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June 8- Brightest Nova Discovered and more

One week of June has already passed and we have three more to go. Celebrate every day and work hard to make history. There’s always something or the other happening around the world. The world, being so large, has witnessed infinite inventions, innovations, achievements, and other milestones in the past. We, at Brag Social, try to keep you updated with all the happenings of the past and present. Let’s read about the historical milestones of June 8.

1783: Laki volcano in southern Iceland begins an 8-month eruption, killing 10,000 and causing widespread famines throughout Asia and Europe.

The system erupted violently over an 8 month period between June 1783 and February 1784. It poured an estimate of 42 billion tons of lava on the land. It had clouds of poisonous hydrofluoric acid and sulfur dioxide compounds. It contaminated the soil and destroyed nearly 20 villages in all. This led to famine and killed around 10,000.

 

1789: James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the US House of Representatives.

James Madison addressed the house of representatives and presented the Bill of Rights.  The bill originally contained 17 amendments. Out of the 17 amendments only 12 were approved three months later, which were reduced to 10 later. The Congress approved of the Bill three months later.

 

1918: Nova Aquilae, brightest nova since Kepler’s nova of 1604, discovered.

The Nova Aquilae or V603 Aquilae was a bright Nova, first observed in the constellation Aquila. The nova is a binary system,  compromising a white dwarf and donor low-mass star in a close orbit. The white matter eventually sucks matter from its companion. This was seen by Mr. Peters and Mr. Conrad.

 

1953: The Supreme Court forbids segregated lunch counters in Washington, D.C.

This act was a result of growing racial tension and immense discrimination against the colored. This act prohibited the segregation of people in any public place. People got angry and were very disheartened due to the happenings in the city, and the discrimination they had to face solely because they belonged to some race. This act was a huge victory for the black community.

 

1987: New Zealand’s Labour government legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear-powered vessels in NZ. Only nation to legislate against nuclear power.

The fourth labor government passed the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act. The act declared New Zealand as a nuclear-free zone. The act prohibits the entry of any nuclear-related commodity into the territory of the country.

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