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Notable Historical Events for June 8th

1969Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)

1952Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open

1789James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives.

201145th CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

199666th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats A S Vicario (6-3, 6-7, 10-8)

199161st French Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats A S Vicario (63 64)

2007Jazz legend Oscar Peterson is forced to cancel his appearance at the Carnegie Hall all-star performance (held in his honour), owing to illness

1191Richard I arrives in Acre thus beginning his crusade.

2013Serena Williams defeats Maria Sharapova to win the French Open in tennis

2001Ray Bourque plays the final game in his NHL career

June 8th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 8th

1955Tim Berners-Lee, English internet developer

1977Kanye West, Atlanta, Georgia, American rapper and record producer

1867Frank Lloyd Wright, Richland Center Wisc, master builder (Guggenheim)

1978Maria Menounos, Medford, Massachusetts, 1996 Miss Massachusetts Teen USA

1916Francis Crick, English molecular biologist who co-discovered DNA's structure and Nobel laureate (1962)

1899Noel Wien, Lake Nebagamon Wisconsin, aviation pioneer (Wien Air Alaska)

1925Barbara Pierce Bush, Flushing, New York, US First Lady (1989-93)

1927Jerry Stiller, Brooklyn New York, American comedian (Frank Constanza-Seinfeld)

June 8th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on June 8th

1974NBA forward Jerry Lucas (34) weds second wife Sharalee Beard

2002Five-times Wimbledon champion Bjorn Borg (46) weds real estate broker Patricia Ostfeldt (35) near Stockholm

1977Retired NBA player Bill Russell (43) weds 1968 Miss USA Dorothy Anstett

1927Painter Marcel Duchamp (39) weds Lydie Sarazin-Lavassor

June 8th Weddings
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June 8th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on June 8th

1845Andrew Jackson, (D) 7th US President (1828-37), dies at 78

1809Thomas Paine, English/American writer (Age of Reason, Common Sense), dies at 72

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