On this day: August 9

POSTED: 04:01 PM PDT Aug 06, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 08, 2013 

Construction begins on the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a firefighting bear makes his debut, the United States drops the bomb on Japan again, Charles Manson's followers commit mass murder, and Nixon resigns, all on this day.

OTD August 9 - Brett Hull
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1964: Hockey Hall of Fame right winger Brett Hull, who played 19 seasons in the NHL for the Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings and Phoenix Coyotes, is born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. He scored a career total of 741 goals and is one of five players to score 50 goals in 50 games. He also was a member of two Stanley Cup winning teams and was an eight-time All-Star. He's pictured here in 2005 alongside his father, fellow NHL star Bobby Hull.

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