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On This Day

August 9

Book Lovers Day

1854 Walden by Henry David Thoreau is published

1892 The two-way telegraph is patented by Thomas Edison

1930 The first appearance of Betty Boop in the cartoon Dizzy Dishes.

1936 Track Star Jesse Owens wins 4 gold medals at the Berlin Olympics

1945 The 2nd Atomic Bomb is dropped on Nagasaki Japan

1969 Charles Manson family murders Sharon Tate was one of the victims.

1974 Richard Nixon resigns as President of the United States & Gerald Ford becomes the 38th President.

1977 The NHL turns down an offer to add 6 WHA franchise to the NHL

1988 The LA KINGS receive Wayne Gretzky in a trade to the Edmonton Oilers

1999 The premier of the Kiss film Detroit Rock City

2002 XXX hit movie directed by Rob Cohen starring Vin Diesel, Asia Argento & Samuel L. Jackson

2014 Michael Brown an unarmed youth was shoot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.

Happy Birthday

1939 The Mighty Hannibal Musician

1939 Billy Henderson musician in the band The Spinners

1959 Kurtis Blow Hip-Hop pioneer

1963 Whitney Houston singer

1964 Brett Hull NHL Hockey Great 2 x Stanley Cup Champion

1968 Gillian Anderson actress X- Flies

1971 Mack 10 Rapper

1982 Yekaterina Samutsevich in the band Pussy Riot

1985 Anna Kendrick actress Into The Woods

1986 Rafaela Zanella Model Miss Brazil



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