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On this day: July 9

POSTED: 03:31 PM PDT Jun 28, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 08, 2013 

A president dies, new nations are born, the MLB All-Star Game goes indoors, and a jam band performs for the last time, all on this day.

OTD July 9 - Zachary Taylor
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The White House Historical Association

1850: President Zachary Taylor dies in office from an intestinal ailment at the age of 65, making Vice President Millard Fillmore the 13th president of the United States. Taylor's 16 months in office is the third-shortest tenure of any U.S. president.


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