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Notable Historical Events for September 8th

1833Charles Darwin departs to Buenos Aires

197494th US Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ken Rosewall (61 60 61)

1974President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon of all federal crimes

1858Abraham Lincoln supposedly says in a speech "You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all the time"

1939FDR declares "limited national emergency" due to war in Europe

19692nd US Tennis Open: Rod Laver wins, completing his 2nd grand slam. The men's singles final also featured the smallest recorded session of 3,708 due to rain.

1994MTV awards feature newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley

1522Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completing 1st circumnavigation of the globe (expedition began under Ferdinand Magellan)

195777th US Men's Tennis: M J Anderson beats Ashley J Cooper (10-8 7-5 6-4)

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship

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Notable Birthdays on September 8th

1830Frederic Mistral, Maillane, France, Provencal poet (Nobel 1904), (d. 1914)

1157Richard I, [Richard the Lion Hearted], King of England (1189-99)

1987Alexandre Bilodeau, Montreal Quebec, Canadian freestyle skier (Gold in 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics)

1932Patsy Cline, Winchester Va, country singer (Crazy)

1979Pink [Alecia Beth Moore], Abington Township Pennsylvania, singer (Get the Party Started, Just Like a Pill)

1925Peter Sellers, England, actor and goon (Kato, Bobo, Pink Panther), (d. 1980)

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Notable Weddings on September 8th

1953Actress Lana Turner (32) weds "Tarzan of the Apes" actor Lex Barker (34)

1987NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice (24) weds girlfriend Jackie Mitchell

1864Business magnate John D. Rockefeller (25) weds abolitionist Laura Spelman (24)

1973Ice hockey star Bobby Orr (25) weds speech therapist Peggy Wood at a secret ceremony in Ontario, Canada

1897Confederate General James Longstreet (76) weds Helen Dortch (34) at the governor's mansion in Atlanta, Georgia

2010Grammy nominated singer Jenni Rivera (41) weds MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza (38) at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, California

September 8th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 8th

2003Leni Riefenstahl, German film director (b. 1902)

1980Willard Libby, American chemist (radiocarbon dating), dies of pneumonia at 71

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