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#7 is retired & 1984 enters.

On June 8 in:

-1949 George Orwell's 1984 is published;

-1786 Commerically made ice-cream is first advertised;

-1969 Mickey Mantle, #7 retires; and

-Any year! It is World Ocean Day.

Walt Disney World and the Marriage of Figaro

1786, in Vienna,Austria, Mozart's opera, the Marriage of Figaro is performed for the first time;

 

1915, The RMS, Lusitania departs from New York City on her 202 and final crossing of the North Atlantic.  Six days later, the sip is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland with the loss of 1,198 lives, including 128 Americans, rousing American sentiment against Germany;

 

1933, the Humanist Manifest I is published;

 

1884, Moses Fleetwood Walker becomes the first black person to play in a professional baseball game in the United States;

 

1940, the  Summer Olympics are cancelled due to war; and in

 

1707, the Act of Union joins the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kindgom of Great Britain. 

 

 

 

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