Tuesday, 8 June 2010

June 8 - Summary

June 8th Summary:

June 8 - Events

June 8th Details:
June 8th Events:
68 – Galba proclaimed as emperor by the Roman Senate.
793 – Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria.
1191 – Richard I arrives in Acre - beginning his crusade.
1405 – Henry IV orders the execution in York of Richard le Scrope (Archbishop of York) & Thomas Mowbray (Earl of Norfolk).
1690 – The Mazagon Fort in Mumbai is razed by Siddi general Yadi Sakat.
1776 – Battle of Trois-Rivières – the American attackers are driven back at Trois-Rivières, Quebec (American Revolutionary War).
1783 – Beginning of the eruption of volcano Laki, in Iceland, which starts a 7-year famine.
1789 – James Madison introduces 12 proposed amendments to the United States Constitution in the House of Representatives.
1856 – Group of Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the mutineers of HMS Bounty, arrive at Norfolk Island - commencing the 3rd Settlement of the Island.
1861 – Tennessee secedes from the Union (American Civil War).
1862 – Battle of Cross Keys – Confederate forces under General Stonewall Jackson save the Army of Northern Virginia from a Union assault on the James Peninsula led by General George B. McClellan (American Civil War).
1887 – Punched card calculator patent received by Herman Hollerith.
1906 – Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law.
1912 – Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
1928 – Second Northern Expedition - National Revolutionary Army captures Peking & changes the name to Beijing.
1941 – Allies invade Syria & Lebanon (World War II).
1942 – Japanese imperial submarines I-21 & I-24 shell the Australian cities of Sydney & Newcastle (World War II).
1948 – Debut of Texaco Star Theater hosted by Milton Berle.
1953 – The United States Supreme Court rules that Washington, D.C. restaurants could not refuse to serve black patrons.
1967 – Six-Day War - USS Liberty incident occurs, killing 34 & wounding 171.
1968 – James Earl Ray is arrested for the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr.
1968 – Robert F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
1982 – British servicemen are killed in an Argentine air attack on the 2 supply ships - RFA Sir Galahad & RFA Sir Tristram (Falklands War).
1987 – New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, & Arms Control Act 1987 is established by New Zealand's Labour government.
1992 – First World Ocean Day is celebrated - coincides with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1995 – The PHP programming language, first release by Rasmus Lerdorf.
2008 – Akihabara massacre takes place in the Akihabara shopping quarter in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.

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June 8 - Deaths

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June 8th Deaths:
218 – Macrinus - Roman Emperor (b. 165)
632 – Muhammad - Prophet of Islam (b. 570)
1042 – Harthacanute - King of Denmark & England (b. 1018)
1376 – Edward, the Black Prince - son of Edward III of England (b. 1330)
1383 – Thomas de Ros - 5th Baron de Ros, English Crusader (b. 1338)
1384 – Kanami - Japanese actor (b. 1333)
1476 – George Neville - English archbishop & statesman (b. 1432)
1505 – Hongzhi - Emperor of China (b. 1470)
1611 – Jean Bertaut - French poet (b. 1552)
1612 – Hans Leo Hassler - German composer (b. 1562)
1621 – Anne de Xainctonge - French saint (b. 1567)
1628 – Rudolph Goclenius - German philosopher (b. 1547)
1714 – Sophia of Hanover - heir to the throne of Great Britain (b. 1630)
1716 – Johann Wilhelm - Elector Palatine (b. 1658)
1727 – August Hermann Francke - German Protestant minister (b. 1663)
1768 – Johann Joachim Winckelmann - German scholar & archaeologist (b. 1717)
1771 – George Montague-Dunk - 2nd Earl of Halifax, English statesman (b. 1716)
1795 – King Louis XVII of France (b. 1785)
1809 – Thomas Paine - American revolutionary & writer (b. 1737)
1835 – Gian Domenico Romagnosi - Italian physicist (b. 1761)
1845 – Andrew Jackson - 7th President of the United States (b. 1767)
1857 – Douglas William Jerrold - British playwright & satirist (b. 1803)
1874 – Cochise - Apache leader
1876 – George Sand - French author (b. 1804)
1885 – Ignace Bourget - Bishop of Montreal (b. 1799)
1889 – Gerard Manley Hopkins - English Poet(b. 1844)
1924 – Andrew Irvine - English mountain climber (b. 1902)
1924 – George Leigh Mallory - English mountain climber (b. 1886)
1929 – Bliss Carman - Canadian poet (b. 1861)
1945 – Karl Hanke - Nazi official (b. 1903)
1951 – Eugène Fiset - Canadian military officer & politician (b. 1874)
1956 – Marie Laurencin - French painter (b. 1883)
1965 – Edmondo Rossoni - Italian fascist (b. 1884)
1966 – Anton Melik - Slovenian geographer (b. 1890)
1969 – Robert Taylor - American actor (b. 1911)
1970 – Abraham Maslow - American psychologist (b. 1908)
1972 – Jimmy Rushing - American blues singer (b. 1901)
1980 – Ernst Busch - German singer & actor (b. 1900)
1982 – Satchel Paige - American baseball player (b. 1906)
1984 – Gordon Jacob - English composer (b. 1895)
1993 – Root Boy Slim - American entertainer (b. 1945)
1997 – George Turner - Australian author (b. 1916)
1998 – Sani Abacha - President of Nigeria (b. 1943)
1998 – Maria Reiche - German-born mathematician & archaeologist (b. 1903)
2000 – Jeff MacNelly - American political cartoonist (b. 1948)
2003 – Leighton Rees - Welsh darts player (b. 1940)
2004 – Mack Jones - American baseball player (b. 1938)
2006 – Robert Donner - American actor (b. 1931)
2006 – Abouna Matta El Meskeen - Coptic Orthodox monk (b. 1919)
2007 – Kenny Olsson - Swedish speedway racer (b. 1977)
2007 – Richard Rorty - American postanalytic, pragmatic philosopher (b. 1931)
2008 – Šaban Bajramović - Serbian Romani musician (b. 1936)
2009 – Omar Bongo - President of Gabon (b. 1935)

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June 8 - Births

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June 8th Births:
1625 – Giovanni Domenico Cassini - Italian scientist & astronomer (d. 1712)
1671 – Tomaso Albinoni - Italian composer (d. 1751)
1717 – John Collins - American politician (d. 1795)
1724 – John Smeaton - English civil engineer (d. 1794)
1743 – Alessandro Cagliostro - Italian adventurer (d. 1795)
1745 – Caspar Wessel - Danish mathematician (d. 1818)
1757 – Cardinal Ercole Consalvi - Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal (d. 1824)
1810 – Robert Schumann - German composer (d. 1856)
1831 – Thomas J. Higgins - decorated Union Army soldier (d. 1917)
1842 – John Q. A. Brackett - 36th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1918)
1847 – Ida McKinley - First Lady of the United States (d. 1907)
1851 – Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval - French physicist (d. 1940)
1854 – Douglas Colin Cameron - Canadian politician (d. 1921)
1855 – George Charles Haité - English designer, painter & illustrator (d.1924)
1859 – Smith Wigglesworth - British religious figure (d. 1947)
1860 – Alicia Boole Stott - Irish mathematician (d. 1940)
1867 – Frank Lloyd Wright - American architect (d. 1959)
1872 – Jan Frans De Boever - Belgian painter (d. 1949)
1885 – Karl Genzken - Nazi physician (d. 1957)
1897 – John G. Bennett - British scientist & author (d. 1974)
1901 – Lena Baker - American murderer (d. 1945)
1903 – Ralph Yarborough - U.S. Senator from Texas (d. 1996)
1903 – Marguerite Yourcenar - French author (d. 1987)
1910 – John W. Campbell - American publisher & editor (d. 1971)
1910 – Fernand Fonssagrives - French photographer (d. 2003)
1911 – Edmundo Rivero - Argentine singer (d. 1986)
1912 – Harry Holtzman - American abstract artist (d. 1987)
1912 – Maurice Bellemare - French Canadian politician (d. 1989)
1916 – Francis Crick - English molecular biologist; Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
1916 – Luigi Comencini - Italian film director (d. 2007)
1917 – Byron White - American athlete & Supreme Court Justice (d. 2002)
1918 – Robert Preston - American actor (d. 1987)
1918 – John D. Roberts - American chemist
1920 – Gwen Harwood - Australian poet (d. 1995)
1921 – LeRoy Neiman - American painter
1921 – Alexis Smith - Canadian actress (d. 1993)
1921 – Suharto - President of Indonesia (d. 2008)
1923 – Malcolm Boyd - American Episcopal Priest & author
1924 – Lyn Nofziger - American political operative (d. 2006)
1925 – Barbara Bush - First Lady of the United States
1925 – Eddie Gaedel - American baseball player (d. 1961)
1925 – Del Ennis - baseball player (d. 1996)
1927 – Jerry Stiller - American comedian & actor
1930 – Robert Aumann - German-born Israeli mathematician; Nobel laureate
1930 – Marcel Léger - Quebec politician (d. 1993)
1931 – Dana Wynter - German-born American actress
1933 – Joan Rivers - American comedian & author
1934 – Millicent Martin - English singer & actress
1936 – James Darren - American actor & singer
1936 – Kenneth G. Wilson - American physicist, Nobel laureate
1939 – Bernie Casey - American football player & actor
1940 – Nancy Sinatra - American singer
1940 – Jim Wickwire - American mountaineer
1941 – Robert Bradford - Northern Irish politician (d. 1981)
1941 – Fuzzy Haskins - American musician (P Funk)
1942 – Nikos Konstantopoulos - Greek politician
1942 – Doug Mountjoy - Welsh snooker player
1942 – Chuck Negron - American singer (Three Dog Night)
1943 – Colin Baker - British actor
1943 – William Calley - American war criminal
1943 – Willie Davenport - American athlete (d. 2002)
1944 – Mark Belanger - American baseball player (d. 1998)
1944 – Annie Haslam - English painter & singer (Renaissance)
1944 – Marc Ouellet - Archbishop of Quebec City
1944 – Boz Scaggs - American singer & songwriter
1946 – Alan Scarfe - British-born Canadian actor
1947 – Eric F. Wieschaus - American biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
1949 – Emanuel Ax - Polish-born pianist
1949 – Jeffrey Mylett - American actor (d. 1986)
1950 – Kathy Baker - American actress
1950 – Sonia Braga - Brazilian actress
1951 – Bonnie Tyler - Welsh singer & guitarist
1951 – Tony Rice - American acoustic guitarist
1953 – Olav Stedje - Norwegian singer-songwriter
1953 – Ad Tak - Dutch cyclist
1954 – Sergei Storchak - Russian deputy finance minister
1955 – Tim Berners-Lee - English internet developer
1955 – Griffin Dunne - American actor
1955 – Greg Ginn - American guitarist (Black Flag)
1956 – Udo Bullmann - German politician
1957 – Scott Adams - American cartoonist
1957 – Dimple Kapadia - Indian actress
1957 – Don Robinson - American baseball player
1958 – Keenen Ivory Wayans - American actor & director
1960 – Mick Hucknall - English singer & songwriter (Simply Red)
1960 – Thomas Steen - Swedish hockey player
1962 – John Gibbons - American Baseball Player/Manager
1962 – Nick Rhodes - English musician (Duran Duran)
1962 – Kristine W - American musician
1963 – Keti Garbi - Greek singer
1964 – Butch Reynolds - American former 400m runner
1965 – Kevin Farley - American actor
1965 – Rob Pilatus - German-American singer & dancer (d. 1998)
1965 – Chris Chavis - American professional wrestler
1966 – Julianna Margulies - American actress
1966 – Doris Pearson - singer - Five Star
1968 – Rob Ray - Canadian hockey player
1969 – J.P. Manoux - American actor
1969 – Marcos Siega - American director
1969 – David Sutcliffe - Canadian actor
1970 – Gabrielle Giffords - American politician
1970 – Teresa Strasser - American Morning Radio Host
1970 – Seu Jorge - Brazilian musician & actor
1970 – Kelli Williams - American actress
1970 – Troy Vincent - American footballer
1971 – Mark Feuerstein - American actor
1972 – Christian Mayrleb - Austrian footballer
1973 – Lexa Doig - Canadian actress
1973 – Bryant Reeves - American basketball player
1973 – Lucija Šerbedžija - Croatian actress
1975 – Bryan McCabe - Canadian hockey player
1975 – Shilpa Shetty - Indian actress
1976 – Lindsay Davenport - American tennis player
1976 – Kenji Johjima - Japanese baseball player
1976 – Trish Goff - American model
1977 – Kanye West - American rapper
1978 – Maria Menounos - American actress & television host
1979 – Pete Orr - Canadian baseball player
1979 – Derek Trucks - American guitarist
1979 – Luis Ernesto Michel - Mexican footballer
1979 – Adine Wilson - New Zealand netball player
1981 – Alex Band - American singer (The Calling)
1981 – Matteo Meneghello - Italian racing driver
1981 – Ai Nonaka - Japanese voice actor
1981 – Sara Watkins - American fiddler
1981 – Jess Weixler - American actress
1982 – Dickson Etuhu - Nigerian footballer
1982 – Irina Lazareanu - Romanian/Canadian model
1982 – Nadia Petrova - Russian tennis player
1983 – Kim Clijsters - Belgian tennis player
1983 – Lee Harding - Australian punk rock singer
1983 – Pantelis Kapetanos - Greek footballer
1983 – Mamoru Miyano - Japanese voice actor
1984 – Andrea Casiraghi - Monagasque royalty
1984 – Javier Mascherano - Argentine footballer
1985 – Alexandre Despatie - Canadian diver
1986 – Patrick Kaleta - American hockey player
1987 – Coralie Balmy - French swimmer

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