9 May 1944
On this date in 1944...
Country singer Jimmie Davis, known for the song “You Are My Sunshine,” was elected governor of Louisiana.
- 1837 - The steamboat “Sherrod” burned in the Mississippi River below Natchez, Mississippi killing 175 people.
- 1864 - The ten-day series of battles around Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia began.
- 1864 - The Battle of Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia began.
- 1864 - Fighting at Snake Creek Gap near Resaca, Georgia.
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