Historical Events on September 9 (Part 2)

  • 2001 At 01:46:40 UTC the time on the Unix clock in milliseconds passes 1 billion since January 1, 1970, which Unix systems recognize as zero-time

Event of Interest

2001 Two al-Qaeda linked suicide bombers disguised as journalists kill Northern Alliance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud by detonating explosives hidden in a camera and a battery-pack belt while interviewing him in Takhar Province, northeastern Afghanistan

US Men's Tennis Open

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 MLB Arizona Diamondbacks' lefthanded 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

US Open Women's Tennis

2006 US Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova of Russia wins her first US title; overpowers Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne 6-4, 6-4

Farm Aid Concert

2007 Farm Aid 20 held in Randall Island, New York City; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Merle Haggard, Billy Joe Shaver, Gregg Allman, The Allman Brothers Band, Counting Crows, Matisyahu, Guster, The Derek Trucks Band, Warren Haynes, and Jimmy Sturr [1]

  • 2007 US Open Men's Tennis: Switzerland's Roger Federer wins 4th consecutive US title; beats Novak Đoković of Serbia 7-6, 7-6, 6-4
  • 2009 Cyprus enters recession after 0.6% contraction in the first quarter, followed by 0.4% in the second quarter

Event of Interest

2010 A court in the Philippines orders Imelda Marcos to repay the government almost $280,000 for funds taken from the National Food Authority by Ferdinand Marcos in 1983

  • 2011 58th National Film Awards (India): "Adaminte Makan Abu" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2012 100 people are killed and 350 injured after a wave of attacks across Iraq
  • 2012 17 people are killed and at least 40 injured after two car bombs explode in Aleppo, Syria
  • 2012 Armenia wins the 40th FIDE Chess Olympiad
  • 2012 US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her 4th US title; beats Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
  • 2013 18 people are killed in conflict between government and Boko Harem troops in Borno State, Nigeria
  • 2013 44 people are killed and 45 are injured after a bus crashes into a ravine in Northern Guatemala
  • 2013 60 people are killed in conflict between rebels and loyalists in the Central African Republic

Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story

2013 Barry Avrich’s film "Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story", about the life of Penthouse founder Bob Guccione, premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival

  • 2013 Erna Solberg is elected Prime Minister of Norway after a centre-right coalition wins a majority in their elections
  • 2013 US Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal wins his second US title; beats Novak Đoković 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Event of Interest

2014 Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran, undergoes prostate surgery

  • 2015 Apple unveils the iPad Pro and iPhone 6S in San Francisco
  • 2015 EU Migrant Crisis: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in his annual address proposes plan based on EU quotas

Event of Interest

2015 Queen Elizabeth II becomes Great Britain's longest-reigning monarch at 63 years and seven months, beating the previous record set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria

  • 2016 North Korea conducts its fifth nuclear test at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, at the time its largest ever test at 10 kilotons but superseded by the 2017 test
  • 2017 74th Venice Film Festival: "The Shape of Water" directed by Guillermo del Toro wins the Golden Lion
  • 2017 Egyptian archaeologists announce the discovery of a 3,500-year-old tomb of a goldsmith and his family in Draa Abul-Naga, Egypt
  • 2017 US Open Women's Tennis: In the first all-American final since 2002 unseeded Sloane Stephens defeats Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0
  • 2018 Arirang Mass Games begins in North Korea to mark country's 70th anniversary featuring tens of thousands performing
  • 2018 CBS chief Les Moonves departs the company after six more women make allegations of sexual abuse in "The New Yorker"
  • 2018 Green Bay Packers start 100th season with historic 24-23 comeback win over Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field; first ever Packer recovery from 17+ points deficit at 3/4 time (20-3)
  • 2018 Nia Franklin representing New York crowned Miss America 2019, first competition without a swimsuit section
  • 2018 Russian police detain over 1000 people amid nationwide protests against pension reform
  • 2018 Swedish General Election: no party wins a majority with far-right Sweden Democrats making gains
  • 2018 US Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković wins his third US title; beats '09 champion Juan Martín del Potro 6-4, 7-6, 6-3; equals Pete Sampras' 14 Grand Slams
  • 2019 Australia experiences its earliest and most severe start to the fire season after fighting dozens of bushfires in Queensland and New South Wales

Music History

2019 John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen fire back at Donald Trump on social media after he calls them "boring" and "filthymouthed" in tweets over Criminal Justice Reform

  • 2019 Nigerian government says it will repatriate 600 people from South Africa after two people killed in wave of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg

Event of Interest

2019 Poet John Milton's own copy of Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623 has survived with his annotations according to scholar Jason Scott-Warren in Philadelphia library, could be world's most important modern literary discovery

  • 2019 Scientist reveal evidence of humans earliest milk consumption, 6,000 years ago from the dental plaque of teeth of prehistoric farmers from Britain

Event of Interest

2020 Donald Trump purposely downplayed the pandemic in early 2020 to avoid panic according to Bob Woodward's new book "Rage"

  • 2020 Global death toll from COVID-19 passes 900,000 with the US the most deaths at 190,589
  • 2020 San Francisco Bay area blanketed by dark orange skies and smoke due to California wildfires
  • 2021 17 hospital patients die after heavy rainfall and flooding in Tula, central Mexico

Sports History

2021 Tom Brady becomes first player in NFL history to start 300 regular season games as he guides Tampa Bay Buccaneers to an opening day 31-29 win at home to Dallas Cowboys

  • 2021 US 2021 summer the hottest on record with average 74 degrees Fahrenheit, overtaking record set in 1936, during the Dust Bowl [1]

COVID-19 Pandemic

2021 US President Joe Biden announces widespread COVID-19 vaccine mandates for federal workers, contractors and large employers affecting 100 million people [1]

  • 2023 80th Venice Film Festival: "Poor Things" directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring Emma Stone wins the Golden Lion [1]
  • 2023 G2 summit begins in New Delhi, India: African Union invited to become a permanent member and statement on war in Ukraine condemns use of force to grab territory [1]
  • 2023 US Open Women's Tennis: American Coco Gauff (19) wins her first major title with a comeback 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Aryna Sabalenka (25) of Belarus