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Notable Historical Events for February 9th

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

1986Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

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

1807French Sanhedrin convened by Napoleon

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

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

1980Rick Barry, Houston, is 1st in NBA to score 8 3-pointers in a game

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 9th

1773William Henry Harrison, Charles City Virginia, 9th President of the United States (March 4-April 4, 1841)

1943Joseph E. Stiglitz, American economist, Nobel laureate

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

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

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Notable Weddings on February 9th

1864Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Clift Bacon

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on February 9th

1906Paul Laurence Dunbar, black dialect poet, dies at 33 in Dayton, Ohio

1881Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (Crime & Punishment), dies at 59

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