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December 9 Birthdays

John Milton
1608–1674, English Poet.

Joel Chandler Harris
humorist (1848)

Jean de Brunhoff
author and illustrator (1899)

Margaret Hamilton
actor (1902)

Grace Hopper
rear admiral; computer scientist (1906)

Thomas P O'Neill
political leader (1912)

Kirk Douglas
actor (1916)

John Cassavetes
actor and director (1929)

Junior Wells
musician (1934)

Dame Judi Dench
actress (1934)

Tom Daschle
U.S. senator (1947)

John Malkovich
actor (1953)

Felicity Huffman
actor (1962)

Crown Princess Masako
royalty (1963)

December 9 in History

1941

China declared war against Japan, Germany, and Italy.

1958

The anti-Communist John Birch Society was formed.

1965

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" premiered.

1990

Lech Walesa was elected president of Poland.

1993

U.S. astronauts completed repair work on the Hubble Space Telescope.

1996

Archaeologist and anthropologist Mary Leakey died in Kenya at age 83.

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