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 This day in History - March 9
370 Historic Events for March 9
1907

1st involuntary sterilization law enacted, Indiana

Event
1907

Lady Gregory's "Rising of the Moon," premieres in Dublin

Event
1907

Henry Leland Clarke, composer

Birth
1908

Luiz Cosme, composer

Birth
1910

Ed[uard] Hoornik, Dutch writer/poet (Survivor)

Birth
1910

Samuel Barber, West Chester Pa, composer (Pulitz, School for Scandal)

Birth
1911

Ramon Campbell Batista, composer

Birth
1912

Alan David Melville, polymath

Birth
1913

Ger[ar]da Brautigam, journalist/Dutch 2nd Chamber (PvdA)

Birth
1913

Eberhard Nestle, German biblical scholar, dies at 61

Death
1914

Fred Clark, Lincoln Calif, actor (Burns and Allen, Auntie Mame, Hazard)

Birth
1914

US Sen Albert Fall (Teapot Dome) demands "Cubanisation of Mexico"

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1914

Henry Colijn appointed as director of Bataafsche Petroleum Co

Event
1915

Pete Gray, one-armed outfielder (St Louis Browns)

Birth
1916

Ken Hutchings, cricketer (exciting England batsman, WW I), dies

Death
1916

Pancho Villa leads Mexican band raid on Columbus NM, killing 12

Event
1916

Germany declares war against Portugal

Event
1916

General Fransisco "Poncho" Villa invades US (17 killed)

Event
1917

Dante B Fascell, (Rep-D-FL, 1955- )

Birth
1918

[Benjamin] Franc[lin] Wedekind, German writer/press sec, dies at 53

Death
1918

Russian Bolshevik Party becomes the Communist Party

Event
1918

Ukrainian mobs massacre Jews of Seredino Buda

Event
1918

Wageningen Agricultural College Neth opens

Event
1918

Marguerite Chapman, Chatham NY, actress (Spy Smasher, Flight to Mars)

Birth
1918

Mickey Spillane, [Frank], Brooklyn NY, mystery writer (I the Jury)

Birth