Monday, June 8, 2015

Today in History: Monday, June 08, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On June 8, 1982, in the first speech by an American president to a joint session of the British Parliament, President Ronald Reagan predicted that Marxism-Leninism would wind up "on the ash heap of history."
 
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632The Prophet Mohammed died in Medina.
1845Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, died in Nashville, Tenn., at age 78.
1861Tennessee seceded from the Union.
1864Abraham Lincoln was nominated for a second term as president at the Republican Party convention in Baltimore.
1915Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigned in a disagreement over U.S. handling of the sinking of the Lusitania.
1948The "Texaco Star Theater" made its debut on NBC-TV with Milton Berle as guest host.
1953The Supreme Court ruled that restaurants in the District of Columbia could not refuse to serve blacks.
1969The New York Yankees retired Mickey Mantle's uniform No. 7 during "Mickey Mantle Day" at Yankee Stadium.
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1987Fawn Hall, secretary to national security aide Oliver L. North, testified at the Iran-Contra hearings, saying she had helped to shred some documents.
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1995U.S. Marines rescued Capt. Scott O'Grady, whose F16-C fighter jet had been shot down by Bosnian Serbs on June 2. 
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1998The National Rifle Association elected actor Charlton Heston its president.
2001British Prime Minister Tony Blair was elected to a second term in a landslide.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actress Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife," "ER") turns 48 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Barbara BushFormer first lady90
Jerry StillerActor, comedian ("The King of Queens," "Seinfeld")88
Nancy SinatraSinger75
Boz ScaggsRock singer71
Kathy BakerActress65
Sonia BragaActress65
Bonnie TylerSinger64
Griffin DunneActor, director60
Scott AdamsCartoonist ("Dilbert")58
Keenen Ivory WayansActor, director57
Mick HucknallRock singer (Simply Red)55
Nick RhodesMusician (Duran Duran)53
Dan FuttermanActor, screenwriter48
Kelli WilliamsActress ("The Practice")45
Mark FeuersteinActor44
Lindsay DavenportTennis Hall of Famer39
Maria MenounosTV personality37
Derek TrucksRock musician36
Kim ClijstersTennis player32
Dumb Ass Rapper Kanye West turns 38 years old today.
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