On this day 9th August









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1638 - Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx
1655 - Lord Protector Cromwell divides England into 11 districts
1757 - English Ft William Henry, NY, surrenders to French & Indians troops
1842 - US-Canada border defined by Webster-Ashburton Treaty
1859 - Elevator patented
1893 - 1st US bowling magazine, Gut Holz, published in NY
1902 - Edward VII of England crowned after death of his mother Victoria
1936 - Jesse Owens wins 4th gold medal at Berlin Olympics
1965 - Singapore gains independence from Malaysia (National Day)
1976 - USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth
1979 - English seaside resort Brighton gets 1st British nude beach
1984 - Daley Thomas of Britain sets decathalon record (8,847) in LA Cal
1992 - Last day of Test Cricket for David Gower

Famous birth:-
1938 - Rod Laver, Australia, tennis ace (1962, 1969 Grand Slam)

Famous death:-
1988 - Alan Napier, (Alfred the Butler-Batman), dies at 85

Fact of the day:-
The Pacific Ocean covers 28% of the Earth's surface