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Daily Calendar for Thursday, December 9, 2021

Born

  • Clarence Birdseye (businessman) –
  • Jean de Brunhoff (author of Babar books) –
  • Kirk Douglas (actor) –
  • Redd Foxx (actor) –
  • Dame Judi Dench (actress) –
  • Beau Bridges (actor) –
  • John Malkovich (actor) –
  • Donnie Osmond (entertainer) –
  • Jesse Metcalfe (actor) –

Died

  • Paul Simon (5-term Democratic congressman and 2-term senator from Illinois who ran unsuccessfully for presidential nomination in 1988) –
  • Georgia Gibbs (singer) –
  • Gene Barry (actor) –

Events

  • Robert Cushman gave first known sermon in the United States, in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts–
  • Noah Webster established The American Minerva, NY’s first daily newspaper–
  • Canada’s first coin club, Numismatic Society of Montreal, formed–
  • Lincoln letter sold for $748,000–
  • First Heisman Trophy awarded to Jay Berwanger–
  • Quebec adopted a new coat of arms–
  • British troops opened their first major offensive in North Africa during World War II–
  • Bob Waterfield became the first professional football player to kick 5 field goals in one game–
  • Public debut of the computer mouse, in San Francisco–
  • Marguerite d’Youville became first Canadian-born saint–
  • Twin polar bear cubs were born at the Hellabrunn Zoo, Munich, Germany–

Weather

  • It was 61 degrees F in Boston at 1:00 A.M.–

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