Historical Events on 9th August

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48 BC - Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.
378 - Battle of Adrianople, Goth army defeats Roman forces under Emperor Valens
681 - Bulgaria is founded as a Khanate on the south bank of the Danube, after defeating the Byzantine armies of Emperor Constantine IV south of the Danube delta.
1173 - Construction of the Tower of Pisa begins, and it takes two centuries to complete.
1253 - Clare of Assisi's rules confirmed by Pope Innocent IV for Clare's Order of Poor Ladies
1329 - Quilon the first Indian Diocese was erected by Pope John XXII and Jordanus was appointed the first Bishop
1378 - Cardinals declare pope Urbanus VI lawless (anti christian/devil)
1483 - Opening of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican
1559 - Willem of Orange becomes viceroy of Holland/Zealand/Utrecht
1596 - Henry van Cuyk becomes bishop of Roermond
1638 - Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx
English Military and Political Leader Oliver CromwellEnglish Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell 1655 - Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell divides England into 11 districts
1666 - Rear Admiral Robert Holmes leads a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships in the Vlie estuary, and pillaging the town of West-Terschelling, an act later known as "Holmes's Bonfire".
1673 - Dutch under Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge recapture NY from English; regained by English in 1674
1726 - Netherlands signs Covenant of Hannover
1757 - English Fort William Henry, NY, surrenders to French & Indians troops
1778 - Captain Cook reaches Cape Prince of Wales, Bering straits
1790 - Robert Gray's Columbia Rediviva returns to Boston after 3 year journey, 1st American ship to circumnavigate the Globe
1803 - 1st horses arrive in Hawaii
1803 - Robert Fulton tests his steam paddle-boat on the River Seine, France
1810 - Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire.
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte 1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte sets sail for exile on St Helena on board British ship the Northumberland
1829 - "Stourbridge Lion" locomotive goes into service
1830 - Louis-Philippe formally accepts crown of France, following abdication of Charles X
1831 - 1st US steam engine train run (Albany to Schenectady, NY)
1841 - Erie boat in Buffalo NY catches fire; 242 die
1842 - US-Canada border defined by Webster-Ashburton Treaty
1848 - Austria & Sardinia sign cease fire
1848 - US Barnburners (anti-slavery) party merges with Free Soil Party nominating Martin Van Buren for president
1849 - Hungarian Republic crushed by Austria & Russia
1854 - Henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden"
1855 - Battle of Acapulco during Mexican Liberal uprising
Naturalist/Pacifist Henry David ThoreauNaturalist/Pacifist Henry David Thoreau 1859 - Elevator patented
1862 - Battle of Cedar Mountain VA during US Civil War (Slaughter Mountain, Southwest Mountain)
1862 - Berlioz' opera "Beatrice et Benedict" premieres in Baden-Baden
1863 - Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek, Tennessee - Union troops attack Confederate scouts
1864 - Battle of Ft Morgan AL
1890 - First 44 Javans arrive in Suriname to work 5 years on sugar plantations
1893 - 1st US bowling magazine, Gut Holz, published in NY
1898 - Rudolf Diesel of Germany patents the diesel internal combustion engine
1901 - 34-35°N/98-99°W open for US colonization
1902 - Edward VII of Great Britain crowned having succeeded his mother Victoria
1904 - Libanus McLouth Todd of Rochester, New York patents his check-writing machine, the Protectograph designed to protect against check forgers
MLB Legend Ty CobbMLB Legend Ty Cobb 1905 - Mistaking her husband for a burglar, Ty Cobb's mother kills him
1907 - The first Boy Scout camp concludes at Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, Southern England.
1908 - 6th Tour de France won by Lucien Petit-Breton
1910 - Alva Fisher patents electric washing machine
1914 - German U-15 was sunk by the British cruiser, H.M.S. Birmingham
1915 - British attack at Chanak Bair at Gallipoli during WWI
1917 - Canadian Parliament passes the Compulsory Military Act, though many French-Canadians from Qubec Province oppose it
1918 - Reds manager Christy Mathewson suspects Hal Chase of taking bribes to fix games, and suspends him "for indifferent play"
1920 - Bulgarian & allied Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine goes into effect
1923 - NY State Golf Association formed
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1925 - Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out
1930 - 113°F (45°C) at Perryville, Tennessee (state record)
1930 - Betty Boop debuts in Max Fleischer's animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes
1930 - Percy Williams runs world record 100m (10.3 sec)
1936 - Jesse Owens wins 4th gold medal at Berlin Olympics
1941 - Winston Churchill reaches Newfoundland for talks with FDR
1942 - 200 Jews escape Mir Ghetto in Poland
1942 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th Symphony performed in Leningrad
1942 - Vice-Adm Mikawa lands at Guadalcanal, Solomon Island
1942 - Mahatma Gandhi & 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a "quit India" campaign by the All-India Congress
1942 - CBS radio broadcasts the debut of "Our Secret Weapon."
1943 - Bertolt Brecht's play "Life of Galileo" premieres in Zurich
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi 1944 - 12 workers of Dutch illegal paper "Trouw" executed at Camp Vught
1944 - Smokey Bear debuts as spokeman for fire prevention
1944 - US 79th/90th division enter Le Mans
Mushroom cloud over NagasakiMushroom cloud over Nagasaki 1945 - US drops 2nd atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki
1946 - 1st time all major-league baseball games (8) are played at night
1950 - Lusty Song wins Hambletonian
1951 - Dutch Korea volunteers win US Collective Unit Citation
1952 - General strike against overtime conscription in Belgium
1953 - Premier Mohammed Abdullah of Kashmir fired
1956 - 1st state-wide state-supported educational TV network, Alabama
1956 - South African women demonstrate against pass laws
1957 - 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)
1960 - Race riot in Jacksonville, Florida
1961 - James B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court
1963 - Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres
1963 - NY Met Roger Craig's NL record-tying 18-game losing streak ends
1964 - 1st Rolling Stones concert in Netherlands
1964 - Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
1964 - Bunning continues pitching perfectly to NY Mets until 2 outs in 5th, when Joe Christopher beats out a bunt. He totals 15 innings
1965 - Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die
1965 - Singapore separates from the Federation of Malaysia and gains its independence
1967 - Biafran offensive against Nigerian army
1967 - KYAY TV channel 39 in West Monroe, LA (IND) begins broadcasting
1968 - Yugoslav president Tito visits Prague
1969 - "Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 305 performances
1969 - Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders
1970 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1970 - Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes
1971 - Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame
1971 - Operation Demetrius (or Internment) is introduced in Northern Ireland allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial; the security forces arrested 342 people suspected of supporting paramilitaries
1972 - There is widespread and severe rioting in Nationalist areas of Northern Ireland on the anniversary of the introduction of Internment
1973 - Henry McCullough & Denny Seiwell quit Wings
1973 - USSR launches Mars 7
37th US President Richard Nixon37th US President Richard Nixon 1974 - Richard Nixon resigns US presidency, VP Gerald Ford swears oath of office to become 38th US president
1975 - 1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7
1975 - Dodger Davey Lopes steals record 32nd consec base without being caught
1975 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Colgate European Ladies Golf Open
1976 - Clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 mins, WI v Glamorgan
1976 - Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits LA Dodgers, 2-0
1976 - USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth
1977 - Chris Old completes a century in 37 mins, Yorks v Warwicks
1977 - NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs
1977 - The military-controlled Government of Uruguay announces that it will return the nation to civilian rule through general elections in 1981 for a President and Congress.
1978 - USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
LPGA Golfer Donna CaponiLPGA Golfer Donna Caponi 1978 - Yanks score 5 in bottom of 9th beat Brewers 8-7
1979 - English seaside resort Brighton gets 1st British nude beach
1980 - Belgian constitution revised
1981 - 52nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
1981 - Six English lifeguards set relay swim record English Channel (7:17)
1981 - 63rd PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots a 273 at Atlanta AC Ga
1981 - All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos)
1981 - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA West Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1981 - NL beats AL 5-4 in 52nd All Star Game (Cleveland Stadium)
1984 - Daley Thomas of Britain sets decathalon record (8,847) in LA Cal
1984 - STS 41-D vehicle again moves out to launch pad
1986 - "Honky Tonk Nights" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 4 perfs
1987 - "Les Miserables" opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry NelsonGolfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson 1987 - 69th PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots 287 at PGA Natl Palm Beach
1987 - LA Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo)
1987 - Mary Beth wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1987 - The National Union of Mineworkers begin South Africa's longest wage strike
1988 - Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field
1988 - Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions
1988 - Just 1 day after 8/8/88 NY's daily number is 888
1990 - 12 Arab leaders agree to send pan-Arab forces to protect Saudi Arabia
1990 - Russian spacecraft Soyuz TM-10 launches
1992 - "Streetcar Named Desire" closes at Ethel Barrymore NYC after 137 perf
1992 - Florence Descampe wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mt
1992 - Last day of Test Cricket for David Gower
1992 - Record temperature in Berlin-Dahlem 99.3°F (37.4°C)
1992 - 25th Olympic Games closes in Barcelona, Spain
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky 1993 - King Albert II of Belgium, crowned
1994 - Phil Rizzuto Hall of Fame Night
1994 - Stanley Betrian put in charge of Curacao
1995 - South Africa celebrates the first National Women's Day
1997 - Security guard Abner Louima, attacked by NYC police
1997 - Yanks break Minnesota Twins Brad Radke's string of 12 straight wins
1999 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.
1999 - The Diet of Japan enacts a law establishing the Hinomaru and Kimi Ga Yo as the official national flag and national anthem.
1999 - Charles Kennedy wins the race to succeed Paddy Ashdown as the leader of the Liberal Democrats, UK
2000 - South African President Thabo Mbeki unveils the Women's Monument commemorating the role of women in the anti-apartheid struggle
43rd US President George W. Bush43rd US President George W. Bush 2001 - US President George W. Bush announces his support for federal funding of limited research on embryonic stem cells.
2002 - Barry Bonds hits his 600th career home run
2012 - The death toll from the Philippines' floods rise to 70
2012 - Usain Bolt becomes the first person to win the 100m and 200m sprint in back to back Olympics
2013 - 8 people are killed and 24 are injured after gunmen open fire on a Sunni mosque in Quetta, Pakistan
2015 - At Ferguson anniversary of the shooting of unarmed Michael Brown, a man is shot and a state of emergency declared

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