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June 8th History

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June 8th In Pop Culture History

632 - Muhammad, the Islamic prophet, died in Medina.

1637 - René Descartes published Discourse on Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Seeking Truth in the Sciences.

1783 (Volcano Eruption) Laki, Iceland, killed over 9,000 over a period of months, and caused a 7 year famine.

1869 - Ives W. McGaffney of Chicago obtained the patent (#91,145) for a "sweeping machine"

1872 - The first US post card was authorized by Act of Congress.

1906 - Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value.

1940 - The element 93, neptunium (Np) was announced by Edwin M. McMillan and Philip H. Abelson working at the University of California at Berkeley.

1948 - Texaco Star Theater (later The Milton Berle Show) was first broadcast on NBC

1949 - George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four was published.

1949 - The FBI reported notable Hollywood elite as communists, including John Garfield, Paul Robeson, Paul Muni, and Edward G. Robinson.

1953 (Tornado) Flint, Michigan

1953 - The US Supreme Court ruled that restaurants in Washington DC, could not refuse to serve black patrons.

1957 #1 Hit June 8, 1957 - July 12, 1957: Pat Boone - Love Letters In The Sand

1966 - National Football League (NFL) and American Football League (AFL) announced that they would merge.

1969 - Founder Brian Jones quit The Rolling Stones. He died a month later, at age 27.

1974 #1 Hit June 8, 1974 - June 14, 1974: Paul McCartney and Wings - Band on the Run

1983 - The first triplets resulting from in-vitro fertilization, Aaron, Jessica, and Chenara Guare were born at the Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, Australia.

1985 #1 Hit June 8, 1985 - June 21, 1985: Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World

1990 - Charles Freeman, the owner of E-C Records store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was charged with illegally selling the 'legally obscene' 2 Live Crew's 'As Nasty As They Wanna Be' to an undercover officer.

1991 #1 Hit June 8, 1991 - June 14, 1991: Extreme - More Than Words

June 8th Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Joan Rivers (1933)
Maria Menounos (1978)
Barbara Bush (1925)
C.C. Beck (1910)
Frank lloyd Wright (1867)
Jerry Stiller (1929)
Scott Adams (1957)
Kanye West (1977)
Robert Preston (1918)
1) Keep it away from bright light.
2) Don't get any water on it.
3) Never, never ever feed it after midnight.

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