TODAY IN HISTORY - July 8th

951 - Paris is founded
1988 - Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992...however he never followed through with a campaign

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1839 - John D Rockefeller, Richford New York, US capitalist/founder (Standard Oil), (d. 1937)
1942 - British born actor "His Girl Friday" Cary Grant (38) weds American heiress and socialite Barbara Hutton (29)
1951 - Anjelica Huston, Los Angeles California, actress (Prizzi's Honor, Alien)
1958 - Kevin Bacon, Phila Pa, actor (Diner, Footloose, She's Having a Baby)

GOODBYE TO:

2011 - Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (b. 1918)
2012 - Ernest Borgnine, American actor, dies from renal failure at 95

To see more historical events from today, visit http://www.historyorb.com/day/july/8?p=3

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