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Notable Historical Events for July 9th

1893Daniel Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anesthesia

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

1401Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane (Timur) destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000

19721st tour of Paul McCartney & Wings (France)

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

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

1988Jessye Norman begins recording Bizet's "Carmen"

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

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

1997Mike Tyson is banned from boxing for biting Holyfield's ear

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Notable Birthdays on July 9th

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

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)

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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

1952Country singer June Carter Cash (23) weds singer Carl Smith (25)

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Notable Deaths on July 9th

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

1967Eugen Fischer, Nazi physician dies at 93

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

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

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