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198050th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (60 63)

2001Ray Bourque plays the final game in his NHL career

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

218Elagabalus becomes the emperor of Rome

1935Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds & leaves the game

1969Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)

1191Richard I arrives in Acre thus beginning his crusade.

19584th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

1952Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open

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

198656th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (6-3 6-2 6-4)

199226th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Garth Brooks

1969General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar

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

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

1961Milwaukee sets record of 4 consecutive HRs (Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock & Frank Thomas)

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

2013Serena Williams defeats Maria Sharapova to win the French Open in tennis

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

June 8th Historical Events
Date Event
65
Jews revolt against Rome, capturing fortress of Antonia in Jerusalem 
68
Rome Senate accepts emperor Galba 
218
Elagabalus becomes the emperor of Rome 
452
Italy invaded by Attila the Hun 
536
St Silverius begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
793
Vikings plunder St Cuthbert's monestary on Lindisfarne 
979
Louis V de Luie, crowned King of France 
1191
Richard I arrives in Acre thus beginning his crusade. 
1405
Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed in York on Henry IV's orders. 
1551
Pope Julius III excommunicates Duke Ottario Farnese of Parma 
1624
Earthquake strikes Peru 
1632
Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Sittard 
1663
Battle at Amegical: English & Portugese fleet beats Spanish 
1690
Siddi general Yadi Sakat, razes the Mazagon Fort in Mumbai. 
1694
English troop landing at Brest attack (300 killed) 
1761
British fleet occupies Belle Île off the Brittany Coast 
1779
Admiral Nelson and Captain Thomas Hardy and sail against Spanish fleet on HMS Foudroyant 
1783
Laki Volcano in southern Iceland begins 8-month eruption 
1786
Commercially made icecream 1st advertised (Mr Hall, NYC) 
1789
James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives. 
1809
William Hyde Wollaston invents the first reflective goniometer 
1815
39 German states unite under Act of Confederation 
1824
Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec 
1829
1st UK municipal swimming pool outside of London opens in Liverpool 
1834
HMS Beagle sails from Port Famine to Cape Turn 
1846
Battle at Gwanga: British troops beat Bantu 
1856
Pitcairn Islanders arrive on Norfolk Island 
1861
US Sanitary Commission is given executive approval 
1861
American Civil War: Tennessee votes to secede from the Union. 
1862
Valley Campaign-Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia 
1865
Tristanderl und Zusholde, premieres 
1869
Ives W McGaffey of Chicago patents 1st vacuum cleaner 
1872
Congress endorses penny post card 
1878
12th Belmont: L Hughes aboard Duke of Magenta wins in 2:43.5 
1882
16th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Forester wins in 2:43 
1886
First Home Rule Bill for Ireland defeated by 343 votes to 313 in the British House of Common 
1887
Herman Hollerith receives a patent for his punch card calculator. 
1889
Cable Cars begin service in LA 
1889
Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure "Boscombe Valley Mystery" (BG) 
1892
Homer A Plessy refuses to go to segregated RR car (Plessy v Ferguson) 
1896
1st car is stolen 
1900
Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 6 Napoleons" (BG) 
1905
US President Roosevelt sends identical notes to Japan and Russia urging them to negotiate an to to war and offering his personal services 
1911
Belgium government of Schollaert falls 
1912
Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures. 
1914
34.7°F (1.5°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands 
1915
92°F (33.3°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands 
1917
Walt Disney graduates from Benton High School 
1918
Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler's nova of 1604, discovered 
1920
Reds' Edd Roush falls asleep in center during long infield argument Heinie Groh goes to wake him, but ump ejects Roush for delay of game 
1921
Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, & held in jail until 4 PM 
1927
Tony Lazzeri hits 3 HRs Yanks beat White Sox 12-11 
1928
1st US-to-Australia flight lands (Sir Charles Kingford) 
1929
61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8 
1929
Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrows Fort Amsterdam, Curacao kidnap governor Fruytier 
1931
Duke of Kent wed Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark 
1931
Suriname Work Committee under Louis Doedel forms in Paramaribo 
1933
A's Jimmie Foxx homers his 1st 3 at bats for 4 consecutive HRs 
1935
39th US Golf Open: Sam Parks Jr shoots a 299 at Oakmont CC PA 
1935
67th Belmont: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:30.6 
1935
Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds & leaves the game 
1936
1st parking meters are invented 
1937
World's largest flower blooms in NY Botanical Garden, 12' calla lily 
1938
Gert Terblanche, a local school boy, discovers fossils of an unknown 'robust-type' human ancestor, later named Paranthropus robustus by Robert Broom, at Kromdraai, Blaauwbank River Valley in South Africa 
1940
72nd Belmont: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 2:29.6 
1940
Discovery of element 93, neptunium, announced 
1940
Last British troops leave Narvik Norway 
1941
British & French troops overthrow pro-German Syria 
1942
Bing Cosby records "Silent Night" 
1944
1st SS-Panzer Korps counter attacks at Normandy 
1944
Allies occupy Port-en-Bessin Normandy 
1944
Dutch Resistance fighter Frans Duwaer arrested 
1944
General Montgomery lands in Normandy, sets up HQ in Chateau de Creully 
1946
"Lute Song" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 142 performances 
1946
Sukarno calls for anti colonial defiance in Indonesia 
1948
"Milton Berle Show" premieres on NBC TV 
1948
"Sally" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances 
1948
John Rudder becomes 1st negro commissioned officer in US marines 
1949
Siam changes name to Thailand 
1950
Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Browns 29-4 (win by record 25 runs) 
1950
Jean Duvieusart becomes Belgian premier 
1950
Test Cricket debut of Ramadhin & Valentine (8-104 1st inn) v England 
1950
Sir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Field Marshal in Australian history. 
1952
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open 
1953
Cluster of 6 tornadoes touches down in Flint Michigan killing 113 
1953
Segregated lunch counters in DC forbidden by Supreme Court 
1955
Dodgers option Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for Sandy Koufax 
1956
Lim Yem Hock forms Singapore government 
1956
WDAM TV channel 7 in Laurel-Hattiesburg, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1958
4th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright 
1959
1st official "missile mail" lands (Jacksonville, Fla) 
1959
X-15 makes 1st unpowered flight, from a B-52 at 11,500 m 
1960
1st date in James Clavell's novel "Nobel House" 
1960
Argentine government demands release of Adolf Eichmann 
1961
Test Cricket debut of William Morris Lawry, v England at Edgbaston, 57 
1961
Milwaukee sets record of 4 consecutive HRs (Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock & Frank Thomas) 
1962
Jim Beatty runs world record 2 mile (8:29.8) 
1963
"Mr President" closes at St James Theater NYC after 265 performances 
1963
95th Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:30.2 
1963
American Heart Association is 1st agency to campaign against cigarettes 
1965
A's draft Rick Monday #1 
1965
US troops ordered to fight offensively in Vietnam 
1965
USSR launches Luna 6; it missed the Moon by 99,000 miles 
1966
NFL & AFL announce plans to become NFC & AFC in 1970 
1966
Topeka, Kansas is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita Scale: the first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed. 
1967
Israel attacks USS Liberty in Mediterranean, killing 34 US crewmen 
1968
Bermuda adopts its constitution 
1968
Don Drysdale pitches a record 58th consecutive scoreless inning 
1968
Gary Puckett & Union Gap release "Lady Will Power" 
1968
James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., captured 
1968
New colonial constitution for Bermuda adopted 
1968
Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash" 
1968
The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. 
1969
"Smothers Brothers comedy Hour" last airs on CBS-TV 
1969
21st Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Don Adams & Susan St James win 
1969
Brian Jones leaves The Rolling Stones 
1969
General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar 
1969
KDNL TV channel 30 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting 
1969
Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG) 
1969
Nixon says 25,000 US troops would leave Vietnam by end of August 
1969
Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones 
1969
Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open 
1970
Players & management end labor dispute up min salary to $12,000 
1971
North Vietnam demands US end aid to South Vietnam 
1971
White Sox draft Danny Goodwin #1, he refuses to sign 
1971
General Officer Commanding the British Army Harry Tuzo, then claims that a permanent military solution to the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland could not be achieved 
1972
Padres draft Dave Roberts #1, Indians draft Rick Manning #2 
1972
Test Cricket debut of Tony Greig, v Australia at Old Trafford (57/62) 
1973
Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco appointed premier of Spain 
1974
106th Belmont: Miguel Rivera aboard Little Current wins in 2:29.2 
1974
Keyboardist Rick Wakeman quits rock group "Yes" 
1974
US & Saudi Arabia sign military-economic contract 
1975
2 passenger trains collided near Munich Germany killing 35 
1975
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic 
1975
USSR launches Venera 9 for Venus landing 
1976
Houston Astros draft Floyd Bannister #1 
1976
Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks 
1977
Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game 
1978
51st National Spelling Bee: Peg McCarthy wins spelling deification 
1978
Braves draft Bob Horner #1 
1978
Nevada jury rules Howard Hughes "Mormon Will" is a forgery 
1979
"The Source," 1st computer public information service, goes on-line 
1979
Mariners draft Al Chambers #1 
1979
Wings release "Back to the Egg" album 
1980
"It's So Nice to Be Civilized" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 8 perfs 
1980
26th LPGA Championship won by Sally Little 
1980
34th Tony Awards: Children of a Lesser God & Evita win 
1980
50th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (60 63) 
1981
15th Music City News Country Awards: Mandrell Sisters 
1981
Seattle Mariners draft Mike Moore #1 
1982
36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Phila 76ers, 4 games to 2 
1982
Brazilian B-727 flight crashes into mountain; 135 die 
1982
Emmy 9th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 3rd time 
1982
US President Reagan addresses joint session of British Parliament 
1983
"Trading Places", "Ghostbusters" & "Gremlins" premiere 
1983
Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal 
1983
Marlies Gohr runs female European record 100m (10.81) 
1984
Homosexuality is declared legal in the state of New South Wales, Australia. 
1985
117th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Creme Fraiche wins in 2:27 
1986
"Big Deal" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 70 performances 
1986
40th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Hous Rockets, 4 games to 2 
1986
56th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (6-3 6-2 6-4) 
1986
Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected pres of Austria 
1986
Juli Inkster wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship 
1986
Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Balt Orioles beat Yankees 18-9 
1986
Iraqi jets attack Assadabad satellite station 
1987
21st Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis 
1987
Oliver North's secretary Fawn Hall tesifies at Iran-Contra hearing 
1987
New Zealand's Labour government legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear powered vessels in NZ. Only nation to legislate against nuclear power 
1988
Nippon Airways announces that painting eyeballs on Jets cut bird collisions by 20% 
1989
Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate broadcaster Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pitts to Phila if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season 
1990
"It's Garry Shandling's Show" last airs on Fox-TV 
1990
Phil Bradley hits 18th inside-the-park HR in Oriole history 
1991
"Our Country's Good" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 48 perfs 
1991
123rd Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 2:28 
1991
61st French Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats A S Vicario (63 64) 
1991
College World Series: Louisiana State defeats Wichita State 6-3 
1991
Former NY Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds 
1991
Victory parade held in Wash DC (Persian Gulf War) 
1991
Warren Schutte, is 1st non American to win NCAA Div 1 golf title 
1992
26th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Garth Brooks 
1992
NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is banned from baseball for 7th time 
1992
Thomas Klestil succeeds Waldheim as president of Austria 
1993
Premier Marc Bazin of Haiti resigns 
1994
7.8 earthquake strikes North Bolivia 
1994
Mass murderer Joe Rifkind sentenced to 27 years 
1995
"Buttons on Broadway" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 40 perfs 
1995
Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia. 
1996
128th Belmont: Rene Douglas aboard Editor's Note wins in 2:28.96 
1996
66th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats A S Vicario (6-3, 6-7, 10-8) 
1996
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
1996
Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire v Hampshire 
1996
Lloyd & Titchard complete 358 stand for 4th wkt Lancs v Essex 
1996
PBA National Championship Won by Butch Soper 
1996
Panama becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
1996
Revival of the legendary procession of Lady Godiva (Godgifu) naked through Coventry, England 
1997
"Young Man From Atlanta" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 85 perfs 
1997
67th French Mens Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten beats S Bruguera (6-3 6-4 6-2) 
1997
BellSouth Senior Golf Classic at Opryland 
1997
Justin Leonard wins golf's Kemper Open at TPC at Avenel 
1997
Pat Hurst wins LPGA Oldsmobile Classic 
2001
Ray Bourque plays the final game in his NHL career 
2002
134th Belmont: Edgar Prado aboard Sarava wins in 2:29.71 
2003
57th Tony Awards: Hairspray & Take Me Out win 
2003
49th LPGA Championship won by Annika Sörenstam 
2004
Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs 
2007
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker. 
2007
Jazz legend Oscar Peterson is forced to cancel his appearance at the Carnegie Hall all-star performance (held in his honour), owing to illness 
2008
The Akihabara massacre took place on the Sunday-pedestrian-zoned Chūōdōri street. A man killed seven in an attack on a crowd using a truck and a dagger. 
2008
54th LPGA Championship won by Yani Tseng 
2011
45th CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins 
2012
A bus bombing in Pakistan kills 18 and injures 35 people 
2013
Serena Williams defeats Maria Sharapova to win the French Open in tennis 
2014
Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Su-wei win the women's tennis doubles at the French Open 
2014
Rafael Nadal wins his ninth French Open title 
2016
Hillary Clinton Claims the Democratic Nomination 
2016
Bezos says Amazon to up India investment to $5 billion 
2016
Chinese police require DNA for passports in Xinjiang 
2017
Perfect shot: Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 Finals lead 
2017
North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles after US drills 
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