Today In History – June 08

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Following are some of the major events to have occurred on June 8:

1928 – Chiang Kai-shek’s Chinese nationalist army secured the surrender of Peking.

1935 – Omaha wins the 1935 Belmont Stakes.

1949 – “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, George Orwell’s vision of a world ruled by Big Brother, was published.

1995 – Lee Teng Hui became the first president of Taiwan to visit the United States, angering China.

1998 – Nigeria’s military ruler, General Sani Abacha, died suddenly after more than four years in power; General Abdulsalam Abubakar was sworn in as Nigeria’s ninth military ruler.

2000 – Russian President Vladimir Putin imposed direct presidential rule on Chechnya.

2000 – The British military attache in Athens, Brigadier Stephen Saunders, was shot and killed. The November 17 urban guerrilla group claimed responsibility the next day.

2001 – British Prime Minister Tony Blair won a historic second consecutive term in power by a huge margin, prompting opposition Conservative leader William Hague to resign.

2004 – Venus transits across the Sun in rare celestial event.

2008 – World’s longest line of pizzas is made in Sydney.

2017 – Britons vote in election following Brexit referendum.


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