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July 9 Birthdays

Samuel Eliot Morison
1887–1976, American historian, b. Boston.

Ann Radcliffe
novelist (1764)

Elias Howe
inventor (1819)

Nikola Tesla
electrical engineer, inventor (1856)

Dorothy Thompson
journalist (1893)

Donald H. Rumsfeld
secretary of Defense (1932)

David Hockney
artist (1937)

Tom Hanks
actor (1956)

Courtney Love
musician, singer, songwriter, actor (1964)

July 9 in History


Argentina formally declared independence from Spain.


Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the U.S., died after only 16 months in office.


The doughnut cutter was patented by John F. Blondel of Thomaston, Me.


William Jennings Bryan delivered his "cross of gold" speech at the Democratic National Convention.


The British Parliament proclaimed that as of Jan. 1, 1901, the six Australian colonies would be united at the Commonwealth of Australia.


Former U.S. chief justice Earl Warren died in Washington, DC.


Boxer Mike Tyson was temporarily banned from boxing for biting Evander Holyfield's ear.


Baseball's All-Star Game ended in a tie after 11 innings. Both sides had run out of pitchers.


After more than 50 years of struggle, South Sudan declares independence and becomes Africa's 54th state.

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