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June 8 in History

Update: June, 08/2012 - 11:09



Birth of Robert Schumann, German composer (died 1856). He was one of the earliest composers of the romantic movement.


The suction vacuum cleaner is patented by Ives McGaffey of Chicago.


Britain and France accept German proposals for a security pact to guarantee the Franco-German and Belgo-German boundaries.


People in north-eastern Viet Nam rise up, capture a number of Japanese army posts and establish the fourth revolutionary zone – the Tran Hung Dao Revolutionary Zone – together with the people's revolutionary committees and anti-Japanese guerrilla groups.


Vietnamese liberation forces break a major US-Sai Gon mop-up operation in O Mon District, Can Tho Province, inflicting over 760 casualties. The operation involved 2,400 troops, 60 aircraft and 15 amphibious vehicles.


The US State Department reveals in an official statement, that US troops in South Viet Nam have been committed to involvement in direct fighting.


Inauguration of the trans-border bus route between Viet Nam's Ha Noi and Sepone in southern Laos via the border town of Lao Bao.


Death of Luu Huu Phuoc (born 1921), Vietnamese composer. He was the former minister of culture and information in the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Viet Nam, and director of the Music Institute.


Delegates at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, approve a new UN body to monitor violations of the environmental treaty.


Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha dies suddenly of a heart attack, opening the way for democracy in the country. — AP/REUTERS/VNS

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