TODAY IN HISTORY - July 9th

1815 - 1st natural gas well in US is discovered
1947 - Britain's Princess Elizabeth & Lt Philip Mountbatten's engagement
1956 - Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand
1992 - Kim Basinger gets 1,959th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1947 - OJ Simpson [Orenthal James], Santa Fey California, NFL running back (Buf Bills)
1956 - Tom Hanks, Concord California, actor (Bossom Buddies, Forrest Gump, Phila)
1957 - Kelly McGillis, Newport Beach Ca, actress (Top Gun, Accused, Witness)

 

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