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Notable Historical Events for August 9th

1999Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.

48 BCCaesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.

2002Barry Bonds hits his 600th career home run

1925Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out

198163rd PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots a 273 at Atlanta AC Ga

1655Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell divides England into 11 districts

1815Napoleon Bonaparte sets sail for exile on St Helena on board British ship the Northumberland

1942Mahatma Gandhi & 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a "quit India" campaign by the All-India Congress

198769th PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots 287 at PGA Natl Palm Beach

1988Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions

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Notable Birthdays on August 9th

1963Whitney Houston, Newark NJ, singer (One Moment in Time, Bodyguard), (d. 2012)

1648Johann Michael Bach, Arnstadt Germany, composer (In Dulci Jubilo), (d. 1694)

1964Brett Hull, Belleville Ontario, NHL right wing (St Louis Blues, Dallas Stars)

1928Bob Cousy, Manhattan New York, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, 1957 MVP)

1967Deion Sanders, Fort Myers Florida, NFL cornerback/wide reciever and MLB player (Dallas Cowboys and NY Yankees)

1776Amedeo Avogadro, Tuin Italy, 6.022 x 10 ^ 23 (Avogadro's Law), (d. 1856)

1950Chris Haney, Welland Ontario, Canadian journalist (created Trivial Pursuit)

1938Rod Laver, Australia, tennis ace (1962, 1969 Grand Slam)

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Notable Weddings on August 9th

1968Detective writer Erle Stanley Gardner (79) weds his long-time secretary Agnes Jean Bethell

1949Actor Jimmy Stewart weds (41) former model Gloria Hatrick McLean (31) at the Brentwood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles

1973Actor Anthony Perkins (41) weds photographer Berinthia Berenson (25) in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

1958Actor Robert Redford (21) weds Lola Van Wagenen in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Notable Divorces on August 9th

1922Actress Gloria Swanson (23) divorces businessman Herbert K. Somborn after almost 3 years of marriage

1955Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (22) divorces socialite Frederick Gallatin Cammann after more than a year of marriage

August 9th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on August 9th

1969Sharon Tate, actress (Valley of Dolls), murdered by Manson's gang at 26

117Trajan, Roman Emperor, dies from edema at 63

1969Cecil Frank Powell, British physicist, dies at 65

1962Hermann Hesse, German/Swiss poet/author (Nobel 1946), dies at 85

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