8th June

The events happened on 8th June are :

1504 : Michelangelo's David installed in Florence : Believed to have been installed this day in 1504 in the cathedral of Florence was Michelangelo's statue of David, commissioned in 1501 and considered the prime statement of the Renaissance ideal of perfect humanity.

2002 : Serena Williams defeated her sister Venus Williams to win the French Open tennis title.

1966 : The National Football League and the American Football League announced a merger, which became effective in 1970.

1916 : Biophysicist Francis Crick, who along with James Dewey Watson and Maurice Wilkins received the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their determination of the molecular structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), was born in Northampton, England.

1867 : Francis Joseph was crowned king of Hungary.

1191 : At the time of the Third Crusade, Richard I joined the Crusaders in Acre, having conquered Cyprus on his way there.

632 : Muhammad, the founder of the religion of Islam and of the Muslim community, died in Medina.

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