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Notable Historical Events for June 8th

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

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

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

1191Richard I arrives in Acre thus beginning his crusade.

1982US President Reagan addresses joint session of British Parliament

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

2001Ray Bourque plays the final game in his NHL career

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

1952Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open

1935Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds & leaves the game

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Notable Birthdays on June 8th

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

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

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

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

1955Tim Berners-Lee, English internet developer

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 8th

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

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

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

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

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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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