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March 9th-K-I-S-S-I-N-G resulted in death, Barbie hit store shelves, the man that made cigars and glasses famous died.

1562 - KISSING IN PUBLIC was BANNED in Naples, Italy PUNISHABLE BY DEATH.

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1832 – An Illinois lawyer ran for his first political office, but lost.  He later lost four more times while running for Congress and the Senate.  This loser, who never gave up, was named ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

1945 – NAPALM was used on a large-scale basis for the first time, in a raid over Tokyo, Japan, during World War Two.  80,000 people were killed and a million left homeless.

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1959 - BARBIE first appeared on toy store shelves.  Over one billion have been sold.  It was estimated that if Barbie were an ACTUAL woman  her measurements would be 36-18-33!

1974 - The LAST JAPANESE SOLDIER SURRENDERED just 29 YEARS after World War Two ended.

He was a guerrilla who’d been operating in the Philippines, and who refused to believe that Japan had surrendered until his former commanding officer  who, by then, was retired from the military and working in a BOOKSTORE  ordered him to leave the island.

1985 - REO SPEEWAGON’S MASTERFUL JAM “CAN’T FIGHT THIS FEELING” HIT #1 ON U.S. CHARTS!

1991 – MARIAH CAREY’S single “Someday” hit #1.

1993 - GARTH BROOKS and WHITNEY HOUSTON were named favorite musical performers at the 19th People’s Choice Awards.

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1996 - The incredible GEORGE BURNS died of natural causes just weeks after turning 100.

1997 - THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. was shot to death while sitting in the passenger seat of a Suburban after a Soul Train Awards party in Los Angeles.  He was only 24.

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2005 – DAVE MATTHEWS BAND tour bus driver Stefan Wohl pleaded guilty to dumping 800 pounds of HUMAN WASTE from his vehicle’s septic tank through the open grating deck of Chicago’s Kinzie Street Bridge.

Wohl was sentenced to 18 months probation and 150 hours of community service.  He was also fined $10,000  the maximum amount in this particular case  which was to be paid to a conservation group called Friends of the Chicago River.

A month later, the band settled a civil suit filed against them by the state of Illinois and agreed to pay $200,000 to an environmental fund.

2005 - Country singer CHRIS LEDOUX died after a lengthy battle with cancer, at age 56.

2005 – A guy in Georgia bought classic meth-making supplies and SET UP A METH LAB in the bathroom at his local Kmart.  He was arrested for possession of items to manufacture methamphetamines and possession of a controlled substance.

2005 – 50 CENT and THE GAME declared a truce on the 8th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.’s death.

Their beef didn’t stay squashed for very long though, as Game dissed 50 three months later at a summer concert and then recorded the dis track “300 Bars”, targeting G-Unit.

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