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Notable Historical Events for November 9th

1965Willie Mays named NL MVP

2011Shakira is honoured as Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year

1906Theodore Roosevelt is 1st US President to visit other countries (Puerto Rico and Panama)

1925Robert A. Millikan confirms the existence of cosmic rays from outer space in a speech to the National Academy of Sciences at Madison, Wisconsin

1799Napoleon Bonaparte becomes dictator (1st consul) of France

1995"Danny Gans on Broadway" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC

1939"Ninotchka," with Greta Garbo premieres

1673British king Charles II dismisses Earl of Shaftesbury

1980Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran

1973Ringo Starr releases "Ringo" album

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Notable Birthdays on November 9th

1936Mary Travers, Louisville Ky, folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary)

1731Benjamin Banneker, Ellicott Md, black mathematician/surveyor (Wash DC)

1913Hedy Lamarr, Vienna Austria, actress (Ecstacy, Samson & Delilah)

1929Imre Kertész, Budapest, concentration camp survivor, writer, Nobel laureate (2002)

1980Vanessa Minnillo, Angeles City, Pampanga, Filipino-born American TV personality (Entertainment Tonight)

1941Tom Fogerty, Berkeley California, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), (d. 1990)

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Notable Weddings on November 9th

1887Painter Grandma Moses (27) weds Thomas Salmon Moses in New York

1935"Magnificent Obsession" actress Jane Wyatt (24) weds investment broker Edgar Bethune Ward in Santa Fe, New Mexico

1968Former "Led Zepellin" lead singer Robert Plant (19) weds Maureen Wilson

1931Actress Gloria Swanson (32) weds Michael Farmer

November 9th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on November 9th

1931Actress Gloria Swanson (32) divorces aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (33) after 6 years of marriage

1968Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (26) divorces first wife Marlynn Myers after 4 years of marriage

November 9th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on November 9th

2004Stieg Larsson, Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), dies of a heart attack at 50

1940Arthur Neville Chamberlain, British premier (1937-40), dies of bowel cancer at 71

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