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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- June 8


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Interesting things that happened June 8th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1625 Giovanni Domenico Cassini, astronomer
  In 1810 Robert Schumann (in Germany), composer
  In 1869 Frank Lloyd Wright, master builder
  In 1917 Byron White, U.S. Supreme Court justice
  In 1918 Robert Preston, actor (The Music Man; Victor, Victoria)
  In 1921 Barbara Bush, first lady and "inspiration to overweight, grey-
          haired women everywhere"
  In 1929 Jerry Stiller, comedian (half of Stiller and Mera)
  In 1930 Dana Wynter (in London, England), actor
  In 1933 Joan Rivers, comedian
  In 1934 Millicent Martin
  In 1940 Nancy Sinatra (in Jersey City, NJ), singer
  In 1944 Boz Scaggs, singer
  In 1948 Mike Jittlov, animator, actor (Wizard of Speed and Time, Ghost)
  In 1955 Griffin Dunne
  In 1957 Scott Adams, creator of "Dilbert"

Events worth noting:
  In  632 The prophet Mohammed died.
  In 1786 First commercially-made ice cream sold in New York.
  In 1861 Tennessee secedes from the Union.
  In 1862 Valley Campaign - Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia.
  In 1869 Ives W. McGaffey patents his vacuum cleaner.
  In 1889 Cable Cars begin service in Los Angeles.
  In 1915 William Jennings Bryan quits as Secretary of State.
  In 1927 Tony Lazzeri hits 3 homers Yanks beat White Sox 12-11.
  In 1940 Element 93 Neptunium - discovery announced.
  In 1953 Segregated lunch counters in D.C. forbidden by Supreme Court.
        + Tornadoes kill 110 in Michigan and Ohio.
  In 1959 First official `missile mail' landed Jacksonville, Florida.
        + The X-15 "spaceplane" breaks the sound barrier.
  In 1966 NFL and AFL announce plans to become NFC and AFC in 1970.
  In 1967 "Liberty" U.S. intelligence ship attacked by Israel 34 die.
  In 1968 Don Drysdale pitches a record 68th consecutive scoreless inning.
  In 1969 Rolling Stones' guitarist Brian Jones is dismissed.
        + Mickey Mantle Day.  60,096 saw #7 retired.
  In 1979 The Source - First computer public information service, goes online.
  In 1982 Ronald Reagan addresses joint session of the British Parliament.
  In 1986 Former UN Secretary General and possible ex-Nazi Kurt Waldheim
          elected president of Austria.
        + Boston Celtics win NBA championship #16 over Houston Rockets.
  In 2004 Transit of Venus (between Earth and Sun) occurs.

And remember ...
  National Adopt-a-Cat Month
  Gay and Lesbian Pride Month

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