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 This day in History - December 9
354 Historic Events for December 9
1925

AL extends Ban Johnson's contract to 1935 and raise to $40,000

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1925

Pro football a hit in NYC; Grange and Bears beat Giants before 73,000

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1925

Dina Merrill, NYC, actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8)

Birth
1925

Eugene Gigout, composer, dies at 81

Death
1926

USGA leagalizes steel shaft golf clubs

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1926

Luis Miguel Domingu¡n, Spain, matador

Birth
1927

Pierre Henry, composer

Birth
1928

Dick Van Patten, Queens NY, actor (Tom Bradford-8 is Enough)

Birth
1929

Bob Hawke, cricketer (no relation to Lord 12th man for Oxford U 1954)

Birth
1929

Willis Cuttell, cricketer (two Tests England v S Africa 1899), dies

Death
1929

Robert J L Hawke, (Lab), PM Australia (1983-91)

Birth
1929

Michel Fano, composer

Birth
1929

John Cassavetes, NYC, actor (Dirty Dozen, Rosemary's Baby)

Birth
1930

Jim Slight, cricketer (represented Australia at Oval 1880), dies

Death
1930

Buck Henry, NYC, screenwriter/comedian (SNL, Get Smart)

Birth
1931

Baseball cuts squad from 25 to 23 players and NL continues to prohibit uniform numbers

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1931

Japanese army attacks Chinese province of Jehol

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1931

Spain becomes a republic

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1931

Benn W Levy's "Springtime for Henry," premieres in NYC

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1932

Jessie "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" Hill, jazz musician

Birth
1933

Orville Moody, Chickasha OK, PGA golfer (1969 US Open)

Birth
1933

Milt Campbell, Plainfield NJ, hurdler/decathlete (Olympics-gold-56)

Birth
1933

Romania disallows fascist Iron Guard

Event
1933

Morice Bird, cricketer (scored 280 runs in 10 Tests for England), dies

Death
1933

21st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Sarnia Imperials, 4-3

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