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This Day in History – June 8, 2011




452 Italy invaded by Attila the Hun 570 Relgion of Islam founded in Mecca 1786 1st commercially-made ice cream sold (NY) 1824 Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec 1861 People of Tennessee vote to succeed from Union 1869 Ives W McGaffey of Chicago patents 1st vacuum cleaner (it sucks) 1915 William Jennings Bryan quits as Secretary of State 1917 Walt Disney graduates from Benton High School 1937 World’s largest flower blooms in NY Botonical Garden, 12′ calla lily 1940 Discovery of element 93, neptunium, announced 1948 “The Milton Berle Show” premiers on NBC TV 1953 Cluster of 6 tornaodes touch down in Flint Michigan killing 113 1966 NFL & AFL announce plans to become NFC & AFC in 1970 1968 James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King Jr, captured 1979 The Source, 1st computer public information service, goes online 1982 Reagan addresses joint session of British Parliament 1983 Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr “nonstop” cycling in Leiria, Portugal 1991 Former NY Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds 2004 Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs]]]]> ]]>

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