June 8: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1786, commercial ice cream was manufactured for the first time.
- In 1940, the discovery of element 93, neptunium, is announced.
- In 1953, the Supreme Court forbid lunch counters to be segregated Washington, DC.
- 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.
- In 1998, The Discovery (U.S. space shuttle) pulled away from Mir, ending America's three-year partnership with Russia.
- 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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