On This Day

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

Events in History


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1978 Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an uprising in the Iranian army

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1981 Vernon E Jordan resigns as president of National Urban League
  • 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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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
  • 1990 Liberia president Samuel K Doe is captured by Mr Johnson's forces
  • 1990 George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Helsinki & urge Iraq to leave Kuwait
  • 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
  • 1997 Sinn Féin accepts Mitchell Principles on para-military disarmament
  • 2001 Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan political and military leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan at 48
  • 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
  • 2004 Bomb explodes outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, killing 10 people
  • 2009 Cyprus enters recession after 0.6% contraction in the first quarter, followed by 0.4% in the second quarter

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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

First Lady and Politician Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politician
Imelda Marcos
10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • 2012 17 people are killed and at least 40 injured after two car bombs explode in Aleppo, Syria
  • 2012 100 people are killed and 350 injured after a wave of attacks across Iraq
  • 2013 60 people are killed in conflict between rebels and loyalists in the Central African Republic
  • 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 Erna Solberg is elected Prime Minister of Norway after a centre-right coalition wins a majority in their elections

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Publisher Bob Guccione
Publisher
Bob Guccione

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

2nd Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Hosseini Khamenei
2nd Supreme Leader of Iran
Ali Hosseini Khamenei

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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

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria
  • 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
  • 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 Egyptian archaeologists announce the discovery of a 3,500-year-old tomb of a goldsmith and his family in Draa Abul-Naga, Egypt
  • 2018 Swedish General Election: no party wins a majority with far-right Sweden Democrats making gains
  • 2018 Russian police detain over 1000 people amide nationwide protests against pension reform
  • 2018 Arirang Mass Games begins in North Korea to mark country's 70th anniversary featuring tens of thousands performing
  • 2019 Australia experiences its earliest and most severe start to the fire season after fighting dozens of bushfires in Queensland and New South Wales
  • 2019 Nigerian government says it will repatriate 600 people from South Africa after two people killed in wave of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg
  • 2019 Scientist reveal evidence of humans earliest milk consumption, 6,000 years ago from the dental plaque of teeth of prehistoric farmers from Britain

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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

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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Author and Investigative Reporter Bob Woodward
Author and Investigative Reporter
Bob Woodward
  • 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

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