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Notable Historical Events for June 8th

2001Ray Bourque plays the final game in his NHL career

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

19584th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

1935Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds & leaves the game

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

1961Milwaukee sets record of 4 consecutive HRs (Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock & Frank Thomas)

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

198656th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (6-3 6-2 6-4)

1977Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game

198050th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (60 63)

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Notable Birthdays on June 8th

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

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

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

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

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

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

1955Tim Berners-Lee, English internet developer

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

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Notable Weddings on June 8th

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

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

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

1931Songwriter Johnny Mercer (21) weds chorus girl Ginger Meehan in New York City

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Notable Deaths on June 8th

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

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

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