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Notable Historical Events for May 9th

1922The International Astronomical Union formally adopt Annie Jump Cannon's stellar classification system, which with only minor changes, is still used today

1964Khrushchev visits Egypt

1973For 2nd time, Johnny Bench hits 3 HRs in a game

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

1502Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World

1934Bradman out for a Cricket duck against Cambridge University!

2005Liberal commentary website The Huffington Post is launched

1958Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo", starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, is released

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

1993Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on May 9th

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 9th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 9th

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

1942Physicist Robert Hofstadter (27) weds Nancy Givan

May 9th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 9th

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

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

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

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

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