AUGUST 9 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1483 – Opening of the Sistine Chapel in Rome on the 9th August 1483, with the celebration of a Mass.

1892 – Thomas Edison received a patent for a two-way telegraph on the 9th August 1892.

1930 – Betty Boop made her cartoon debut on the 9th August 1930, in Dizzy Dishes.

1938 – Rod Laver the Australian tennis player was born on the 9th August 1938.

1957 – Melanie Griffith the American actress was born on the 9th August 1957.

1963 – Whitney Houston the American singer, actress, producer and model was born on the 9th August 1963 (died 2012).

1968 – Eric Bana the Australian actor was born on the 9th August 1968.

1978 – Audrey Tautou the French actress on the 9th August 1978.

1995 – The original members of the rock band Kiss reunited during the taping of MTV Unplugged on the 9th August 1995.

2012Australia won a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics on the 9th day of August in 2012, making a total of 6 gold medals. Australia’s K4, Men’s Kayak Four team crew of Tate Smith, David Smith, Murray Stewart and Jacob Clear won the 1000m race on the waters of Eton Dorney.

Australian K4 Mens Kayak won gold medal 1000m race 2012 London Olympics Eton Dorney Herald Sun newspaper
Australia’s K4, Men’s Kayak Four team crew of Tate Smith, David Smith, Murray Stewart & Jacob Clear after winning gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the 1000m race on the waters of Eton Dorney (Photo of the Herald Sun newspaper front cover)

See the Herald Sun news story: Australia’s K4 team has won our 6th gold medal of the London Olympics 

Men's K4 1000m Canoe Kayak team  medals Australian Gold Medallist stamps 2012 London Olympics 60cent postage stamp collectable souvenir
Men’s K4 1000m Canoe team Australian Gold Medallist stamp by Australia Post (2012 London Olympics)

The stamp featured above is available from Australia Post

Today in History for August 9th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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