On This Day, June 8: USS Liberty attacked off Egypt

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On This Day: USS Liberty attacked off Egypt

The usLiberty (AGTR-5) receives the abet of models of the Sixth Quick, after she was once attacked and critically damaged by Israeli forces off the Sinai Peninsula on June 8 1967. An SH-3 helicopter is near her bow. File Photo courtesy U.S Navy

On this date in ancient past:

In 1789, James Madison proposed the Bill of Rights, which ended in the predominant 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

In 1869, Ives McGaffney of Chicago obtained a patent for a “sweeping machine,” the predominant vacuum cleaner.

In 1949, an FBI record acknowledged so much of Hollywood figures — including Frederic March, Dalton Trumbo, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson — as participants of the Communist Event. The document’s initiate came amid a so-known as Purple Fear within the United States.

In 1967, the U.S.Liberty, an intelligence ship crusing in worldwide waters off Egypt, was once attacked by Israeli jet planes and torpedo boats. Thirty-four American citizens were killed within the assault, which Israel mentioned was once a case of unsuitable identification.

In 1968, James Earl Ray, an escaped convict, was once arrested in London and charged with the April 4 assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Ray died in reformatory in 1998.

In 1986, Austrian voters elected Kurt Waldheim as president. The used U.N. secretary-traditional’s campaign was once plagued with allegations he was once considering Nazi battle crimes.

First woman Nancy Reagan (C) is pictured with (L to R) Kurt Waldheim, Dagmar Koller, Thomas Klestil, President Robert Graf, Edith Klestil, and Robert Jundbluth abet Washington’s Kennedy Center on May possibly maybe honest 9, 1984, for the Vienna Volksoper. UPI File Photo

In 1994, two of the predominant warring factions in Bosnia, the Muslim-Croat federation and the Bosnian Serbs, signed a discontinuance-fire settlement.

In 1995, U.S. Marines rescued downed American pilot Scott O’Grady in Bosnia.

In 2006, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and 7 others were confirmed killed in an airstrike on a apartment north of Baquba.

In 2009, North Korea sentenced American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling to 12 years in reformatory for “unlawful entry.” They were released after a lope to by used U.S. President Bill Clinton.

File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

In 2012, U.S. Marine Gen. John Allen, commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, apologized to the Afghan folks for the deaths of 18 civilians, including adolescents, in an airstrike.

In 2013, Princess Madeleine of Sweden married British-American businessman Christopher O’Neill.

In 2020, Original Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared that the country had eradicated home transmission of COVID-19.

File Photo by David Rowland/EPA-EFE