Lost and Found – June 8th Edition

What to remember about June 8th…

  • 632    Muhammad, founder of Islam dies in Medina (traditional) (b. 570)
  • 1809  Patriot Thomas Paine dies (b. 1737); author of “Common Sense”
  • 1861  Vote on referendum of secession passes in Tennessee; they are the last state to leave the Union
  • 1867  American architect Frank Lloyd Wright is born (d. 1959)
  • 1896  President Cleveland orders federal departments to investigate how many immigrants work for the government; wants “aliens” purged
  • 1949  FBI report names Hollywood celebs as communists
  • 1959  Submarine USS Barbero launches Regulus cruise missile towards Mayport, Florida; America’s 1st and only official “missile mail”
  • 1967  Israeli forces attack USS Liberty during Six-Day War
  • 1968  Immigration officer at Heathrow Airport examines Canadian passport of “Ramon George Sneyd”; discovers that man is actually James Earl Ray who is wanted for murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 1984  1st Ghostbusters movie released
  • 1991  Victory Parade in Washington, D.C. for Persian Gulf War

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