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Calendar for June 8th, 2013

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.

Born 1810: Robert Schumann (composer)

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

Born 1867: Frank Lloyd Wright (architect)

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

Born 1927: Jerry Stiller (actor)

Born 1933: Joan Rivers (comedian)

Born 1937: Bruce McCandless II (astronaut)

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

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

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

Born 1969: David Sutcliffe (actor)

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

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

1984: U.S. release of movie Ghostbusters

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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