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Notable Historical Events for March 9th

1946Ted Williams is offered $500,000 to play in Mexican Baseball League, he refuses

1989US Senate rejects President Bush's nomination of John Tower as Defense Secretary

1993Rodney King in court says he thinks he heard cops yell racial slurs

1497Nicolaus Copernicus' 1st recorded astronomical observation

1933Congress is called into special session by FDR, & began its "100 days"

19817th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda & Goldie Hawn win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Carol Burnett win (TV)

1844Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Hernani" premieres in Venice

1988President Reagan presides at unveiling of Knute Rockne stamp

1951Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam submit a classified paper at the Los Alamos lab, in which they proposed their revolutionary new design, staged implosion, for a practical megaton-range hydrogen bomb

1935Adolf Hitler announces the creation of a new air force.

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Notable Birthdays on March 9th

1934Yuri Gagarin, Russia, cosmonaut, 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1)

1943Bobby Fischer, US, world chess champion (1972-75)

1891Jose Paciano Laurel y Garcia, Tanuan Batangas, 3rd Philippine president

1930Ornette Coleman, Fort Worth, Texas, American jazz composer (Downbeat Musician of Year 1966)

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Notable Weddings on March 9th

1796French Leader Napoléon Bonaparte (26) marries 1st wife Joséphine de Beauharnais (32), changing her name from Rose

2012Rock 'n' roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis (76) weds his cousin's ex Judith Brown (62) in Natchez, Mississippi

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Notable Deaths on March 9th

1992Menachem Begin, PM Israel (1977-80, 81-83, Nobel 1979), dies at 85

479 BCConfucius, Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history, dies at 66 (b. 551 BC)

1851Hans Christian Oersted, Danish physicist, dies at 73

1706Johann Pachelbel, German organist/composer, dies at 52

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