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Notable Historical Events for October 9th

1192Richard I of England, the Lion Heart, leaves Jerusalem in disguise

1915Woodrow Wilson becomes first US President to attend a World Series game

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

1936Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

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

1944British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin

197812th Country Music Association Award: Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle & Don Williams wins

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

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

1916Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings

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Notable Birthdays on October 9th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 9th

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

1916Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (21) weds Maxine Gates in Farmington, Utah

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

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

1985NBA guard George Gervin (33) weds Joyce King in Bexar County, Texas

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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)

1806Benjamin Banneker, astronomer/mathematician, dies at 74

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

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