May 9 Events in History - May 9 Birthdays - May 9 Deaths



2014 Vladimir Putin visits Crimea today for the first time since annexing the region; the visit coincides with a holiday celebrating the U.S.S.R. victory in the Second World War
2014 The NBA names business executive Dick Parsons as acting CEO of the L.A. Clippers; owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from contact with the Clippers or the NBA after he made racist remarks; the NBA plans to attempt a forced sale of the team
2013 A report reveals that hackers using fraudulent ATM cards in February, 2013, stole $45 million
2013 Australia's government plans to hold a referendum to recognize local government in its constitution; the referendum will coincide with the country's federal election taking place September 14, 2013
2012 India puts an end to a plan to re-introduce cheetahs to the country with shipments from Africa
2012 Imprisoned Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko is moved to a hospital after a political compromise, ending her hunger strike
2011 The U.S. Texas Senate approves amended legislation allowing students in Texas to carry handguns on campus
2011 An investigation is launched by Pakistani Prime Minister Yousef Raza Gillani to determine how bin Laden lived undetected in Abbottabad
2010 Somali pirates seize a German-owned tanker, MS Marida Marguerite, off the coast of Somalia
2009 A large column of advancing rebels are defeated by Chadian forces
2001 Police tear gas unruly soccer fans, ensuing panic kills over 100 in Ghana
1999 During a bombing run over Belgrade, NATO accidentally bombs the Chinese embassy, killing four which launches massive protests throughout China
1998 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by
1997 1st U.S. ambassador since Saigon fell arrives in Vietnam
1997 San Diego Padres retire #35 worn by pitcher Randy Jones
1995 Cleveland Indians tie record of scoring 8 runs before making an out, they beat Twins 10-0
1995 Kinshasa, Zaire under quarantine after an outbreak of Ebola virus
1994 "Passion" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 280 performances
1994 Mass murderer Joel Rifkind found guilty in New York
1993 "Ain't Broadway Grand" closes at Lunt-Fontanne New York City after 25 performances
1993 "Song of Jacob Zulu" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 53 performances
1993 Landslide in Nambija Ecuador, kills 300
1993 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1993 Mustapha Matura's "Playboy of West Indies," premieres in New York City
1993 Paraguay holds its 1st President and parliamentary elections in 50 years
1992 America Cup finals begin in San Diego
1992 Final episode of "Golden Girls" airs on NBC-TV
1992 Michelle McLean, 19, of Namibia, crowned 41st Miss Universe
1991 Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession
1991 Michael Landon appears on Tonight Show to talk about his cancer
1990 New York Newsday reporter Jimmy Breslin suspended for a racial slur
1990 Sampdoria wins 30th Europe Cup II
1989 "Saratina!" closes at Cort Theater New York City after 597 performances
1989 Journalist petition Chinese government for freedom of press
1989 New York Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
1989 New York Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
1988 Australia's new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth
1988 Belgium: 8th government of Martens forms
1987 183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw
1987 Actor Tom Cruise (27) and actress Mimi Rogers (33), marry
1987 Oriole Eddie Murray is 1st to switch hit home runs in 2 consecutive games
1984 Alexander Calder's "Big Crinkly" sells for $852,000
1984 White Sox and Brewers play 8:06, game, longest timed baseball game, 25 innings
1983 18th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama and Willie Nelson
1982 "9" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 739 performances
1982 Arthur Kopit's musical "Nine," premieres in New York City
1982 Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1981 Kazimiroff Blvd in Bronx named for a Bronx historian
1980 35 motorists die as a Liberian freighter rams a Tampa Bay Bridge
1979 U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign Salt 2 treaty, limiting nuclear weapons
1978 "Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 1604 performances
1978 Corpse of kidnapped ex-premier Aldo Moro found
1978 Fee Waybill of Tubes breaks a leg falling off stage
1978 Musical "Ain't Misbehavin'," premieres in New York City
1978 PSV beats Bastica, 3-0, to win UEFA Cup in Eindhoven, Netherlands
1977 Hotel Poland in Amsterdam destroyed by fire, 33 killed
1977 Mabel Murphy Smythe confirmed as ambassador to Rep of Cameroon
1977 Patty Hearst let out of jail
1976 "So Long 174th St" closes at Harkness Theater New York City after 16 performances
1976 Sally Little wins LPGA Ladies Masters at Moss Creek Golf Tournament
1975 Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 m (world record)
1975 Flyers 1-Isles 5-Semifinals-Flyers hold 3-2 lead
1974 House Judiciary Committee begin formal hearings on Nixon impeachment
1973 For 2nd time, Johnny Bench hits 3 home runs in a game
1971 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman and Jean Stapleton
1971 Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42)
1971 Friends of Earth return 1500 non-returnable bottles to Schweppes
1971 Largest walk in crowd (31,626) in Baltimore Oriole history
1971 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA San Antonio Alamo Golf Open
1970 100,000s demonstrate against Vietnam War
1969 BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Billy Hardwick
1967 1st flight of Fokker F-28 Fellowship
1967 Gijsbert van Hall resigns as mayor of Amsterdam
1966 1st black member of Federal Reserve Board (A F Brimmer)
1966 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1965 Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert
1965 Luna 5 launched (U.S.S.R.) 1st attempt to soft land on Moon (fails)
1964 Khrushchev visits Egypt
1964 Peter and Gordon release "World Without Love"
1963 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Pstlophone
1962 Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for 1st time
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1961 Baltimore Oriole Jim Gentile hits 2 grand slams (9 RBIs) vs Minnesota Twins
1961 FCC Chairman Newton N Minow criticizes TV as a "vast wasteland"
1961 Jim Gentile is 4th to hit grand slams in consecutive innings
1960 Nigeria becomes a member of British Commonwealth
1960 U.S. is 1st country to use the birth control pill legally
1960 U.S. send U-2 over U.S.S.R.
1959 Dorothy Rigney, husband John, and Hank Greenberg resign from White Sox
1958 Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship
1955 German Federal Republic joins NATO
1951 Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River
1950 French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman calls for European community EGKS
1950 Norman Dello Joco's premieres in Bronxville
1949 Britain's 1st launderette opens in Queensway, London
1949 Prince Rainier III becomes leader of Monaco
1946 1st hour long entertainment TV show, "NBC's Hour Glass" premieres
1946 1st variety show on TV "NBC's Hour Glass," premieres
1946 King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates, replaced by Umberto
1945 Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)
1945 Nazi propagandist Max Blokzijl arrested
1945 New balata ball used in baseball, 50% livilier
1945 Norwegian nazi collaborators Vidkun Quisling arrested
1945 Victory celebration at Red Square
1944 Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes governor of Louisiana
1944 Dutch resistance fighter Gerard Musch arrested
1944 Joe McCarthy returns as Yankee manager after an illness
1944 Russians recapture Crimea by taking Sevastopol
1943 5th German Pantser army surrenders in Tunisia
1943 Rotschild-Haddassh University Hospital opens
1942 68th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57
1941 English Army breaks German spy codes
1939 Catholic church beatified the 1st Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha
1937 Reds beat Phillies 21-10 (Ernie Lombardi goes 6 for 6)
1936 1st KLM airplane to land on Bonaire
1936 Italy takes Addis Abba, annexing Absynnia (Ethiopia)
1934 Bradman out for a Cricket duck against Cambridge University!
1933 Spanish anarchists call for general strike
1932 58th Preakness: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 1:59.8
1932 Piccadilly Circus, 1st lit by electricity
1932 WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa merges with WHO to become WHO-WOC
1931 57th Preakness: George Ellis aboard Mate wins in 1:59
1930 56th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6
1929 New York Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pittsburgh Pirates
1929 WJW-AM in Cleveland Ohio begins radio transmissions
1927 53rd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6
1927 Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia
1926 Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett make 1st flight over North Pole
1925 Cornerstone for Hebrew University, Jerusalem laid
1916 British-France Sykes-Picot meet over division of Turkey
1915 German and French fight Battle of Artois
1914 40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4
1914 President Wilson proclaims Mother's Day
1913 17th amendment provides for election of senators by popular vote
1911 Fire breaks out at Empire Theater in Edinburgh Scotland
1908 Dirk Fock becomes governor of Suriname
1901 Australia opens its 1st parliament in Melbourne
1901 Cleveland's Earl Moore no-hits Chicago White Sox 9 inn but loses in 10th 4-2
1899 Lawn mower patented
1896 1st horseless carriage show in London (featured 10 models)
1889 15th Kentucky Derby: Thomas Kiley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34
1882 Telegraph Hill RR Co organized
1874 Victoria Embankment, in London opens
1868 Anton Bruckner's 1st Symphony in C, premieres
1864 Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia
1864 Battle of Cloyd's Mt, and Swift Creek, Virginia (Drewery's Bluff, Ft. Darling)
1864 Battle of Dalton, Geogia
1864 Ship battle at Helgoland, Austria-Denmark
1862 Battle of Farmington, Mississippi
1862 U.S. Naval Academy relocated from Annapolis Maryland to Newport, Rhode Island
1846 Battle of Resaca de la Palma-U.S. sends Mexico back to Rio Grande
1837 "Sherrod" burns in Mississippi River below Natchez Miss; 175 dies
1836 HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin departs Port Louis, Mauritius
1788 English parliament accepts abolishing of slave trade
1785 British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle
1766 John Byron back in England after trip around the world
1754 1st newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake "Join or Die"
1753 King Louis XV disbands French parliament
1738 England routes fleet in Mediterranean Sea and West-Indies
1689 English King Willem III declares war on France
1671 Col Thomas Blood attempts to steal Crown Jewels
1588 Duke Henri de Guises troops occupy Paris
1573 Polish Parliament selects duke of Anjou as king
1519 Austrian adel/burgerij in uprising against central government
1502 Columbus left Spain on his 4th and final trip to New World
1460 Court yard episcopal palace Atrecht has witch burnings
1386 Treaty of Windsor between Portugal-England
1336 Italian poet Francesco Petrarca climbs Mont Ventoux
1092 Lincoln Cathedral consecrated











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