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On This Day — March 9th

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March 9th is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 297 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

Historical Events:

1796 – Napoléon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais.

1842 – The first documented discovery of gold in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.

1959 – The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.

1961 – Sputnik 9 successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that the Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.

1982 – “Krononauts hosted an event in Baltimore, Maryland asking time-travelers to meet and demonstrate future science methods of Time travel.

Celebrity Births:

Star Wars Actor Oscar Isaac turns 39

Pitch Perfect Actress Brittany Snow turns 32

Criminal Minds Actor Matthew Gray Gubler turns 38

TV Personality Steve Wilkos turns 54

The Fosters Actress Cierra Ramirez turns 23

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