On This Day for 9th December

Historical Events

  • 536 Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire.
  • 1212 Frederick II (later also Holy Roman Emperor) crowned King of Germany in Mainz.
  • 1968 NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco.
  • 1990 Lech Walesa wins presidental election in Poland
  • 1992 Operation Restore Hope - US Marines land in Somalia

Did You Know?

Nicolae Ceaușescu becomes President (dictator) of Romania; overthrown in 1989

On December 9th, 1967

Famous Weddings

  • 1883 Poet Rabindranath Tagore (22) weds Mrinalini Devi in an arranged marriage
  • 1956 Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser (26) weds Tamie Beggs (20)
  • 1956 NBA player Bill Russell (22) weds college sweetheart Rose Swisher
  • 1967 Lyndon B. Johnson's daughter Lynda marries in the White House
  • 1989 "Baywatch" actor David Hasselhoff (37) weds actress Pamela Bach (26) at the Little Brown Church in Studio City, California

Famous Divorces

  • 1937 Writer Walter Lippmann (48) divorces first wife Faye Albertson after 20 years of marriage
  • 1982 Mary-Beth & William Hurt divorce