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Notable Historical Events for December 9th

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

1987Larry Bird, ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws

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

1990Betsy King wins Itoman LPGA World Match Play Golf Championship

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 9th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 9th

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

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

December 9th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 9th

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

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

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

December 9th Weddings
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December 9th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on December 9th

2012Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American singer-songwriter, dies in a plane crash at 43

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

December 9th Deaths
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