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 This day in History - December 9
354 Historic Events for December 9
1984

LA Ram Eric Dickerson rushes 215 yards for season record 2,003 yards

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1984

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1984

59th Australian Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Sukova (67 61 63)

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1984

6 day hijack of Kuwaiti jet ends

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1984

Iranian commandos end capture of Kuwaiti plane

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1984

Vicki Alvarez/Mike McDonald wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

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1985

Jerry Rice begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions

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1985

Phoenix Arizona, gets 3" of snow

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1985

74th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Mats Wilander (64 63 63)

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1987

Larry Bird, ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws

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1987

Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank

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1988

Roy Orbison, rocker (Pretty Woman), dies of a heart attack at 52

Death
1988

NY Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M

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1989

"Les Miserables" opens at Princess Theatre, Melbourne

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1990

NFL NY Giant Otis Anderson becomes 8th to rush for 10,000th yard

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1990

Lech Walesa wins presidental election in Poland

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1990

Houston scores most points against Cleveland, Oilers 58, Browns 14

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1990

Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3k ladies (4:10.80)

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1990

Betsy King wins Itoman LPGA World Match Play Golf Championship

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1990

Mike Mazurski, wrestler/actor (Centerfold Girls), dies at 80

Death
1991

2nd Billboard Music Awards

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1992

Vincent Gardenia, actor (All in the Family, LA Law), dies at 71

Death
1992

Carl Barger, baseball pres (Pitts Pirates, Fla Marlins), dies at 62

Death
1992

NJ Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, and white for the 1992-93 season

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1992

Sri Lanka's third-ever Test Cricket victory (v NZ by 9 wkts)

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