Events in History on June 8

  • 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
  • 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 & Portuguese 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
  • 1834 HMS Beagle sails from Port Famine to Cape Turn
  • 1846 Battle at Gwanga: British troops beat Bantu
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1900 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 6 Napoleons" (BG)

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1905 US President Theodore Roosevelt sends identical notes to Japan and Russia urging them to negotiate and end hostilities, offering his personal services

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 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
  • 1928 1st US-to-Australia flight lands (Sir Charles Kingford)
  • 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
  • 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 Discovery of element 93, neptunium, announced
  • 1940 Last British troops leave Narvik Norway
  • 1941 British & French troops overthrow pro-German Syria
  • 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

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1946 Sukarno calls for anti colonial defiance in Indonesia

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • 1948 John Rudder becomes 1st negro commissioned officer in US marines
  • 1949 Siam changes name to Thailand
  • 1950 Jean Duvieusart becomes Belgian premier
  • 1950 Sir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Field Marshal in Australian history.
  • 1953 Cluster of 6 tornadoes touches down in Flint Michigan killing 113
  • 1953 Segregated lunch counters in DC forbidden by Supreme Court
  • 1956 Lim Yem Hock forms Singapore government
  • 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
  • 1962 Jim Beatty runs world record 2 mile (8:29.8)
  • 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 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 James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., captured
  • 1968 New colonial constitution for Bermuda adopted


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

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy

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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 Nixon says 25,000 US troops would leave Vietnam by end of August
  • 1970 Players & management end labor dispute up min salary to $12,000
  • 1971 North Vietnam demands US end aid to South Vietnam
  • 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
  • 1973 Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco appointed premier of Spain
  • 1974 US & Saudi Arabia sign military-economic contract
  • 1975 2 passenger trains collided near Munich Germany killing 35
  • 1975 USSR launches Venera 9 for Venus landing
  • 1978 51st National Spelling Bee: Peg McCarthy wins spelling deification
  • 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
  • 1980 34th Tony Awards: Children of a Lesser God & Evita win
  • 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.
  • 1983 "Trading Places", "Ghostbusters" & "Gremlins" premiere
  • 1983 Marlies Gohr runs female European record 100m (10.81)
  • 1984 Homosexuality is declared legal in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
  • 1986 Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria
  • 1986 Iraqi jets attack Assadabad satellite station
  • 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%
  • 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 College World Series: Louisiana State defeats Wichita State 6-3
  • 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 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 Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
  • 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.
  • 1996 Revival of the legendary procession of Lady Godiva (Godgifu) naked through Coventry, England
  • 2003 57th Tony Awards: Hairspray & Take Me Out win
  • 2004 Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs
  • 2007 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.
  • 2008 The Akihabara massacre took place on the Sunday-pedestrian-zoned Chūōdōri street. A man killed seven in an attack on a crowd using a truck and a dagger.
  • 2012 A bus bombing in Pakistan kills 18 and injures 35 people
  • 2014 Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Su-wei win the women's tennis doubles at the French Open
  • 2014 Couple ambush a restaurant in Las Vegas killing 2 police officers, a civilian and themselves