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 This day in History - September 8
407 Historic Events for September 8
1985

"USA Weekend's" 1st issue, appears in 255 newspapers

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1985

Alayson Gibbons sets 24 hr women swim record of 42.05 mi in 25 m pool

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1985

7 die in a car and train crash in San Jose Calif

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1985

Discovery flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB

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1985

Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with 4,191 hits

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1985

105th US Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (76 63 64)

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1986

Westinghouse sells Muzak

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1987

Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation

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1988

Javier Sotomayer of Cuba high jumps world record 2.43 m (7' 11«")

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1988

NL pres Bart Giamatti is unanimously elected baseball's 7th commish

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1988

Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation

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1989

George Brett gets his 2,500th hit

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1989

Norwegian Convair 580 crashes at Jutland in sea (55 murder)

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1989

Mausoleum of Beatrice of Brabant (1288) discovered in Kortrijk Belgium

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1990

104th US Womens Tennis: Gabriela Sabatini beats Steffi Graf (62 76)

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1990

Ellis Island Historical Site opens on Ellis Island NYC

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1991

Buffalo Bill Jim Kelly passes for 6 touchdowns vs Pitts (52-34)

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1991

111th US Mens Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Jim Courier (62 64 60)

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1991

Michelle Estill wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship

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1991

Jan J Lipski, chairman (Polish Socialist Party)/writer, dies

Death
1991

Macedonia votes for independence from Yugoslavia

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1991

Alex North, music composer (Spartacus), dies at 80 of cancer

Death
1991

Brad Davis, US, actor (Midnight Express, Chariots of Fire), dies at 41

Death
1991

Jo Budie, Dutch orch leader (KRO), dies

Death
1992

Quentin N Burdick, (Sen-D-ND, 1960-91), dies at 84

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