Historical Events on October 9 (Part 2)

Event of Interest

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

  • 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 Gatwick, Heathrow and JFK airports enhance screening for the Ebola virus
  • 2014 Patrick Modiano wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature

Album Release

2015 Selena Gomez releases her studio album "Revival", goes to #1 on Billboard 200

  • 2015 The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Event of Interest

2016 Second US Presidential debate: Hostile confrontation between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at Washington University, St. Louis

  • 2017 American economist Richard Thaler is awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics

Film & TV History

2017 Producer Harvey Weinstein is fired from The Weinstein Company after allegations of sexual abuse

Event of Interest

2018 President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley says she is resigning at the end of the year

  • 2019 Nearly 1 million people in northern California have their power cut by Pacific Gas and Electric to prevent wildfires amid high winds
  • 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for development of lithium-ion batteries, Goodenough oldest-ever winner at 97

Event of Interest

2019 Turkey launches airstrikes on Kurdish forces in Northern Syria after US President Donald Trump announces decision to pull back US forces

  • 2020 The UN's World Food Programme is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Election of Interest

2021 Czech populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis narrowly defeated in nation elections by a coalition of opposition parties

  • 2022 American runner Emily Sisson runs US record 2:18:29 in Chicago Marathon, finishing 2nd by 4:11 to repeat winner Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya
  • 2022 Brightest cosmic explosion ever seen - a gamma ray burst 2.4 billion light years away, thought to be a massive star collapsing to form a black hole in a 1 in 10,000 year event [1]

Sports History

2022 Dutch Red Bull driver Max Verstappen secures his second consecutive World F1 Drivers C'ship after finishing in front of Sergio Pérez and Charles Leclerc in the Japanese GP at Suzuka