8 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867
  • Francis Crick, 1916
  • Robert Preston, 1918
  • Alexis Smith, 1921
  • President Suharto, 1921
  • George Kirby, 1923
  • Barbara Bush, 1925
  • Leroy Neiman, 1926
  • Jerry Stiller, 1929
  • Dana Wynter, 1932
  • Joan Rivers, 1933
  • William Rukeyser, 1939
  • Nancy Sinatra, 1940
  • Andrew Weil, 1942
  • Boz Scaggs, 1944
  • Bonnie Tyler, 1953
  • Griffin Dunne, 1955
  • Kanye West, 1977
  • Kim Clijsters, 1983

Died On This Day:

  • Prophet Muhammad, AD 632
  • Hardicanute, 1042
  • Edward the Black Prince, 1376
  • Philippe I, Duke of Orleans, 1701
  • Louis XVII Dauphin of France, 1795
  • Thomas Paine, 1809
  • Sarah Siddons, 1831
  • Andrew Jackson, 1845
  • Douglas Jerrold, 1857
  • George Sand, 1876
  • Dan Duryea, 1968
  • Robert Taylor, 1969
  • E. M. Forster, 1970
  • Satchel Paige, 1982
  • Claudio Arrau, 1991
  • Jack Kroll, 2000
  • Anthony Bourdain, 2018

Today's Events:

  • 1709 - First paper currency in America issued in New York City.
  • 1783 - Eruption of the Laki volcano begins in Iceland; 8 month eruption eventually kills 10,000.
  • 1786 - Ice cream first advertised for sale by Mr. Hall of New York City.
  • 1789 - James Madison first proposes Bill of Rights.
  • 1861 - Tennessee secedes from Union becoming eleventh and last State to do so.
  • 1869 - Suction-type vacuum cleaner patented by I.W. McGaffrey of Chicago.
  • 1912 - Universal Studios founded by Carl Laemmle.
  • 1939 - King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, first British royals to visit U.S., arrive in Washington D.C.
  • 1940 - The element Neptunium discovered by Edwin McMillan and Philip Abelson at the Berkeley (CA) Radiation Laboratory.
  • 1946 - Victory Day celebration in Britain.
  • 1948 - Mr. Television is born: Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theatre has NBC television premiere.
  • 1965 - Congress allows U.S. troops to engage in offensive maneuvers in Vietnam.
  • 2004 - 209 years after death of 10 year-old Louis XVII, his heart is buried next to parents Louis XVII and Marie-Antoinette.
  • 2014 - Audra McDonald wins sixth Tony Award for acting, the most ever Tony wins by an actor.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • William of York
  • Melania the Elder
  • Saint Callipoa

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
  • ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
  • CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
  • HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
  • AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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