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August 9th, 2048 (August 09 2048)EventCaesar s civil war: Battle of PharsalusJulius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.Julius Caesar Quotes
August 9th, 2007 (August 09 2007)DeathJoe O Donnell, American documentary photographer, photojournalist (born in 1922)
August 9th, 2006 (August 09 2006)DeathJames van Allen, American physicist (born in 1914)James Allen Quotes
August 9th, 2006 (August 09 2006)DeathPhilip E. High, science fiction author (born in 1914)
August 9th, 2005 (August 09 2005)DeathMatthew McGrory, American actor (born in 1973)
August 9th, 2005 (August 09 2005)DeathJudith Rossner, American novelist (born in 1935)
August 9th, 2004 (August 09 2004)DeathRobert Lecourt, French politician and president of the European Court of Justice (born in 1908)
August 9th, 2004 (August 09 2004)DeathTony Mottola, American guitarist (born in 1918)
August 9th, 2004 (August 09 2004)DeathDavid Raksin, American film director (born in 1912)
August 9th, 2003 (August 09 2003)DeathRay Harford, English footballer and manager (born in 1945)
August 9th, 2003 (August 09 2003)DeathGregory Hines, American actor and dancer (born in 1946)
August 9th, 2003 (August 09 2003)DeathJacques Deray, French film director (born in 1929)
August 9th, 2003 (August 09 2003)DeathChester Ludgin, American baritone (born in 1925)
August 9th, 2002 (August 09 2002)DeathPaul Samson, British guitarist (Samson) (born in 1953)
August 9th, 2002 (August 09 2002)DeathPeter Neville, anarchist, sociologist, and peace activist
August 9th, 2001 (August 09 2001)EventUS President George W. Bush announces his support for federal funding of limited research on embryonic stem cells.George W. Bush Quotes
August 9th, 2000 (August 09 2000)DeathJohn Harsanyi, Hungarian-born economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (born in 1920)
August 9th, 2000 (August 09 2000)DeathNicholas Markowitz-kidnapped and murder by Jesse James Hollywood (born in 1984)James Wood Quotes
August 9th, 1999 (August 09 1999)EventRussian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.Boris Yeltsin Quotes
August 9th, 1999 (August 09 1999)EventThe Diet of Japan enacts a law establishing the Hinomaru and Kimi Ga Yo as the official national flag and national anthem.
August 9th, 1999 (August 09 1999)DeathFouad Serageddin, Egyptian politician (born in 1910)
August 9th, 1996 (August 09 1996)DeathSir Frank Whittle, invented the jet engine (born in 1907)
August 9th, 1995 (August 09 1995)DeathJerry Garcia, American musician (Grateful Dead) (born in 1942)Jerry Garcia Quotes
August 9th, 1993 (August 09 1993)EventThe Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership.
August 9th, 1990 (August 09 1990)BirthAdelaide Kane, Australian actress
August 9th, 1990 (August 09 1990)DeathJoe Mercer, English footballer (born in 1914)
August 9th, 1989 (August 09 1989)BirthStefano Okaka Chuka, Italian footballer
August 9th, 1988 (August 09 1988)EventThe first official night game is played at Chicago s Wrigley Field, the last Major League ballpark to install lights, some 40 years after the second-to-last team, the Detroit Tigers.
August 9th, 1988 (August 09 1988)DeathGiacinto Scelsi, Italian composer (born in 1905)
August 9th, 1986 (August 09 1986)BirthVanessa Morley, American actress
August 9th, 1985 (August 09 1985)BirthLuca Filippi, Italian racing driver
August 9th, 1985 (August 09 1985)BirthHayley Peirsol, American swimmer
August 9th, 1985 (August 09 1985)BirthJaMarcus Russell, American football player
August 9th, 1985 (August 09 1985)DeathClive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (born in 1927)
August 9th, 1984 (August 09 1984)BirthPaul Gallagher, Scottish footballer Gallagher Quotes
August 9th, 1983 (August 09 1983)BirthAshley Johnson, American actress
August 9th, 1983 (August 09 1983)BirthShane O Brien, Canadian hockey player
August 9th, 1982 (August 09 1982)BirthTyson Gay, American sprinter
August 9th, 1982 (August 09 1982)BirthDanieal Manning, American football player
August 9th, 1980 (August 09 1980)BirthRyu Seung-beom, South Korean actor
August 9th, 1979 (August 09 1979)DeathWalter O Malley, baseball executive (born in 1903)
August 9th, 1979 (August 09 1979)DeathRaymond Washington, founder of Los Angeles, California gang, the Crips
August 9th, 1978 (August 09 1978)BirthAudrey Tautou, French actress
August 9th, 1977 (August 09 1977)EventThe military-controlled Government of Uruguay announces that it will return the nation to civilian rule through general elections in 1981 for a President and Congress.
August 9th, 1977 (August 09 1977)BirthJason Frasor, American baseball player
August 9th, 1977 (August 09 1977)BirthChamique Holdsclaw, American basketball player
August 9th, 1977 (August 09 1977)BirthAdewale Ogunleye, American football player
August 9th, 1977 (August 09 1977)BirthMikael Silvestre, French footballer
August 9th, 1976 (August 09 1976)BirthJessica Capshaw, American actress
August 9th, 1976 (August 09 1976)BirthRhona Mitra, English actress
August 9th, 1976 (August 09 1976)BirthMatt Henney, English footballer
August 9th, 1975 (August 09 1975)BirthMike Lamb, American baseball player
August 9th, 1975 (August 09 1975)BirthRobbie Middleby, Australian soccer player
August 9th, 1975 (August 09 1975)DeathDmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer (born in 1906)Dmitri Shostakovich Quotes
August 9th, 1974 (August 09 1974)EventAs a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice President, Gerald Ford, becomes president.Gerald Ford Quotes
August 9th, 1974 (August 09 1974)BirthMahesh Babu, Indian film actor
August 9th, 1974 (August 09 1974)BirthDerek Fisher, American basketball player
August 9th, 1974 (August 09 1974)BirthMatt Morris, American baseball player
August 9th, 1974 (August 09 1974)BirthKirill Reznik, American politician
August 9th, 1974 (August 09 1974)BirthNicola Stapleton, English actress
August 9th, 1974 (August 09 1974)DeathBill Chase, American trumpet player and bandleader (born in 1934)
August 9th, 1973 (August 09 1973)BirthKevin McKidd, Scottish actor
August 9th, 1973 (August 09 1973)BirthFilippo Inzaghi, Italian footballer
August 9th, 1972 (August 09 1972)BirthJuanes, Colombian singer
August 9th, 1972 (August 09 1972)BirthA-Mei, Taiwanese singer
August 9th, 1971 (August 09 1971)BirthDavide Rebellin, Italian cyclist
August 9th, 1971 (August 09 1971)BirthMack 10, American rapper
August 9th, 1971 (August 09 1971)BirthJames Kim, technology reporter (died in 2006)
August 9th, 1970 (August 09 1970)BirthRod Brind Amour, hockey player
August 9th, 1970 (August 09 1970)BirthChris Cuomo, American TV journalist
August 9th, 1970 (August 09 1970)BirthThomas Lennon, American actor
August 9th, 1970 (August 09 1970)BirthArion Salazar, American musician (Third Eye Blind)
August 9th, 1969 (August 09 1969)EventMembers of a cult led by Charles Manson brutally murder pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men s hairstylist Jay Sebring, and recent high-school graduate Steven Parent at 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles, California.Sharon Tate Quotes
August 9th, 1969 (August 09 1969)BirthDivine Brown, American convicted felon
August 9th, 1969 (August 09 1969)BirthTroy Percival, baseball player
August 9th, 1969 (August 09 1969)DeathCecil Frank Powell, British physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (born in 1903)
August 9th, 1969 (August 09 1969)DeathAbigail Folger, American heiress (murdered) (born in 1943)
August 9th, 1969 (August 09 1969)DeathWojciech Frykowski, Polish writer (murdered) (born in 1936)
August 9th, 1969 (August 09 1969)DeathJay Sebring, American hair stylist (murdered) (born in 1933)
August 9th, 1969 (August 09 1969)DeathSharon Tate, American actress (murdered) (born in 1943)Sharon Tate Quotes
August 9th, 1969 (August 09 1969)DeathSteven Parent, American student (murdered) (born in 1951)
August 9th, 1968 (August 09 1968)BirthGillian Anderson, American actressEric Gill Quotes
August 9th, 1968 (August 09 1968)BirthEric Bana, Australian actor
August 9th, 1968 (August 09 1968)BirthKaryn Parsons, American actress
August 9th, 1968 (August 09 1968)BirthSam Fogarino, American musician (Interpol)
August 9th, 1968 (August 09 1968)BirthMcG, American film producer and director
August 9th, 1967 (August 09 1967)BirthDeion Sanders, American football player
August 9th, 1967 (August 09 1967)BirthMatt Henney, English footballer
August 9th, 1967 (August 09 1967)DeathJoe Orton, English writer (born in 1933)Joe Orton Quotes
August 9th, 1965 (August 09 1965)EventSingapore seceded from Malaysia and gained independence.
August 9th, 1965 (August 09 1965)EventA fire at a Titan missile base near Little Rock, Arkansas kills 53 construction workers.
August 9th, 1964 (August 09 1964)BirthBrett Hull, Canadian-born hockey player
August 9th, 1964 (August 09 1964)BirthHoda Kotb, American television news anchor
August 9th, 1963 (August 09 1963)BirthWhitney Houston, American diva and actress
August 9th, 1962 (August 09 1962)BirthKevin Mack, American football player
August 9th, 1962 (August 09 1962)BirthLouis Lipps, American football player
August 9th, 1962 (August 09 1962)DeathHermann Hesse, German-born writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (born in 1877)Hermann Hesse Quotes
August 9th, 1961 (August 09 1961)BirthBrad Gilbert, American tennis player
August 9th, 1961 (August 09 1961)BirthJohn Key, New Zealand politician
August 9th, 1961 (August 09 1961)BirthAmy Stiller, American actress
August 9th, 1959 (August 09 1959)BirthKurtis Blow, American rapper
August 9th, 1959 (August 09 1959)BirthStuart Hughes, Canadian actor
August 9th, 1957 (August 09 1957)BirthMelanie Griffith, American actress
August 9th, 1957 (August 09 1957)DeathCarl Clauberg, Nazi doctor (born in 1898)Carl Clauberg Quotes
August 9th, 1955 (August 09 1955)BirthJohn E. Sweeney, American politician
August 9th, 1955 (August 09 1955)BirthPeter Schmuck, American sportswriter
August 9th, 1952 (August 09 1952)BirthPrateep Ungsongtham Hata, Thai politician
August 9th, 1949 (August 09 1949)BirthJonathan Kellerman, American writer
August 9th, 1948 (August 09 1948)BirthBill Campbell, American baseball player
August 9th, 1947 (August 09 1947)BirthBarbara Mason, American soul singer
August 9th, 1947 (August 09 1947)BirthBenjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (died in 2000)
August 9th, 1946 (August 09 1946)BirthJim Kiick, American football player
August 9th, 1945 (August 09 1945)EventWorld War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, "Fat Man", is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. 70,000 people are killed instantly. Saki Quotes
August 9th, 1945 (August 09 1945)BirthPosy Simmonds, English cartoonist
August 9th, 1945 (August 09 1945)DeathHarry Hillman, American athlete (born in 1881)
August 9th, 1945 (August 09 1945)DeathRobert Hampton Gray, last Canadian Victoria Cross recipient (born in 1917)
August 9th, 1944 (August 09 1944)EventThe United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time.
August 9th, 1944 (August 09 1944)BirthSam Elliott, American actor
August 9th, 1943 (August 09 1943)BirthKen Norton, American boxer
August 9th, 1942 (August 09 1942)EventIndian leader, Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement.Mahatma Gandhi Quotes
August 9th, 1942 (August 09 1942)EventWorld War II: Battle of Savo IslandAllied naval forces protecting their amphibious forces during the initial stages of the Battle of Guadalcanal are surprised and defeated by an Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser force.
August 9th, 1942 (August 09 1942)BirthTommie Agee, American baseball player (died in 2001)
August 9th, 1942 (August 09 1942)BirthDavid Steinberg, Canadian comedian
August 9th, 1942 (August 09 1942)DeathEdith Stein, (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) (executed) (born in 1891)Ben Stein Quotes
August 9th, 1940 (August 09 1940)BirthBeverlee McKinsey, American actress (died in 2008)
August 9th, 1939 (August 09 1939)BirthRomano Prodi, Prime Minister of Italy, former President of the European Commission
August 9th, 1939 (August 09 1939)BirthBrito, Brazilian footballer
August 9th, 1938 (August 09 1938)BirthLeonid Kuchma, Ukrainian politician
August 9th, 1938 (August 09 1938)BirthRod Laver, Australian tennis player
August 9th, 1938 (August 09 1938)BirthOtto Rehhagel, German football manager
August 9th, 1936 (August 09 1936)EventSummer Olympic Games: Games of the XI Olympiad: Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the games becoming the first American to win four medals in one Olympiad.Jesse Owens Quotes
August 9th, 1936 (August 09 1936)BirthJulian Javier, American baseball player Julian Quotes
August 9th, 1936 (August 09 1936)BirthPatrick Tse Yin, Hong Kong film director
August 9th, 1933 (August 09 1933)BirthTetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese television personality and children s author
August 9th, 1932 (August 09 1932)BirthJohn Gomery, Canadian jurist
August 9th, 1931 (August 09 1931)BirthMario Zagallo, Brazilian football coach and player
August 9th, 1931 (August 09 1931)BirthChuck Essegian, American baseball player
August 9th, 1930 (August 09 1930)BirthJacques Parizeau, Quebec economist and politician
August 9th, 1928 (August 09 1928)BirthBob Cousy, American. basketball player
August 9th, 1927 (August 09 1927)BirthDaniel Keyes, American author
August 9th, 1927 (August 09 1927)BirthRobert Shaw, English actor (died in 1978)
August 9th, 1925 (August 09 1925)BirthDavid A. Huffman, creator of Huffman coding (died in 1999)
August 9th, 1922 (August 09 1922)BirthPhilip Larkin, English poet (died in 1985)Philip Larkin Quotes
August 9th, 1921 (August 09 1921)BirthJ. James Exon, American politician, (died in 2005)
August 9th, 1921 (August 09 1921)BirthErnest Angley, televangelist
August 9th, 1920 (August 09 1920)BirthEnzo Biagi, Italian journalist and writer
August 9th, 1919 (August 09 1919)BirthJoop den Uyl, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (died in 1987)
August 9th, 1919 (August 09 1919)BirthRalph Houk, American baseball player and manager
August 9th, 1919 (August 09 1919)DeathRuggiero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (born in 1857)
August 9th, 1914 (August 09 1914)BirthTove Jansson, Finnish author (Moomins) (died in 2001)
August 9th, 1914 (August 09 1914)BirthFerenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor (died in 1963)
August 9th, 1914 (August 09 1914)BirthJoe Mercer, English footballer (died in 1990)
August 9th, 1911 (August 09 1911)BirthWilliam Alfred Fowler, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (died in 1996)Alfred Nobel Quotes
August 9th, 1911 (August 09 1911)BirthEddie Futch, American boxing trainer (died in 2001)
August 9th, 1909 (August 09 1909)BirthAdam von Trott zu Solz, German diplomat (died in 1944)
August 9th, 1907 (August 09 1907)EventThe first Boy Scout encampment concludes at Brownsea Island in Southern England.
August 9th, 1902 (August 09 1902)EventEdward VII is crowned king of the United Kingdom.
August 9th, 1902 (August 09 1902)BirthZino Francescatti, French violinist (died in 1991)
August 9th, 1901 (August 09 1901)BirthCharles Farrell, American actor (died in 1990)
August 9th, 1899 (August 09 1899)BirthP. L. Travers, Australian author (died in 1996)P. L. Travers Quotes
August 9th, 1896 (August 09 1896)BirthJean Piaget, Swiss psychologist (died in 1980)Jean Piaget Quotes
August 9th, 1896 (August 09 1896)BirthErich Huckel, German physicist (died in 1980)
August 9th, 1892 (August 09 1892)EventThomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph.
August 9th, 1886 (August 09 1886)DeathSamuel Ferguson, Northern Irish poet and artist (born in 1810)
August 9th, 1877 (August 09 1877)EventIndian Wars: Battle of Big HoleA small band of Nez Perce Indians clash with the United States Army.
August 9th, 1875 (August 09 1875)BirthAlbert Ketelbey, English pianist, conductor and composer (born in 1959)
August 9th, 1874 (August 09 1874)BirthReynaldo Hahn, Venezuelan composer and conductor (died in 1947)
August 9th, 1872 (August 09 1872)BirthArchduke Joseph August of Austria, Austrian field marshal (died in 1962)
August 9th, 1871 (August 09 1871)BirthLeonid Andreyev, Russian writer (died in 1919)
August 9th, 1862 (August 09 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Cedar MountainAt Cedar Mountain, Virginia, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson narrowly defeats Union forces under General John Pope.
August 9th, 1847 (August 09 1847)BirthMaria Victoria al Pozzo della Cisterna, queen consort of Spain (died in 1876)
August 9th, 1845 (August 09 1845)BirthAndre Bessette, Canadian religious figure (died in 1937)
August 9th, 1842 (August 09 1842)EventWebster-Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States-Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains. The Rock Quotes
August 9th, 1837 (August 09 1837)DeathXavier Sigalon, French painter (born in 1787)
August 9th, 1816 (August 09 1816)DeathJohann August Apel, German jurist and writer (born in 1771)
August 9th, 1810 (August 09 1810)EventNapoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire.
August 9th, 1809 (August 09 1809)BirthWilliam Barret Travis, commander at Battle of the Alamo
August 9th, 1805 (August 09 1805)BirthJoseph Locke, English railway and civil engineer (died in 1860)
August 9th, 1797 (August 09 1797)BirthCharles Robert Malden, British naval officer (died in 1855)
August 9th, 1783 (August 09 1783)BirthGrand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia (died in 1801)
August 9th, 1776 (August 09 1776)BirthAmedeo Avogadro, Italian chemist (died in 1856)
August 9th, 1757 (August 09 1757)BirthThomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer (died in 1834)
August 9th, 1744 (August 09 1744)DeathJames Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, English patron of the arts (born in 1673)
August 9th, 1726 (August 09 1726)BirthFrancesco Cetti, Italian Jesuit scientist (died in 1778)
August 9th, 1722 (August 09 1722)BirthAugustus William, Prince of Prussia (died in 1758)
August 9th, 1720 (August 09 1720)DeathSimon Ockley, English orientalist (born in 1678)
August 9th, 1674 (August 09 1674)BirthFrantisek Maxmilian Kanka, Czech architect (died in 1766)
August 9th, 1669 (August 09 1669)BirthEudoxia Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia (died in 1731)
August 9th, 1666 (August 09 1666)EventRear Admiral Robert Holmes leads a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships in the Vlie estuary, and pillaging the town of West-Terschelling, an act later knkown as "Holmes s Bonfire".
August 9th, 1653 (August 09 1653)BirthJohn Oldham, English poet (died in 1683)
August 9th, 1648 (August 09 1648)BirthJohann Michael Bach, German composer (died in 1694)
August 9th, 1634 (August 09 1634)DeathWilliam Noy, English jurist (born in 1577)
August 9th, 1631 (August 09 1631)BirthJohn Dryden, English Poet Laureate (died in 1700)
August 9th, 1601 (August 09 1601)DeathMichael the Brave, Prince of Wallachia (born in 1558)
August 9th, 1593 (August 09 1593)BirthIzaak Walton, English angler (died in 1683)
August 9th, 1534 (August 09 1534)DeathCardinal Cajetan, Italian theologian (born in 1470)
August 9th, 1483 (August 09 1483)EventOpening of the Sistine Chapel
August 9th, 1329 (August 09 1329)EventQuilon the first Indian Diocese was erected by Pope John XXII and Jordanus was appointed the first Bishop
August 9th, 1250 (August 09 1250)DeathKing Eric IV of Denmark (born in 1216)
August 9th, 1201 (August 09 1201)BirthArnold Fitz Thedmar, English chronicler (died in 1274)
August 9th, 1173 (August 09 1173)EventConstruction of the Tower of Pisa begins, and it takes two centuries to complete.
August 9th, 1173 (August 09 1173)DeathNajm ad-Din Ayyub, father of Saladin
August 9th, 1107 (August 09 1107)DeathEmperor Horikawa of Japan (born in 1079)
August 9th, 1048 (August 09 1048)EventPope Damasus II dies in Rome, after reigning for only 23 days.
August 9th, 0803 (August 09 0803)DeathByzantine Empress Irene (born in 752)
August 9th, 0681 (August 09 0681)EventBulgaria is founded as a Khanate on the south bank of the Danube, after defeating the Byzantine armies of Emperor Constantine IV south of the Danube delta.
August 9th, 0378 (August 09 0378)EventGothic War: Battle of AdrianopleA large Roman army led by Emperor Valens is defeated by the Visigoths in present-day Turkey. Valens is killed along with over half of his army.
August 9th, 0378 (August 09 0378)DeathValens, Roman Emperor (killed in battle) (born in 328)
August 9th, 0117 (August 09 0117)DeathTrajan, Roman Emperor (born in 53)

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