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July 9


1816   Argentina declares independence from Spain

1850   President Zachary Taylor dies making Millard Fillmore the 13th President of the US.

1922   Johnny Weissmuller is the first to swim the 100 meters freestyle in under 1 minute.

1944   Battle of Normandy in WWII.

Famous Birthdays:

1819   Elias Howe (Invented the sewing machine)

1947   O.J. Simpson (Football player)

1956   Tom Hanks (Actor)

1964   Courtney Love (Singer)

1975   Jack White (Singer)

1976   Fred Savage (Actor)

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