What Happened on June 8


Historical Events

1824 – Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec
1969 – MLB legend Mickey Mantle gives his farewell retirement speech during “Mickey Mantle Day” at Yankee Stadium, 60,096 see #7 retired
1969 – Nixon says 25,000 US troops would leave Vietnam by end of August
1974 – 106th Belmont: Miguel Rivera aboard Little Current wins in 2:29.2
1975 – 2 passenger trains collided near Munich, Germany killing 35
1996 – PBA National Championship Won by Butch Soper

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Famous Birthdays

1812 – Spyridon Xyndas, Greek composer, born in Corfu, Greece (d. 1896)
1906 – Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), born in Borgerhout, Belgium (d. 1986)
1949 – Hildegard Falck, German athlete (Olympic gold 800m 1972 FRG), born in Nettelrede, Germany
1969 – J.P. Manoux, American actor, born in Fresno, California
1981 – Sara Watkins, American fiddle player
1995 – Tom Grennan, English singer-songwriter (Little Bit of Love), born in Bedford, England

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Famous Deaths

1383 – Thomas de Ros, 5th Baron de Ros, English Crusader (b. 1338)
1871 – Satank, Kiowa indian chief, shot to death
1876 – George Sand [Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dudevant], French author (Indiana, Consuelo), dies at 71
1973 – Eino Linnala, Finnish composer, pedagogue, and musicologist dies at 76
1973 – Christine Bakker-van Bosse, Dutch feminist and pacifist, dies at 88
2007 – Richard Rorty, American postanalytic, pragmatic philosopher (b. 1931)

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