What Happened on October 9

Significant Events

  • 768 Charlemagne and his brother Carloman I are crowned Kings of The Franks
  • 1000 Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada) reputedly becoming first European to reach North America
  • 1446 The Hangul alphabet is published in Korea
  • 1831 Ioannis Kapodistrias, first Head of State of modern Greece, assassinated in Nafplion
  • 1941 US President Franklin D. Roosevelt approves an atomic program - beginning of the Manhattan project
  • 2006 North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.
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Did You Know?

American inventor Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor

On October 9, 1855

Famous Weddings

  • 1514 King Louis XII of France marries Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII (sister of Henry VIII)
  • 1901 Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr (27) weds Abby Aldrich in Warwick Neck, Rhode Island
  • 1916 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (21) weds Maxine Gates in Farmington, Utah
  • 1944 Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (67) weds 1930 Miss France Yvonne Blanche Labrousse (38) in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1962 French singer Edith Piaf (46) marries French Greek actor Théo Sarapo (26)

Famous Divorces

  • 1973 Elvis & Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years
  • 1980 Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot
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Would You Believe?

Vaiont Dam disaster, landslide creates 50 million cubic metre wave killing around 2,000 in the Piave Valley in Northern Italy

On October 9, 1963