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Notable Historical Events for December 9th

198459th Australian Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Sukova (67 61 63)

2005"Brokeback Mountain", starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, is released

1793Noah Webster establishes NY's 1st daily newspaper, American Minerva

1987Larry Bird, ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws

1967Jim Morrison, arrested on stage for disturbing the peace

2008The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's election to the Presidency

2013Mike Ditka's #89 jersey is retired by the Chicago Bears

1936Australia all out 58 v England, Bradman out for a duck

198574th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Mats Wilander (64 63 63)

1975US President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 Bn loan-authorization for NYC

December 9th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 9th

1916Kirk Douglas, [Issur Danielovitch], Amsterdam, New York, American actor (Gunfight at OK Corral)

1902Margaret Hamilton, Cleveland Ohio, actress (Wicked Witch-Wizard of Oz)

1934Judi Dench, York England, actress (Henry V, Wetherby)

1608John Milton, London, poet/puritan (Paradise Lost), (d. 1674)

December 9th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 9th

2011"Nothing Compares 2 U" singer Sinead O'Connor (45) weds Irish therapist Barry Herridge (38) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

1989"Baywatch" actor David Hasselhoff (37) weds actress Pamela Bach (26) at the Little Brown Church in Studio City, California

2005"Bourne" actor Matt Damon (35) weds Argentine-born Luciana Barrosa (29) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau near New York City Hall

1883Poet Rabindranath Tagore (22) weds Mrinalini Devi in an arranged marriage

December 9th Weddings
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December 9th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on December 9th

1998Archie Moore, American boxer, dies at 81

1971Ralph Bunche, UN delegate/Nobel Prize winner, dies at 67

December 9th Deaths
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