On This Day in History for December 9 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 119 of 119

  • 1990 Houston scores most points against Cleveland, Oilers 58, Browns 14

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1990 Lech Wałęsa wins Poland's 1st direct presidential election in Poland

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
  • 1992 Operation Restore Hope - US Marines land in Somalia
  • 1993 Ivory Coast Premier Ouattara resigns
  • 1994 5m meteor 1994 XM1 passes within 100,000 km of Earth
  • 1994 US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders resigns after comments about masturbation
  • 2003 A blast in the center of Moscow kills six people and wounds several more.
  • 2004 Mary-Kate Olsen pledges that woman sewing garments for her company in Bangladesh will be afforded legal maternity leave
  • 2006 Moscow suffers its worst fire since 1977, killing 45 women in a drug rehabitational center.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 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
  • 2014 CIA Torture Report released, detailing the CIA's use of torture on detainees between 2001-2006
  • 2015 Attack on Kandahar airport by Taliban forces kills at least 37 before Afghan forces retake control
  • 2015 Amazon's best-selling book of the year is "Girl on a Train" by Paula Hwakins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 German Chancellor Angela Merkel named Time Magazine's Person of the Year, for her handling of debt and refugee crises

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • 2016 South Korean MPs vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye
  • 2016 Ghanaian Presidential election won by Nana Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party

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