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This Day in History for July 9 – President Zachary Taylor Dies and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1850 – Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the U.S., dies of cholera after only 16 months in office (More info)

1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing African-Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law (More info)

1900 – Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom gives royal assent to an act uniting six colonies as the Commonwealth of Australia (More info)

1962 – Andy Warhol’s ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans’ exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles (More info)

1999 – Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran (More info)

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