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 This day in History - December 9
354 Historic Events for December 9
1843

P Paul Leroy-Beaulieu, French economist (Economiste Fran‡ais)

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1848

Joel Chandler Harris, US journalist (created Uncle Remus stories)

Birth
1851

1st Young Men's Christian Association in North America (Montr‚al)

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1853

Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, Rochester NY, pitcher (60-12 in 1884)

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1854

Pekka Hannikainen, composer

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1854

Lord Tennyson's poem, "Charge of the Light Brigade," published

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1859

Algernon Ashton, composer

Birth
1861

Battle of Bird Creek, Indian Terr (High Shoal, Chusto-Talasah)

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1862

Karel Kovarovic, composer

Birth
1864

Sidney Homer, composer

Birth
1868

1st British govt of Gladstone forms

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1868

Fritz Haber, German phycist-chemist (Nobel 1919)

Birth
1869

Noble Order of Knights of Labor founded, Philadelphia

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1873

Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect

Birth
1878

G‚za R‚v‚sz, Hungarian/Dutch psychologist (Talent and Genius)

Birth
1878

Joseph Pulitzer buys St Louis Dispatch for $2,500

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1882

Joaqu¡n Turina, Seville Spain, composer (Rima)

Birth
1883

Alexander Papagos, Greek fieldmarshal/supreme commander

Birth
1883

New Brunswick adopts Eastern Standard Time (until 1902)

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1884

Antonin Zapotocky, Czechoslovak president (Ceskoslovensky Spisouatel)

Birth
1884

Levant Richardson patents ball-bearing skate

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1886

Clarence Birdseye, frozen vegatable king (Birdseye)

Birth
1889

President Harrison visits opening of Chicago Auditorium

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1889

John P "Hannes" Kolehmainen, Fin long-distance runner (Oly-gold 1912)

Birth
1893

George Elvey, composer, dies at 77

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