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Notable Historical Events for May 9th

1836HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin departs Port Louis, Mauritius

1964Khrushchev visits Egypt

1987Oriole Eddie Murray is 1st to switch hit HRs in 2 consecutive games

2012United States President Barack Obama officially states his support for same sex marriage

1941Louis Buchalter is arraigned in New York state court on the 1936 Joseph Rosen murder along with three other murders

1768John Hancock pays duties on 25 pipes of wine, only one fourth of his ship's carrying capacity, and British officials accuse him of unloading the rest during the night to avoid paying the duties on the entire cargo

1988Australia's new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Canberra

2005Liberal commentary website The Huffington Post is launched

1959Dorothy Rigney, husband John, & Hank Greenberg resign from White Sox

1934Bradman out for a Cricket duck against Cambridge University!

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Notable Birthdays on May 9th

1965Steve Yzerman, Cranbrook British Columbia, NHL forward (Team Canada, Detroit)

1882Henry J. Kaiser, Sprout Brook NY, ship builder and industrialist (Liberty Ships, Jeeps, Boulder Dam)

1964Miloslav Mecir, Bojnice Czechoslovakia, tennis player (Olympic-gold-1988)

1949Billy Joel, Bronx, rock vocalist (Pianoman, Capt Jack, Bridge)

1873Howard Carter, London, British archaeologist and egyptologist (found King Tutankhamen's tomb)

1800John Brown, Torrington, Connecticut, American revolutionary abolitionist (d. 1859)

May 9th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 9th

1942Physicist Robert Hofstadter (27) weds Nancy Givan

1987Actor Tom Cruise (27) & actress Mimi Rogers (33), marry

May 9th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 9th

1986Tenzing Norgay, Tibetan climber (Mount Everest 1953), dies at 71

1979Cyrus S. Eaton, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate, dies at 95

2012Vidal Sassoon, British hairdresser and businessman, dies from leukemia at 84

1978Aldo Moro, 5 times PM of Italy, assassinated by the Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization Red Brigades at 61

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