June 8th–This Day in History-Frank Lloyd Wright, Kanye West,Thomas Paine

June 8, 2010
By Vannini

Notable Births

1772 – Robert Stevenson, Scottish engineer.

1810 – Robert Schumann, German composer.

1869 – Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect.

  • Born as Frank Lincoln Wright in Richland Center in southwestern Wisconsin
  • Wright’s family moved repeatedly during his young years which may have blunted his liking for formal schooling. Wright had little formal schooling in the arts or the sciences that comprise the profession of architecture…Kept him creative
  • Wright’s early style and body of work was so distinct it had its own name: Prairie Style. The design was known for its low-pitched hip roof that spread over wide eaves. The long bands of windows opened the house to the outside and added to its horizontal lines.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright designed 1,141 buildings, including homes, offices, churches, schools, libraries, bridges, and museums. Five hundred and thirty-two of these designs were completed, and 409 still stand.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright never attended architecture school.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright was married three times and had seven children. His work was controversial and his private life was often the subject of gossip. Although his work was praised in Europe as early as 1910, it was not until 1949 that he received an award from American Institute of Architects.


  • A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
  • A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart.
  • All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.
  • Art for art’s sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.
  • Bureaucrats: they are dead at 30 and buried at 60. They are like custard pies; you can’t nail them to a wall.
  • Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.

1921 – Suharto, President of Indonesia.

1921 – LeRoy Neiman, artist, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

1927 – Jerry Stiller, American comedian and actor.

1944 – Boz Scaggs (born William Royce Scaggs), singer and songwriter born in Canton, Ohio.

1951 – Bonnie Tyler (born Gaynor Hopkins), Welsh singer and guitarist.

1957 – Scott Adams, American cartoonist, and creator of the Dilbert comic strip.

1962 – Nick Rhodes (born Nicholas James Bates), English keyboardist for Duran Duran.

1977 – Kanye West, American rapper.

  • George Bush doesn’t care about black people.
  • I don’t know what’s better gettin’ laid or gettin’ paid.
  • If you see a black family, it’s looting, but if it’s a white family they are looking for food.
  • People always say that you can’t please everybody. I think that’s a cop-out. Why not attempt it? ‘Cause think of all the people you will please if you try.

Notable Deaths

632 – Mohammed, regarded by Muslims as the last messenger and prophet of God.

1809 – Thomas Paine, English author of “The Rights of Man”.

1845 – Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States of America.

1874 – Cochise, leader of the band of the Chiricahua Apache. Cochise County, Arizona is for him.

1924 – George Leigh Mallory, English mountain climber.

2000 – Jeff MacNelly, American political cartoonist, and the creator of the comic strip Shoe.

Notable Events

1783 – Iceland’s Laki volcano erupted and continued to spew lava for eight more months; more than 9,000 people were killed.

1789 – The Bill of Rights was first proposed, by James Madison.

1861 – Tennessee seceded from the Union.

1869 – Ives W. McGaffey of Chicago, Illinois received a U.S. patent for the suction vacuum cleaner.

1953 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that restaurants in the District of Columbia could not refuse to serve blacks.

1965 – U.S. forces were authorized to go into combat in South Vietnam.

1967 – During the Six-Day War, Israeli aircraft and torpedo boats attacked the USS Liberty in international waters off Egypt’s Gaza Strip.

1968 – Authorities announced the capture in London of James Earl Ray, the suspected assassin of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1986 – Former United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim is elected president of Austria.

2001 – Tony Blair is elected to a second term as British Prime Minister.

Fact of the Day: Volcano

“A volcano is an opening in the earth from which molten rock and gas erupts. The molten rock (magma) forms a hill or mountain around the opening and the burning gas, ash, and hot lava may explode out or pour down the sides. The explosion of a volcano is called an eruption and can do much damage, as seen in Pompeii and Washington state’s Mount St. Helens. There are about 800 places in the world where volcanoes are active, including 80 below the sea. There are belts were there are volcanoes, including one large one circling the Pacific Odean and others running east-west in Indonesia and the Mediterranean Sea. The materials deep underground move around and push up to the mouth of the volcano. The theory of plate tectonics says that huge plates of material making up the Earth’s crust shift and volcanoes erupt where the plates meet and push together. Some can be dormant for years and then suddenly erupt. Others become extinct. Mauna Loa in Hawaii is the world’s largest volcano. Th e study of volcanoes is called volcanology.”

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One Response to “ June 8th–This Day in History-Frank Lloyd Wright, Kanye West,Thomas Paine ”

  1. animated smiley on June 14, 2010 at 09:26

    I love Kanye. He’s a great performer and ofcouse really gorgeous. Power is his best song in my opinion.

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