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

Events in History

Events 101 - 137 of 137

  • 1978 Ice Pairs Championship at Ottawa won by Rodnina & Zaitsev (Soviet Union)
  • 1978 Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Ottawa won by Anett Pötzsch (East Germany)
  • 1978 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Ottawa won by Charles Tickner (USA)
  • 1979 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1980 Flemish and Walloon battle in Belgium, 40 injured
  • 1983 Caryl Churchill's "Fen" premieres in London
  • 1983 Zimbabwe opposition leader Joshua Nkomo flees to Botswana
  • 1984 Emile Gumbs' Anguilla National Alliance wins elections
  • 1984 John Lennon single "Borrowed Time" released posthumously
  • 1984 The Competitive Enterprise Institute in founded in Washington, D.C.
  • 1985 Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Katarina Witt (East Germany)
  • 1986 16th Easter Seal Telethon raises $30,100,000
  • 1986 NASA announces searchers found remains of Challenger astronauts
  • 1986 Soviet probe Vega 2 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,030 km
  • 1987 Chrysler Corp offered to buy American Motors Corp for $1 billion
  • 1989 Eastern Airlines files for bankruptcy

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1989 US Senate rejects President George H. W. Bush's nomination of John Tower as Defense Secretary

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1989 Soviet Union officially submits to jurisdiction of the World Court
  • 1989 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1990 Dr Antonia Novello sworn-in as 1st Hispanic and female US Surgeon General
  • 1991 US 70th manned space mission STS 39 (Discovery 12) launches into orbit

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1993 Rodney King in Simi Valley court says he thinks he heard cops yell racial slurs

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 1994 IRA launch 1st of 3 mortar attacks on London's Heathrow Airport
  • 1995 Mexican peso worth 7.55 pesos to a dollar (record)
  • 1995 President Konstantine Karamanlis (88) of Greece, resigns
  • 1996 Javed Miandad's last international in Pakistan's Cricket World Cup Quater Final loss to India
  • 1996 Jayasuriya hammers 82 off 44 balls (13x4 3x6) v England in Cricket World Cup Quarter Final
  • 1996 NASA space shuttle STS-75 (Columbia 19) lands
  • 2006 Liquid water is discovered on Enceladus, the sixth largest moon of Saturn
  • 2007 The US Justice Department releases an internal audit that found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had acted illegally in its use of the USA Patriot Act to secretly obtain personal information about US citizens
  • 2011 Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights
  • 2012 Senior members of hacking group Lulz Sec are arrested, including one member of the FBI, in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland
  • 2013 19 people are killed in two suicide bombings in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • 2013 Asteroid 2013 ET comes within 960,000 km from the Earth’s surface

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2015 US President Barack Obama signs an executive order declaring Venezuela a national security threat to the US

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2016 Eighth Democratic presidential candidates debate hosted by Univision and the Washington Post and held in Miami, Florida
  • 2016 EU Migrant Crisis: Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia close their borders to migrants trying to reach Northern Europe

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