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Notable Historical Events for December 9th

2008The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's election to the Presidency

1941Hitler orders US ships torpedoed

2013Mike Ditka's #89 jersey is retired by the Chicago Bears

198574th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Mats Wilander (64 63 63)

1975US President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 Bn loan-authorization for NYC

1854Alfred Tennyson's poem, "Charge of the Light Brigade," published

1793Noah Webster establishes NY's 1st daily newspaper, American Minerva

1987Larry Bird, ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws

1990Betsy King wins Itoman LPGA World Match Play Golf Championship

1936Australia all out 58 v England, Bradman out for a duck

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Notable Birthdays on December 9th

1916Kirk Douglas, [Issur Danielovitch], Amsterdam, New York, American actor (Gunfight at OK Corral)

1902Margaret Hamilton, Cleveland Ohio, actress (Wicked Witch-Wizard of Oz)

1934Judi Dench, York England, actress (Henry V, Wetherby)

1608John Milton, London, poet/puritan (Paradise Lost), (d. 1674)

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Notable Weddings on December 9th

2011"Nothing Compares 2 U" singer Sinead O'Connor (45) weds Irish therapist Barry Herridge (38) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

1883Poet Rabindranath Tagore (22) weds Mrinalini Devi in an arranged marriage

1989"Baywatch" actor David Hasselhoff (37) weds actress Pamela Bach (26) at the Little Brown Church in Studio City, California

1956NBA player Bill Russell (22) weds college sweetheart Rose Swisher

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December 9th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on December 9th

1971Ralph Bunche, UN delegate/Nobel Prize winner, dies at 67

1998Archie Moore, American boxer, dies at 81

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