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NEW YORK’S INTRODUCTION TO ICE CREAM

On June 8th, 1786: An advertisement for the first commercially-made ice cream was run by Mr. Hall. The origins of ice cream reach back into ancient history. Ancient Greeks in the 5th century BC made snow cones with honey and fruit mixed into the ice, and Marco Polo noted the Chinese also had a frozen dessert treat.

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THE LUTE SONG CAME TO AN END

On June 8th, 1946: The musical, Lute Song, closed at Plymouth Theater after 142 performances. It is based on the 14th-century Chinese play Pi-Pa-Ji by Gao Ming. Among the cast was a then unknown Yul Brenner and future U.S. First Lady Nancy Reagan.

BORN ON THIS DAY: KEENAN IVORY WAYANS

On June 8th, 1958: Actor/Comedian/Director Keenan Ivory Wayans was born. Wayans hosted and created the sketch comedy show, In Living Color, and created the Scary Movie franchise. He only wrote and directed the first two though.

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