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This day in history

Saturday, June 8, is the 159th day of 2013. There are 206 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Former first lady Barbara Bush is 88. Actor-comedian Jerry Stiller is 86. Comedian Joan Rivers is 80. Singer Nancy Sinatra is 73. Musician Boz Scaggs is 69. Rock singer Bonnie Tyler is 62. Actor Griffin Dunne is 58. ‘‘Dilbert’’ creator Scott Adams is 56. Actor-director Keenen Ivory Wayans is 55. Actress Julianna Margulies is 46. Former US Representative Gabrielle Giffords is 43. Rapper Kanye West is 36.

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In 632, the prophet Muhammad died in Medina.

In 1861, voters in Tennessee approved an Ordinance of Secession passed the previous month by the state legislature.

In 1953, the US Supreme Court ruled unanimously that restaurants in the District of Columbia could not refuse to serve blacks.

In 1967, Israel attacked the USS Liberty, a Navy intelligence-gathering ship in the Mediterranean, killing 34 servicemen. (Israel later said the Liberty was mistaken for an Egyptian vessel.)

In 1973, General Francisco Franco relinquished his post as Spain’s prime minister while remaining as chief of state.

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