On this day: November 9

POSTED: 07:01 PM PST Nov 08, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 08, 2015 

Pilgrims on the Mayflower spot land, Jack the Ripper kills for the last time, the PGA integrates, Rolling Stone magazine debuts, and the Berlin Wall begins to fall, all on this day.

OTD November 9 - Dorothy Dandridge
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1922: Actress and singer Dorothy Dandridge, the first black woman to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, which she earned for 1954's "Carmen Jones," is born in Cleveland, Ohio. She died at age 42 on Sept. 8, 1965, with the cause of death reported as either an accidental overdose of antidepressants or an embolism. Dandridge also starred in movies such as "Bright Road," "Porgy and Bess," "Island in the Sun" and "The Decks Ran Red."


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