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This Day in History for June 8 – Milton Berle Makes Television Debut and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1789 – James Madison introduces 12 proposed amendments to the US Constitution, 10 of which later become the Bill of Rights (More info)

1948 – Milton Berle hosts the debut of ‘Texaco Star Theater’ (More info)

1949 – An FBI report names several celebrities and other Hollywood figures as communists (More info)

1968 – James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassin, is arrested (More info)

1972 – Associated Press photographer Nick Ut takes his Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of a naked child running down a road after being burned by napalm during the Vietnam War (More info)

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