Historical Events on October 9

Events 1 - 200 of 207

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768 Charlemagne and his brother Carloman I are crowned Kings of The Franks

Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne
Holy Roman Emperor
  • 869 Charles the Bald crowned king of Lotharingen
  • 1000 Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada) reputedly becoming first European to reach North America

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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 and the Spanish disband the siege of Alkmaar
  • 1595 The Spanish army captures Cambrai
  • 1597 Eighty Years War: Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange with English support captures Breevoort, Netherlands from the Spanish
  • 1617 Peace of Pavia between Spain and Savoye
  • 1621 Turkey & Poland signs Peace of Chotin

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1635 Religious dissident Roger Williams banished from Mass Bay Colony

Theologian and Colonist Roger Williams
Theologian and Colonist
Roger Williams
  • 1651 English parliament passes Navigation Act
  • 1655 Swedish king Karel X Gustaaf occupies Krakow

  • 1668 Mass society storms palace of "heretics" Spanish governor Jose de Paternina
  • 1701 Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U), chartered in New Haven
  • 1708 Great Northern War: Battle at Lesnaya (N.S): 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.

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1779 Siege of Savannah during American Revolutionary War: Casimir Pulaski is wounded by grapeshot (dies 11 or 15 March)

Military Leader Casimir Pulaski
Military Leader
Casimir Pulaski
  • 1794 French troops occupy Hertogenbosch
  • 1799 Sinking of British frigate HMS Lutine, with the loss of 240 men and cargo worth £1,200,000 off Dutch coast
  • 1804 Hobart in 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, North Carolina, 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 Sevastopol begins during the Crimean War
  • 1855 American inventor Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor
  • 1855 Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Massachusetts, patents first calliope (musical instrument)
  • 1863 Battle of Brady Station, Virginia (Culpeper Court House, Bristoe Station)

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1864 Battle of Tom's Brook; Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan's campaign is beaten by General George A. 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 starts 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 Philadelphia A's meet Giants in World Series, Giants win 3-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1909 Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1910 Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting average 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, New York
  • 1915 Louis Kaufmans comedy "Unchastened Woman" premieres in New York City

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1915 Woodrow Wilson becomes first US President to attend a World Series game

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

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1916 Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 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
  • 1928 Marcel Pagnol's "Topaz" premieres in Paris
  • 1928 NY Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, become 1st to sweep consecutive World Series; Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in game
  • 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

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1936 Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover

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1938 Aaron Copland's & Eugene Loring's ballet "Billy the Kid" premieres in Chicago

Composer Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland
  • 1938 Cleveland Browns & Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game
  • 1938 NY Yankees sweep Cubs in 35th World Series, 3rd straight WS win

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1941 US President Franklin D. Roosevelt approves an atomic program - beginning of the Manhattan project

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1941 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

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1944 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph 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
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1953 Konrad Adenauer elected Chancellor of West Germany

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • 1954 KTIV TV channel 4 in Sioux City, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 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

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1959 Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton, England

Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Former Soldier and Assassin
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 1960 Cowboy QB Eddie LeBaron throws shortest touchdown pass (2")
  • 1961 NY Yankees beat Cincinnati 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)

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1961 Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings in the World Series

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 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 Vajont Dam disaster, landslide creates 50 million cubic metre wave killing around 2,000 in the Piave Valley in Northern Italy

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1963 British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan resigns and is replaced by Alec Douglas-Home

British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister
Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
British Prime Minister
Harold Macmillan
  • 1963 French air force gets first nuclear weapons
  • 1963 Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000

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1965 Ryder Cup, Royal Birkdale GC: US beats Great Britain 19½-12½; Byron Nelson non-playing American captain; Harry Weetman GB skipper

Golfer Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson
  • 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 2,000 students from Queen's University Belfast try to march to Belfast City Hall in protest against 'police brutality', but blocked by loyalists led by Ian Paisley; leads for formation of student civil rights group People's Democracy
  • 1969 Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together"
  • 1970 Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence

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1971 Japanese Emperor Hirohito visits the Netherlands

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
  • 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 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
  • 1974 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 1
  • 1974 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1
  • 1975 Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits San Francisco

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

1975 Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • 1976 "Robber Bridegroom" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 145 performances
  • 1976 Peter Petherick takes hat-trick on cricket debut New Zealand v Pakistan 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 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
  • 1977 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2

Music awardsMusic Awards

1978 12th Country Music Association Award: Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle & Don Williams wins

Country Singer Dolly Parton
Country Singer
Dolly Parton
  • 1978 John Kander & Fred Ebb's musical "Ballroom" premieres in NYC
  • 1979 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1980 1st consumer use of home banking by computer by United American Bank in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 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 performances
  • 1985 Central Park's Strawberry Fields, dedicated
  • 1985 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1986 "Phantom of the Opera" premieres in London, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and starring Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman

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1986 Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, becomes the 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

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1986 "The Late Show with Joan Rivers" premieres on Fox, first woman to host a US late-night TV talk show

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers
  • 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
  • 1988 9th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 25-12
  • 1988 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
  • 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 First NFL game coached by an African American (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
  • 1989 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1
  • 1990 David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • 1990 Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon

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1990 Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1991 "On Borrowed Time" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 99 performances
  • 1991 Bush declares "total confidence" in nominee Clarence Thomas
  • 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 New York
  • 1992 A 13 kilogram (est.) meteorite lands in the driveway of Knapp residence, Peekskill, New York, destroying 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 North Carolina's record winning college basketball coach Dean Smith retires
  • 1997 NY Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties
  • 1997 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Italian playwright Dario Fo
  • 1999 The last flight of the US aircraft Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird"
  • 2001 Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack
  • 2006 North Korea conducts its first nuclear test, with an estimated yield of between 0.4-2 kilotons
  • 2007 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at an all-time high
  • 2007 “Low” single released by Flo Rida (Billboard Song of the Year 2008)
  • 2009 First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program
  • 2011 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel finishes 3rd in the Japanese F1 Grand Prix to clinch his second consecutive World Drivers Championship

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2012 25,000 people in Athens protest against German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • 2012 Serge Haroche and David Wineland win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for work on quantum optics

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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 Swat district of northwest Pakistan

Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai
  • 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