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It happened on a… July 9

2018

US coffee company Starbucks announces it will stop using plastic straws by 2020, reducing use of more than 1 billion straws a year.

1981

Donkey Kong, a video game created by Nintendo, is released. The game marks the debut of Nintendo’s future mascot, Mario.

1974

Pierre E. Trudeau’s Liberal Party wins Canadian parliamentary election.

1962

Andy Warhol’s first West Coast gallery exhibition in the Ferus Gallery of Los Angeles.

1956

Dick Clark’s 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand.

1947

Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of Princess Elizabeth to Royal Navy Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, a member of the Greek royal family.

1944

World War II: Battle of Normandy, British and Canadian forces capture Caen, France.

1922

Johnny Weissmuller became the first person to swim the 100 meters freestyle in less than a minute, and actor best known for playing Tarzan in films.

1877

The inaugural Wimbledon Championships begins.

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