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On this day: July 9

Published On: Jun 28 2012 05:31:02 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 09 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Australia
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1900: Queen Victoria of England gives royal assent to an act creating the Commonwealth of Australia, thus uniting separate colonies on the continent under one federal government.

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