March 9 Events in History - March 9 Birthdays - March 9 Deaths



2013 NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft transmits images that for the very first time, allow scientists to create a 3D reconstruction of ancient water channels below the surface of Mars
2013 Anti-apartheid leader and former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, age 94 is hospitalized for, what sources say, was a routine checkup
2012 Author JK Rowling announces that the Pottermore website, her version of the Harry Potter universe will launch in early April, 2012
2012 The world's oldest Charles Dickens film, dating from 1901, featuring a depiction of a Bleak House character, is rediscovered by the British Film Institute
2011 National Public Radio CEO Vivian Schiller resigns after a scandal involving NPR executives
2011 A 7.2 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan prompts the release of tsunami alert
2010 Alphalara itadori, a Japanese insect that combats invasive Japanese knotweed, is the first biocontrol agent approved by the European Union
1997 Senior Golf Slam
1997 Steve Elkington wins Doral-Ryder Golf Open
1996 Javed Miandad's last international in Pak's WC QF loss to India
1996 Jayasuriya hammers 82 off 44 balls (13x4 3x6) vs. England in WC QF
1996 STS-75 (Columbia 19), lands
1995 Baseball awards a franchise to Tampa Bay Devil Rays
1995 Mexican peso worth 7.55 pesos to a dollar (record)
1995 President Konstantine Karamanlis (88) of Greece, resigns
1994 IRA launch 1st of 3 mortar attacks on London's Heathrow Airport
1993 19th People's Choice Awards
1993 7th Soul Train Music Awards
1993 Pittsburgh Penguins begin NHL record 17 game winning streak
1993 Rodney King in court says he thinks he heard cops yell racial slurs
1991 "Les Miserables," opens at Lyric Theatre, Brisbane
1991 5th American Comedy Award: Dennis Wolfberg
1991 Joe Dumaars (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 62 games
1991 U.S. 70th manned space mission STS-39 (Discovery 12) launches into orbit
1990 Dr. Antonia Novello sworn-in as 1st hispanic/female U.S. surgeon general
1989 Eastern Airlines files for bankruptcy
1989 Roger Kingdom runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.36 sec)
1989 Senate rejects George H. W. Bush's nomination of John Tower as Defense Secretary
1989 Soviet Union officially submits to jurisdiction of the World Court
1989 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1988 President Reagan presides at unveiling of Knute Rockne stamp
1987 Chrysler Corp offered to buy American Motors Corp for $1 billion
1986 16th Easter Seal Telethon raises $30,100,000
1986 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1986 NASA announces searchers found remains of Challenger astronauts
1986 Soviet probe Vega 2 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,030 km
1985 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
1985 Laura Johnson (Falcon Crest) and Harry Hamlin (LA Law) wed
1984 Emile Gumbs' Anguilla National Alliance wins elections
1984 John Lennon releases "Borrowed Time"
1984 Philadelphia 76'ers block 20 Seattle shots tying NBA regulation game record
1984 Tim Witherspoon beats Greg Page in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 Caryl Churchill's "Fen," premieres in London
1983 Zimbabwe opposition leader Joshua Nkomo flees to Botswana
1981 Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News
1980 Flemish/Walloon battles in Belgium, 40 injured
1980 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Sunstar '80 Golf Tournament
1979 Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters
1979 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1978 Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa Canada won by Linichuk and Karponosov
1978 Ice Pairs Championship at Ottawa won by Rodnina and Zaitsev (URS)
1978 Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Ottawa won by Anett Potzsch (GDR)
1978 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Ottawa won by Charles Tickner (USA)
1977 Hanafi Moslems invade 3 buildings in Washington D.C., siege ended Mar 11th
1977 Adm Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret), becomes 12th director of CIA replacing acting director Knoche
1976 1st female cadets accepted to West Point Military Academy
1976 Islander Glenn Resch's 10th shut-out opponent-Blues 4-0
1975 "Lieutenant" opens at Lyceum Theater New York City for 9 performances
1974 Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended
1972 Players on White Sox vote 31-0 in favor of a strike, if necessary
1971 J M Noreiga takes 9-95 WI vs. India at Port-of-Spain
1968 10th Grammy Awards: Up Up and Away, Sgt. Pepper's wins 4
1967 Svetlana Allilueva, Stalin's daughter, defected to the West
1966 Andrew Brimmer becomes 1st black governor of Federal Reserve Board
1964 1st Ford Mustang produced
1964 Creighton's Paul Silas grabs Midwest record 27 rebounds against Okla
1964 Supreme Court issues New York Times vs. Sullivan decision, public officials must prove malice to claim libel and recover damages
1963 Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe and Chris Montez
1962 Egyptian President Nasser declares Gaza belongs to Palestinians
1962 U.S. advisors in South-Vietnam join the fight
1961 1st animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9
1961 Mine cave-in in Japan, kills 72
1961 Sputnik 9 carries Chernushka, a dog, into orbit
1961 Supremes release "I Want A Guy" and "Never Again"
1959 "Juno" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 16 performances
1959 1st known radar contact is made with Venus
1959 Barbie, the popular girls' doll, debuted, over 800 million sold
1958 George Yardley (Pistons) is 1st NBAer to score 2,000 points in season
1957 8.1 earthquake shakes Andreanof Islands, Alaska
1956 Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus arrested and exiled to Seychelles
1956 Weather forecasting phone line set up in London England
1954 1st local color TV coml WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) New York City (Castro Decorators)
1954 Edward R. Murrow criticizes Senator Joseph McCarthy on 'See it Now'
1954 WMUR TV channel 9 in Manchester, New Hampshire (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 Josef Stalin buried in Moscow
1952 Heinz Neuhaus wins Europe Heavyweight Boxing title
1950 Willie Sutton robs Manufacturers Bank of $64,000 in New York City
1949 Brigadier General Edwin K. Wright, USA, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1949 England beat South Africa by scoring 174 runs in 94 minutes
1948 Provisionary Indonesian government installed in Batavia
1947 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
1947 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
1946 Dutch troops land at Batavia/Semarang
1946 Ted Williams is offered $500,000 to play in Mexican League, he refuses
1945 334 U.S. B-29 Superfortresses attack Tokyo with 120,000 fire bomb
1945 Japanese proclaim "independence" of Indo-China
1943 Delft opposition group-Pahud de Mortanges overthrown
1943 Greek Jews of Salonika are transported to Nazi extermination camps
1942 Construction of the Alaska Highway began
1936 Babe Ruth turns down Reds to make a comeback as a player
1933 Bulgarian communists Dimitrov, Popov and Vassili arrested in Berlin
1933 Congress is called into special session by FDR, and began its "100 days"
1932 Eamon De Valera becomes president of Ireland
1932 Former Chinese emperor Henry Pu-Yi installed as head of Manchuria
1929 Marcel Pagnol's "Marius," premieres in Paris
1926 Bertha Landes elected 1st woman mayor of Seattle
1924 South Slavia aproves Italy's annexation of Fiume (Rijeka)
1923 Amsterdam taxi strike ended
1923 Elmer Rice's "Adding Machine," premieres in New York City
1923 NHL Championship: Mont Canadiens outscore Ottawa Senators, 3-2, in 2
1922 Eugene O'Neill's "Hairy Ape," premieres in New York City
1922 KJR-AM in Seattle Washington begins radio transmissions
1918 Russian Bolshevik Party becomes the Communist Party
1918 Ukrainian mobs massacre Jews of Seredino Buda
1918 Wageningen Agricultural College Netherlands opens
1916 General Fransisco "Poncho" Villa invades U.S. (17 killed)
1916 Germany declares war against Portugal
1916 Pancho Villa leads Mexican band raid on Columbus NM, killing 12
1914 Henry Colijn appointed as director of Bataafsche Petroleum Co
1914 U.S. Senator Albert Fall (Teapot Dome) demands "Cubanisation of Mexico"
1907 1st involuntary sterilization law enacted, Indiana
1907 Lady Gregory's "Rising of the Moon," premieres in Dublin
1904 Brandon's Lester Patrick becomes 1st hockey defenseman to score a goal
1902 Composer Gustav Mahler marries Alma Schindler in Vienna
1897 Premiere of (parts of) Gustav Mahler's 3rd Symphony (Berlin)
1897 Cleveland Spiders sign Louis Sockalexis, full-blooded Penobscot
1897 Indian, fans start calling the team Indians (in 1915 becomes official)
1895 Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias awarded cup, as Queens University (Kingston Ont) loses to Montreal AAA, 5-1
1893 Congo cannibals killed 1000s of Arabs
1889 Battle at Gallabat (Metema): Mahdi's beat Abyssinian emperor John IV
1889 Kansas passes 1st general antitrust law in U.S.
1882 False teeth patented
1873 Royal Canadian Mounted Police founded
1868 The opera "Hamlet" premieres in Paris
1864 Ulysses S. Grant is appointed commander of Union Army
1862 "Monitor" (Union) and "Merrimack" (Rebel) battle in Hampton Roads
1861 Confederate currency authorized-$50, $100, $500, $1,000
1860 1st Japanese ambassador arrives in San Francisco en route to Washington
1858 Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox
1849 Carl Nikolais opera "Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor," premieres
1844 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Hernani," premieres in Venice
1842 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Nabucco," premieres in Milan
1839 Prussian government limits work week for children to 51 hours
1822 Charles Graham of New York patents artificial teeth
1820 Philippines chases out foreigners; about 125 die
1820 James Monroe's daughter Maria marries in the White House
1798 Dr. George Balfour becomes 1st naval surgeon in the U.S. navy
1796 Napoleon Bonaparte marries Josephine de Beauharnais
1745 Bells for 1st American carillon shipped from England to Boston
1741 English fleet under Admiral Ogle begins assault on Cartagena
1721 English Chancellor Exchequer John Aislabie confined in London Tower
1701 France, Cologne and Bavaria sign alliance
1697 Czar Peter the Great begins tour of West-Europe
1642 English Queen Henriette Mary arrives in Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands
1640 Pierre Corneilles "Horace," premieres in Paris
1617 Sweden and Russia sign Peace of Stolbowa
1562 Kissing in public banned in Naples (punishable by death)
1551 Emperor Karel appoints son Philip as heir to the throne
1522 Marten Luther preaches his Invocavit
1500 Pedro Cabral departs with 13 ships to India
1497 Nicolaus Copernicus 1st recorded astronomical observation,
1496 Jews are expelled from Carintha Austria
1452 Pope Nicolaas I crowns Frederik III RC-German emperor











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