Friday, June 8, 2018

On This Day in History

June 8, 2018

 Historical Events

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
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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June 8th: France's Biggest-Ever Bank Robbery

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.
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