June 08

This Day in History

2009

Shell Settles With Oil Protestor’s Family

On this day in 2009, Royal Dutch Shell, the second largest energy company in the world, agreed an out-of-court settlement with the relatives of Kenule Saro-Wiwa, the prominent Nigerian activist who … (more...)

632

Founder of Islam dies

In Medina, Muhammad dies in the arms of Aishah, his third and favorite wife. In 610, in a cave north of Mecca, he had a vision in which God commanded him to become the Arab prophet of the "true … (more...)