On this day: July 9

POSTED: 03:31 PM PDT Jun 28, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 08, 2014 

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.

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1956: Dick Clark makes his debut as host of "Bandstand" on a Philadelphia TV station. The name of the show is later changed to "American Bandstand" when it went nationwide. Here the microphone he used on that first show is displayed as a part of his music memorabilia collection in New York City in October 2006.


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