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Notable Historical Events for October 9th

1936Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

768Charlemagne and his brother Carloman I are crowned Kings of The Franks.

1910Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting avg with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown's 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won

1959Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton, England

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

1975Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize

1990Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile

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

1909Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 9th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 9th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on October 9th

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

1974Oskar Schindler, German businessman (b. 1908)

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

1806Benjamin Banneker, astronomer/mathematician, dies at 74

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