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9 July

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In 1762 Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great, is proclaimed Empress of Russia. She was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia. She came to power following the assassination of her husband, Peter III.

In 1816 Argentina becomes an independent state.

In 1932 the American businessman King Camp Gillette dies. He is known as the inventor of the safety razor.

In 1956 the American film star Tom Hanks is born.

In 1997, Mike Tyson is punished by deprivation of his boxing license and a fine of 3 million dollars, because during a boxing match against his opponent Evander Holyfield Tyson bit off a piece of his ear.

MUSIC HISTORY

1955 - Bill Haley & His Comets are at the top of the American singles chart with '(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock'.

1962 - Bob Dylan recorded 'Blowin' In the Wind'.

1983 - The Police are at the top of the American singles chart with 'Every Breath You Take'.

1988 - Glenn Medeiros is No. 1 on the UK singles chart with 'Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You'.

1995 - Michael Jackson is No. 1 on the American albums chart with 'Past, Present and Future Book 1'.

2006 - Lily Allen scored her first UK No. 1 single with 'Smile'.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1935 - Argentinean singer Mercedes Sosa, known as La Negra.

1946 - Bon Scott, first singer in the Australian group AC/DC.

1959 - Jim Kerr, Scottish singer in the group Simple Minds ('Don't You, Forget About Me').

1959 - Marc Almond, English singer in the group Soft Cell ('Tainted Love').

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1762 so v Rusiji za novo cesarico oklicali Katarino II. Veliko, ki je na oblast prišla po tem, ko je dala odstaviti svojega moža Petra III.

Leta 1816 Argentina postane neodvisna država.

Leta 1877 se je v Wimbledonu začel prvi teniški turnir.

Leta 1932 je umrl ameriški izumitelj in prvi proizvajalec varnostnega brivnika King Camp Gillette.

Leta 1956 se je rodil ameriški filmski igralec Tom Hanks.

Leta 1997 so Mikea Taysona kaznovali z odvzemom boksarske licence in kaznijo v višini 3 milijonov dolarjev, ker je v boksarskem dvoboju nasprotniku Evanderju Holyfieldu odgriznil uho.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1955 - Bill Haley His Comets so na vrhu ameriške lestvice singlov s skladbo '(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock'.

1962 - Bob Dylan je posnel pesem 'Blowin' In the Wind'.

1983 - The Police so na vrhu ameriške lestvice singlov z 'Every Breath You Take'.

1988 - Glenn Medeiros je na vrhu britanske lestvice s pesmijo 'Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You'.

1995 - Michael Jackson je na vrhu ameriške lestvice z albumom 'Past, Present and Future Book 1'.

2006 - Lily Allen je na vrhu britanske lestvice s pesmijo 'Smile'.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1935 - argentinska pevka Mercedes Sosa, znana kot La Negra.

1946 - Bon Scott, prvi pevec avstralske skupine AC/DC.

1959 - Jim Kerr, pevec pri skupini Simple Minds ('Don't You, Forget About Me').

1959 - Marc Almond, pevec skupine Soft Cell ('Tainted Love').

Vesna Danilovič Novak