Historical Events on 9th October
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768 - Charlemagne and his brother Carloman I are crowned Kings of The Franks.
869 - Charles the Bare crowned king of Lotharingen
1000 - Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada) reputedly becoming first European to reach North America
1192 - Richard I of England, the Lion Heart, leaves Jerusalem in disguise
1238 - James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia.
1290 - Last of 16,000 English Jews expelled by King Edward I, leaves
1446 - The Hangul alphabet is published in Korea.
1558 - Mérida is founded in Venezuela.
1573 - Don Frederik disbands siege of Alkmaar
1595 - The Spanish army captures Cambrai.
1597 - Earl Mauritius occupies Breevoort
1617 - Peace of Pavia (Spain & Savoye)
1621 - Turkey & Poland signs Peace of Chotin
1635 - Religious dissident Roger Williams banished from Mass Bay Colony
1651 - English parliament passes Navigation Act
1655 - Swedish king Karel X Gustaaf occupies Krakow
Theologian and Colonist Roger Williams 1668 - Mass society storms palace of "heretics" Spanish governor Jose de Paternina
1701 - Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U), chartered in New Haven
1708 - Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy
1716 - Britain & France sign treaty
1740 - Dutch governor general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8,000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia
1760 - 7 Years' War: Russian and Austrian forces occupy Berlin [OS=Sep 28].
1771 - The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland.
1776 - Mission Dolores founded by SF Bay
1794 - French troops occupy Hertogenbosch
1799 - Sinking of British frigate HMS Lutine, with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000 off Dutch coast.
1804 - Hobart Tasmania founded
1806 - Prussia declares war on France.
1817 - University of Gent officially opens
1818 - Congress of Aken returns to France from Libya
1820 - Guayaquil, Ecuador declares its freedom from Ecuador
1824 - Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica.
1831 - Ioannis Kapodistrias, first Head of State of modern Greece, assassinated in Nafplion.
1835 - The Royal College, Colombo, established with the name Hillstreet Academy in Sri Lanka.
1837 - Steamboat "Home" sinks off Okracoke NC killing 100
1837 - Meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.
1845 - The eminent and controversial Anglican, John Henry Newman, is received into the Roman Catholic Church.
1854 - The siege of Sebastopol begins (Crimean War)
1855 - Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor
1855 - Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Massachusetts, patents first calliope
1863 - Battle of Brady Station, VA (Culpeper Court House, Bristoe Station)
Union General George Armstrong Custer 1864 - Battle of Tom's Brook; Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan's campaign is beaten by General Custer & Merrit's cavalry divisions
1865 - First US underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania
1870 - Rome is incorporated into Italy by royal decree
1872 - Aaron Montgomery started his mail-order business
1874 - World Postal Union forms in Bern Switzerland
1876 - 1st 2-way telephone conversation, 1st over outdoor wires
1877 - American Humane Association organizes (Cleveland)
1888 - Washington Monument opens for public admittance
1890 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Red-Headed League"
1899 - 1st British troops reaches Durban, South Africa
1899 - South Africa President Kruger routes British authorities ultimatum
1900 - 8.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Cape Yakataga, Alaska
1903 - 11" (28.4 cm) rainfall in 24 hrs (NYC)
1905 - Phila A's meet Giants in World Series, Giants win 3-0
MLB Legend Ty Cobb 1909 - Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game
1910 - Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting avg with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown's 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won
1914 - German troops take Antwerp in World War I
1915 - Belgrade Serbia, surrenders to Central leaders
1915 - Gil Anderson races auto (165.1 km record) in Sheepshead Bay, NY
1915 - Louis Kaufmans "Unchastened Woman" premieres in NYC
1915 - Woodrow Wilson becomes first US President to attend a World Series game
1916 - Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings
1920 - 1st World Series game in Cleveland, Indians win 2-1
1921 - Babe Ruth's 1st WS homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays
1926 - Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Royal Colonial Institution
1926 - NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth 1928 - Marcel Pagnol's "Topaz" premieres in Paris
1928 - NY Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, Ruth hits 3 HR in game
1928 - NY Yankees become 1st to sweep consecutive World Series
1929 - G Kaufman & R Lardner's musical "June Moon" premieres in NYC
1930 - 1st transcontinental flight by a woman completed, Laura Ingalls
1934 - St Louis Cards beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 in 31st World Series
1934 - Regicide at Marseille: The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France.
1936 - Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles
1938 - Aaron Copland's & Eugene Loring's ballet "Billy the Kid" premieres in Chicago
1938 - Cleveland Browns & Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game
1938 - NY Yankees sweep Cubs in 35th World Series, 3rd straight WS win
Composer Aaron Copland 1941 - A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.
1942 - Statute of Westminster 1931 passed by the Australian parliament, formalises Australian autonomy.
1944 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin
1944 - Canadian offensive in West-Zeeuws-Flanders
1944 - German occupiers turn off electricity in Amsterdam
1944 - St Louis Cards beat St Louis Browns, 4 games to 2 in 41st World Series
1945 - British troops occupy Andamanen in Gulf of Bengal
1946 - First electric blanket manufactured; sold for $39.50
1946 - Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" premieres in NYC
1947 - First telephone conversation between a moving car & a plane
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1947 - Julie Styne & Sam Cohn's musical "High Button Shoes" premieres in NYC for 727 performances
1948 - WXYZ TV channel 7 in Detroit, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1949 - NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in 46th World Series
1951 - 5th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 2-2 at Toronto
1951 - Gil McDougald's World Series grand slam helps Yanks beat Giants 13-1
1953 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution
1953 - Conrad Adenauer elected West German chancellor
1954 - KTIV TV channel 4 in Sioux City, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1955 - Betty Jameson wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
1956 - 10th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 1-1 at Montreal
1957 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1958 - Israeli navy inaugrates its first submarine
1958 - NY Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series
1958 - NY Yankees appear in 9 & win 7 of last 10 World Series
Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald 1959 - Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton, England
1960 - Cowboy QB Eddie LeBaron throws shortest touchdown pass (2")
1961 - NY Yankees beat Cin Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series
1961 - Tanganyika becomes independent within British Commonwealth
1961 - US members of communist party obliged to report themselves to police
1961 - Volcanic eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)
1961 - Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning
1961 - World Series scoreless pitching streak Yanks beat Reds 4 games to 1
1962 - Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130
1962 - NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m
1962 - Uganda becomes independent from the United Kingdom
1963 - Landslide into Vaiont Dam empties lake, kills 3-4,000 (Italy)
1963 - British premier Harold MacMillan resigns
1963 - Dam in Piave valley Italy, breaks' about 2,000 die
MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford 1963 - French air force gets first nuclear weapons
1963 - Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000
1965 - 16th Ryder Cup: US wins 19½-12½ at Royal Birkdale, England
1965 - Beatles' "Yesterday" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
1966 - Balt Orioles sweep LA Dodgers, in 63rd World Series
1966 - Rolling Stones 1st LP recorded "Got Live if you Want It"
1968 - Government seizes oil fields in Peru
1968 - WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - About 2,000 students from Queen's University Belfast tried to march to Belfast City Hall in protest against 'police brutality' on 5 October in Derry; the march was blocked by loyalists led by Ian Paisley and after the demonstration, a student civil rights group—People's Democracy—was formed
1969 - Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together"
1970 - Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence
1971 - Japanese emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands
1971 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1972 - "Dude" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 16 performances
1973 - 1st general striking in Luxembourg since 1942
1973 - Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal
1973 - Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors
1974 - Frank Robinson became 1st Black baseball manager (Cleve Indians)
1974 - Race riot in Boston due to "bussing"
1974 - Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
1975 - Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits SF
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov 1975 - Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize
1976 - "Robber Bridegroom" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 145 performances
1976 - Peter Petherick takes hat-trick on debut NZ v Pak Javed 1st wkt
1976 - Test Cricket debut of Javed Miandad (Pakistan), scores 163 on 1st day
1976 - Yanks 1st AL Championship game, beat Royals 4-1
1977 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic
1977 - Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock
1977 - Yanks rally for 3 in 9th & beat Royals 5-3 for pennant #31
1978 - 12th Country Music Association Award: Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle & Don Williams wins
1978 - John Kander & Fred Ebb's musical "Ballroom" premieres in NYC
1979 - Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford Conn
1980 - 1st consumer use of home banking by computer by United American Bank in Knoxville Tn
Country singer Dolly Parton 1980 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz
1981 - Abolition of capital punishment in France.
1982 - Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead
1983 - Buffalo Bill QB Joe Ferguson passes 419 yards with 5 TDs
1983 - 4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma
1984 - Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st US woman to walk in space
1985 - "Tango Argentino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 198 perfs
1985 - Central Park's Strawberry Fields, dedicated
1985 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 - "Phantom of the Opera" premeires in London
1986 - Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals
1986 - Senate convicted US District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment
NHL Center Gilbert Perreault 1987 - Japanese bank buys "Lady McGill" stamp for $1,100,000
1988 - 17% vote for extreme-right Flemish Block in Belgium
1988 - Dennis Eckersley, 1st to save all 4 games in a championship series
1989 - 23rd Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Kathy Mattea wins
1989 - 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)
1989 - Penthouse Magazine's Hebrew edition hits newstands
1989 - 1st NFL game coached by an African American (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
1990 - David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1990 - Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon
1990 - Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile
1990 - Fear of war and long-term supply disruptions as Hussein threatens Israel
1991 - "On Borrowed Time" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 99 perfs
1991 - Bush declares "total confidence" in nominee Clarence Thomas
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein 1991 - San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3
1991 - Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1992 - Great meteorite seen from Kentucky to NY
1992 - A 13 kilogram (est.) meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu
1994 - Austrian parliamentary election (23% extreme-right)
1994 - Darmstadtium (element 110) created in Darmstadt, Germany
1996 - Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback
1997 - ABL players allowed to own stock in the league
1997 - Hurricane kills 123 in Acapulco Mexico
1997 - NC's Dean Smith winningest college basetball coach retires
1997 - NY Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties
1997 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Dario Fo
1999 - The last flight of the SR-71.
2001 - Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack.
2006 - North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.
2007 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at an all-time high.
2009 - First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.
Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel 2012 - 25,000 people in Athens protest German Chancellor Angela Merkel
2012 - Serge Haroche and David Wineland win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for work on quantum optics
2012 - Women's rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai is shot three times by a Taliban gunman as she tried to board her school bus in the Swat district of northwest Pakistan
2013 - 60 people are killed in clashes between militias and Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic
2013 - Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel win the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on multiscale models for complex chemical systems
2014 - Patrick Modiano wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature
2014 - Gatwick, Heathrow and JFK airports enhance screening for the Ebola virus
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