Historical Events on September 9

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  • 701 St Sergius I reign as Catholic Pope ends

Battle of InterestBattle of Svolder

1000 Battle of Svolder, Baltic Sea: King Olaf on board the Long Serpent defeated in one of the greatest naval battles of the Viking Age.
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  • 1379 Treaty of Neuberg, splitting the Austrian Habsburg lands between the Habsburg Dukes Albert III and Leopold III.
  • 1493 Battle of Krbava field, a decisive defeat of Croats in Croatian struggle against the Ottoman Empire invasion.
  • 1513 Battle of Flodden Fields; English defeat James IV of Scotland

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1543 Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling

Queen of Scotland Mary Stuart
Queen of Scotland
Mary Stuart
  • 1556 Pope Paul IV refuses to crown Ferdinand of Austria emperor
  • 1561 Conference of Poissy: religious theologians gathered by Catherine de' Medici
  • 1567 Lomaraal van Egmond & Philip van Hoorne captured
  • 1591 -10] Battle at Flores Azores: Spanish beat English
  • 1675 New England colonies declare war on Wampanoag indians
  • 1683 Expelled Polish & Lotharings reach Wienerwald
  • 1739 Slave revolt in Stono SC led by Jemmy (25 whites killed)
  • 1753 1st steam engine arrives in north American colonies
  • 1776 Congress officially renames the country as the United States of America (Was the United Colonies)
  • 1817 Alexander Twilight, probably first African American to graduate from a US college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College

  • 1830 Charles Durant, 1st US aeronaut, flies a balloon from Castle Garden, NYC to Perth Amboy, NJ
  • 1839 English scientist and astronomer John Herschel takes 1st glass plate photograph
  • 1841 Great Lakes steamer "Erie" sinks off Silver Creek NY, kills 300
  • 1850 Territories of New Mexico & Utah created
  • 1850 California is admitted as the thirty-first state of the Union
  • 1861 Nurse Sally Tompkins is officially commissioned as an officer (and its only woman officer) by the Confederate US Army

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1862 Robert E. Lee splits his army & sends Jackson to capture Harpers Ferry

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1863 Battle of Cumberland Gap, TN
  • 1867 Luxembourg gains independence
  • 1875 Lotta's Fountain (Kearny & Market) dedicated

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1880 Rutherford B. Hayes visits San Franicsco

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • 1881 Egyptian military coup under colonel Arab "El Wahid"
  • 1886 The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is finalized
  • 1892 E. E. Barnard at Lick discovers Amalthea, 5th Jupiter moon
  • 1895 American Bowling Congress forms (NYC)
  • 1898 Ottawa Football Club re-organizes into the Rough Riders
  • 1899 French Capt Alfred Dreyfus sentenced on unjust grounds
  • 1903 6 km long Engadin-railroad tunnel in Switzerland inaugurated
  • 1904 Mounted police 1st used in NYC
  • 1904 Boston Herald again refers to NY baseball club as Yankees, when it reports "Yankees take 2," Yankee name not official till 1913

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1908 Orville Wright makes 1st 1-hr airplane flight, Fort Myer, Va

  • 1908 Russia takes part of Poland
  • 1909 Jack Johnson fights Al Kaufman to no decision in 10 for boxing title
  • 1911 1st European airpost (Hendon to Windsor, England)
  • 1912 J Verdrines becomes 1st to fly over 100 mph (107 mph/172 kph)

  • 1914 -12] Belgian offensive from Antwerp
  • 1914 Boston Brave George Davis no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 7-0
  • 1914 First fully mechanized unit in the British Army created - the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade (WWI)
  • 1914 Meeting held at Gaelic League headquarters between Irish Republican Brotherhood and other extreme republicans; initial decision made to stage an uprising while Britain is at war
  • 1915 Association for the Study of Negro Life and History formed in Chicago by Carter G. Woodson and others. Now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
  • 1918 Dutch government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms
  • 1919 Boston's police force strikes
  • 1921 Guatamala, Honduras, and San Salvador agree to Central American Union
  • 1922 St Louis Brown "Baby Doll" Jacobson hits 3 triples beating Tigers 16-0
  • 1922 Turkish troops conquer Smyrna/murder Greek citizens
  • 1922 William T Cosgrave replaces Irish premier Collins
  • 1923 Albin Stenroos runs world record 20 km (1:07:11.2)
  • 1924 Hanapepe Massacre occurs on Kauai, Hawaii.
  • 1926 National Broadcasting Company created by Radio Corporation of America
  • 1926 Train disaster at Wassenaar, Netherlands, 4 die
  • 1927 Tony Lazzeri Day at Yankee Stadium
  • 1928 Silvio Cator of Haiti, sets then long jump record at 26' ½"
  • 1932 Frank Crosetti ties record, striking out twice in 1 inning
  • 1932 Mine strikes at Belgian Borinage ended
  • 1932 Spanish Cortes grants Catalonia autonomy
  • 1932 Steamboat SS Observation explodes in NYC East River (71 killed)
  • 1934 Armas Toivonen becomes 1st European marathoner (2:52:29.0)
  • 1934 G Kaufman & M Hart's "Merrily We Roll Along" premieres in NYC
  • 1936 Yankees sweep Indians, NY clinches pennant on earliest date in history
  • 1939 Nazi army reaches Warsaw
  • 1940 28 German aircraft shot down above England

Sport awardTennis Open

1940 60th U.S. Men's National Championship: Donald McNeill beats Bobby Riggs (4-6, 6-8, 6-3, 6-3, 7-5)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • 1940 54th U.S. Women's National Championship: Alice Marble beats Helen Jacobs (6-2, 6-3)
  • 1942 1st bombing on continental US soil at Mount Emily, Oregon during WWII by Japanese planes
  • 1942 Compulsory work for women, children and old males in Batavia
  • 1943 15 German JU-88's sink Italian flag ship Rome
  • 1943 Lt-Gen Bradley flies from Algiers to Marrakech/Prestwick
  • 1943 Red Army occupies Bachmatsj
  • 1943 US, British & French troops land in Salerno (operation Avalanche)
  • 1944 Allied forces liberate Luxembourg
  • 1944 Red Army supports coup in Bulgaria, instituting new Communist government (1946-1990) during the "National Uprising"
  • 1944 Resistance fighter Jaap Musch arrested in Nijverdal, Netherlands
  • 1944 US 113th cavalry passes Belgian-Dutch borders
  • 1944 Very strong hurricane hits Netherlands
  • 1945 Japanese in South Korea, Taiwan, China, Indochina surrender to Allies
  • 1945 Jimmie Foxx hits his 534th & final HR
  • 1945 Philadelphia A's Dick Fowler no-hits St Louis Brown, 1-0

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1945 1st "bug" in a computer program discovered by Grace Hopper, a moth was removed with tweezers from a relay & taped into the log

Computer Scientist and Admiral Grace Hopper
Computer Scientist and Admiral
Grace Hopper
  • 1948 "Hilarities (of 1949)" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • 1948 Brooklyn Dodger Rex Barney no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
  • 1950 "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 293 performances
  • 1950 "Where's Chartev?" closes at St James Theater NYC after 792 performances
  • 1950 1st use of TV laugh track by "The Hank McCune Show" in the US
  • 1950 Mass arrests of communists in France
  • 1951 1st broadcast of "Love of Life" on CBS-TV
  • 1953 WFIE TV channel 14 in Evansville, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 Earthquake strikes Orleansville, Algeria: 1,400 killed
  • 1954 Indians becomes 1st Cleveland team to win 100 games in a season
  • 1955 Don Zimmer, hits 4,000th Dodger home run
  • 1956 African Party for Liberation of Guinea-Bissau & Cape Verde forms

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1956 Elvis Presley appears on the Ed Sullivan Show for the 1st time

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1956 76th U.S. Men's National Championship: Ken Rosewall beats Lew Hoad (4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3)
  • 1956 70th U.S. Women's National Championship: Shirley Fry Irvin beats Althea Gibson (6-3, 6-4)
  • 1957 "Diana" by Paul Anka reaches #1
  • 1957 Nashville's new Hattie Cotton Elementary School dynamited

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1957 US President Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1958 Pirate Roberto Clemente ties record of 3 triples in a game

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • 1958 Race riots in Notting Hill Gate, London
  • 1960 Denver Broncos beat Boston Patriots, 13-10 in the American Football League's first game before 21,597 fans at Nickerson Field in Boston
  • 1960 Denver beats Boston 13-10 in the American Football League's first game before 21,597 fans in Boston.
  • 1960 Pakistan ends India's run of 6 consecutive Olympic field hockey gold medals with a 1-0 win over their sub-continent rivals at the Rome Games
  • 1961 Maria Beale Fletcher (NC), 19, crowned 34th Miss America 1962
  • 1962 Soviet economist Liberman plead for autonomous businesses
  • 1962 WNYS (now WIXT) TV channel 9 in Syracuse, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1963 Alabama Governor George Wallace served a federal injunction to stop orders of state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace

  • 1964 German DR government allows short visits to West Germany
  • 1964 John Osborne's "Inadmissable Evidence" premieres in London

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1965 Francois Mitterrand nominated for French presidency

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • 1965 Sandy Koufax pitches his 4th no-hitter, a perfect game vs Cubs (1-0)
  • 1965 Tibet is made an autonomous region of China

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1966 The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1967 1st successful Test flight of a Saturn V
  • 1967 Debra Dene Barnes (Kansas), 20, crowned 40th Miss America 1968
  • 1967 Uganda declares independence from Great Britain
  • 1968 WGIQ TV channel 43 in Louisville, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WVPT TV channel 51 in Staunton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 Allegheny Airlines flight 853 collides with a Piper Cherokee above Indiana, kills all 83 occupants
  • 1969 Smallest US Tennis Open single session-131 (men's doubles final only)
  • 1969 WCVN TV channel 54 in Covington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 US Open Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 7-9, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to claim his record second Grand Slam
  • 1970 Bowie Kuhn suspends Denny McLain for carrying a gun
  • 1970 Feyenoord wins soccer's Club World Cup
  • 1971 1,000 convicts riot & seize Attica, NY prison

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Music releaseAlbum Release

1971 John Lennon releases his "Imagine" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1971 NHL great Gordie Howe retires
  • 1972 Terry Anne Meeuwsen (Wisc), 23, crowned 45th Miss America 1973
  • 1972 US Open Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King retains her title; beats Kerry Melville Reid of Australia 6-3, 7-5
  • 1972 Soviet runner Lyudmila Bragina with a world record 4:01.38 wins the women's 1,500m gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972 Soviet Union beats the United States 51-50 in the most controversial game in international basketball history; with US leading 50-49 the final 3 seconds is replayed 3 times until the Soviets finally win
  • 1972 West German equestrian rider Liselott Linsenhoff follows her dressage teams gold in Mexico City with the individual dressage title at her home Olympics in Munich
  • 1973 4th place finish in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza is enough to clinch Jackie Stewart his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship
  • 1973 US Open Men's Tennis: Australian John Newcombe wins his second US title; beats Jan Kodeš 6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
  • 1975 Viking 2 Mars probe launches
  • 1976 New Zealand government establishes the country’s first centralised electronic database through the Wanganui Computer Act, raising questions about the state’s ability to gather information on its citizens
  • 1977 Radio Shack sells the 1st TRS-80 computer
  • 1977 Tiger rookies Lou Whitaker & Allan Trammell debut together & will play together for 19 years
  • 1978 3rd game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 7-0
  • 1978 Balt Orioles pull their 7th triple play (5-4-3 vs Toronto)

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1978 Iraqi Ayatollah Khomeini calls for uprising in Irani army

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1978 Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979
  • 1978 US Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert wins her 4th consecutive US title, beats fellow American Pam Shriver 7-5, 6-4
  • 1979 31st Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ron Leibman & Ruth Gordon win
  • 1979 Sally Little wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
  • 1979 Sid Bernstein offers $½ billion for a Beatle reunion

  • 1979 US Open Men's Tennis: John McEnroe wins first Grand Slam title; beats fellow American Vitas Gerulaitis 7-5, 6-3, 6-3
  • 1979 South African Ferrari driver Jody Scheckter wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch his first World Formula 1 Drivers title; first RSA champion
  • 1981 Vernon E Jordan resigns as president of National Urban League
  • 1982 "Your Arms are Too Short..." opens at Alvin NYC for 69 performances
  • 1982 Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank in preparation for STS-5
  • 1982 Conestoga 1, 1st private commercial rocket, makes suborbital flight
  • 1983 Challenger returns to Kennedy Space Center via Sheppard AFB, Texas
  • 1983 Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (Coco2)

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1983 Vitas Gerulaitis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat 100th ranked male tennis player

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1984 US Open Men's Tennis: John McEnroe wins his 4th US title and final Grand Slam singles event; beats Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-4, 6-1

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1985 President Reagan orders sanctions against South Africa

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1985 Race riot in Birmingham, England
  • 1986 Minn Tommy Krammer passes for 6 touchdowns vs Green Bay (42-7)
  • 1986 NYC jury indicts Gennadly Zakharov (Soviet UN employee) of spying
  • 1987 Gary Hart admits on "Nightline" to cheating on his wife
  • 1987 Largest US Tennis Open single night session (total) 21,016

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1987 Larry Bird (Celtics), begins NBA free throw streak of 59

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1987 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1988 Braves Bruce Sutter joins Fingers & Gossage to save 300 MLB games

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1988 Chris Evert defaults at US Open due to a stomach flu

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1988 US Stars & Stripes H3 defeats NZ's KZ-1 at the 27th America's Cup: NZ appeal in court but eventually lose
  • 1988 "Look Away" single released by Chicago (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)
  • 1989 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf retains her title; beats Martina Navratilova 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
  • 1990 Liberia president Samuel K Doe is captured by Mr Johnson's forces
  • 1990 Oakland beats NY 7-3 to complete a 12-game sweep of Yankees this year
  • 1990 George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Helsinki & urge Iraq to leave Kuwait
  • 1990 US Open Men's Tennis: 19 year old Pete Sampras wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Andre Agassi 6-4, 6-3, 6-2; Sampras youngest male US Open winner

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1991 Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1991 Only 1,695 fans watch Boston Red Sox play Cleveland
  • 1992 1st time Baltimore Orioles draw 3 million fans at home

Music awardsMusic Awards

1992 9th MTV Video Music Awards: Howard Stern appears as Fartman

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1992 MLB player Robin Yount, is 17th to reach 3,000 hits
  • 1993 Croupier of casino in Bristol, England, shoots a 4 a record eight times
  • 1993 Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization exchange letters of mutual recognition
  • 1994 Space shuttle STS 64 (Discovery 20) launches into orbit
  • 1994 Tu-22 crashes into Aeroflot Tu-134a at Zhukovsky, 7 killed
  • 1995 "Broadway Limited" last train ride (began in 1902)
  • 1995 Dean St Station in Brooklyn, is 6th MTA station to close since 1904
  • 1995 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf wins her 4th US title; beats Monica Seles 7-6, 0-6, 6-3
  • 1997 Sinn Fein accepts Mitchell Principles on para-military disarmament

Music awardsMusic Awards

1999 16th MTV Video Music Awards: Lauryn Hill & Will Smith win

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
Actor Will Smith
Will Smith
  • 2000 US Open Women's Tennis: Venus Williams wins her first US title; beats fellow American Lindsay Davenport 6-4, 7-5
  • 2001 Ahmed Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan
  • 2001 US Open Men's Tennis: Lleyton Hewitt of Australia becomes youngest (20) world #1 player; beats Pete Sampras 7-6, 6-1, 6-1
  • 2002 Pitcher Randy Johnson reaches 300 strikeouts for the fifth consecutive season, extending his major league record
  • 2004 Bomb explodes outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, killing 10 people
  • 2006 US Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova of Russia wins her first US title; overpowers Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne 6-4, 6-4

Music awardsMusic Awards

2007 24th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Jay-Z, Fergie & Justin Timberlake win

Singer Rihanna
Singer Fergie Duhamel
Fergie Duhamel
Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
  • 2007 US Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer wins 4th consecutive US title; beats Novak Đoković (7-6, 7-6, 6-4