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Notable Historical Events for July 9th

1968All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)

1995Jack Nicklaus wins Golf's British Open (4th to win all 4 majors)

1951US President Harry Truman asks Congress to formally end state of war with Germany

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

1991All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Balt Orioles)

1536French navigator Jacques Cartier returns to Saint-Malo from Canada

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

1956Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand

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

1807Treaties of Tilsit signed by Napoleon I and Alexander I.

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Notable Birthdays on July 9th

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

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

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

2014Eileen Ford, American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), dies from complications of meningioma and osteoporosis at 92

1856Amedeo Avogadro, Italian chemist, dies at 79

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