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On Feb. 9, 1943, the World War II battle of Guadalcanal ended with an Allied victory over Japanese forces

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Today is Monday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2009. There are 325 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 9, 1943, the World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ended with an Allied victory over Japanese forces.

On this date:

In 1773, the ninth president of the United States, William Henry Harrison, was born in Charles City County, Virginia Colony.

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