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Today In History - June 8
New York Yankees centerfielder and
Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle in 1953.
(Public Domain Photo)
|Reprinted By Permission|
Today in History in 1861 Tennessee votes to secede from the Union; in 1942 Bing Crosby recorded “Silent Night”; and in 1969 fans numbering 60,096 were present at Mickey Mantle Day to see #7 retired.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
- 793 - Vikings plunder St Cuthbert's monestary on Lindisfarne
- 1191 - Richard I arrives in Acre thus beginning his crusade.
- 1789 - James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives.
- 1861 - American Civil War: Tennessee votes to secede from the Union.
- 1917 - Walt Disney graduates from Benton High School
- 1918 - Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler's nova of 1604, discovered
- 1942 - Bing Cosby records "Silent Night"
- 1961 - Milwaukee sets record of 4 consecutive HRs (Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock & Frank Thomas)
- 1969 - Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired
- 1987 - New Zealand's Labour government legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear powered vessels in NZ. Only nation to legislate against nuclear power
- 2007 - Jazz legend Oscar Peterson is forced to cancel his appearance at the Carnegie Hall all-star performance (held in his honour), owing to illness
- 1847 - Ida Sazton McKinley, 1st lady (1897-1901)
- 1867 - Frank Lloyd Wright, Richland Center Wisc, master builder (Guggenheim)
- 1899 - Noel Wien, Lake Nebagamon Wisconsin, aviation pioneer (Wien Air Alaska)
- 1916 - Francis Crick, English molecular biologist who co-discovered DNA's structure and Nobel laureate (1962)
- 1925 - Barbara Pierce Bush, Flushing, New York, US First Lady (1989-93)
- 1927 - Jerry Stiller, Brooklyn New York, American comedian (Frank Constanza-Seinfeld)
- 1933 - Joan Rivers, [Molinsky], Bkln, comedienne (Late Show, Hollywood Sq)
- 1940 - Nancy Sinatra, Jersey City, singer (Boots are Made for Walkin') and daughter of Frank Sinatra
- 1943 - Colin Baker, actor (Dr Who, Swallows & Amazons)
- 1944 - Boz Scaggs, [William Royce], Dallas Tx, rocker (Steve Miller Band)
- 1944 - Don Grady, [Agrati], actor (Robbie Douglas-My Three Sons), (d. 2012)
- 1951 - Bonnie Tyler, [Gaynor Hopkins], rocker (Total Eclipse of the Heart)
- 1977 - Kanye West, American rapper and record producer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
- 1978 - Maria Menounos, Medford, Massachusetts, 1996 Miss Massachusetts Teen USA
- 1927 - Painter Marcel Duchamp (39) weds Lydie Sarazin-Lavassor
- 1931 - Songwriter Johnny Mercer (21) weds chorus girl Ginger Meehan in New York City
- 1961 - English prince Edward, Duke of Kent, weds Katharine Worsley
- 1974 - NBA forward Jerry Lucas (34) weds second wife Sharalee Beard
- 1977 - Retired NBA player Bill Russell (43) weds 1968 Miss USA Dorothy Anstett
- 1996 - Lyricist and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager (52) weds former chairman of Warner Bros. Robert Daly (60) in Bel Air, California
- 2002 - Teen rock star Taylor Hanson (19) weds Natalie Bryant (18) at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia
- 2002 - Five-times Wimbledon champion Bjorn Borg (46) weds real estate broker Patricia Ostfeldt (35) near Stockholm
- 2003 - "The Sopranos" actor Dominic Chianese (72) weds United Nations conference planner Jane Pittson (56) in Manhattan
- 2007 - "Desperate Housewives" actor Dougray Scott (41) weds actress Claire Forlani (35) at the Council Common Hall in Pievebobigliana, Italy
- 2013 - Celebrity chef Curtis Stone (37) weds actress Lindsay Price (36) at a private villa in Mallorca, Spain
- 2013 - TV personality Kristin Cavallari (26) weds Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (30) in Nasvhille, Tennessee
- 2013 - Princess Madeleine of Sweden (30) weds banker Christopher O'Neill at The Royal Palace Church in Stockholm, Sweden
- 1949 - Actor Burgess Meredith (41) divorces actress Paulette Goddard (39) after 5 years of marriage
- 2004 - "TLC" singer Tionne Watkins (34) divorces rapper Mack 10 (32) due to adultery after nearly 4 years of marriage
- 1809 - Thomas Paine, English/American writer (Age of Reason, Common Sense), dies at 72
- 1845 - Andrew Jackson, (D) 7th US President (1828-37), dies at 78
- 1857 - Douglas William Jerrold, British playwright and satirist (b. 1803)
- 1865 - Joseph Paxton, designer (Crystal Palace), dies
- 1874 - Cochise, Apache leader
- 1924 - George Leigh Mallory, English mountain climber (climbing accident) (b. 1886)
- 1969 - Robert Taylor, actor (Death Valley Days), dies of lung cancer at 57
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