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 This day in History - March 9
370 Historic Events for March 9
1979

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

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1979

Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters

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1980

Flemish/Walloon battles in Belgium, 40 injured

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1980

Olga Chekova, actress (Moulin Rouge, Pawns of Possession), dies at 82

Death
1980

Joanne Carner wins LPGA Sunstar '80 Golf Tournament

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1981

Max DelbrĀck, German/US biologist (Nobel 1969), dies at 74

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1981

Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News

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1982

Rex Marshall, TV announcer (Circuit Rider, Herman Hickman Show), dies

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1982

Alan Badel, actor (Shogun), dies of a heart attack at 58

Death
1982

Richard A Butler, England, min of Finance, dies at 79

Death
1983

Caryl Churchill's "Fen," premieres in London

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1983

Zimbabwe opposition leader Joshua Nkomo flees to Botswana

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1983

Faye Emerson, actress (I've Got a Secret), dies of cancer at 65

Death
1984

Tim Witherspoon beats Greg Page in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

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1984

Phila 76'ers block 20 Seattle shots tying NBA regulation game record

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1984

Emile Gumbs' Anguilla National Alliance wins elections

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1984

John Lennon releases "Borrowed Time"

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1985

Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Katarina Witt (GDR)

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1985

Laura Johnson (Falcon Crest) and Harry Hamlin (LA Law) wed

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1986

Juli Inkster wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

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1986

Soviet probe Vega 2 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,030 km

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1986

NASA announces searchers found remains of Challenger astronauts

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1986

16th Easter Seal Telethon raises $30,100,000

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1986

Ned Calmer, TV host (In the First Person), dies at 78

Death
1987

Chrysler Corp offered to buy American Motors Corp for $1 billion

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