What Happened on October 9, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.

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US President Franklin D. Roosevelt approves an atomic program - beginning of the Manhattan project

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Lamb, American Founder of c-span, born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • Chucho Valdés [Jesús Valdés Rodríguez], Cuban musician (Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna), born in Quivicán, Cuba
  • Trent Lott, American politician (Rep-R-MS, 1973-1989, Senator-R-MS 1989-2007), born in Grenada, Mississippi

Famous Deaths

  • Helen Morgan, American singer, actress, dies of liver ailment at 41