London, Who's That Girl)
1958 Keenen Ivory Wayans comedian (In Living Color)
1960 Mike Hucknail rocker (Simply Red-Every Time We Say Goodbye)
1961 Ursula Buchfellner Munich W Germany, playmate (Oct, 1979)
1962 Nick Rhodes rocker (Duran, Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
1965 Robert Platus NYC, rocker (Milli Vanilli-Girl You Know This)
1966 Doris Pearson rocker (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
1967 Neil Mitchell rocker (Wet, Wet, Wet-Wishing I Was)
1972 P(eter) J(ason) Farley Hackensack, bass (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)


Deaths which occurred on June 8th:
632 Mohammed prophet of Islam (Koran), dies (according to tradition)
1809 Thomas Paine writer (Age of Reason, Common Sense), dies at 72
1969 Robert Taylor actor (Death Valley Days), dies at 57
1979 Herb Polesie producer/playwright (20 Questions), dies at 79
1991 Mary Bacon jockey, dying of cancer, commits suicide by gun at 43

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