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 This day in History - March 9
370 Historic Events for March 9
1932

Eamon De Valera becomes president of Ireland

Event
1932

Heere Heeresma, Dutch writer (Han de Wit goes in development aid)

Birth
1932

Former Chinese emperor Henry Pu-Yi installed as head of Manchuria

Event
1933

William Francis McBeth, composer

Birth
1933

Lloyd Price, Kenner La, singer (Just Because)

Birth
1933

Bulgarian communists Dimitrov, Popov and Vassili arrested in Berlin

Event
1933

Congress is called into special session by FDR, and began its "100 days"

Event
1934

Joyce Van Patten, Queens NY, actress (Good Guys, Don Rickles Show)

Birth
1934

Yuri Gagarin, Russia, cosmonaut, 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1)

Birth
1935

Keely Smith, Norfolk Va, singer (Mrs Louie Prima)

Birth
1935

Sister Bernard Ncube, South African nun

Birth
1936

Mickey Gilley, Ferriday La, country singer (Urban Cowboy)

Birth
1936

[Aino] Elina Salo, Sipoo Finland, actress (Hamlet Goes Business)

Birth
1936

Marty Ingels, Bkln NY, comedian (I'm Dickens He's Fenster)

Birth
1936

Babe Ruth turns down Reds to make a comeback as a player

Event
1937

Grahame Chevalier, cricketer (one Test for S Afr 1970, 0 and 0*, 5-100)

Birth
1938

Charles Siebert, Kenosha Wisc, actor (One Day at A Time, Trapper John)

Birth
1938

Sydney Baynes, composer, dies at 59

Death
1940

Raul Julia, PR, actor (Addams Family, Kiss of the Spider Woman)

Birth
1941

Trish Van Devere, [Patricia Dressel], Tenafly NJ, actress (Changeling)

Birth
1941

Ger van Each, sculptor

Birth
1941

Jim Colbert, Elizabeth NJ, PGA golfer (1969 Monsanto Open)

Birth
1941

Carlos Pedrell, composer, dies at 62

Death
1942

Construction of the Alaska Highway began

Event
1942

Mark Lindsay, Eugene Or, rock vocalist/sax (Paul Revers and Raiders)

Birth