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Notable Historical Events for July 9th

1947Spain votes for Franco monarchy

2006120th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal (6-0 7-6 6-7 6-3)

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

2000107th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats L Davenport (6-3 7-6)

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

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

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

1988Jessye Norman begins recording Bizet's "Carmen"

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

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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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 9th

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

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

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Notable Deaths on July 9th

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

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

1856Amedeo Avogadro, Italian chemist, dies at 79

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