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Calendar for May 9th, 2014

1670s

  • 1671: Thomas Blood stole the Crown Jewels

  • 1750s

  • 1754: First American political cartoon debuted in The Pennsylvania Gazette

  • 1800s

  • Born 1800: John Brown (abolitionist)

  • 1860s

  • Born 1860: J. M. Barrie (author)

  • 1880s

  • Born 1882: Henry J. Kaiser (industrialist)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1914: Hank Snow (singer)

  • Born 1918: Mike Wallace (journalist)

  • 1930s

  • 1936: Hindenburg completed its first flight to the United States

  • Born 1936: Albert Finney (actor)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1946: Candice Bergen (actress)

  • Born 1949: Billy Joel (musician)

  • 1950s

  • 1955: Sam and Friends debuted on television

  • 1960s

  • 1960: Sale of birth control pills approved by FDA

  • 1970s

  • Born 1979: Rosario Dawson (actress)

  • 1980s

  • Died 1981: Nelson Algren (writer)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1998: Alice Faye (actress)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2004: Alan King (comedian)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2010: Lena Horne (actress & singer)

  • Died 2012: Vidal Sassoon (hairstylist, credited with creating the modern “bob")

  • 2013: Annular eclipse of the Sun.


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