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 - Chris Cooper
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1951: Actor Chris Cooper, best known for movies such as "The Bourne Identity," "American Beauty," "October Sky," "Seabiscuit" and "Adaptation," is born in Kansas City, Missouri. Cooper won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for his performance in "Adaptation."

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