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 This day in History - March 9
370 Historic Events for March 9
1942

John Cale, Welsh/US bassist/altviolist/singer (Velvet Underground)

Birth
1942

Bert Campaneris, shortstop (Oakland A's)

Birth
1943

Oskar Hˆks, Czech marathon runner/antifascist, dies in Auschwitz

Death
1943

Greek Jews of Salonika are transported to Nazi extermination camps

Event
1943

Delft opposition group-Pahud de Mortanges overthrown

Event
1943

Bobby Fischer, US, world chess champion (1972-75)

Birth
1944

Trevor Burton, rocker (Move)

Birth
1944

Geoff Arnold, cricketer (England medium-pacer in 34 Tests 1967-75)

Birth
1944

Lee Irvine, cricketer (South African batsman, only Tests in 1970)

Birth
1945

Laura Lee, [Rundless], singer (Dirty Man, Women's Love Rights)

Birth
1945

Robin Trower, London, guitarist (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)

Birth
1945

Ray Royer, rocker (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)

Birth
1945

Japanese proclaim "independence" of Indo-China

Event
1945

334 US B-29 Superfortresses attack Tokyo with 120,000 fire bomb

Event
1946

Gherman Semyonovich Arzamazov, Russian cosmonaut (backup TM-6)

Birth
1946

Ted Williams is offered $500,000 to play in Mexican League, he refuses

Event
1946

Dutch troops land at Batavia/Semarang

Event
1947

Stanley Jackson, cricketer (20 Tests for England 1893-1905), dies

Death
1947

US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill

Event
1947

US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button

Event
1948

Jeffrey Osborne, Providence RI, rock vocalist (On the Wings of Love)

Birth
1948

Jimmy Fadden, Long Beach Calif, singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

Birth
1948

Jamie Lyn Bauer, Phoenix Az, actr (Young and Restless, Centerfold Girls)

Birth
1948

Provisionary Indonesian government installed in Batavia

Event
1949

Brigadier Gen Edwin K Wright, USA, ends term as deputy director of CIA

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