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On February the 9th
An American submarine struck and sank a Japanese training vessel resulting in the death of 9 people on board.
Soviet politician, Yuri Andropov, died at the age of 70. He was the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union since 1982, effectively serving only sixteen months as the leader of the Soviet Union.
The first test flight of the Boeing 747 airplane took place. It is one of the most popular and recognizable airplanes of modern times.
Jamaica became an independent nation.
American actress, Mia Farrow, was born in Los Angeles. She became famous after being cast in the soap opera, Peyton Place, and rose to become one of the most prominent actress of the 20th century. She is also famous for her activism and her illustrious marriages to Frank Sinatra and Woody Allen.
American actor, Joe Pesci, was born in New Jersey. He got his breakthrough in 1980 when he starred along with Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's hit film, Raging Bull.
Allied forces secured Guadalcanal, after the withdrawal of Japanese forces.
The Davis Cup competition was established. it is one of the most important events in the world of tennis.
Russian author, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, died at the age of 59. He was arguably the most influential writer of Russian history, and is considered by many as one of the most important writers of modern times.
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