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Thursday, July 9, 2020.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1949 - Benjamin Britten's Jump Symphony, premieres
  • 1950 - 13.15" (33.40 cm) of rainfall, York, Nebraska (state 24-hour record)
  • 1951 - Pres Truman asked Congress to formally end state of war with Germany
  • 1953 - 1st helicopter passenger service (NYC)
  • 1953 - Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games
  • 1955 - "Rock Around Clock" hits #1 on Top 100 chart
  • 1955 - 1st black executive on White House staff (E Frederic Morrow)
  • 1955 - Bill Haley & Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" tops billboards chart
  • 1955 - Strike in Belgium for 5 day work week
  • 1956 - Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand
  • 1957 - 24th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-6 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
  • 1957 - Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced
  • 1958 - Giant splash caused by fall of 90 million tons of rock & ice into Lituya Bay, Alaska washes 1,800 feet up the mountain
  • 1959 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Open
  • 1959 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament
  • 1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • 1963 - 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
  • 1963 - All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)
  • 1963 - Crusher Lisowski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
  • 1963 - Federation of Malaysia forms
  • 1965 - 94th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 285 at Royal Birkdale
  • 1965 - John Edrich completes 310* v NZ in 532 minutes, 52 fours 5 sixes
  • 1965 - Senators Frank Howard ties record with 7 strikeouts in DH
  • 1966 - 95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane
  • 1967 - 13th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
  • 1967 - WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 - 15.68" (39.83 cm) of rainfall, Columbus, Miss (state 24-hour record)
  • 1968 - 39th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 1-0 at Astrodome, Houston
  • 1968 - All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)
  • 1969 - Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th
  • 1970 - In Atlanta, Chief-No-ka-homa is joined by cousin Chief Round-the-Horn
  • 1971 - Henry Kissinger visits China PR
  • 1972 - 1st tour of Paul McCartney & Wings (France)
  • 1972 - 86th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: S Smith beats I Nastase (46 63 63 46 75)
  • 1972 - Kathy Ahern wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • 1972 - USSR performs underground nuclear test