THIS DAY IN HISTORY 08/06


THIS DAY IN HISTORY 08/06
JUNE 8TH
               

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1789 – James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives.

1918 – Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler’s nova of 1604, discovered

1949 – Siam changes name to Thailand

1968 – Bermuda adopts its constitution

1987 – New Zealand’s Labour government legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear powered vessels in NZ. Only nation to legislateagainst nuclear power

1996 – Panama becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

2008 – The Akihabara massacre took place on the Sunday-pedestrian-zoned Chūōdōri street. A man killed seven in an attack on a crowd using a truck and a dagger.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1867 – Frank Lloyd Wright, Richland Center Wisc, master builder (Guggenheim)

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1896 – Samuel Gonard, chairman (International Red Cross)

1916 – Francis Crick, British co-discovered DNA’s structure (Nobel 1962)

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1925 – Barbara Pierce Bush, Flushing, New York, US First Lady (1989-93)

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1927 – Jerry Stiller, Brooklyn New York, American comedian (Frank Constanza-Seinfeld)

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1955 – Tim Berners-Lee, English internet developer

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1977 – Kanye West, Atlanta, Georgia, American rapper and record producer

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1978 – Maria Menounos, Medford, Massachusetts, 1996 Miss Massachusetts Teen USA

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1982 – Dickson Etuhu, Nigerian footballer

1984 – Javier Mascherano, Argentine footballer

FAMOUS DEATHS

1695 – Christian Huygens, inventor/astronomer (ring of Saturn), dies at 66

1809 – Thomas Paine, writer (Age of Reason, Common Sense), dies at 72

1845 – Andrew Jackson, (D) 7th US President (1828-37), dies at 78
              

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1924 – Andrew Irvine, English mountain climber (climbing accident) (b. 1902)

1924 – George Leigh Mallory, English mountain climber (climbing accident) (b. 1886)
   

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1975 – William F Jenkins, author (Time Tunnel, Land of Giants), dies at 78

1995 – Juan Carlos Ongania, pres of Argentina (1966-70)

1998 – Sani Abacha, Military President of Nigeria (b. 1943)

2009 – Omar Bongo, President of Gabon (b. 1935)

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