Almanac: Monday, December 9, 2013
by Bill Edwards (Compiled)
Assistant Metro Editor
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On December 9 in

1608 English poet John Milton was born in London.

1854 Alfred, Lord Tennyson's famous poem, "The Charge of the Light Brigade," was published in England.

1912 Longtime House Speaker Thomas "Tip" O'Neill was born in Cambridge, Mass.

1958 The anti-communist John Birch Society was formed in Indianapolis.

1962 The Petrified Forest in Arizona was designated a national park.

1971 Nobel Peace laureate Ralph Bunche died in New York.

1992 Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced their separation. (The couple's divorce became final Aug. 28, 1996.)

In The Star

Dec. 9, 1938, in The Star: A group of Boston attorneys has refused to approve the issuance of $20,000 worth of bonds that the Anniston City Council wants to sell to raise money for a new football stadium. Apparently selling that amount runs contrary to regulations, on grounds that it’s not for a schoolhouse per se — the only exemption granted under said regulations.

Dec. 9, 1988, in The Star: The Allied Department Stores business, located in the old Kress building on Noble Street, has seen a drop in sales across the four years it has been here, therefore the location is being closed as of Jan. 31. A spokesman for the Louisiana-based chain said he likes Anniston’s downtown but too many shoppers are taking their dollars elsewhere. The closing of Allied is the second blow to downtown recently; Otasco was forced to halt all sales when the chain filed for bankruptcy.

Birthdays for December 9

Actor Kirk Douglas is 97. Actor Dick Van Patten is 85. Actor-writer Buck Henry is 83. Actress Dame Judi Dench is 79. Actor Beau Bridges is 72. Jazz singer-musician Dan Hicks is 72. Football Hall-of-Famer Dick Butkus is 71. Author Joe McGinniss is 71. Actor Michael Nouri is 68. Singer Joan Armatrading is 63. Actor Michael Dorn is 61. Actor John Malkovich is 60. Country singer Sylvia is 57. Singer Donny Osmond is 56. Actress Felicity Huffman is 51. Country musician Jerry Hughes (Yankee Grey) is 48. Rock musician Brian Bell (Weezer) is 45. Rock singer-musician Jakob Dylan (Wallflowers) is 44. Country musician Brian Hayes (Cole Deggs and the Lonesome) is 44. Actor Jesse Metcalfe is 35. Actor Simon Helberg is 33. Actress Jolene Purdy is 30.

Television Listings

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