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This Day In History: June 8

This Day in History

632: Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, dies in Medina (now in Saudi Arabia).
1789: James Madison proposes adding the Bill of Rights to the Constitution.
1967: In an apparent accident, Israel torpedoes the USS Liberty, an intelligence ship, in the Mediterranean, killing 34.
1986: Kurt Waldheim is elected president of Austria.
1995: Air Force Capt. Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines 6 days after his F-16 fighter jet was shot down over Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Today's Birthdays

1606: Pierre Corneille, dramatist (Rouen, France; died 1684)
1810: Robert Schumann, composer (Zwickau, Germany; died 1856)
1867: Frank Lloyd Wright, architect (Richland Center, WI; died 1959)
1916: Francis Crick, biologist/biochemist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA (Northhampton, England; died 2004)
1917: Byron R. White, Supreme Court justice (Fort Collins, CO; died 2002)
1925: Barbara Bush, former First Lady of the United States (Rye, NY)
1929: Jerry Stiller, comedian/actor (New York, NY)
1936: James Darren, singer/actor (Philadelphia, PA)
1937: Joan Rivers, comedian/TV personality (Brooklyn, NY)
1939: Bernie Casey, football player and actor (Wyco, WV)
1940: Nancy Sinatra, actress/singer (Jersey City, NJ)
1942: Andrew Weil, health adviser (Philadelphia, PA)
1944: Boz Scaggs, musician (Canton, OH)
1947: Sara Paretsky, mystery writer (Ames, IA)
1950: Kathy Baker, actress (Midland, TX)
1955: Griffin Dunne, actor (New York, NY)
1955: Tim Berners-Lee, World Wide Web inventor (London, England)
1957: Scott Adams, cartoonist and creator of Dilbert (Windham, NY)
1958: Keenan Ivory Wayans, actor (New York, NY)
1966: Julianna Margulies, actress (Spring Valley, NY)
1971: Mark Feuerstein, actor (New York, NY)


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