9 September It Happened Today

1087  Death of King William I of England.

1513  Scottish and English forces meet at the Battle of Flodden Field.

1585  Birth of French statesman Cardinal de Richelieu.

1901  Death of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

1941  Birth of American singer Otis Redding.

1976 Death of Chinese leader Mao Tse-tung.

1978 Czech tennis player Martina Navratilova defects to the west.

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