On This Day in History for August 9 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 117 of 117

  • 1994 Phil Rizzuto Hall of Fame Night
  • 1994 Stanley Betrian put in charge of Curacao
  • 1995 South Africa celebrates the first National Women's Day
  • 1997 Security guard Abner Louima, attacked by NYC police
  • 1997 "Just to See You Smile" single released by Tim McGraw (Billboard Song of the Year 1998)

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1999 Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1999 The Diet of Japan enacts a law establishing the Hinomaru and Kimi Ga Yo as the official national flag and national anthem.
  • 1999 Charles Kennedy wins the race to succeed Paddy Ashdown as the leader of the Liberal Democrats, UK
  • 2000 South African President Thabo Mbeki unveils the Women's Monument commemorating the role of women in the anti-apartheid struggle

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2001 US President George W. Bush announces his support for federal funding of limited research on embryonic stem cells.

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2012 The death toll from the Philippines' floods rise to 70
  • 2013 8 people are killed and 24 are injured after gunmen open fire on a Sunni mosque in Quetta, Pakistan
  • 2015 At Ferguson anniversary of the shooting of unarmed Michael Brown, a man is shot and a state of emergency declared
  • 2016 Longest ever hunger strike ends, Indian human rights campaigner Irom Sharmila tastes honey after 16 years

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2017 Giant inflatable chicken resembling US President Donald Trump placed outside US White House as a political protest

  • 2017 North Korea says it plans to fire rockets on US territory Guam in continuing escalation of tension between it and the US
  • 2017 Nepal's parliament bans menstruation huts (comes into effect August 2018)

Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Deaths in History