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1191Richard I arrives in Acre thus beginning his crusade.

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

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

1976Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks

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

1921Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, & held in jail until 4 PM

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

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

1982US President Reagan addresses joint session of British Parliament

218Elagabalus becomes the emperor of Rome

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Notable Birthdays on June 8th

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

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)

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

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

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

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

1955Tim Berners-Lee, English internet developer

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Notable Weddings on June 8th

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

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

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Notable Deaths on June 8th

1924George Leigh Mallory, English mountain climber (climbing accident) (b. 1886)

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

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