Historical Events on 8th June

Events 1 - 200 of 226

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

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218 Elagabalus becomes the emperor of Rome

Roman Emperor Elagabalus
Roman Emperor
Elagabalus
  • 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

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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
  • 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

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1779 Admiral Horatio Nelson and Captain Thomas Hardy on HMS Foudroyant set sail against Spanish fleet

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • 1783 Laki Volcano in southern Iceland begins 8-month eruption
  • 1786 Commercially made icecream 1st advertised (Mr Hall, NYC)

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1789 James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives.

4th US President James Madison
4th 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 First car thief; Baron de Zuylen’s Peugeot is stolen by his mechanic in Paris
  • 1899 39th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 310 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • 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 and end hostilities, 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

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1921 Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, & held in jail until 4 PM

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 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

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1935 Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds & leaves the game

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 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

Music releaseMusic Recording

1942 Bing Crosby records "Silent Night"

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 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

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1946 Sukarno calls for anti colonial defiance in Indonesia

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • 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.

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1958 4th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
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
  • 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

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1961 Milwaukee sets record of 4 consecutive HRs (Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock & Frank Thomas)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 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
  • 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 UEFA European Championship: Italy defeat Yugoslavia 2-0 in Rome

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1968 The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

US Attorney General Robert Francis Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert Francis Kennedy
  • 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

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1969 General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1969 KDNL TV channel 30 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting

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1969 Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 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
  • 1969 68th Men's French Open: Rod Laver beats Ken Rosewall (6-4, 6-3, 6-4)
  • 1969 68th Women's French Open: Margaret Court beats Ann Jones (6-1, 4-6, 6-3)
  • 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
  • 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

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1972 Test Cricket debut of Tony Greig, v Australia at Old Trafford (57/62)

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • 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

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1976 Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr

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1977 Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 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 performances
  • 1980 26th LPGA Championship won by Sally Little
  • 1980 34th Tony Awards: Children of a Lesser God & Evita win

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1980 79th Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Vitas Gerulaitis (6-4, 6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

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1980 79th Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (6-0, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Virginia Ruzici
  • 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 Falklands War: Royal Fleet Auxiliary Sir Gahalad attacked in San Carlos Water ("Bomb Alley") by Argentine aircraft: 48 soldiers and crewman were killed.

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1982 US President Ronald Reagan addresses the British Parliament in his "ash heap of history" speech

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US 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 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
  • 1986 Iraqi jets attack Assadabad satellite station

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1986 85th Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player Mikael Pernfors
Tennis Player
Mikael Pernfors
  • 1986 85th Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova (2-6, 6-3, 6-3)
  • 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 performances
  • 1991 123rd Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 2:28
  • 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

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1992 26th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Garth Brooks

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 1992 NY 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
  • 1994 Mass murderer Joe Rifkind sentenced to 27 years
  • 1995 "Buttons on Broadway" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • 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 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1996 Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire v Hampshire
  • 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.