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1637 : Descartes published his Discourse on Method

On 6 June 1637, the philosopher and mathematician Rene Descartes published his Discourse on Method in Leiden, Holland. He gave rules for acquiring knowledge: the rule of doubt, the rule of analysis, the rule of synthesis and the rule of deduction. One formula remained particularly famous: I think therefore I am.
This speech and these fine words always have a great reputation today, particularly in French National Education which has tried to instill the understanding of these principles to generations of students.

1966 : Tornado in Topeka

On June 6, 1966 F5 tornado struck the city of Topeka, Kansas. 16 people were killed and thousands of homes were destroyed.

1967 : Israel attacked the U.S.

On June 6, 1967, during the 6 Day War, Israel bombed the USS Liberty in Egyptian waters of the Gaza Strip. 34 Americans were killed during the two-hour raid.
Israel apologized by saying they thought attacking an Egyptian ship.
In fact, they needed to cut the listening devices of the ship in order to attack the Golan Heights in Syria the next day without anyone's knowledge.

1972 : The Terror of War

On 6 June 1972, the Associated Press photographer Nick Ut, took a photo of a little girl, Phan Thi Kim Phuc, screaming and running naked to escape a napalm attack by South Vietnamese forces during the Vietnam War. This photo was one of the most striking images of the twentieth century and won the Pulitzer Prize under the name of the Terror of War. After taking the picture, Ut took the little girl with other burned children to a hospital in Saigon where Kim stayed 14 months.

2001 : Second term for Tony Blair

On June 8, 2001, Tony Blair began his second term at 10 Downing Street after the Labor Party has largely won the parliamentary elections.

Citazione del giorno : 08 Giugno

Rene Descartes
Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.

Compleanni : 08 Giugno

Tomaso Albinoni, Compositore italiano (1671)
Alessandro Cagliostro, Avventuriero italiano (1743)
Robert Schumann, Compositore tedesco (1810)
George Charles Haité, Illustratore inglese (1855)
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architetto americano (1867)
Gaby Morlay, Attrice francese (1893)
Marguerite Yourcenar, Scrittrice francese (1903)
Francis Crick, Biologo molecolare inglese, premio Nobel per la Fisiologia o Medicina (1916)
Luigi Comencini, Regista italiano (1916)
Robert Preston, Attore americano (1918)
Suharto, Secondo presidente dell'Indonesia (1921)
Philippe Castelli, Attore francese (1926)
Kenneth G. Wilson, Fisico americano, premio Nobel (1936)
Nancy Sinatra, Cantante americana (1940)
Eric F. Wieschaus, Biologo americano, premio Nobel (1947)
Emanuel Ax, Pianista americano (1949)
Bonnie Tyler, Cantante gallese (1951)
Tim Berners-Lee, Fisico britannico inventore del World Wide Web (1955)
Valérie Mairesse, Attrice francese (1955)
Scott Adams, Vignettista americano (Dilbert) (1957)
Mick Hucknall, Musicista inglese (Simply Red) (1960)
Agnès Soral, Attrice francese (1960)
Nick Rhodes, Musicista inglese (Duran Duran) (1962)
Butch Reynolds, Atleta americano (1964)
Julianna Margulies, Attrice americana (1966)
J. P. Manoux, Attore americano (1969)
Kelli Williams, Attrice americana (1970)
Mark Feuerstein, Attore americano (1971)
Shilpa Shetty, Attrice indiana (1975)
Lindsay Davenport, Tennista americana (1976)
Kanye West, Rapper americano (1977)
Sara Watkins, Cantante e violinista americana (1981)
Dickson Etuhu, Calciatore nigeriano (1982)
Kim Clijsters, Tennista belga (1983)

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