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Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 8, the 159th day of 2021. There are 206 days left in…
Today in history
Today is Tuesday, June 8, the 159th day of 2021. There are 206 days left in the year.
The highlight of today’s history:
On June 8, 1968, authorities announced the capture in London of James Earl Ray, the alleged assassin of civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
To this date :
In 1864, Abraham Lincoln was appointed for another term as president at the National Union (Republican) Party convention in Baltimore.
In 1915, US Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigned because of what he considered President Woodrow Wilson’s overly belligerent attitude towards Germany after the sinking of RMS Lusitania.
In 1953, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that restaurants in the District of Columbia could not refuse to serve black people. Eight tornadoes hit Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, killing 126 people.
In 1962, 20th Century Fox fired Marilyn Monroe from her production “Something’s Got to Give”, saying she was unreliable. (Fox then changed his mind, but Monroe died before filming could resume and the film was scrapped.)
In 1966, a merger was announced between the National and American Football Leagues, to take effect in 1970.
In 1967, during the Six-Day War in the Middle East, 34 American servicemen were killed when Israel attacked the USS Liberty, a Navy intelligence-gathering vessel in the Mediterranean Sea. (Israel later said the Liberty was mistaken for an Egyptian ship.)
In 1972, during the Vietnam War, an Associated Press photographer took a photo of a screaming 9-year-old girl, Phan Thi Kim Phuc (fahn thee kihm fook), as she ran naked and badly burned from the scene of a South Vietnamese. napalm attack.
In 1978, a Clark County, Nevada jury ruled that the so-called “Mormon will,” allegedly written by the late billionaire Howard Hughes, was a forgery.
In 1995, the US Marines rescued Captain Scott O’Grady, whose F-16C fighter plane was shot down by the Bosnian Serbs on June 2. Mickey Mantle received a liver transplant at a Dallas hospital; However, the great baseball player passed away two months later.
In 1998, the National Rifle Association elected actor Charlton Heston as president.
In 2009, North Korea’s highest court sentenced US journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee to 12 years of forced labor for trespassing and “acts of hostility.” (The women were pardoned in early August 2009 after a trip to Pyongyang by former President Bill Clinton.)
In 2015, siding with the White House in a foreign policy power struggle with Congress, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that Americans born in the disputed city of Jerusalem could not list Israel as their location. of birth on passports.
Ten years ago: Representative Allyson Schwartz of Pennsylvania became the first colleague in the Democratic House to call for the resignation of Representative Anthony Weiner of New York after admitting to sending an obscene photo of himself to a woman via Twitter and lied about it. OPEC unexpectedly left production levels unchanged, causing oil prices to jump as senior officials announced their meeting in Vienna ended in disarray.
Five years ago: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (nah-REN’-drah MOH’-dee) told the US Congress that the world’s two largest democracies could anchor stability and prosperity in the Indian Ocean in Pacific in an ambitious speech that glossed over lingering divisions in the relationship. Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH’-vah) was suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation for testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open. (The ban, which was backdated to January 26, 2016, was later reduced to 15 months.)
A year ago: Thousands of mourners gathered at a Houston church for a service for George Floyd, as his death in a Minneapolis arrest continued to fuel protests in America and beyond against racial injustice. France’s top security official said police would no longer allow strangulations which had been blamed for multiple cases of asphyxiation and had been the subject of further criticism following the death of George Floyd. The Portland, Oregon, police chief resigned, just six months after taking office, amid criticism of his department’s handling of the protests. New York City slowly began to reopen; stores that were previously deemed non-essential during the coronavirus shutdown have been allowed to reopen for curbside delivery and pickup. New Zealand appears to have completely eradicated the coronavirus for now; health officials are helping the last person known to have been infected in the country to recover.
Today’s birthdays: actor Millicent Martin is 87 years old. Actor James Darren is 85 years old. Singer Nancy Sinatra is 81 years old. Singer Chuck Negron is 79 years old. Musician Boz Scaggs is 77 years old. Author Sara Paretsky is 74 years old. Actress Sonia Braga is 71 years old. Actress Kathy Baker is 71 years old. Country musician Tony Rice is 70 years old. Rock singer Bonnie Tyler is 70 years old. Actor Griffin Dunne is 66 years old. The creator of “Dilbert” Scott Adams is 64 years old. Actor-director Keenen Ivory Wayans is 63 years old. Singer Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) is 61 years old. Musician Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) is 59 years old. R&B singer Doris Pearson (Five Star) is 55 years old. Actress Julianna Margulies is 54 years old. Actor Dan Futterman is 54 years old. Actor David Sutcliffe is 52 years old. Actor Kent Faulcon is 51 years old. R&B singer Nicci Gilbert is 51 Actor Kelli Williams is 51. Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, is 51. Actor Mark Feuerstein is 50 years old. Contemporary Christian musician Mike Scheuchzer (MercyMe) is 46 years old. Actor Eion Bailey is 45 years old. Former tennis player Lindsay Davenport is 45 years old. Rapper Kanye (KAHN’-yay) West is 44 years old. TV personality-actress Maria Menounos i 43. Country singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson is 43 years old. Blues-rock musician Derek Trucks (The Derek Trucks Band) is 42 years old. Rock singer Alex Band (The Calling) is 40 years old. Folk-bluegrass singer and musician Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) is 40 years old. Former tennis player Kim Clijsters is 38. Actor Torrey DeVitto is 37 years old. Tennis player Jelena Ostapenko is 24 years old.
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