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Today in History for June 10: On this date: In 1650, the Jesuits closed their mission in Huronia, now Midland, Ont., which had been established in 1623.


Today in Music History for June 10: In 1865, Richard Wagner's opera "Tristan and Isolde" premiered in Munich, Germany.


Celebrity Birthdays for June 9: Media analyst Marvin Kalb is 94. Sports commentator Dick Vitale is 85. Author Letty Cottin Pogrebin is 86. Guitarist Mick Box of Uriah Heep is 77. Film composer James Newton Howard is 73.


Today in History for June 9: On this date: In 68 AD, the brutal and paranoid Roman emperor Nero committed suicide at age 31.


Today in Music History for June 9: In 1892, songwriter and composer Cole Porter was born in Peru, Ind.


Celebrity Birthdays for June 8: Actress Millicent Martin is 90. Actor James Darren is 88. Singer Nancy Sinatra is 84. Singer Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night) is 82. Singer Boz Scaggs is 80. Author Sara Paretsky is 77.


Today in Music History for June 8: In 1940, singer Nancy Sinatra, the eldest child of Frank Sinatra, was born in Jersey City, N.J. After hooking up with producer Lee Hazelwood, she hit No.


Today in History for June 8: In 632, the Prophet Mohammad died. His teachings, recorded in the Qur'an, forged a new religion -- Islam.


Celebrity Birthdays for June 15: Singer Ruby Nash Garnett of Ruby and the Romantics is 90. Muff Winwood, bass player with the Spencer Davis Group, is 81. Funk guitarist Leo Nocentelli of The Meters is 78. Singer Noddy Holder (Slade) is 78.


Celebrity Birthdays for June 14: Actress Marla Gibbs is 93. Jazz trombonist and composer Ian McDougall is 86. Soul singer Garland Green is 82. Country-rock musician Spooner Oldham is 81. Singer Rod Argent of The Zombies and Argent is 79. Former U.S.