This Day in History

August 9th in History

Construction begins on the Leaning Tower of Pisa! Plus, Betty Boop debuts, the Manson family murders, and Nixon leaves office. Izaak Walton, Whitney Houston, and Deion Sanders are born; Hieronymus Bosch, Jerry Garcia, and Bernie Mac die. Happy Battle of Gangut Day!

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Quote of the Day

"Ethicist (n). Someone who sees something wrong with whatever you have in mind."

Marvin Minsky, artificial intelligence researcher born August 9, 1927