June 7

June 7, 1984 - Summits, Sikhs And Saber Rattling.

June 7, 1984 - The London Economic Summit begins. Persian Gulf tensions increase as Liberian Grain tanker hits mine and blows up. Iran-Iraq War continues. Golden Temple Aftermath in Punjab region of India, some 300 Sikhs dead after Army storms temple. Riots break out in New Delhi. Haitian sailboat capsizes with 6 drowned and some 61 rescued. Believed to be carrying refugees. Walter Mondale gets enough delegates for an easy nomination in upcoming Democratic Convention. Flash floods in Vermont. And Acid Rain more widespread than previously thought.

June 7, 1947 - The Acrid Aroma Of Scandal And Turmoil.

News of the day for June 7,1947. Boston Mayor James M. Curley files petition for Presidential pardon amidst Mail Fraud scandal. Eva Peron chats it up with Pope Pius XII for 27 minutes. Gen. MacArthur wants Okinawa and neighboring islands in U.S. possession. Ethiopia blasts Marshall Plan for leaving out Africa. Capitol Hill calling for halt to oil exports in lieu of domestic oil shortage. And the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers target St. Louis with raging flood waters. And it was 100 degrees in Paris.