On This Day: December 09th

This is 344th day of the year and 22 days remain in the year.

in history
China declared war against Japan, Germany, and Italy.
The anti-Communist John Birch Society was formed.
"A Charlie Brown Christmas" premiered.
Lech Walesa was elected president of Poland.
U.S. astronauts completed repair work on the Hubble Space Telescope.
Archaeologist and anthropologist Mary Leakey died in Kenya at age 83.
December 09 Birthdays
John Milton

1608–1674, English Poet.

Dame Judi Denchactress
Kirk Douglasactor
Margaret Hamiltonactor
John Malkovichactor
Felicity Huffmanactor
Crown Princess Masakoroyalty
Tom DaschleU.S. senator
Grace Hopperrear admiral; computer scientist
Thomas P O'Neillpolitical leader
Jean de Brunhoffauthor and illustrator
John Cassavetesactor and director
Junior Wellsmusician
Joel Chandler Harrishumorist

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