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On this day: July 9

POSTED: 6:31 PM Jun 28 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jul 09 2014

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 - South Sudan
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Steve Evans via Wikimedia Commons

2011: South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan. Here the country's presidential guard await the arrival of foreign dignitaries for the country's official independence celebrations in the capital city of Juba.

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