Today in History for Sunday, June 8th





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Today in HistoryToday in History for Sunday, June 8thToday in History for Sunday, June 8thThe Associated PressHighlights of this day in history: Islam's Prophet Mohammed dies; James Earl Ray caught, wanted for killing civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.; Architect Frank Lloyd Wright born; The N.Y. Yankees retire Mickey Mantle's number. (June 8)June 8th, 632:(AP Photos)The prophet Mohammed --- who founded the religion of Islam --- dies in Medina, part of what's now Saudi Arabia.Mohammed leaves no arrangement for a successor, creating a rift within Islam which lasts to this day.1968: (AP Photos)Authorities announce the capture in London of James Earl Ray --- wanted for assassinating Martin Luther King, Junior.Ray spends the rest of his life behind bars after pleading guilty to killing the civil rights leader. He later recants, claiming a conspiracy targeted King.1967: (AP Photos)Thirty-four U.S. servicemen are killed when Israeli forces raid the Liberty, a Navy ship stationed in the Mediterranean.Israel calls the attack, which takes place during the Six-Day War in the Mideast, a tragic mistake.1869: (AP Photos)Frank Lloyd Wright --- one of the great American architects of the 20th Century --- is born in Richland Center, Wisconsin.And, 1969: (AP Photos)The New York Yankees retire Mickey Mantle's uniform, Number Seven.Mantle --- known to baseball fans as 'The Mick' --- pays tribute to another Yankee legend.(SOT of Mantle)Today in History, June 8th --- ___ ___, The Associated Press.

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