On This Day..... June 8

 

JUNE 8TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BEST FRIENDS DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT (1867-1959)
  • BARBARA BUSH (1925-2018)
 
  • JERRY STILLER (1927, 81)
  • JOAN RIVERS (1933-2014)
 
  • NANCY SINATRA (1940, 77)
  • BONNIE TYLER (1951, 67)
 
  • KEENAN IVORY WAYANS (1958, 60)
  • ROB PILATUS (MILLI VANILLI) (1965-1998)
 
  • JULIANNA MARGULIES (1966, 52)
  • GABBY GIFFORDS (1970, 48)
 
  • KANYE WEST (1977, 41)
  • MARIA MENOUNOS (1978, 40)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 452, ATTILA THE HUN INVADES ROME
  • IN 632, MOHAMMED DIES OF A FEVER. HE WAS BELIEVED TO BE 62
  • IN 1191, KING RICHARD I ARRVIES IN ISRAEL FOR THE THIRD CRUSADE
  • IN 1699, PIRATE CAPTAIN WILLIAM KIDD IS CAPTURED IN BOSTON. HE IS LATER RETURNED TO LONDON AND HANGED
 
  • IN 1783, THE LAKI VOLCANO IN ICELAND ERUPTS, KILLING 10,000 PEOPLE AND BEGINNING 8 MONTHS OF ERUPTION & WEATHER RELATED FAMINE IN EUROPE
  • IN 1786, ICE CREAM BEGINS BEING SOLD IN NEW YORK FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1789, JAMES MADISON INTRODUCES THE BILL OF RIGHTS IN CONGRESS
 
  • IN 1795, KING LOUIS XVII OF FRANCE DIES AT TEN YEARS OLD
  • IN 1809, THOMAS PAINE DIES AT 72
  • IN 1812, THE PRIME MINISTER OF BRITAIN, SPENCER PERCEVAL, IS ASSASINATED
  • IN 1815, 39 STATES SIGN THE ACT OF CONFEDERATION TO FORM GERMANY
  • IN 1824, NOAH CUSHING PATENTS THE WASHING MACHINE IN QUEBEC
  • IN 1829, THE FIRST PUBLIC MUNICIPAL POOL OPENS IN LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND
  • IN 1845, ANDREW JACKSON DIES AT 78
 
  • IN 1861, TENNESSEE SECEDES FROM THE UNION TO JOIN THE CONFEDERACY
  • IN 1869, IVES MCGAFFEY PATENTS THE VACCUUM (THEN CALLED THE “SWEEPING MACHINE”) IN CHICAGO
  • IN 1889, LOS ANGELES BEGINS CABLE CAR SERVICE
  • IN 1905, PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT SENDS NOTES TO RUSSIA AND JAPAN OFFERING TO HELP NEGOTIATE A PEACE TREATY BETWEEN THEM
  • IN 1917, WALT DISNEY GRADUATES FROM HIGH SCHOOL
  • IN 1920, EDD ROUSH, A CENTER FIELDER FOR THE CINCINATTI REDS, IS EJECTED FROM THE GAME FOR FALLING ASLEEP IN CENTER FIELD
 
  • IN 1942, BING CROSBY RECORDS “SILENT NIGHT”
  • IN 1948, “THE MILTON BERLE SHOW” (AKA “TEXACO STAR THEATRE”) DEBUTS ON NBC
  • IN 1949, SIAM CHANGES ITS NAME TO THAILAND
 
  • IN 1953, THE SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN SEGREGATED LUNCH COUNTERS
  • IN 1956, RICHARD FITZGIBBON IS KILLED BY FRIENDLY FIRE IN THE AIR FORCE, BECOMING THE FIRST AMERICAN CASUALTY IN VIETNAM
  • IN 1963, THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION BEGINS THE FIRST AD CAMPAIGN TO STOP PEOPLE FROM SMOKING
  • IN 1963, THE CRYSTALS PEAK AT #3 WITH “DA DOO RUN RUN”
 
  • IN 1964, JAN AND DEAN RELEASE “THE LITTLE OLD LADY FROM PASADENA”
  • IN 1966, AN F5 TORNADO IN TOPEKA, KANSAS KILLS 16 AND DESTROYS THOUSANDS OF HOMES. IT IS THE FIRST NATURAL DISASTER TO COST MORE THAN $100 MILLION
  • IN 1967, 34 SAILORS ARE KILLED WHEN ISRAEL ATTACKS THE USS LIBERTY DURING THE SIX DAY WAR. ISRAEL APOLOGIZED AND CLAIMED IT BELIEVED THE SHIP WAS EGYPTIAN
 
  • IN 1968, JAMES EARL RAY IS CAPTURED AFTER THE ASSASSINATION OF MLK JR
  • IN 1968, THE ROLLING STONES RELEASE “JUMPIN JACK FLASH”
  • IN 1968, ROBERT KENNEDY’S BODY IS BURIED AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • IN 1969, CBS AIRS THE FINAL EPISODE OF “THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR”
 
  • IN 1969, THE ROLLING STONES REPLACE BRIAN JONES WITH MICK TAYLOR
  • IN 1969, MICKEY MANTLE’S #7 IS RETIRED BEFORE OVER 60,000 AT YANKEE STADIUM
  • IN 1969, PRESIDENT NIXON ANNOUNCES HE WILL WITHDRAW 25,000 TROOPS FROM VIETNAM BY AUGUST
 
  • IN 1972, PHOTOGRAPHER NICK UT TAKES HIS ICONIC PHOTO OF VILLAGERS FLEEING TRANG BANG AFTER A NAPALM ATTACK INCLUDING A NAKED 9 YEAR OLD GIRL WHO TORE HER CLOTHES OFF AFTER BEING BADLY BURNED IN THE ATTACK
  • IN 1974, DOLLY PARTON HITS #1 ON THE COUNTRY CHART WITH “I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU”.
 
  • IN 1974, PAUL MCCARTNEY AND WINGS HIT #1 WITH “BAND ON THE RUN”
  • IN 1975, 35 PEOPLE DIE WHEN TWO PASSENGER TRAINS COLLIDE IN MUNICH
  • IN 1978, A JURY IN NEVADA RULES THAT THE “MORMON WILL” OF HOWARD HUGHES IS FORGED AND NOT VALID
  • IN 1982, PRESIDENT REAGAN MAKES HIS “ASH HEAP OF HISTORY” SPEECH BEFORE THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT
 
  • IN 1982, SATCHEL PAIGE DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 75
  • IN 1983, JOHN LANDIS RELEASES “TRADING PLACES”
 
  • IN 1984, IVAN REITMAN RELEASES “GHOSTBUSTERS” AND JOE DANTE RELEASES “GREMLINS” ON THE SAME DAY
  • IN 1985, MIKE AND KAREN PENCE MARRY IN INDIANAPOLIS
 
  • IN 1985, TEARS FOR FEARS HIT #1 WITH “EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD”
  • IN 1986, THE BOSTON CELTICS DEFEAT HOUSTON FOR THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP
  • IN 1987, OLIVER NORTH’S SECRETARY TESTIFIES IN THE IRAN CONTRA HEARINGS
 
  • IN 1989, AFTER THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES JUMP OUT TO A 10 RUN LEAD IN THE FIRST INNING, ANNOUNCER JIM ROOKER STATES HE WOULD WALK TO PHILADELPHIA IF THEY LOSE. THE PHILLIES WIN THE GAME 15-11 AND ROOKER WALKS ACROSS THE STATE AT THE END OF THE SEASON
  • IN 1990, FOX AIRS THE FINAL EPISODE OF “IT’S GARY SHANDLING’S SHOW”
 
  • IN 1991, WASHINGTON DC HOLDS A VICTORY PARADE FOR THE GULF WAR VICTORY
  • IN 1991, COLOR ME BADD PEAK AT #2 WITH “I WANNA SEX YOU UP”
 
  • IN 1993, RU PAUL RELEASES “SUPERMODEL OF THE WORLD”
  • IN 1998, MEMBERS OF THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION, FORMER POLICE CHIEFS AND WALTER KRONKITE ALL SIGN AN AD WHICH RUNS IN THE NEW YORK TIMES WHICH CLAIMS THAT THE “WAR ON DRUGS” HAS CAUSED MORE HARM THAN THE DRUGS THEMSELVES TO AMERICA
 
  • IN 1996, THE FUGEES HIT #1 WITH “KILLING ME SOFTLY’
  • IN 1999, RUPERT MURDOCH DIVORCES HIS WIFE OF 31 YEARS, JOURNALIST ANNA TORV
  • IN 2001, RAY BOURQUE PLAYS IN HIS FINAL NHL GAME
 
  • IN 2002, HANSON LEAD SINGER TAYLOR HANSON MARRIES NATALIE BRYANT AT 19
  • IN 2003, LED ZEPPELIN HAVE THE #1 ALBUM WHEN A 1972 CONCERT IS RELEASED AS A TRIPLE CD
 
  • IN 2017, JAMES COMEY TESTIFIES BEFORE CONGRESS AFTER BEING FIRED FROM THE FBI, STATING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP “LIES PLAIN AND SIMPLE”
  • IN 2017, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER TERESA MAY LOSES HER MAJORITY IN PARLIAMENT AFTER POOR HANDLING OF THE INITIAL BREXIT PLANNING
 

TRIVIA:

WHAT LEGENDARY ARTIST WAS ORIGINALLY SUPPOSED TO SING “I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU”?

 

Answer: Elvis Presley

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