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This Day in History: July 9

History: What Happened Today?

  1. In 1816, Argentina declares its independence from Spain.
  2. In 1850, the 12th President, Zachary Taylor died in office. He only served 16 months in office.
  3. In 1877, the first Wimbledon tennis tourment begins. It is still the only major tennis event still played on grass.
  4. In 1891, the first woman, Irene Colt, was admitted to Yale University.
  5. In 1995, The Grateful Dead played their last concert in Chicago, Illinois at Soldier Field.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Tom Hanks (actor), Dean Koontz (author), Fred Savage (actor), Bon Scott (rocker - AC/DC), Elias Howe (inventor), John Paul Getty (businessman), David Hockney (artist)

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