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Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana announce they are separating; The Charge of the Light Brigade - is published ...
in Britain; Solidarity union leader Lech Walesa is elected president in Poland; Actor Kirk Douglas is born. (Dec. 8)
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December 9th, 1992: [Notes:AP Archive Video / AP Photos] Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana announce they are separating.It happens more than a decade after their widely-watched wedding ... that seemed like out of a fairy tale. Divorce becomes final for the royal couple nearly four years after their split.1854: [Notes:AP Photos] [Notes:NAT of "Charge of Light Brigade" reading] Alfred, Lord Tennyson's famous poem - The Charge of the Light Brigade - is published in Britain.The Victorian-era poem recounts the climax of a battle during the Crimean War - in what's now Ukraine.1990: [Notes:AP Archive Video] Poland chooses Solidarity union leader Lech Walesa [lek vah-WEN'-sah] as its first popularly-elected president.Walesa wins a runoff vote by a landslide - another sign of communism's collapse in Eastern Europe.And, 1916: [Notes:AP Archive Video] Actor and film producer Kirk Douglas is born in Amsterdam, New York.Among his roles: Spartacus, Vincent Van Gogh, and several "tough guys."Among his children: son Michael Douglas, also an actor and film producer.Today in History, December 9th --- ___ ___, The Associated Press.