Today is Monday, June 8, the 160th day of 2020. There are 206 days left in the year.
On June 8, 1967, during the six-day Middle East war, 34 American servicemen were killed when Israel attacked the USS Liberty, a Navy intelligence-gathering ship in the Mediterranean Sea. (Israel later said the Liberty had been mistaken for an Egyptian vessel.)
On this date:
In 1864, Abraham Lincoln was nominated for another term as president during the National Union (Republican) Party's convention in Baltimore.
In 1939, Britain's King George VI and his consort, Queen Elizabeth, arrived in Washington, D.C., where they were received at the White House by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
In 1968, authorities announced the capture in London of James Earl Ray, the suspected assassin of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In 1972, during the Vietnam War, an Associated Press photographer took a picture of a screaming 9-year-old girl, Phan Thi Kim Phuc, as she ran naked and severely burned from the scene of a South Vietnamese napalm attack.
In 1998, the National Rifle Association elected actor Charlton Heston to be its president.
In 2009, North Korea's highest court sentenced American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee to 12 years' hard labor for trespassing and "hostile acts." (The women were pardoned in early August 2009 after a trip to Pyongyang by former President Bill Clinton.)
Five years ago: Siding with the White House in a foreign-policy power struggle with Congress, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that Americans born in the disputed city of Jerusalem could not list Israel as their birthplace on passports.
One year ago: Eighth-seeded Ash Barty won her first major tennis championship, beating Marketa Vondrousova in the French Open women's final.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Millicent Martin is 86. Actor James Darren is 84. Singer Nancy Sinatra is 80. Singer Chuck Negron is 78. Musician Boz Scaggs is 76. Author Sara Paretsky is 73. Actress Sonia Braga is 70. Country musician Tony Rice is 69. Rock singer Bonnie Tyler is 69. "Dilbert" creator Scott Adams is 63. Actor-director Keenen Ivory Wayans is 62. Singer Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) is 60. Musician Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) is 58. Actor David Sutcliffe is 51. Actress Kelli Williams is 50. Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., is 50. Actor Mark Feuerstein is 49. Actor Eion Bailey is 44. Former tennis player Lindsay Davenport is 44. Rapper Kanye West is 43. TV personality-actress Maria Menounos is 42. Blues-rock musician Derek Trucks (The Derek Trucks Band) is 41. Rock singer Alex Band (The Calling) is 39. Folk-bluegrass singer-musician Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) is 39. Former tennis player Kim Clijsters is 37. Actress Torrey DeVitto is 36. Tennis player Jelena Ostapenko is 23.
Stop and think
"Love hath no physic for a grief too deep." — Robert Nathan, American author and poet (1894-1985).