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Notable Historical Events for March 9th

1950Willie Sutton robs Manufacturers Bank of $64,000 in NYC

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

1953Josef Stalin buried in Moscow

1497Nicolaus Copernicus' 1st recorded astronomical observation

1765After a public campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son had actually committed suicide.

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

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

2002Joe Sakic plays his 1,000th career game

19937th Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige win

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

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Notable Birthdays on March 9th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on March 9th

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

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

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Notable Deaths on March 9th

1851Hans Christian Oersted, Danish physicist, dies at 73

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)

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

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