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Notable Historical Events for February 9th

1985Madonna's "Like a Virgin," album goes #1 for 3 weeks

1950Sen Joseph McCarthy charges State Dept infested with 205 communists

1940Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1943FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry

2006Al Michaels joins NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcast with Johh Madden

1986Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

2011Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday album reached number one on the Billboard 200 in its eleventh week on the chart.

1997Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am

1861Jefferson Davis & Alexander Stephens elected president & VP of the Confederate States of America (US Civil War)

1980Rick Barry, Houston, is 1st in NBA to score 8 3-pointers in a game

February 9th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 9th

1944Alice Walker, US, novelist (Color Purple, Meridian)

1923Brendan Behan, Dublin Ireland, author/poet (Hostage)

1943Joseph E. Stiglitz, American economist, Nobel laureate

1970Glenn McGrath, cricketer (NSW & Australian fast bowler 1993-)

February 9th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 9th

1989NBA power forward Charles Barkley (26) weds legal aide Maureen Blumhardt in Elkton, Maryland

1991Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (42) weds equestrian Madeleine Gurdon (28) in Westminster, London

1957Actor Richard Harris (26) weds socialite Elizabeth Rees (20)

1864Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Clift Bacon

February 9th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 9th

1881Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (Crime & Punishment), dies at 59

1906Paul Laurence Dunbar, black dialect poet, dies at 33 in Dayton, Ohio

February 9th Deaths
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