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 This day in History - January 9
389 Historic Events for January 9
1979

Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses

Event
1979

K-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste"

Event
1979

Lavinia Magruder, Miss Vermont Teen USA (1996)

Birth
1979

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin

Event
1980

63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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1981

Kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58

Death
1981

Francisco Balsamao elected pres of Portugal

Event
1982

Steve D'Innocenzo scores 3 hockey goals in 12 sec in Mass HS game

Event
1982

5.9 earthquake in New England and Canada; 1st since 1855

Event
1982

Paul Lynde, actor (Bye Bye Birdie, Bewitched), dies at 55

Death
1983

British PM Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands

Event
1984

Wolfgang Staudte, German director (Ciske de Rat), dies at 77

Death
1984

"TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes" premieres on NBC TV (Whoops)

Event
1984

Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession

Event
1984

EAA moves operations to Oshkosh

Event
1984

John Lennon releases "Nobody Told Me"

Event
1985

Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out

Event
1985

Don Brennan, cricket wicketkeeper (England in 2 Tests 1951), dies

Death
1986

NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Event
1987

New Nicaraguan constitution takes effect

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1987

Sir Rudolph Bing (of NY Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass

Event
1987

Arthur Lake, actor (Dagwood-Blondie), dies at 81

Death
1987

Chinese/Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed

Event
1988

US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano

Event
1988

English earl of St Andrews marries Sylvana Tomaselli

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