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This Day in History for May 9 – The Beatles Sign Their First Recording Contract and More

The Beatles in 1963
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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1914 – Mother’s Day becomes a public holiday (More info)

1962 – The Beatles sign their first recording contract and hire George Martin to be their producer (More info)

1974– The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee opens formal and public impeachment hearings against President Richard Nixon (More info)

1984 – The Chicago White Sox finally beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6, in the longest game in Major League Baseball history. The game lasted 25 innings and was played in eight hours and six minutes, over two days (More info)

1994 – The South African parliament chooses Nelson Mandela as president (More info)


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