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Notable Historical Events for November 9th

1799Napoleon Bonaparte becomes dictator (1st consul) of France

1995"Danny Gans on Broadway" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC

1973Ringo Starr releases "Ringo" album

201145th Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

1984Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1923Beer Hall Putsch-Nazis fail to overthrow government, 16 die/Hitler flees

1925Robert A. Millikan confirms the existence of cosmic rays from outer space in a speech to the National Academy of Sciences at Madison, Wisconsin

1673British king Charles II dismisses Earl of Shaftesbury

1980Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran

1854Franz Liszt's "Fest-Long," premieres

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Notable Birthdays on November 9th

1941Tom Fogerty, Berkeley California, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), (d. 1990)

1913Hedy Lamarr, Vienna Austria, actress (Ecstacy, Samson & Delilah)

1936Mary Travers, Louisville Ky, folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary)

1731Benjamin Banneker, Ellicott Md, black mathematician/surveyor (Wash DC)

1929Imre Kertész, Budapest, concentration camp survivor, writer, Nobel laureate (2002)

1980Vanessa Minnillo, Angeles City, Pampanga, Filipino-born American TV personality (Entertainment Tonight)

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Notable Weddings on November 9th

1931Actress Gloria Swanson (32) weds Michael Farmer

1968Former "Led Zepellin" lead singer Robert Plant (19) weds Maureen Wilson

1887Painter Grandma Moses (27) weds Thomas Salmon Moses in New York

1935"Magnificent Obsession" actress Jane Wyatt (24) weds investment broker Edgar Bethune Ward in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Notable Divorces on November 9th

1931Actress Gloria Swanson (32) divorces aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (33) after 6 years of marriage

1968Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (26) divorces first wife Marlynn Myers after 4 years of marriage

November 9th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on November 9th

1970Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), dies at 79

1940Arthur Neville Chamberlain, British premier (1937-40), dies of bowel cancer at 71

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