Historical Events on 9th December

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536 - Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire.
656 - Battle of Kameel: Kalief Al ibn Abu Talib beats rebellion
1212 - Frederick II (later also Holy Roman Emperor) crowned King of Germany in Mainz.
1315 - Swiss Woudsteden renews Eternal Covenant (Oath Society)
1425 - Pope Martinus V forms University of Leuven
1570 - The Geuzen (a confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under Herman de Ruyter occupies Loevestein
1625 - Netherlands & England sign military treaty
1640 - Settler Hugh Bewitt banished from Mass colony when he declares himself to be free of original sin
1658 - Dutch troops occupy harbor city Quilon (Coilan) India
1688 - King James II's wife & son flee England for France
1724 - Colley Cibber's "Caesar in Aegypt" premieres in London
1738 - Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia
1747 - Great Britain & Netherlands sign military treaty
1762 - British parliament accepts Treaty of Paris
1783 - First execution at Newgate Jail in London, relocated from Tyburn (now the site of Marble Arch)
Lexicographer Noah WebsterLexicographer Noah Webster 1793 - Noah Webster establishes NY's 1st daily newspaper, American Minerva
1805 - Comet 3D/1805 V1 (Biela) approaches within 0.0366 AUs of Earth
1824 - Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
1842 - Mikhail Glinka's opera "Russlan and Ludmilla" premieres in Petersburg
1851 - 1st Young Men's Christian Association in North America (Montreal)
1854 - Alfred Tennyson's poem "Charge of the Light Brigade" published
1856 - The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces.
1861 - Battle of Bird Creek, Indian Terr (High Shoal, Chusto-Talasah)
1861 - American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress.
1868 - 1st British government of Gladstone forms
1869 - Noble Order of Knights of Labor founded, Philadelphia
1878 - Joseph Pulitzer buys St Louis Dispatch for $2,500
Poet Alfred TennysonPoet Alfred Tennyson 1883 - New Brunswick adopts Eastern Standard Time (until 1902)
1884 - Levant Richardson patents ball-bearing skate
1889 - President Harrison visits opening of Chicago Auditorium
1894 - Roman Catholics win Parliamentary election in Belgium
1897 - Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper, La Fronde in Paris.
1899 - Boer War: During Seige of Ladysmith, Boers storm King's Post and Caesar's Camp - driven back
1900 - State President Paul Kruger of South Africa & Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands have a triumphant procession
1902 - AL announces purchase of grounds for a stadium in NY
1903 - Norwegian parliament votes unanimiously for female suffrage
1905 - French Assembly National votes for separation of church & state
1905 - Richard Strauss' opera "Salome" premieres in Dresden
1906 - NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed US Senate commission on the Congo
1907 - First Christmas Seals sold (Wilmington, Delaware, post office)
1907 - Gustav Mahler departs Vienna
1908 - The German Reichstag adopts a progressive social law restricting hours of factory work by young people and women
1909 - 1st US monoplane flown (Henry W Walden, Long Island, NY)
1910 - French troops occupy Morrocan harbor city Agadir
1913 - Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris
1913 - John K Tener becomes president of baseball's National League
1917 - British forces under General Allenby capture Jerusalem
1918 - French troops occupies Mainz
1922 - Gabriel Narutowicz elected Polish president
1922 - 15th Women's Australasian Championships (1st for women): Margaret Molesworth beats Esna Boyd (6-3, 10-8)
1922 - 15th Australasian Championships: James Anderson beats Gerald Patterson (6-0, 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2)
1924 - Netherlands & Hungary trade treaty signed
1924 - Michael Hainisch re-elected Austrian president
1925 - AL extends Ban Johnson's contract to 1935 & raise to $40,000
1925 - Pro football a hit in NYC; Grange & Bears beat Giants before 73,000
1926 - USGA leagalizes steel shaft golf clubs
1931 - Benn W Levy's "Springtime for Henry" premieres in NYC
1931 - Japanese army attacks Chinese province of Jehol
1931 - Spain becomes a republic
1931 - Baseball cuts squad from 25 to 23 players & NL continues to prohibit uniform numbers
1933 - 21st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Sarnia Imperials, 4-3
1933 - Romania prohibits fascist Iron Guard
1934 - NY Giants defeat Chicago Bears 30-13 for NFL championship
1935 - Walter Liggett American newspaper editor and muckraker killed in gangland murder.
1935 - 1st Heisman Trophy Award: Jay Berwanger, Chicago (HB)
1936 - AL OKs night baseball for St Louis
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1936 - Australia all out 58 v England, Bradman out for a duck
1938 - 1939 NFL Draft: Ki Aldrich from TCU first pick by Chicago Cardinals
1939 - 27th Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 8-7
1939 - Russian air raid on Helsinki
1939 - 1940 NFL Draft: George Cafego from University of Tennessee first pick by Chicago Cardinals
1940 - British assault on Banghazi, Libya: first major allied offensive in North Africa
1940 - Illeagal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius
1940 - South Australia all out for 47 v NSW, O'Reilly 5-11
1941 - 1st US WW II bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines
1941 - 300 Montgomery, SF opens as new Bank of America HQ
1941 - 7th Heisman Trophy Award: Bruce Smith, Minnesota (HB)
1941 - China declares war on Japan, Germany & Italy
1941 - Citizen Register reports "Hostile planes reported nearing Westchester"
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1941 - Hitler orders US ships are to be torpedoed
1948 - UN General Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide
1949 - Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Indonesian sovereignty
1949 - NFL merges Cleveland Browns, SF '49ers & Balt Colts from AAFC
1951 - West German voters approve merger of 3 states to form Baden-Wurttemberg
1953 - General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired
1953 - Mont Canadiens (106) & Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty mins
1954 - Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed honored guest of Royal Swedish Academy of Music
1957 - 1st Japanese ambassador to Israel
1958 - Robert H W Welch Jr & 11 other men meet in Indianapolis to form anti-Communist John Birch Society
1960 - 1st broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV
1961 - "From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 perfs
1961 - "Let It Ride" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 68 perfs
1961 - SS-Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) Adolf Eichmann found guilty of war crimes in Israel
1961 - Tanganyika gains independence from Britain, takes name Tanzania
NBA Legend Wilt ChamberlainNBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain 1961 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs NY
1962 - "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes on Broadway
1962 - Tanganyika becomes a republic within British Commonwealth
1963 - Frank Sinatra Jr is kidnapped
1964 - John Coltrane's Quartet records their greatest work "A Love Supreme" at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
1965 - "A Charlie Brown Christmas" premieres
1965 - Frank Robinson is traded from Cincinnati to the Orioles
1965 - Nikolai Podgorny replaces Anastas Mikoyan as president of Soviet Praesidium
1967 - Jim Morrison arrested on stage for disturbing the peace
1967 - Nicolae Ceaușescu becomes President (dictator) of Romania; overthrown in 1989
Dictator of Romania Nicolae CeausescuDictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu 1968 - KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco.
1968 - Terence O'Neill, Northern Ireland Prime Minister, makes a television appeal for moderate opinion in what became known as the 'Ulster stands at the Crossroads' speech
1968 - The Derry Citizen's Action Committee (DCAC) calls for a halt to all marches and protests for a period of one month
1970 - Dutch Antilles: government of Petronia falls
1970 - OPEC meeting in Caracas establishes 55 percent as minimum tax rate and demands that posted prices be changed to reflect changes in foreign exchange rates
1971 - Lewis F Powell Jr appointed to US Supreme Court
1973 - "Pajama Game" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
1973 - Bruno Sammartino beats Stan Stasiak in NY, to become WWF champ
1973 - St Louis Cardinal Jim Bakken kicks 6 field goals vs Atlanta Falcons
1973 - Sunningdale Agreement in Northern Ireland
1973 - Arab oil ministers announce a further production cut of 5 percent for January for non-friendly countries
1974 - Dow Jones index hits 570.01
1974 - Jack Brisco beats Giant Baba in Tokyo, to become NWA wrestling champ
1974 - Johnson Grigsby freed after 66 years in jail in Indiana
1975 - Jelena Bonner receives Andrei Sacharov's Nobel Prize
38th US President Gerald Ford38th US President Gerald Ford 1975 - US President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 Bn loan authorization for NYC
1975 - Iraq completes nationalization by taking over the BP, CFP, and Shell shares of the Basrah Petroleum Company
1978 - Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus
1978 - 1st game of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does
1979 - Murle Breer/Dave Eichelberger wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1980 - 61°F in Boston at 1 AM
1981 - Porn star John Holmes charged with Laurel Canyon murders
1983 - US Attorney General Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens "...because food is free & that's easier than paying for it"
1983 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 - Iranian commandos end day hijack of Kuwaiti plane
1984 - LA Ram Eric Dickerson rushes 215 yards for season record 2,003 yards
1984 - Vicki Alvarez/Mike McDonald wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats WilanderTennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander 1984 - 73rd Men's Australian Open: Mats Wilander beats Kevin Curren (6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2)
1984 - 73rd Women's Australian Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Helena Sukova (6-7, 6-1, 6-3)
1985 - Jerry Rice begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive games with a reception
1985 - Phoenix, Arizona, gets 3" of snow
1987 - Larry Bird ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws
1987 - Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank
1988 - NY Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M
1988 - The Michael Hughes Bridge in Sligo, Ireland is officially opened.
1988 - Premiere of fact based crime drama film "Mississippi Burning"
1989 - "Les Miserables" opens at Princess Theatre, Melbourne
1990 - Betsy King wins Itoman LPGA World Match Play Golf Championship
1990 - Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3k ladies (4:10.80)
1990 - Houston scores most points against Cleveland, Oilers 58, Browns 14
LPGA Golfer Betsy KingLPGA Golfer Betsy King 1990 - Lech Walesa wins presidental election in Poland
1990 - NFL NY Giant Otis Anderson becomes 8th to rush for 10,000th yard
1990 - 23rd NAACP Image Awards: "Coming to America" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
1991 - 2nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston win
1992 - 3rd Billboard Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Ropin' The Wind win
1992 - Cin Red owner Marge Schott apologizes for racist remarks
1992 - Operation Restore Hope - US Marines land in Somalia
1992 - Sri Lanka's third-ever Test Cricket victory (v NZ by 9 wkts)
1992 - NJ Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, & white for the 1992-93 season
1993 - "My Fair Lady" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 165 performances
1993 - Ivory Coast Premier Ouattara resigns
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth BrooksCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks 1994 - 5m meteor 1994 XM1 passes within 100,000 km of Earth
1994 - US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders resigns after comments about masturbation
1995 - 61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB)
1997 - "Tomorrow Never Dies", 18th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan and Michelle Yeoh, premieres in London
2003 - A blast in the center of Moscow kills six people and wounds several more.
2005 - "Brokeback Mountain", starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, is released
2006 - Moscow suffers its worst fire since 1977, killing 45 women in a drug rehabitational center.
2006 - 72nd Heisman Trophy Award: Troy Smith, Ohio State (QB)
2008 - The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's election to the Presidency
44th US President Barack Obama44th US President Barack Obama 2012 - 13 people are killed and 10 are injured after a bus rolls of a cliff and falls 100 meters in Taiwan
2012 - 6 people are killed and 41 are injured after a bus plunges 30 metres down a gorge in Guatemala
2012 - Incumbent Ghanaian president John Mahama wins the general election amidst allegations of fraud
2012 - The Social Liberal Union Party and Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta win by a landslide in the parliamentary elections
2012 - Juan Manuel Márquez knocks out Manny Pacquiao in round six for the WBO light welterweight title
2013 - Mike Ditka's #89 jersey is retired by the Chicago Bears
2014 - CIA Torture Report released, detailing the CIA's use of torture on detainees between 2001-2006

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