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 This day in History - February 9
434 Historic Events for February 9
1939

Barry Mann, RandB singer (Who Put the Bomp in the Bomp Bomp Bomp)

Birth
1940

Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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1940

Smokey Robinson, rocker (and Miracles-Tears of Clown)

Birth
1940

Brian Bennett, London, rock drummer (Shadows)

Birth
1941

Sheila James Kuehl, politician/actress (Zelda-Dobie Gillis)

Birth
1941

Nazi collaborators destroy pro-Jewish caf‚ Alcazar Amsterdam (Alcazar refused to hang "No Entry for Jews" signs in front of cafe)

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1941

British troops conquer El Agheila

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1942

Peder Lunde Jr, Norway, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1960)

Birth
1942

Milos Stedron, composer

Birth
1942

Charlie Morrow, composer

Birth
1942

Carole King, [Klein], Brooklyn NY, pianist/singer (Tapestry)

Birth
1942

Philadelphia "Phillies" change nickname (temporarily) to "Phils"

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1942

Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes

Event
1942

Daylight Savings War Time goes into effect in US

Event
1943

Squire Fridell, Oakland Calif, actor (Rosetti and Ryan)

Birth
1943

Jonny Nilsson, Sweden, 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1964)

Birth
1943

Joe Pesci, Newark NJ, actor (Half Nelson, Goodfellas)

Birth
1943

... Reydons, wife of General Reydons, shot to death by resistance

Death
1943

Ryland Davies, tenor

Birth
1943

Japanese evacuate Guadalcanal, ends epic battle

Event
1943

James King, New Orleans LA, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1968)

Birth
1943

Barbara Lewis, US vocalist (Hello Stranger)

Birth
1943

Nazis arrest Dutch sons of rich parents

Event
1943

NL seeks buyer for Phillies, as owner Gerry Nugent, falls in arrears

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1943

FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry

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