9th August

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1992 The Olympics close with Russia triumphing The Olympics close in Barcelona with Russia at the top of the Medal table
1974 Gerald Ford becomes president Gerald Ford is sworn in as president following the resignation of Richard Nixon.
1969 Sharon Tate murdered Actress Sharon Tate and four others are found murdered in Los Angeles, Charles Manson and some of his followers are later convicted of the crime.
1965 Singapore granted independence Singapore is granted independence
1945 Atomic Bomb dropped on Nagasaki The United States drops an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki killing 74,000 people
1936 Jesse Owens wins fourth gold Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold at the Berlin Olympics when the United States won the 400 meter relay.
1902 King Edward VII coronation King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra are crowned in Westminster Abbey, London.
1901 Oklahoma sells Indian lands The US state of Oklahoma sells two million acres of former Indian lands.
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