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Notable Historical Events for September 8th

1989George Brett gets his 2,500th hit

1833Charles Darwin departs to Buenos Aires

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship

1973Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709)

1985105th US Men's Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (7-6 6-3 6-4)

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

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

1990104th US Womens Tennis Open: Gabriela Sabatini beats Steffi Graf (6-2 7-6)

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.

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Notable Birthdays on September 8th

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

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)

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on September 8th

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 8th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 8th

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

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

September 8th Deaths
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