June 8, 1934, in The Star:
On today's editorial page one J. M. Wood of Jacksonville writes to complain about a signed front-page column Star publisher H. M. Ayers wrote, in a humorous vein, about the attendees at a parade and rally for gubernatorial candidate Bibb Graves. Ayers, who endorses the platform of Frank Dixon instead, referred often to the former governor's "pie-eater" supporters, a shorthand reference to those who might dine well at the public trough if Graves is re-elected. Mr. Wood took the publisher's column as a personal insult, and demanded an apology, to which the publisher replied, "These Graves fellows are as sensitive as a sore toe… [T]he moment you subject one of the professional Gravesites to a little good-natured kidding their dander begins to rise." Also this date:
According to a front-page announcement, the comic strip "Alley Oop," set in cave-man days, begins in The Star on Sunday, June 10.June 8, 1984, in The Star:
Seven Muslim inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution in Talladega have been isolated this week from the general prison population because of procedural disagreements connected with the Islamic holiday of Ramadan.On June 8 in
The prophet Muhammad died in Medina.1864 —
Abraham Lincoln was nominated for a second term.1966 —
A merger was announced between the National and American Football Leagues, to take effect in 1970.Monday's birthdays:
Former First Lady Barbara Bush is 84. Actor-comedian Jerry Stiller is 82. Comedian Joan Rivers is 76. Musician Boz Scaggs is 65. Actor Don Grady is 65. Actress Kathy Baker is 59. "Dilbert" creator Scott Adams is 52. Actor-director Keenen Ivory Wayans is 51. Singer Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) is 49. Musician Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) is 47. Actress Julianna Margulies is 42. Actress Kelli Williams is 39. Rapper Kanye West is 32.