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Notable Historical Events for September 8th

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship

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

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

1999"American Beauty", starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Thora Birch, premieres in Los Angeles

1833Charles Darwin departs to Buenos Aires

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

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

1996110th US Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (7-5 6-4)

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

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Notable Birthdays on September 8th

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

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)

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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)

September 8th Weddings
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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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