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Notable Historical Events for June 9th

1933Walter Johnson takes over as Cleveland manager

1971Paul McCartney's album "Ram" goes gold

1945Following an 8-7 win over the Phils, Brooklyn manager Leo Durocher is arrested on a complaint by a fan that Durocher slugged him

196838th French Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats R Laver (63 61 26 62)

1958HM Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW), Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.

1899james j jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

19311st rocket-powered aircraft design patented (Robert Goddard)

1930Paavo Nurmi runs world record 6 mile (29:36.4)

1942Nazis kill all inhabitants of Lidice, which had been implicated in the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the Nazi controller of Bohemia and Moravia, and Hitler's order was given to "teach the Czechs a final lesson of subservience and humility".

1978Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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Notable Birthdays on June 9th

1963Johnny Depp, Queensboro Ky, actor (21 Jump Street, Ed Wood)

1981Natalie Portman [Natalie Hershlag], Jerusalem, Israeli/American actress (Professional, Everyone Says I Love You)

1961Michael J. Fox, Edmonton, Alberta, Canadian actor (Family Ties, Back to the Future, Teen Wolf)

1672Peter the Great [Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov],Tsar of Russia (1682-1725)

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Notable Weddings on June 9th

1936Novelist and journalist George Orwell (33) weds Eileen Maud O'Shaugnessy (30) at St. Mary's Church

2009Boxing legend Mike Tyson (43) weds Lakiha Spicer (32) at La Bella Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

1908Poet Joyce Kilmer (21) weds author Aline Murray (19)

1939Medical researcher Jonas Salk (24) weds social worker Donna Lindsay

1990NHL goaltender Patrick Roy (25) weds Michele Piuze at Saint-Sacrement Church in Quebec, Canada

2012Actor Matthew McConaughey (42) weds model Camilla Alves (30) in Austin, Texas

2012Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (50) weds Michelle Rounds in New York

1660French King Louis XIV (21) marries Maria Theresa of Spain (21) at Saint-Jean-de-Luz

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Notable Deaths on June 9th

1870Charles Dickens, English writer (David Copperfield), dies at 58

68Claudius Nero, Roman emperor (54-68), commits suicide at 31

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