Today in History: June 9
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Today is Saturday, June 9, the 161st day of 2012. There are 205 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History
* On June 9, 1972, heavy rains triggered record flooding in the Black Hills of South Dakota; the resulting disaster left at least 238 people dead and $164 million in damage.
On this date
* In A.D. 68, the Roman Emperor Nero committed suicide, ending a 13-year reign.
* In 1870, author Charles Dickens died in Gad's Hill Place, England.
* In 1909, Alice Huyler Ramsey, 22, set out from New York in a Maxwell DA on a journey to become the first woman to drive across the United States. (Ramsey and three female companions arrived in San Francisco on Aug. 7.)
* In 1911, Carrie (sometimes spelled "Carry") A. Nation, the hatchet-wielding temperance crusader, died in Leavenworth, Kan., at age 64.
* In 1940, during World War II, Norway decided to surrender to the Nazis, effective at midnight.
* In 1949, Georgia Neese Clark was una...
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