THIS DAY IN #History
1998 – Sani Abacha, Military President of Nigeria (b. 1943)
2009 – Omar Bongo, President of Gabon (b. 1935)
THIS DAY IN HISTORY 08/06
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.
1867 – Frank Lloyd Wright, Richland Center Wisc, master builder (Guggenheim)
1896 – Samuel Gonard, chairman (International Red Cross)
1916 – Francis Crick, British co-discovered DNA’s structure (Nobel 1962)
1925 – Barbara Pierce Bush, Flushing, New York, US…
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