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This Day in History: June 8

June 8: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1786, commercial ice cream was manufactured for the first time.
  2. In 1940, the discovery of element 93, neptunium, is announced.
  3. In 1953, the Supreme Court forbid lunch counters to be segregated Washington, DC.
  4. In 1961, a major-league baseball record was set when four Milwaukee Braves batters hit consecutive home runs in the seventh inning of a game against the Cincinnati Reds.
  5. In 1998, The Discovery (U.S. space shuttle) pulled away from Mir, ending America's three-year partnership with Russia.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Frank Lloyd Wright, architect; Barbara Bush, First Lady; Joan Rivers, comedienne; Lindsay Davenport, tennis champ; Alex Van Halen, drummer.

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