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July 9th In Pop Culture History

1540 - King Henry VIII of England annulled the marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.

1595 - Johannes Kepler published Mysterium cosmographicum (Mystery of the Cosmos)

1776 - George Washington ordered the Declaration of Independence to be read out loud to members of the Continental Army in New York, New York, for the first time.

1815 - The first developed natural gas well in the U.S. was discovered,at Burning Springs well near Charleston, West Virginia.

1868 - The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, insuring African Americans (ex-slaves born in the United States) full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law.

1877 - The inaugural Wimbledon Tennis Championships began at the All England Club.

1922 - Future film 'Tarzan' star Johnny Weissmuller swam the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds, breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier'.

1933 - Construction began on the Oakland Bay Bridge, California. It was opened on May 29, 1937.

1937 - The silent film archives of Fox Film Corporation were destroyed by the 1937 Fox vault fire.

1955 - #1 Hit July 9, 1955 - September 2, 1955: Bill Haley & His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock

1962 - Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans exhibition opened at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles.

1966 - #1 Hit July 9, 1966 - July 15, 1966: Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night

1977 - #1 Hit July 9, 1977 - July 15, 1977: Alan O'Day - Undercover Angel

1979 - Launched in 1977, Voyager 2, passed by Jupiter.

July 9, 19** Birthday (fictional) Ray Palmer (The Atom), DC Comics

1981 - Donkey Kong, a video game created by Nintendo, was released, featuring the debut of Mario.

1983 - #1 Hit May 28, 1983 - July 8, 1983: Irene Cara - Flashdance... What a Feeling

1988 - #1 Hit July 9, 1988 - July 22, 1988: Cheap Trick - The Flame

2011 - #1 Hit July 9, 2011 - July 15, 2011: Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer - Give Me Everything

July 9th Celebrity Birthdays

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Brian Dennehy (1938)
Fred Savage (1976)
Jimmy Smits (1955)
Courtney Love (1964)
Tom Hanks (1956)
Jack White (1975)
John Tesh (1952)
O.J. Simpson (1947)
Mitchell Musso (1991)
Kiely Williams (1986)
Bon Scott (1946)
Buying things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people that don’t matter.

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