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.

OTD July 9 - Queen Elizabeth
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1947: The engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth, who would later become Queen Elizabeth II, to Lt. Philip Mountbatten is announced. They are seen here in Elizabeth's 1953 coronation photo.

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