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Notable Historical Events for December 9th

1854Alfred Tennyson's poem, "Charge of the Light Brigade," published

2013Mike Ditka's #89 jersey is retired by the Chicago Bears

1987Larry Bird, ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws

1941Hitler orders US ships torpedoed

1793Noah Webster establishes NY's 1st daily newspaper, American Minerva

19923rd Billboard Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Ropin' The Wind win

1990Betsy King wins Itoman LPGA World Match Play Golf Championship

2005"Brokeback Mountain", starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, is released

19912nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston win

1936Australia all out 58 v England, Bradman out for a duck

December 9th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 9th

1608John Milton, London, poet/puritan (Paradise Lost), (d. 1674)

1934Judi Dench, York England, actress (Henry V, Wetherby)

1902Margaret Hamilton, Cleveland Ohio, actress (Wicked Witch-Wizard of Oz)

1916Kirk Douglas, [Issur Danielovitch], Amsterdam, New York, American actor (Gunfight at OK Corral)

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Notable Weddings on December 9th

1989"Baywatch" actor David Hasselhoff (37) weds actress Pamela Bach (26) at the Little Brown Church in Studio City, California

1956NBA player Bill Russell (22) weds college sweetheart Rose Swisher

2011"Nothing Compares 2 U" singer Sinead O'Connor (45) weds Irish therapist Barry Herridge (38) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

1883Poet Rabindranath Tagore (22) weds Mrinalini Devi in an arranged marriage

December 9th Weddings
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December 9th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on December 9th

2012Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American singer-songwriter, dies in a plane crash at 43

1998Archie Moore, American boxer, dies at 81

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