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Notable Historical Events for September 8th

1833Charles Darwin departs to Buenos Aires

1504Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence.

1958Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open

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

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"

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.

1985Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with 4,191 hits

1986'The Oprah Winfrey Show' is first broadcast nationally.

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship

1934Bradman scores 132 v Leveson-Gower XI, 90 mins, 24 fours 1 six

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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)

1897[James Charles] Jimmie Rodgers, Mendoza Miss, country singer/singing brakeman

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

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

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Notable Weddings on September 8th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on September 8th

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

1784Ann Lee, American religious leader (b. 1736)

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