On this Day
Wednesday, June 8th
The 159th day of 2005
There are 206 days left in the year
Today's Highlights in History
On June 8, 1968, authorities announced the capture in London of James Earl Ray, the suspected assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (Go to article)
On June 8, 1867, Frank Lloyd Wright, the famed American architect, was born. Following his death on April 9, 1959, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. Other Birthdays)
On June 8, 1901, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the Pan-American Exposition. (See the cartoon and read an explanation)
Reference: The New York Times
The following via Iraq War Today
Today in History
452 - Attila the Hun invades Italy invaded by Attila the Hun
570 - Islam is founded (?)
1861 - Tennessee votes to secede from the Union.
1862 - Battle of Cross Keys, VA.
1915 - Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigns.
1948 - John Rudder becomes the first black commissioned officer in the USMC.
1965 - U.S. troops are given orders to fight offensively in Vietnam.
1967 - In the Mediterranean, Israel attacks the USS Liberty , killing 34.
1975 - The U.S.S.R. launches the Venera 9, bound for Venus.
1982 - President Ronald Reagan addresses a joint session of the British Parliament.
1986 - Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim is elected president of Austria.
1813 - David D. Porter, U.S. Admiral (Civil War)
1847 - Ida Sazton McKinley, 1st lady
1916 - Francis Crick, codiscovered DNA's structure, Nobel Prize winner
1937 - Bruce McCandless II, Captain USN / astronaut (STS 41B, STS-31)
632 - Mohammed, prophet of Islam (traditional)
1809 - Thomas Paine, writer, patriot (Age of Reason, Common Sense)
Reported Missing in Action
Krause, Arthur E., Civilian (IL); Philco engineer, Released November, 1963
Apodaca, Victor J., USAF (CO); F4C shot down; presumed dead
Busch, Jon T., USAF (OH); F4C shot down; remains returned October, 1988 (Contested)
Myers, David G., USMC (PA); KIA, body not recovered - died near Hill 881, near Khe Sahn (ground fire)
Harris, Jessie B., US Army (NY); Released October, 1969
Murphy, John S., Jr., USAF (TX); F4E shot down June, 1972, Released by PRG March, 1973