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Calendar for June 8th, 2013

1780s

  • 1786: An advertisement in a NYC newspaper by a Mr. Hull of 76 Chatham Street announced that he would start manufacturing ice cream on a commercial basis. It was the first known U.S. ad for commercial ice cream.

  • 1810s

  • Born 1810: Robert Schumann (composer)

  • 1840s

  • Died 1845: Andrew Jackson (7th U.S. president)

  • 1860s

  • Born 1867: Frank Lloyd Wright (architect)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1925: Barbara Bush (U.S. First Lady)

  • Born 1927: Jerry Stiller (actor)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1933: Joan Rivers (comedian)

  • Born 1937: Bruce McCandless II (astronaut)

  • 1940s

  • 1940: The bald eagle was placed under federal protection as an endangered species in the U.S.

  • 1950s

  • Born 1957: Scott Adams (cartoonist, creator of Dilbert)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1966: Julianna Margulies (actress)

  • 1968: James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of MLK, Jr., is arrested by Scotland Yard detectives at Heathrow Airport in London

  • 1969: The New York Yankees retired the No. 7 uniform of baseball player Mickey Mantle

  • Born 1969: David Sutcliffe (actor)

  • 1980s

  • Died 1982: Leroy "Satchel" Paige (baseball player)

  • 1984: U.S. release of movie Ghostbusters

  • 2000s

  • 2004: For the first time in 121.5 years, the Sun was "partially eclipsed" by the planet Venus (Transit of Venus)


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