Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Once Upon A Time – June 8 – 1869 – Ives W. Mcgaffey Of Chicago Patents 1st Vacuum Cleaner, Calls It “Sweeping Machine”

452 Italy invaded by Attila the Hun

793 Vikings in long ships from modern-day Norway plunder St Cuthbert’s monastery on Lindisfarne Island, off the northeast coast of England capturing and killing monks

1191 King Richard I of England arrives at Acre in modern day Israel to join the Siege of Acre during the Third Crusade

1783 Laki volcano in southern Iceland begins 8-month eruption, killing 10,000 and causing widespread famines throughout Asia and Europe

1789 James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the US House of Representatives

1918 Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler’s nova of 1604, discovered

1987 New Zealand’s Labour government legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear powered vessels in NZ. Only nation to legislate against nuclear power.

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1993 Drag queen RuPaul releases his debut album “Supermodel of the World”

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1969 MLB legend Mickey Mantle gives his farewell retirement speech during “Mickey Mantle Day” at Yankee Stadium, 60,096 see #7 retired

1869 Ives W. McGaffey of Chicago patents the 1st vacuum cleaner, calls it a “sweeping machine”

1920 Reds’ Edd Roush falls asleep in center during long infield argument Heinie Groh goes to wake him, but umpire ejects Roush for delay of game

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1927 Painter Marcel Duchamp (39) weds Lydie Sarazin-Lavassor

1931 Songwriter Johnny Mercer (21) weds chorus girl Ginger Meehan (21) in New York City

1952 American singer and actress Judy Garland (29) weds American producer Sidney Luft (36) in Hollister, California; divorce in 1965

Its vault was thought to be impregnable, but the bank had not reckoned on the ingenuity of a determined thief who died on this day, with the loot still missing – June 8, 1989

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