June 8 in Pop Culture History

June 8 in Pop Culture History

June 8th is…
Best Friends Day
Name Your Poison Day
Upsy Daisy Day

632 – Muhammad, the Islamic prophet, died in Medina.

793 – The Viking Age began when Vikings destroyed the Abbey on Lindisfarne, an island off the northeastern coast of Northumberland, England on this day.

1637 – René Descartes published Discourse on Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason and Seeking Truth in the Sciences.

1783 (Volcano Eruption) Laki, Iceland, killed over 9,000 over a period of months and caused a 7 year famine.

1869 – Ives W. McGaffney of Chicago obtained the patent (#91,145) for a “sweeping machine.”

1872 – Act of Congress authorized the first US postcard.

1906 – Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value.

1940 – The element 93, neptunium (Np) was announced by Edwin M. McMillan and Philip H. Abelson, working at the University of California at Berkeley.

1948 – Texaco Star Theater (later The Milton Berle Show) was first broadcast on NBC

1949 – George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four was published.

1949 – The FBI reported notable Hollywood elite as communists, including John Garfield, Paul Robeson, Paul Muni, and Edward G. Robinson.

1953 (Tornado) Flint, Michigan

1953 – The US Supreme Court ruled that restaurants in Washington DC, could not refuse to serve black patrons.

#1 Hit June 8, 1957 – July 12, 1957: Pat BooneLove Letters In The Sand

1966 – National Football League (NFL) and American Football League (AFL) announced they would merge.

1969 – Founder Brian Jones quit The Rolling Stones. He died a month later, at age 27.

#1 Hit June 8, 1974 – June 14, 1974: Paul McCartney and WingsBand on the Run

1983 – The first triplets resulting from in-vitro fertilization, Aaron, Jessica, and Chenara Guare, were born at the Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, Australia.

#1 Hit June 8, 1985 – June 21, 1985: Tears for FearsEverybody Wants to Rule the World

1990 – Charles Freeman, the owner of E-C Records store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was charged with illegally selling the ‘legally obscene’ 2 Live Crew’s ‘As Nasty As They Wanna Be’ to an undercover officer.

#1 Hit June 8, 1991 – June 14, 1991: ExtremeMore Than Words