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Today in history: May 9
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Today in history: May 9

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1980, 35 people were killed when a freighter rammed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay in Florida, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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In 1943, race-related rioting erupted in Detroit; federal troops were sent in two days later to quell the violence that resulted in more than …

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Alison Moyet, Blake Shelton, Isabella Rossellini, Nathan Morris, Pa…

In 1964, civil rights workers Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. Chaney were slain in Philadelphia, Mississippi, and more event…

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In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed Title IX barring discrimination on the basis of sex for “any education program or activity receiving f…

In 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War was over, and that all remaining slaves in Texas were free — a…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Brandon Flowers, Chris Pratt, Juliette Lewis, Lana Del Rey, Nils Lo…

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