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9th October

1470 Henry VI was restored to the throne of England after being deposed in 1461.

1701 Yale College received its charter.

1888 US for the first time the public was admitted to the Washington Monument.

1908 * Jacques Tati, French actor, film director and screen writer.

1930 Laura Ingalls became the first woman to fly across the United States.

1937 * Brian Blessed, English character actor.

1940 * John Lennon, English musician and songwriter and member of the group, The Beatles.

1955 * Steve Ovett, English athlete who won the 800m gold medal at the 1980 Olympics.

1959 The Conservatives, under Harold Macmillan, won a third consecutive general election.

1967 Legendary Cuban revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara was captured and shot in Bolivia.

1973 Elvis Presley divorced his wife Priscilla.

1975 One man died and at least 20 people were injured in the latest IRA bomb attack on London.

1975 Soviet scientist Andrei Sakharov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end the nuclear arms race.

1988 Thousands of Latvians started a mass movement to press Moscow for greater independence from the Soviet Union.

1991 The first Sumo wrestling tournament ever held off Japanese soil in the sport's 1500 year history began in the Royal Albert Hall.

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