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Notable Historical Events for July 9th

1867An unsuccessful expedition led by E.D Young sets out to search for Dr David Livingstone (Scottish missionary and explorer).

1972Kwame Nkrumah, re-buried in Nkroful Ghana

1955The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London.

1977106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

2009Joe Sakic retires after 21 NHL seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise, finishing with 625 goals and 1,641 points

1968All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)

1988Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3

1995109th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats B Becker (67 62 64 62)

1988Jessye Norman begins recording Bizet's "Carmen"

1990Richard Hadlee takes 5-53 to end his Test Cricket career with 431 wkts

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Notable Birthdays on July 9th

1947OJ Simpson [Orenthal James], Santa Fey California, NFL running back (Buf Bills)

1905Clarence Campbell, Fleming Saskatchewan, Third NHL president (1946-77)

1956Tom Hanks, Concord California, actor (Bossom Buddies, Forrest Gump, Phila)

1964Courtney Love, Santa Fey California, vocalist (Hole)/actress (People vs Larry Flynt)

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Notable Weddings on July 9th

1842American writer "The Scarlett Letter" Nathaniel Hawthorne (38) marries painter and illustrator Sophia Peabody (33) in the Peabody's home, Boston

1952American educator, Presbyterian minister and TV host Fred Rogers (24) weds Sara Joanne Byrd

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Notable Deaths on July 9th

1850Zachary Taylor, 12th US president (1849-50), dies in White House at 65

1967Eugen Fischer, Nazi physician dies at 93

1856Amedeo Avogadro, Italian chemist, dies at 79

1974Earl Warren, governor of California/Supreme court justice (1953-68), dies at 83

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