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Notable Historical Events for February 9th

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

1986Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

1825House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams 6th US president

1950Sen Joseph McCarthy charges State Dept infested with 205 communists

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

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

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

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

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

1947Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia

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Notable Birthdays on February 9th

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

1943Joseph E. Stiglitz, American economist, Nobel laureate

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

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

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Notable Weddings on February 9th

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

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

1864Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Clift Bacon

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

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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

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