On This Day..... July 9

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JULY 9TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TOWN CRIER DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SUGAR COOKIE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL NO BRA DAY
  • TODAY IS ARBOR DAY (CAMBODIA)

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BIRTHDAYS:

  • ED AMES (1927, 91)
  • SYLVIA BACON (1931, 87)
  • DONALD RUMSFELD (1932, 86)
  • BRIAN DENNEHY (1938, 80)
  • BON SCOTT (1946-1980)
  • O.J. SIMPSON (1947, 41)
  • JOHN TESH (1952, 66)
  • LINDSEY GRAHAM (1955, 63)
  • TOM HANKS (1956, 62)
  • FRED SAVAGE (1976, 42)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1540, KING HENRY VIII OF ENGLAND ANNULS HIS MARRIAGE TO HIS FOURTH WIFE, ANNE OF CLEVES
  • IN 1776, GEORGE WASHINGTON ORDERS THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE TO BE READ OUT TO MEMBERS OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY IN MANHATTAN, WHILE THOUSANDS OF BRITISH TROOPS ON STATEN ISLAND PREPARE FOR THE BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND
  • IN 1793, THE ACT AGAINST SLAVERY IN UPPER CANADA BANS THE IMPORTATION OF SLAVES AND WILL FREE THOSE WHO ARE BORN INTO SLAVERY AFTER THE PASSAGE OF THE ACT AT 25 YEARS OF AGE
  • IN 1850, U.S. PRESIDENT ZACHARY TAYLOR DIES AFTER EATING RAW FRUIT AND ICED MILK; HE IS SUCCEEDED BY VICE PRESIDENT MILLARD FILLMORE
  • IN 1868, THE 14TH AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION IS RATIFIED, GUARANTEEING AFRICAN AMERICANS FULL CITIZENSHIP AND ALL PERSON IN THE UNITED STATES DUE PROCESS OF LAW
  • IN 1877, THE INAUGURAL WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIPS BEGINS
  • IN 1932, KING CAMP GILLETTE (b.1855), AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN AND FOUNDER OF THE GILLETTE COMPANY DIES

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