Daily Archives: June 8, 2015

‘Anne Frank Remembered’ premieres on Disney Channel 20 years ago this hour (June 8 1995)


Video: 'Anne Frank Remembered' trailer

(Thursday, June 8, 1995, 9:00 p.m. EDT)Anne Frank Remembered, a documentary film about the life of the diarist and Holocaust victim Anne Frank, premiered tonight on the Disney Channel.

Directed by Jon Blair, the film featured Kenneth Branagh and Glenn Close and won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1996.

Secretary of State Bryan resigns over President Wilson’s response to Lusitania sinking 100 years ago today (June 8 1915)


Video: 'William Jennings Bryan Campaigns for President'

(Tuesday, June 8, 1915; during World War I) — William Jennings Bryan, three times Democratic nominee for the presidency and author of nearly thirty peace treaties with the principal nations of the world, resigned today (effective June 9, 1915) as U.S. Secretary of State over what he viewed as President Woodrow Wilson’s overly bellicose attitude toward Germany following the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.

Downed U.S. pilot rescued in Bosnia in daring raid 20 years ago this hour (June 8 1995)


Video: 'Situation Critical - S01E05 - Downed Pilot' (rescue at 42:30)

(Thursday, June 8, 1995, 6:44 a.m. CEST; during Operation Deny Flight, part of the NATO intervention in Bosnia) — United States marines staged an audacious rescue mission into the Bosnian war zone after dawn today, snatching up a missing American fighter pilot from his hiding place in the woods and helicoptering him to safety through a smattering of Bosnian Serb missile and machine-gun fire.

The Air Force pilot, Capt. Scott F. O’Grady, had been on the move stealthily in hilly woodlands for six nights before his guarded radio signals allowed rescuers to verify his survival and home in.