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 This day in History - September 9
441 Historic Events for September 9
1932

Steamboat SS Observation explodes in NYC East River (71 killed)

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1932

Spanish Cortes grants Catalonia autonomy

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1932

Mine strikes at Belgian Borinage ended

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1932

Frank Crosetti ties record, striking out twice in 1 inning

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1932

Sylvia Miles, NYC, actress (Midnight Cowboy, Farewell My Lovely)

Birth
1933

53rd US Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats Jack Crawford (63 1113 46 60 61)

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1934

Armas Toivonen becomes 1st European marathoner (2:52:29.0)

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1934

G Kaufman and M Hart's "Merrily We Roll Along," premieres in NYC

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1934

Sonia Sanchez, US playwright/poet (The Bronx is Next)

Birth
1935

[Chaim] Topol, Tel Aviv Israel, actor (Fiddler on the Roof)

Birth
1936

Augustinius Franz Kropfreiter, composer

Birth
1936

Yankees sweep Indians, NY clinches pennant on earliest date in history

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1937

Mikhail N Tai, Latvia, World chess champion (1960-61)

Birth
1938

Richard Sharpe, English rugby player

Birth
1939

Howard P McKeon, (Rep-R-California)

Birth
1939

Nazi army reaches Warsaw

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1939

S M Tretjakow, writer, dies at 47 [or Aug 9]

Death
1940

28 German aircraft shot down above England

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1940

60th US Mens Tennis: W D McNeill beats Robert L Riggs (46 68 63 63 75)

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1940

Joe Negroni, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers)

Birth
1941

Otis Redding, Dawson Ga, rock bassist (Sitting on the Dock of the Bay)

Birth
1941

Curtis Otto Bismark Curtis-Smith, composer

Birth
1941

Les Braid, England, bass (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)

Birth
1941

Gustav Ehrismann, German germanist, dies at 85

Death
1942

Zsigmond M¢ricz, Hungarians writer (R¢zsa S ndor), dies at 63

Death