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 This day in History - May 9
412 Historic Events for May 9
1920

Richard Adams, author (Day Gone By)

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1922

Sheila Burrell, actress (Black Orchid, Paranoiac, Laughter in Dark)

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1924

Connie Russell, NYC, singer (Club Embassy, Garroway at Large)

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1924

Jean J A Girault, French director/screenwriter (l'Amour)

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1924

Gerard Wernars, Dutch graphic designer (Library stamps 1991)

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1924

Bulat S Okudzjava, Russian author (Student!)

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1925

Peter Leng, Master General of the Ordnance

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1925

Cornerstone for Hebrew University, Jerusalem laid

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1926

Joseph Mallaby Dent, publisher, dies

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1926

Joshua Hassan, chief minister (Gibralter)

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1926

Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett make 1st flight over North Pole

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1926

Francis Kennedy, British diplomat

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1926

Alistair MacFarlane, principal (Heriot-Watt University England)

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1926

Robin Cooke, pres (NZ Court of Appeal)

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1927

Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967)

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1927

Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia

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1927

Ray Katt, baseball player

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1927

53rd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6

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1927

John McDermott, Lord Justice of Appeal (Northern Ireland)

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1927

Tommy Routledge, cricketer (4 Tests for S Africa 1892-96), dies

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1928

Barbara Ann Scott, Ottawa Ontario, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1948)

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1928

Richard A "Pancho" Gonzalez, LA Calif, tennis star (US 1948-49)

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1928

Pall Pampichier Palsson, composer

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1928

Constantin Dimitrescu, composer, dies at 81

Death
1929

Anthony Lloyd, Lord Justice of Appeal

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