On this day: July 9

POSTED: 03:31 PM PDT Jun 28, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 08, 2016 

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 - Lituya Bay
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United States Geological Survey

1958: Lituya Bay in southeastern Alaska is hit by a megatsunami. The wave was recorded at 1,720 feet high, the largest in recorded history. In this photo, the areas of destroyed forest along the shorelines are recognizable as the light areas rimming the bay.


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