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Notable Historical Events for June 8th

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

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)

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

1969General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar

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

1952Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open

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

19584th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 8th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 8th

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

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

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

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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