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Notable Historical Events for October 9th

1961Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning

1986Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals

1909Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game

1921Babe Ruth's 1st WS homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays

1936Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

1953British Prime Minister Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution

1938Aaron Copland's & Eugene Loring's ballet "Billy the Kid" premieres in Chicago

1915Woodrow Wilson becomes first US President to attend a World Series game

1864Battle of Tom's Brook; Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan's campaign is beaten by General Custer & Merrit's cavalry divisions

1990Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile

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Notable Birthdays on October 9th

1940Joe Pepitone, Brooklyn New York, MLB 1st baseman (NY Yankees)

1852Hermann Emil Fischer, Euskirchen, Rhine Province, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 1919)

1952Sharon Osbourne, Brixton, South London, music manager, TV personality and wife of Ozzy Osbourne (X-Factor, America's Got Talent)

1940John Lennon, Liverpool, British musician, pop star and member of The Beatles (Imagine), (d. 1980)

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Notable Weddings on October 9th

1901Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr (27) weds Abby Aldrich in Warwick Neck, Rhode Island

2005Italian pop singer Alexia (38) weds Giorgio Armani's nephew Andrea Camerana at Church of San Martino in Piacenza, Italy

1916Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (21) weds Maxine Gates in Farmington, Utah

1985NBA guard George Gervin (33) weds Joyce King in Bexar County, Texas

2011Musician Paul McCartney (69) weds New Yorker Nancy Shevell (51) in a civil ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall, London

1944Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (67) weds 1930 Miss France Yvonne Blanche Labrousse (38) in Geneva, Switzerland

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Notable Deaths on October 9th

1806Benjamin Banneker, astronomer/mathematician, dies at 74

1967Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary and physician, executed in Bolivia at 39

1974Oskar Schindler, German businessman (b. 1908)

1950George Hainsworth, National Hockey League goaltender, dies in a car accident at 55

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