Historical Events on December 9 (Part 2)

  • 2019 Chilean Air Force plane lost on flight to Antarctica with presumed loss of 38 lives

Music Concert

2019 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at The Beacon Theatre, NYC; performers include: Sting, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Bob Geldof, Ricky Martin, Eurythmics, Deborah Harry, Shaggy, Zucchero, MC Rodriguez, and H.E.R.

  • 2019 US officials "deliberately misled" the public on progress of the Afghanistan war, hid that it was a lost cause, according to The Washington Post analysis of the "Afghanistan Papers"
  • 2019 White Island / Whakaari volcano, a tourist attraction in New Zealand erupts killing 16
  • 2019 World Anti-Doping Agency bans Russia from all major sporting events including 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2022 football World Cup in Qatar for manipulating laboratory data
  • 2020 Canada approves the Pfizer/ BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19
  • 2020 United Arab Emirates is the first country to authorize China's Sinopharm vaccine for COVID-19 saying it is 86% effective
  • 2021 Actor Jussie Smollett found guilty of falsely reporting a hate crime in 2019, in a Chicago court
  • 2021 Chicago Black Hawks Marc-Andre Fleury becomes 3rd NHL goaltender to reach 500 career wins in 2-0 shut-out over the Canadiens at Montreal
  • 2021 More than 40 camels disqualified from the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival beauty contest after Botox injections and other cosmetic enhancements were discovered [1]
  • 2021 Truck with a trailer carrying 150 migrants crashes in Chiapas, Mexico, killing 54 [1]
  • 2022 Dark fantasy game "Elden Ring", created by Hidetaka Miyazaki and George RR Martin, awarded Game of the Year at the Game Awards [1]

Event of Interest

2022 Sheet of paper on which scientist Charles Darwin defended his theory of evolution in 1865 sells for a record $882,000 at Sotheby's [1]