Today in History

June 8th

1783
Laki Volcano in Iceland begins an 8-month eruption.

 

1912
Universal Pictures is Incorporated.

 

1917
Walt Disney graduates high school.

 

1979
First public information service on a computer, The Source, goes on-line.

 

1987
Secretary Fawn Hall testifies at Oliver North’s Iran-Contra hearing.

 

1995
US Air Force pilot Captain Scott O’Grady rescued by US troops in Bosnia after his plane is downed.

 

2008
Yani Tseng wins 54th LPGA Championship.

 

Birthdays:
Kanye West (1977)
Rapper, Producer, Fashion Designer

Franklin Lloyd Wright (1867)
Architect

Joan Rivers (1933)
Comedian, Actress, Producer

Tim Berners-Lee (1955)
Computer Scientist

Karen Kingsbury (1963)
Author

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