11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 9th February

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1895 - Volley Ball is invented by W.G. Morgan

2. 1943 - The battle of Guadalcanal ends with an American victory over Japanese forces

3. 1950 - United States Senator Joe McCarthy accuses more than 200 staff in the State Department of being Communists

4. 1953 - The movie Superman premiers

5. 1960 - Joanne Woodward receives the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

6. 1972 - Paul McCartney's group Wings begin their first UK tour in a small club in Nottingham

7. 1979 - Football club Nottingham Forest clinches Britain's first £1m transfer deal

8. 1981 - Bill Haley dies at age 56

9. 1983 - A nationwide hunt for 1981 Derby winner Shergar begins in Ireland

10. 1997 - The Simpsons becomes the longest-running prime-time animated series. The Flintstones held the record previously

11. 2002 - Princess Margaret, the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at age 71 after suffering a massive stroke

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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