TODAY IN HISTORY - March 9th:

1959 - Barbie, the popular girls' doll, debuted, over 800 million sold
1961 - 1st animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9
1964 - 1st Ford Mustang produced

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1981 - 7th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda & Goldie Hawn win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Carol Burnett win (TV)
2011 - Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1936 - Mickey Gilley, Ferriday La, country singer (Urban Cowboy)

GOODBYE TO:

1996 - George Burns, American actor and singer (b. 1896)
2005 - Chris LeDoux, American country singer (b. 1948)

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