Today in History - June 8

218 - Elagabalus becomes the emperor of Rome

452 - Italy invaded by Attila the Hun

979 - Louis V de Luie, crowned King of France

1632 - Prince Frederick Henry conquers Sittard

1663 - Battle at Amegical - English & Portuguese fleet beats Spanish

1761 - British fleet occupies Belle Ile off the Brittany Coast

1786 - Commercially made icecream 1st advertised (Mr Hall, NYC)



1809 - William Hyde Wollaston invents the first reflective goniometer

1812 - Robert Jenkinson becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1815 - 39 German states unite under Act of Confederation

1824 - Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec

1846 - Battle of Gwanga - British troops beat Bantu

1861 - American Civil War - Tennessee votes to step down from the Union

1869 - Ives W McGaffey of Chicago patents 1st vacuum cleaner

1872 - Congress approves penny post card

1911 - Belgium government of Schollaert falls

1912 - Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures

1917 - Walt Disney graduates from Benton High School

1918 - Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler's nova of 1604 is discovered

1928 - 1st US-to Australia (Sir charles Kingford) flight lands

1936 - 1st parking meters are invented

1940 - Discovery of element 93, neptunium, announced

1949 - Siam changes name to Thailand

1950 - Sir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Field Marshal in Australian history

1968 - Bermuda adopts its constitution

1968 - The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

1979 - 'The Source', 1st computer public information service, goes on-line

1988 - Nippon Airways announces that painting eyeballs on Jets cut bird collisions by 20%


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