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1625 Giovanni Domenico Cassini discovered 4 satellites of Saturn
1810 Robert Schumann Zwickau Saxony Germany, composer (Fantastiestcke)
1813 David D Porter US Admiral (Civil War)
1814 Charles Reade England, novelist (The Cloister & the Hearth)
1829 Sir John Everett Millais England, painter (Order of Release)
1847 Ida Sazton McKinley 1st lady
1867 Frank Lloyd Wright Richland Center, Wisc, master builder
19-- Debra Clinger Salt Lake City Utah, actress (Amy-American Girls)
19-- Ellen Maxted Birmingham Mich, actress (Meagan Huxley-Just Our Luck)
19-- Linda Cook actress (Edge of Night, Egypt Masters-Loving)
19-- Robert Hirschfield NYC, actor (Officer Schnitz-Hill St Blues)
1903 Marguerite Yourcenard author (Memoirs of Hadrien)
1911 Van Lingle Mungo SC, pitcher (Dodgers, Giants)
1914 Joseph de Pietro US, 56kg weightlifter (Olympic-gold-1948)
1916 Francis Crick codiscovered DNA's structure (Nobel 1962)
1917 Byron R (Whizzer) White Ft Collins CO, NFLer/Supreme Court Justice
1918 Robert Preston Newton MA, actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter)
1921 Alexis Smith Penticton BC Canada, actress (Jessica-Dallas, Follies)
1922 Myron Healy Petalumus Calif, actor (Wyatt Earp)
1924 George Kirby Chicago, comedian (ABC Comedy Hour)
1924 Sheldon Allman Chicago, actor (Norm-Harris Against the World)
1925 Barbara Pierce Bush Rye NY, 1st lady (1989- )
1925 Eddie Gaedel 3'7" St Louis Browns pinch-hitter (he walked)
1929 Jerry Stiller Bkln NY, comedian/actor (Stiller & Meara, Hairspray)
1930 Bo Gunnar Widerberg Malm” Sweden, director (Elvira Madigan)
1930 Dana Wynter London, actress (Airport, Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
1933 Joan Rivers Brooklyn, comedian (The Late Show, Hollywood Squares)
1934 Millicent Martin Romford Eng, actress (Alfie, Nothing but the Best)
1936 James Darren Phila, actor (TJ Hooker, Diamond Head, Venus in Furs)
1937 Bruce McCandless II Boston, Cap USN/astronaut (STS 41B, STS-31)
1939 Bernie Casey Wyco WV, actor (Boxcar Bertha, Rent-a-Cop)
1939 Herb Adderley Phila, NFL hall of famer (Packers, Cowboys)
1940 Nancy Sinatra Jersey City, singer, her boots were made for walkin'
1942 Chuck Negron singer (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
1943 Willie Davenport US, 110m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1968)
1944 Don Grady actor (Robbie Douglas-My 3 Sons)
1944 William Royce "Boz" Scaggs Dallas Tx, rocker (Steve Miller Band)
1949 Emanuel Ax Lvov Poland, pianist (Artur Rubinstein Comp -1974)
1950 Alex Van Halen drummer (Van Halen-Jump, 1984)
1950 Elmar Oliveira Waterbury Connecticut, violinist (Naumburg 1978)
1950 Kathy Whitton Baker Midland Tx, actress (Right Stuff, 16 Candles)
1955 Griffin Dunne actor (American Werewolf in London, Who's That Girl)
1958 Keenen Ivory Wayans comedian (In Living Color)
1960 Mike Hucknail rocker (Simply Red-Every Time We Say Goodbye)
1961 Ursula Buchfellner Munich W Germany, playmate (Oct, 1979)
1962 Nick Rhodes rocker (Duran, Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
1965 Robert Platus NYC, rocker (Milli Vanilli-Girl You Know This)
1966 Doris Pearson rocker (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
1967 Neil Mitchell rocker (Wet, Wet, Wet-Wishing I Was)
1972 P(eter) J(ason) Farley Hackensack, bass (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)

Deaths which occurred on June 08:

632 Mohammed prophet of Islam (Koran), dies (according to tradition)
1809 Thomas Paine writer (Age of Reason, Common Sense), dies at 72
1969 Robert Taylor actor (Death Valley Days), dies at 57
1979 Herb Polesie producer/playwright (20 Questions), dies at 79
1991 Mary Bacon jockey, dying of cancer, commits suicide by gun at 43


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On this day...

452 Italy invaded by Attila the Hun
536 St Silverius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
570 Relgion of Islam (submission) founded in Mecca
1783 Laki Volcano in southern Iceland begins 8-month eruption
1786 1st commercially-made ice cream sold (NY)
1815 39 German states unite under the Act of Confederation
1824 Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec
1861 People of Tennessee vote to succeed from Union
1862 Valley Campaign-Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia
1869 Ives W McGaffey of Chicago patents 1st vacuum cleaner (it sucks)
1875 A Borrelly discovers asteroid #146 Lucina
1887 A Borrelly discovers asteroid #268 Adorea
1889 Cable Cars begin service in LA
1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure "The Boscombe Valley Mystery" (BG)
1900 Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of the 6 Napoleons" (BG)
1915 William Jennings Bryan quits as Secretary of State
1917 Walt Disney graduates from Benton High School
1918 Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler's nova of 1604, discovered
1923 S Belyavskij discovers asteroid #995 Sternberga
1927 Tony Lazzeri hits 3 HRs Yanks beat White Sox 12-11
1928 1st US-to-Australia flight lands (Sir Charles Kingford)
1937 World's largest flower blooms in NY Botonical Garden, 12' calla lily
1940 Discovery of element 93, neptunium, announced
1948 "The Milton Berle Show" premiers on NBC TV
1948 John Rudder becomes 1st negro commissioned officer in US marines
1950 Boston Red Sox beats St Louis Browns 29-4
1953 Cluster of 6 tornaodes touch down in Flint Michigan killing 113
1953 Segregated lunch counters in DC forbidden by Supreme Court
1953 Tornadoes kill 110 in Mich & Ohio
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"
1965 US troops ordered to fight offensively in Vietnam
1965 USSR launches Luna 6; missed Moon
1966 NFL & AFL announce plans to become NFC & AFC in 1970
1967 Israel attacks USS Liberty in Mediterranean, killing 34 US crewmen
1968 Don Drysdale pitches a record 58th consecutive scoreless inning
1968 Gary Puckett & The Union Gap release "Lady Will Power"
1968 James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King Jr, captured
1968 New colonial constitution for Bermuda adopted
1968 Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
1969 Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)
1969 Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones
1972 N Chernykh discovers asteroid #3230
1974 Keyboardist Rick Wakeman quits the rock group "Yes"
1975 2 passenger trains collided near Munich Germany killing 35
1975 USSR launches Venera 9 for Venus landing
1979 The Source, 1st computer public information service, goes online
1979 Wings release "Back to the Egg" album
1982 Los Angeles beats Phila 76ers, for the NBA championship
1982 Reagan addresses joint session of British Parliament
1983 Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
1985 Pirates score 10 in top of 1st, but lose 15-11 to Phillies, as Steve
           becomes 1st Phillie to switch hit HRs in the same game
1986 Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected pres of Austria
1986 Boston Celtics win NBA championship #16 over Houston Rockets
1986 Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Balt Orioles beat Yankees 18-9
1990 Phil Bradley hits the 18th inside-the-park HR in Oriole history
1991 Former NY Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds
1991 Monica Seles beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, 6-3, 6-4 for French Open
2004 Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs


Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Swaziland, Botswana : Commonwealth Day
Massachusett : Children's Day - - - - - ( Sunday )
Shelby, Mich : National Asparagus Festival - - - - - ( Thursday )
Great Britain : Queen's official birthday (National Day) - - - - - ( Saturday )

Religious Observances

Christian : Feast of St Chlodulph
RC : Feast of St. Medard, bishop/confessor

Religious History

1536 Ten Articles of Religion were published by the English clergy, in support of Henry VIII's Declaration of Supremacy. The Anglican Church had begun defining its doctrinal distinctions, after breaking with Roman Catholicism.
1810 Birth of German composer Robert A. Schumann, who composed the sacred tune CANONBURY, to which is commonly sung the hymn, 'Lord Speak to Me That I May Speak.'
1942 Unevangelized Fields Mission (UFM) was incorporated in Philadelphia. Today this interdenominational mission agency works in a dozen countries in Latin America, Europe and Africa.
1973 The American Society of Missiology was founded in St. Louis. The ecumenical organization seeks to stimulate an academic interest in Christian missions, and publishes the journal 'Missiology: An International Review.'
1978 Through the voice of its president Spencer W. Kimball, the Mormon Church reversed a 148-year- long policy of spiritual discrimination against African-American leadership within the denomination.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
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" Would that government spent our money like it was their own. "

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