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March 9th, 2007EventThe US Justice Department releases an internal audit that found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had acted illegally in its use of the USA Patriot Act to secretly obtain personal information about US citizens.
March 9th, 2006EventLiquid water is discovered on Enceladus, the sixth largest moon of Saturn.
March 9th, 1993EventRodney King testifies at the federal trial of four Los Angeles, California police officers accused of violating King s civil rights when they beat him during an arrest.
March 9th, 1991EventMassive demonstrations are held against Slobodan Milosevic in Belgrade. Two people are killed and tanks are in the streets.
March 9th, 1990EventDr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as Surgeon General of the United States, becoming the first female and Hispanic American to serve in that position.
March 9th, 1990EventPremier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, Clyde Wells confirms he will rescind Newfoundland and Labrador s approval of the Meech Lake Accord to amend Canada s constitution, effectively killing the Accord.
March 9th, 1989EventA strike forces financially-troubled Eastern Air Lines into bankruptcy.
March 9th, 1986EventUnited States Navy divers find the largely intact but heavily-damaged crew compartment of the Space Shuttle Challenger. The bodies of all seven astronauts were still inside.
March 9th, 1984EventThe Competitive Enterprise Institute in founded in Washington, D.C.
March 9th, 1977EventThe 1977 Hanafi Muslim Siege: Approximately a dozen armed Hanafi Muslims take over three buildings in Washington, D.C., killing one person and taking more than 130 hostages. The hostage situation ends two days later.

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