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Importance of 08th June in History

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1999
The Colombian Government announced that it would include income earned from growing illegal drugs in the nations GDP calculations
Colombia
1999
Former British cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken was jailed for 18 months for perjury and perverting the course of justice after he admitted lying during a libel case
Great Britain
1998
Death of Sani Abacha, President of Nigeria .
Nigeria
1998
The USA’s National Rifle Association elected Hollywood actor Charlton Heston as its president.
United States
1978
New Zealand-born sailor Naomi James completed her solo round-the world voyage, following the same route as Sir Francis Chichester in 1967.
New Zealand
1978
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints lifted a ban on black men becoming Mormon priests.
United States
1968
James Earl Ray was arrested in London for the murder of Martin Luther King.
United States
1949
George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four was published
Great Britain
1924
Deaths of George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Irvine who died whilst making the first attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest. It is unclear if they reached the summit or died en-route.
Great Britain
1889
Death of Gerard Manley Hopkins, English Poet.
Great Britain
1876
Death of George Sand, writer and friend of Chopin
France
1859
The Comstock Lode was discovered in Nevada. This was the first major deposit of silver and gold ore discovered in the US.
United States
1821
Birth of Sir Samuel Baker, explorer of the Nile
Great Britain
1809
Death of Thomas Paine, British-born American writer and political propagandist (The Rights of Man, The Age of Reason)
United States
1783
A volcanic eruption at Laki in Iceland created a toxic cloud across Europe killing thousands, creating climate disruption and famine.
Israel
1758
The Siege of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia began .
Canada
1671
Birth of Tomaso Albinoni, Italian composer
Italy
1624
Earthquake hits Perth
Great Britain
1405
Execution of Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk for insurrection against Henry IV
Great Britain
1042
Death of Hardicanute, King of Denmark and England.
Denmark
0793
Vikings Raid Northumbria Coast for 1st time
Great Britain
0632
Death of the Prophet Muhammad, founder of Islam
Saudi Arabia
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