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Notable Historical Events for December 9th

1985Jerry Rice begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive games with a reception

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

19923rd Billboard Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Ropin' The Wind win

19912nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston win

1990Betsy King wins Itoman LPGA World Match Play Golf Championship

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

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

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

1941Hitler orders US ships torpedoed

1961Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs NY

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Notable Birthdays on December 9th

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

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

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

1929Bob Hawke, Bordertown, South Australia, 23rd Australian Prime Minister (1983-91) and Leader of the Labor Party

December 9th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 9th

2005"Bourne" actor Matt Damon (35) weds Argentine-born Luciana Barrosa (29) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau near New York City Hall

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

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

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

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December 9th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on December 9th

1998Archie Moore, American boxer, dies at 81

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

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