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 This day in History - December 9
354 Historic Events for December 9
1894

Eddie Dowling, Woonsocket RI, actor (Anywhere USA)

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1894

Roman Catholics win Parliamentary election in Belgium

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1897

Hermione Gingold, London England, actress (Gigi, Music Man)

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1898

Emmett Kelly, Sedan KS, circus clown (Weary Willie)

Birth
1899

Jean de Brunhoff, France, children's book author (Babar the Elephant)

Birth
1899

Howard Freeman, Helena MT, actor (Double Dynamite)

Birth
1899

Frans van Amelsvoort, Dutch choir conductor

Birth
1899

Leonie Fuller Adams, US poetess (Those not elected)

Birth
1900

Dutch Pres Paul Kruger and Queen Wilhelmina have a triumphant procession

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1901

Od”n [Edmund] von Horvath, Hungarian/Austrian playwright

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1902

Richard A Butler, England, Dutch min of Finance/Foreign affairs

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1902

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

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1902

AL announces purchase of grounds for a stadium in NY

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1903

Norwegian parliament vote unanimiously for female suffrage

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1904

Roger Wolcott Sperry, physicist

Birth
1905

French Assembly National votes for separation of church and state

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1905

Richard Strauss' opera "Salome," premiers in Dresden

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1905

Henry Holmes, composer, dies at 66

Death
1905

Dalton Trumbo, US, writer/film director (Johnny Got His Gun)

Birth
1906

Grace Murray Hopper, computer innovator

Birth
1906

Freddy Martin, Cleve Oh, orch leader (started Merv Griffin)

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1906

Greet Koeman, Dutch singer

Birth
1906

NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed US Senate commission on the Congo

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1907

1st Christmas Seals sold (Wilmington Del post office)

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1907

Gustav Mahler departs Vienna

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