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 This day in History - August 9
350 Historic Events for August 9
1938

Rod Laver, Australia, tennis ace (1962, 1969 Grand Slam)

Birth
1939

Max Neuhaus, composer

Birth
1939

Claude Osteen, baseball pitcher (Cin Reds)

Birth
1939

Tony Budge, English contractor/tank maker/multi-millionaire

Birth
1939

Billy Henderson, rocker (Spinners-That's What Girls Are Made For)

Birth
1940

Beverlee McKinsey, Okla, actress (Iris-Another World, Guiding Light)

Birth
1941

Winston Churchill reaches Newfoundland for 1st talk with FDR

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1942

Vice-Adm Mikawa lands at Guadalcanal, Solomon Island

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1942

Miguel Littin, actor (Promised Land, Alsino and Condor)

Birth
1942

Dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th Symphony performed in Leningrad

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1942

Mahatma Gandhi and 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a "quit India" campaign by the All-India Congress

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1942

David Steinberg, Winnipeg Canada, comedian/director (End)

Birth
1942

Edith Stein, German philosopher, dies

Death
1942

200 Jews escape Mir Ghetto in Poland

Event
1943

Bertolt Brecht's "Leben des Galilei," premieres in Zurich

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1944

Erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal, hanged at 62

Death
1944

Viv Prince, rocker (Pretty Things)

Birth
1944

Smokey Bear debuts as spokeman for fire prevention

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1944

US 79th/90th division enter Le Mans

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1944

Gerrit Jan Wolffensperger, Dutch MP (D66)

Birth
1944

12 workers of Dutch illegal paper "Trouw," executed at Camp Vught

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1944

Terry Jenner, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1971-75)

Birth
1944

Sam Elliott, Sacramento Calif, actor (Big Chill, Fatal Beauty)

Birth
1945

Ken Norton, heavyweight boxing champ/TV panelist (Gong Show)

Birth
1945

US drops 2nd atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki

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