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 This day in History - June 8
445 Historic Events for June 8
1711

Katharina Lescaille, [Netherlands Sappho], poetess, dies at 61

Death
1722

Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht, composer

Birth
1724

John Smeaton, Leeds, civil engineer

Birth
1740

Gabriele Mario Piozzi, composer

Birth
1742

Omobono Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius, dies at 62

Death
1743

Alessandro Cagliostro, Palermo Italy, adventurer

Birth
1753

Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac, composer

Birth
1756

Cornelis van Foreest, mayor of Alkmaar

Birth
1759

Thomas Dunham Whitaker, Rainham Norfolk UK, topographer

Birth
1761

British fleet occupies Belle Britain

Event
1768

Johann J Winckelmann, German archaeologist, dies at 50

Death
1772

Robert Stevenson, Glasgow, civil engineer

Birth
1783

Joseph Lincke, composer

Birth
1783

Laki Volcano in southern Iceland begins 8-month eruption

Event
1786

Commercially made ice cream 1st advertised (Mr Hall, NYC)

Event
1790

Charles-Joseph van Helmont, composer, dies at 75

Death
1794

G A BĀrger, writer, dies

Death
1795

Louis XVII Charles, king of France (1793-95), dies at 10

Death
1796

Felice de Giardini, composer, dies at 80

Death
1803

Joannes Natalis Paquot, Belgian priest/historian, dies at 80

Death
1804

Jan Baptist van Son, Dutch politician (RC)

Birth
1805

Luigi Ricci, composer

Birth
1806

Gideon Johnson Pillow, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1878

Birth
1806

George Wythe, US attorney (signed Decl of Indep), dies at about 79

Death
1809

Thomas Paine, writer (Age of Reason, Common Sense), dies at 72

Death