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 This day in History - March 9
370 Historic Events for March 9
1988

Kurt Georg Kiesinger, West German chancellor (1966-69), dies at 83

Death
1988

President Reagan presides at unveiling of Knute Rockne stamp

Event
1989

Senate rejects Bush's nomination of John Tower as Defense Secretary

Event
1989

Robert Mapplethorpe, US photographer, dies at 42

Death
1989

Eastern Airlines files for bankruptcy

Event
1989

Roger Kingdom runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.36 sec)

Event
1989

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1989

Soviet Union officially submits to jurisdiction of the World Court

Event
1990

Dr Antonia Novello sworn-in as 1st hispanic/female US surgeon general

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1991

Joe Dumaars (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 62 games

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1991

"Les Miserables," opens at Lyric Theatre, Brisbane

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1991

5th American Comedy Award: Dennis Wolfberg

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1991

US 70th manned space mission STS 39 (Discovery 12) launches into orbit

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1992

Jack McEdward, asst dir (Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell), dies at 94

Death
1992

Menachem W Begin, PM Israel (1977-80, 81-83, Nobel 1979), dies at 85

Death
1992

Felipe Turich, actor (Lawless), dies

Death
1992

James Brooks, US mural painter (Flight, La Guardia NY), dies at 85

Death
1993

7th Soul Train Music Awards

Event
1993

Pittsburgh Penguins begin NHL record 17 game winning streak

Event
1993

Bob Crosby, swing-era bandleader (Bobcats), dies of cancer at 79

Death
1993

19th People's Choice Awards

Event
1993

Rodney King in court says he thinks he heard cops yell racial slurs

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1993

Ad van Gessel, Dutch actor (Everything For Our Soldiers), dies

Death
1994

Maurice "Moe" Purtill, jazz drummer, dies at 77

Death
1994

Louis Freeman, band leader, dies at 100

Death