GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, June 8, the 159th day of 2015 with 206 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:07 and sunset is @ 8:19. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune & Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn & Venus.

1783 – Iceland’s Laki volcano erupted and continued to spew lava for eight more months; more than 9,000 people were killed.

1789 – The Bill of Rights was first proposed, by James Madison.

1861 – Tennessee seceded from the Union.

1869 – Ives W. McGaffey of Chicago, Illinois received a U.S. patent for the suction vacuum cleaner.

1953 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that restaurants in the District of Columbia could not refuse to serve blacks.

1965 – U.S. forces were authorized to go into combat in South Vietnam.

1967 – During the Six-Day War, Israeli aircraft and torpedo boats attacked the USS Liberty in international waters off Egypt’s Gaza Strip.

1968 – Authorities announced the capture in London of James Earl Ray, the suspected assassin of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1986 – Former United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim is elected president of Austria.

2001 – Tony Blair is elected to a second term as British Prime Minister.2006 – Workers working on the regeneration of Broadmead, Bristol discover an unexploded German bomb from World War II

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