On This Day in History for June 8

Events in History

  • 65 Jews revolt against Rome, capturing fortress of Antonia in Jerusalem
  • 68 Roman 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 in long ships from modern-day Norway plunder St Cuthbert's monastery on Lindisfarne Island, off the northeast coast of England capturing and killing monks
  • 979 Louis V de Luie, crowned King of France
  • 1191 King Richard I of England arrives at Acre in modern day Israel to join the Siege of Acre during the Third Crusade
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Weddings in History

  • 1927 Painter Marcel Duchamp (39) weds Lydie Sarazin-Lavassor
  • 1958 Author and a pioneer in the semiconductor industry Andrew Grove (21) weds Eva Kastan
  • 1961 English prince Edward, Duke of Kent, weds Katharine Worsley

Divorces in History

  • 1999 Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch (68) divorces journalist Anna Torv (55) after 31 years of marriage

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