On this day: July 9

Published On: Jun 28 2012 05:31:02 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 09 2016 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 - 1918 train wreck
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1918: An inbound local train in Nashville, Tennessee, collides with an outbound express train, killing 101 people and injuring 171 more, making it the deadliest rail accident in United States history.

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