On This Day for 9th March

Historical Events

  • 141 BC Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne of the Han Dynasty in China and rules for 54 years
  • 1522 Marten Luther begins preaching his Invocavit Sermons in the German city of Wittenberg
  • 1776 Publication of the influential economics book "The Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith
  • 1918 Russian Bolshevik Party becomes the Communist Party
  • 1933 US Congress is called into special session by FDR, beginning its "100 days"
  • 1961 1st animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9

Did You Know?

Barbie, the popular toy doll make her debut. It is estimated that over a billion Barbie dolls have been sold worldwide in over 150 countries.

On March 9th, 1959

Famous Weddings

  • 1796 French Leader Napoléon Bonaparte (26) marries 1st wife Joséphine de Beauharnais (32), changing her name from Rose
  • 1902 Composer Gustav Mahler marries Alma Schindler in Vienna
  • 1985 Actors Laura Johnson (Falcon Crest) & Harry Hamlin (LA Law) wed
  • 2007 Actor-director Prem (28) weds actress Rakshita (23) at Raja Rajeshwarinagar in Bangalore
  • 2007 Model and actress Erika Heynatz (30) weds finance broker Andrew Kingston at Whale Beach retreat