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Notable Historical Events for June 9th

1946Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1970Bob Dylan given honorary Doctorate of Music at Princeton University

1930Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by the Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone.

1940General Charles de Gaulle's 1st meeting with Winston Churchill

196838th French Womens Tennis: Nancy Richey beats Anne H Jones (57 64 61)

68Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by flogging.

197949th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Wendy Turnbull (62 60)

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

1075Battle at Homburg/Unstrut: German King Henry IV beats Saksen

1908Kind Edward VII of Great Britain visits Tsar Nicholas II at Reval, Russia, where the two discuss the growing power of Germany and British plans for reform in Macedonia

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Notable Birthdays on June 9th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 9th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on June 9th

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

1974Miguel Asturias, Guatemalan writer, dies at 74

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