This Day in History: June 8

Michelangelo: David

1504 – Michelangelo’s David installed in Florence. Believed to have been installed this day in 1504 in the cathedral of Florence was Michelangelo‘s statue of David, commissioned in 1501 and considered the prime statement of the Renaissance ideal of perfect humanity.

Serena Williams

2002 – Serena Williams defeated her sister Venus Williams to win her first French Opentennis title.

Franz Joseph

1867 – Franz Joseph was crowned king of Hungary.

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