What Happened on September 9

Historical Events

  • 1000 Battle of Svolder, Baltic Sea. King Olaf on board the Long Serpent defeated in one of the greatest naval battles of the Viking Age.
  • 1776 Congress officially renames the country as the United States of America (Was the United Colonies)
  • 1817 Alexander Twilight, probably first African American to graduate from a US college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College
  • 1914 First fully mechanized unit in the British Army created - the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade (WWI)
  • 1993 PLO recognizes state of Israel
  • 2015 Queen Elizabeth II becomes Great Britain's longest-reigning monarch at 63 years and seven months, beating the previous record set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria
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Did You Know?

Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling

On September 9, 1543

Famous Weddings

  • 1770 Founding Father of America Robert R. Livingston (23) weds John Steven's daughter Mary Stevens
  • 1979 Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) weds Fouzia Ali at Kensington Mosque
  • 1995 Chynna Phillips weds William Baldwin
  • 1995 Ice Skater Nancy Kerrigan (25) weds her agent Jerry Solomon (41)
  • 2004 'N Sync singer Joey Fatone (27) weds Kelly Baldwin (27) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York
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