Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
June 8th

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536*St Silverius begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 69
900*The coronation of Edward the Elder (of England) by Plegmund at Kingston.Ref: 16
1042*Edward the Confessor becomes King of England. 
1533*Parliament extinguished Papal authority in England. 
1536*Ten Articles of Religion were published by the English clergy, in support of Henry VIII's Declaration of Supremacy. The Anglican Church had begun defining its doctrinal distinctions, after breaking with Roman Catholicism.Ref: 5
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Eighteen year old Elizabeth Booth shows symptoms of affliction by witchcraft.Ref: 87
1765*The Massachusetts General Court adopts a circular letter calling for a Congress of representatives from all colonies to convene in October. 
1775*Virginia's Governor Dunmore flees with his family about 2:00 A.M. and boards the H.M.S. Fowey at Yorktown. Their flight alarms Virginians, who believe British soldiers intend to invade. Lady Dunmore and the children sail for England at the end of June, and Dunmore stays on board ship near Norfolk, VA. 
1786*Commercially made ice cream 1st advertised (Mr. Hall, NYC).Ref: 4
1789*James Madison first proposes Bill of Rights.Ref: 10
1815 39 German states unite under the Act of Confederation.Ref: 5
1861*Tennessee votes to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy. It is the eleventh and last state to do so.Ref: 2
1866 Prussia annexes the region of Holstein.Ref: 2
1872*A little-remembered piece of history happened on this day: The U.S. Congress authorized the penny postal card.Ref: 4
1889*Cable Cars begin service in Los AngelesRef: 5
1905*The Supreme Court held that a maximum hours law for New York bakery workers was unconstitutional under the due process clause of the 14th ammendment.Ref: 59
1908*King Edward VII of England visits Czar Nicholas II of Russia in an effort to improve relations between the two countries.Ref: 2
1915*Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigned in a disagreement over US handling of the sinking of the Lusitania.Ref: 17
1923*A bill establishing Bryce Canyon National Park signed by President Calvin CoolidgeRef: 62
1937*World's largest flower blooms in NY Botonical Garden, 12' calla lily.Ref: 5
1942*Unevangelized Fields Mission (UFM) was incorporated in Philadelphia. Today this interdenominational mission agency works in a dozen countries in Latin America, Europe and Africa.Ref: 5
1946*Victory Day celebration in Britain.Ref: 10
1948*John Rudder becomes first negro commissioned officer in US marines.Ref: 5
1953*The Supreme Court ruled that restaurants in the District of Columbia could not refuse to serve blacks.Ref: 5
1959*First official "missile mail" lands (Jacksonville, Fla).Ref: 5
1967 34 US servicemen were killed when Israeli forces raided the Liberty, a Navy ship stationed in the Mediterranean. (Israel called the attack a tragic mistake.)Ref: 5
1968 New colonial constitution for Bermuda adopted.Ref: 5
1968*Authorities announced the capture in London of James Earl Ray, the suspected assassin of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.Ref: 5
1973*The American Society of Missiology was founded in St. Louis. The ecumenical organization seeks to stimulate an academic interest in Christian missions, and publishes the journal 'Missiology: An International Review.'.Ref: 5
1978*Soviet UN Undersecretary for Political and Security Council Affairs defects to USRef: 89
1978*A jury in Clark County, Nev., ruled the so-called "Mormon will," purportedly written by the late billionaire Howard Hughes, was a forgery.Ref: 70
1978*Through the voice of its president Spencer W. Kimball, the Mormon Church reversed a 148-year- long policy of spiritual discrimination against African-American leadership within the denomination.Ref: 5
1982*In the first speech by an American president to a joint session of the British Parliament, President Reagan predicted that Marxism-Leninism would wind up "on the ash heap of history."Ref: 70
1986*Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim is elected president of AustriaRef: 5
1987*Fawn Hall, secretary to national security aide Oliver L. North, testified at the Iran-Contra hearings, saying she had helped to shred some documents.Ref: 70
1996*China set off an underground nuclear test blast.Ref: 6
1996*Declaring racial hostility was behind recent church fires in the South, President Clinton said in his weekly radio address he would devote whatever resources were needed to "smother the fires of hatred."Ref: 6
2002*George Soros is presented with the Dayton Peace Prize for his $50M personal donation to keep Sarajevo alive during the war in Bosnia in 1992. (XDg, p 4A, 6/10/2002)Ref: 83
2004*Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs.Ref: 5
1809 The Phoenix, the largest ocean-going steamboat in the world, left NY Harbor for Philadelphia, PA. John Stevens built the mammoth boat.Ref: 4
1824*Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec.Ref: 5
1869*Ives W. McGaffey of Chicago, IL received a US patent for the suction vacuum cleaner. “You can be sure, if it’s McGaffey!”Ref: 4
1918*Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler's nova of 1604, discovered.Ref: 5
1928*First US-to-Australia flight lands (Sir Charles Kingford).Ref: 5
1940 Discovery of element 93, neptunium, announced.Ref: 5
1959*X-15 makes first unpowered flight, from a B-52 at 11,500 m.Ref: 5
1965*Luna 6 - USSR Lunar Soft Lander missed the moon and is now in solar orbit.Ref: 40
1966*Gemini astronaut Gene Cernan attempts to become the first man to orbit the Earth untethered to a space capsule, but is unable to when he exhausts himself fitting into his rocket pack.Ref: 2
1975*USSR launches Venera 9 for Venus landing.Ref: 5
452 Attila the Hun invades Italy.Ref: 2
793 The Vikings raid the Northumbrian coast of England.Ref: 2
1862*The Army of the Potomac defeats Confederate forces at Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia.Ref: 2
1863*Residents of Vicksburg flee into caves as General Ulysses S. Grant's army begins shelling the town.Ref: 2
1904 US Marines land in Tangiers, Morocco, to protect US citizens.Ref: 2
1917*Gen. Pershing, Commander-in-Chief of American expeditionary force, arrives in England en route to France.Ref: 38
1940*The last British and French forces leave Norway. 
1941*The Allies invade Syria and Lebanon.Ref: 36
1942*The Battle of Midway ends the Japanese naval threat to San Francisco and the mainland. Four Japanese aircraft carriers were sunk. The United States lost the carrier Yorktown. The invasion alert for San Francisco canceled by the Western Defense Command.Ref: 37
1965*President Johnson authorizes commanders in Vietnam to commit US ground forces to combat offensively.Ref: 2
1967*Israeli forces raided the Liberty, a U.S. Navy ship stationed in the Mediterranean, killing 34 US Navy crewmen. Israel called the attack a tragic mistake. Subsequent account indicate the attack was purposeful, but no rationale could be sustained.Ref: 70
1969*President Richard Nixon meets with President Thieu of South Vietnam to tell him 25,000 US troops will pull out by August.Ref: 2
1991 A victory parade was held in Washington DC to honor the veterans of the Persian Gulf War.Ref: 6
1995*US Marines rescued Captain Scott O'Grady, whose F-16C fighter jet had been shot down by Bosnian Serbs on June 2nd.Ref: 2
1927*Tony Lazzeri hits 3 HRs Yanks beat White Sox 12-11.Ref: 5
1950*At Fenway Park, the Red Sox set the major-league record for runs scored by one team as they maul the St. Louis Browns, 29-4.Ref: 1
1961*At Crosley Field, Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock and Frank Thomas hit four consecutive HRs for the Braves in the seventh inning off Reds' pitchers Jim Maloney (2) and Marshall BridgesRef: 1
1965*In the first major league free-agent draft of students and sandlot players, the A's select Arizona star Rick Monday making him the first player ever to be drafted.Ref: 1
1966*NFL & AFL announce plans to become NFC & AFC in 1970.Ref: 5
1968*LA Dodger pitcher Don Drysdale’s major-league streak of scoreless innings pitched, was stopped at 58-2/3 as Howie Bedell, of the Philadelphia Phillies, hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. The Dodgers did go on to beat the Phillies 5-3 that day. The Drysdale record stood until 1987, when it was broken by Orel Hersheiser, also of the Dodgers (at that time).Ref: 4
1969*In front of a crowd of 60,096, the Mick's uniform number 7 is retired on Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium.Ref: 1
1969*NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle announced that a single-league schedule would replace the separate NFL and AFL schedules in 1970.Ref: 4
1973*Johnny Unitas signed a two-year contract to play out his football career with the San Diego Chargers. Unitas had quarterbacked the Baltimore Colts for 16 NFL seasons in some of the most exciting pro football ever seen.Ref: 4
1979*Future NFL stars, Dan Marino (4th) and John Elway (17th), are selected by the KS City Royals during the free-agent baseball draft.Ref: 1
1980*The St Louis Cardinals manager Ken Boyer is dismissed.Ref: 86
1982*Los Angeles beats Phila 76ers, for the NBA championship.Ref: 5
1983 Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal.Ref: 5
1985*Pirates score 10 in top of first, but lose 15-11 to Phillies, as Steve becomes 1st Phillie to switch hit HRs in the same game.Ref: 5
1985*Jockey Eddie Maple rode Belmont StakesCreme Fraiche to victory in the Belmont Stakes, marking the fourth consecutive winner for trainer Woody Stephens. The win marked the highest number of successive Belmont wins since R.W. Walden captured his fifth Belmont Stakes win in 1882.Ref: 4
1985*Barry McGuigan wins the WBA featherweight boxing title from Eusebio Pedroza, in London, England.Ref: 97
1986*In the longest nine inning game in AL history, the Orioles beat the Yankees 18-9 in four hours and sixteen minutes.Ref: 1
1986*Boston Celtics win NBA championship #16 over Houston Rockets.Ref: 5
1989*After the Pirates take a 10-0 lead in Philadelphia by sending 16 batters to the plate in the first inning , Pirate broadcaster Jim Rooker announces if the Bucs lose the game he'll walk back to Pittsburgh. True to his word, the radio by-by-play man organizes a charity walk from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh after the season as a result of the Phillies comeback win over the Pirates, 15-11.Ref: 1
1990*Phil Bradley hits the 18th inside-the-park HR in Oriole history.Ref: 5
1991*Former NY Jet Mark Gastineau wins first pro boxing fight in 12 seconds.Ref: 5
1991*Preakness winner "Hansel" won the Belmont Stakes.Ref: 6
1991*Monica Seles beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, 6-3, 6-4 for French OpenRef: 5
1992*Jim Bullinger of the Chicago Cubs hits a home run in his first major league at bat (first game).Ref: 12
1995*Mickey Mantle received a liver transplant, but dies two months later. (XDG, p 4A, 6/8/2000)Ref: 83
1996*"Editor's Note" won the Belmont Stakes.Ref: 6
2001*For the first time in major league history, the two Texan teams play one another in the regular season. The Astros beat their interstate rivals, the Rangers, 5-4 in the first game of the Lone Star Series played in Arlington, Texas.Ref: 1
2001*Damon Easley becomes the ninth player in Tiger history to hit for the cycle, and the first Detroit player since 1993 when Travis Fryman accomplished the feat. His eighth inning right-field triple completes the deed in the 9-4 victory over the Brewers.Ref: 1
2001*In front of a record-setting crowd of 45,936 at the new Comiskey Park, the White Sox beat their North Side rivals in ten-innings as Carlos Lee hits a two-out walk-off grand slam to give the Pale Hose a dramatic victory over the Cubs, 7-3.Ref: 1
1889*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure "The Boscombe Valley Mystery" (BG).Ref: 5
1900*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of the 6 Napoleons" (BG).Ref: 5
1902*Walt Disney is baptised at St.Pauls's Congregational Church in Chicago. (Ref: "Disney, The First 100 Years", 1999, ISBN 0-7868-6442-7) 
1912 Carl Laemmele starts Universal Pictures.Ref: 73
1912*Universal Studios founded by Carol Laemmle.Ref: 10
1917*Walt Disney graduates from Benton High School.Ref: 5
1927*Paul Whiteman and his orchestra recorded When Day is Done on Victor Records.Ref: 4
1928*WGY-TV in Schenectady, NY revamped its regular program schedule. While continuing to broadcast three days a week, there were two times each day that viewers could watch TV: 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. and 11:30 to Midnight. In between those hours we used to sit around and stare at the snow on the screen -- hoping against hope that something would come on.Ref: 4
1942 The comic soap opera Clara, Lu ’n Em was revived on CBS radio (the original show began in 1931 on NBC). Clara, Lu and Em were together again for just a short while before vanishing into radio oblivion.Ref: 4
1946 Bob Clampett's Kitty Kornered, the first Sylvester cartoon.Ref: 73
1947 Lassie debuted on ABC radio. It was a 15-minute show about an extraordinary collie. Animal imitator, Earl Keen provided the whines and other dog noises. The announcer was Charles Lyon; Marvin Miller and Betty Arnold played Lassie’s owners. The sponsor was Red Heart dog food.Ref: 4
1948*The "Texaco Star Theater" made its debut on NBC-TV with Milton Berle as guest host.Ref: 70
1960*Fiction: First date in James Clavell's novel "Nobel House".Ref: 5
1968*Gary Puckett & The Union Gap release "Lady Will Power".Ref: 5
1968*Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash".Ref: 5
1969*Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian JonesRef: 5
1974*Keyboardist Rick Wakeman quits the rock group "Yes".Ref: 5
1979*Wings release "Back to the Egg" albumRef: 5
1998*Actor Charlton Heston formally assumed the presidency of the National Rifle Association. He vowed to use his star power to communicate the message that NRA members are regular, all-American folk. “At least that's a skill I have, and my public face is useful, too,” Heston said.Ref: 4
1625*Giovanni Domenico Cassini discovered 4 satellites of Saturn, is born.Ref: 5
1724*John Smeaton, English engineer, is born.Ref: 2
1810*Robert Schumann, Zwickau Saxony Germany, composer (Fantastiesticke), is born.Ref: 5
1813*David D. Porter, Union admiral during the American Civil War, is born.Ref: 2
1814*Charles Reade England, novelist (The Cloister & the Hearth), is born.Ref: 5
1829*Sir John Everett Millais England, painter (Order of Release), is born.Ref: 5
1847*Ida McKinley (Saxton) First Lady: wife of 25th US President, William McKinley; is born.Ref: 4
1867*Frank Lloyd Wright architect: Pennsylvania’s Falling Water, NYC’s Guggenheim Museum; “No house should be on any hill or on anything, it should be of the hill, belonging to it …”; is born in Richland Center WI.Ref: 17
1903*Marguerite Yourcenard author (Memoirs of Hadrien), is born.Ref: 5
1910*John Campbell, American science-fiction writer, is born.Ref: 70
1911*Van Lingle Mungo SC, pitcher (Dodgers, Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Joseph de Pietro US, 56kg weightlifter (Olympic-gold-1948), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Francis Crick, (Nobel 1962) British scientist who co-discoverered of the structure of DNA, is born.Ref: 2
1917*(US Supreme Court Justice) Byron (Whizzer) White football: Univ. of Colorado All-American [1937], NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers; associate justice of the US Supreme Court [1962-1993], is born in Ft Collins CO.Ref: 4
1918*Robert Preston (Meservey) Newton MA, actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Alexis (Gladys) Smith, Penticton BC Canada, actress (Jessica-Dallas, Follies), is born.Ref: 5
1921*President Suharto of Indonesia is born. (XDG, p 4A, 6/8/2000)Ref: 83
1922*Myron Healy, Petalumus CA, actor (Wyatt Earp), is born.Ref: 5
1923*George Kirby comedian, impressionist: The George Kirby Show, ABC Comedy Hour; is born.Ref: 68
1924*Sheldon Allman Chicago, actor (Norm-Harris Against the World), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Eddie Gaedel 3'7" St Louis Browns pinch-hitter (he walked), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Barbara Bush (Pierce) First Lady: wife of 41st President of the US, George Bush, is born in Rye, NY.Ref: 4
1926*LeRoy Neiman, American artist known for paintings of athletes, is born.Ref: 17
1929*Jerry Stiller comedian: Stiller and (Anne) Meara; actor: Seinfeld, The King of Queens, Hairspray, Tattingers, The Paul Lynde Show; father of actor Ben Stiller, is born in Brooklyn NY.Ref: 4
1930*Bo Gunnar Widerberg Malm” Sweden, director (Elvira Madigan), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Dana Wynter London, actress (Airport, Invasion of the Body Snatchers), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Dana Wynter (Dagmar Winter) actress: Airport, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Sink the Bismarck, is born.Ref: 4
1932*Dana Wynter, British actor, is born.Ref: 68
1934*Millicent Martin Romford Eng, actress (Alfie, Nothing but the Best), is born.Ref: 5
1936*James Darren (Ercolani) singer: Goodbye Cruel World, Her Royal Majesty; actor: The Guns of Navarone, Because They’re Young, Gidget; host: Time Tunnel, is born.Ref: 4
1937*Joan Rivers (Joan Alexandra Molinsky) comedienne, is born in Brookyln NY. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1937*Bruce McCandless II Boston, Cap USN/astronaut (STS 41B, STS-31), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Bernie Casey Wyco WV, actor (Boxcar Bertha, Rent-a-Cop), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Herb Adderley Phila, NFL hall of famer (Packers, Cowboys), is born.Ref: 5
1939 William Rukeyser is born.Ref: 10
1940*Nancy Sinatra, Jersey City, singer, her boots were made for walkin', is born.Ref: 5
1942*Chuck Negron singer (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Andrew Weil, physician and author (Spontaneous Healing), is born.Ref: 2
1943*Willie Davenport US, 110m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1944*William Royce "Boz" Scaggs, Dallas TX, rocker (Steve Miller Band), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Don Grady (Agrati) actor: (Robbie Douglas-My 3 Sons, Mickey Mouse Club), is born.Ref: 4
1944*Mark (Henry) Belanger baseball: shortstop: Baltimore Orioles [World Series: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1979/all-star:1976], LA Dodgers, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Kathy Baker Emmy Award-winning actress: Picket Fences [1992-1993, 1994-1995, 1995-1996]; Edward Scissorhands, Mad Dog and Glory, The Right Stuff, The Cider House Rules, Boston Public, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Mick Box musician: guitar, songwriter: group: Uriah Heep: Gypsy, Salisbury, July Morning, Easy Livin’, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Sara Paretsky writer: Burn Marks, Killing Orders, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Emanuel Ax Lvov Poland, pianist (Artur Rubinstein Comp -1974), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Elmar Oliveira Waterbury Connecticut, violinist (Naumburg 1978), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Kathy Whitton Baker Midland TX, actress (Right Stuff, 16 Candles), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Bonnie Tyler singer: Total Eclipse of the Heart, It’s a Heartache, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Bonnie Tyler (Gaynor Hopkins), Welsh singer, is born.Ref: 17
1955*Griffin Dunne actor (American Werewolf in London, Who's That Girl), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Russell Christian sax, keyboards, vocals: group: The Christians: LPs: The Christians, Colour, Happy in Hell, is born.Ref: 4
1958*Keenen Ivory Wayans comedian (In Living Color), is born in New York City. (TWA, 1998)Ref: 95
1960*Mick ‘Red’ Hucknall singer: group: Simply Red: Money’s Too Tight to Mention, Holding Back the Years, The Right Thing, is born.Ref: 4
1961*Ursula Buchfellner Munich W Germany, playmate (Oct, 1979), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Nick Rhodes (Bates) musician: keyboards: group: Duran Duran: Planet Earth, Hungry like the Wolf, Save a Prayer, Rio, Is There Something I Should Know, Union of the Snake, Wild Boys, is born.Ref: 4
1965*Robert Platus NYC, rocker (Milli Vanilli-Girl You Know This), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Julianna Margulies actress: ER, The Newton Boys, What's Cooking?, The Mists of Avalon, is born.Ref: 4
1966*Doris Pearson rocker (5 Star-Silk & Steel), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Dan Futterman actor: Judging Amy, The Fisher King, Big Girls Don't Cry… They Get Even, Another World, Shooting Fish, Urbania, is born.Ref: 4
1967*Neil Mitchell rocker (Wet, Wet, Wet-Wishing I Was), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Kelli Williams actress: The Practice, Zapped Again!, Switched at Birth, is born.Ref: 4
1972*P(eter) J(ason) Farley Hackensack, bass (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)Ref: 5
1976*Lindsay Davenport tennis: champ: fourth player since computer rankings began [1977] to simultaneously hold world No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles [joining Martina Navratilova, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Martina Hingis], is born.Ref: 4
632*Mohammed, the founder of Islam and unifier of Arabia, dies (according to tradition).Ref: 2
1042*Hardicanute, king of England, dies. He is succeeded by Edward the Confessor.Ref: 17
1376*Edward the Black Prince, prince of Wales (1343-1376), the eldest son of Edward III, dies.Ref: 68
1783*Iceland’s Laki volcano blew its top and continued to spew lava for eight more months. This, one of the most violent of volcanic eruptions, killed 9,350 people and caused a famine which lasted until 1790.Ref: 4
1795*Louis XVII, Dauphin of France dies at age 10.Ref: 17
1806*(Declaration of Independence) (date speculative) George Wyeth, lawyer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1809*Thomas Paine, English/American political pamphleteer, dies at age 72.Ref: 68
1831*Sara Siddons, actress, dies in London.Ref: 62
1845*Andrew Jackson, 7th U.S. President (1829-37), dies at the Hermitage in Nashville, TN at age 78. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1865*Sir John Paxton, British architect, horticulturist, designer of the Crystal Palace, dies at age 63.Ref: 17
1874*Cochise, Apache chief, diedRef: 62
1876*George Sand, French Romantic writer, dies in Nohant, France at age 71.Ref: 68
1878*William Cullen Bryant poet: Thanatopsis, To a Waterfowl, A Forest Hymn, The Prairies; editor: NY Evening Post; dies.Ref: 4
1904*A battle between the Colorado Militia and striking miners at Dunnville ended with six union members dead and 15 taken prisoner. Seventy-nine of the strikers were deported to Kansas two days later.Ref: 59
1908*Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer and editor, dies at age 64.Ref: 70
1926*Emily Hobhouse, English reformer and social worker, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1953*Cluster of 6 tornaodes touch down in Flint Michigan killing 113.Ref: 5
1969*Robert Taylor (Spangler Brugh), actor (Death Valley Days), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1975*2 passenger trains collided near Munich Germany killing 35Ref: 5
1979*Herb Polesie producer/playwright (20 Questions), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1982*Satchel (Leroy Robert) Paige Baseball Hall of Famer: pitcher: Cleveland Indians [World Series: 1948], St. Louis Browns [all-star: 1953], KC Athletics; legend in Negro leagues, thrilling fans with his famous ‘hesitation pitch’; dies.Ref: 4
1983*(Green River Killer) Constance Elizabeth Naon, 21, is last seen. She is the 27th of 48 women Gary Ridgway admits killing. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/06/2003)Ref: 13
1991*Mary Bacon, jockey, dying of cancer, commits suicide by gun at 43Ref: 5
2000*Jeff MacNelly cartoonist: Shoe; dies of lymphoma.Ref: 4
2000*Two gunmen shot to death Brigadier Stephen Saunders, a British defense attache, in Athens, Greece; the elusive terrorist group November 17 claimed responsibility, saying it killed Saunders because of his role in NATO airstrikes against Yugoslavia.Ref: 6
2000*Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jeff MacNally died in Baltimore, Maryland, at age 52. (TWA, 2001)Ref: 95
2000*A knife-wielding man kills eight children at a Japanese elementary school. (XDG, p 4A, 6/8/2001)Ref: 83

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