September 9 Events in History - September 9 Birthdays - September 9 Deaths



2013 The landscape painting, 'Sunset at Montmajour,' becomes the first full-sized Van Gogh painting to be confirmed since 1928; it is put on display at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum
2013 A 1,400 year old treasure, called 'the Ophel Treasure' is discovered near the foot of Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem
2012 In crowded Ginowan, Okinawa, tens of thousands of Japanese people protest, demanding closure of the Futenma airbase (MCAS) and halting the deployment of twelve MV-22 Osprey aircraft
2012 Serbia says it is protecting a witness of organ harvesting on Serbian prisoners of the war in Kosovo
2011 In South Africa, scientists find Australopithecus sediba skeletons are 2 million years old, suggesting the hominid species could be a transitional fossil between apes and humans
2011 The 2011 Rugby World Cup begins in New Zealand
2010 In Bauchi, northern Nigeria, an Islamist militant group named Boko Haram raids a prison and frees 721 inmates
2010 Pastor Terry Jones threatens to organize an international Burn a Koran Day in retaliation for plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero
2009 President Obama promises the will 'get something done this year' on healthcare reform
2001 115th U.S. Womens Tennis
2001 121st U.S. Mens Tennis
1997 Sinn Fein accepts Mitchell Principles on para-military disarmamen
1995 "Broadway Limited" last train ride (began in 1902)
1995 109th U.S. Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (76 06 63)
1995 Chynna Phillips weds William Baldwin
1995 Dean St. Station in Brooklyn, is 6th Metropolitan Transportation Authority station to close since 1904
1995 Ice Skater Nancy Kerrigan (25) weds her agent Jerry Solomon (41)
1994 Space shuttle STS-64 (Discovery 20), launches into orbit
1994 Tu-22 crashes into Aeroflot Tu-134a at Zhukovsky, 7 killed
1993 Croupier of casino in Bristol England, shoots a 4, a record 8 times
1993 PLO recognizes state of Israel
1993 Ukraine premier Leonid Koetsjma, resigns
1992 1st time Baltimore Orioles draw 3 million fans at home
1992 9th MTV Awards: Howard Stern appears as Fartman
1992 Robin Yount, is 17th to get 3,000 hits
1991 Only 1,695 fans watch Boston Red Sox play Cleveland
1990 110th U.S. Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (64 63 62)
1990 Bush and Gorbachev meet in Helsinki and urge Iraq to leave Kuwait
1990 Liberia president Samuel K Doe is captured by Mr. Johnson's forces
1990 Oakland beats New York 7-3 to complete a 12-game sweep of Yankees this year
1990 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Ping-Cellular One Golf Championship
1989 103rd U.S. Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats M Navratilova (36 75 61)
1988 Braves Bruce Sutter joins Fingers and Gossage to save 300 games
1988 Chris Evert defaults at U.S. Open due to a stomach flu
1988 U.S. swamps New Zealand at 27th America's Cup: New Zealand set to appeal
1987 Gary Hart admits on "Nightline," to cheating on his wife
1987 Largest U.S. Tennis Open single night session (total) 21,016
1987 Larry Bird (Celtics), begins NBA free throw streak of 59
1987 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter
1986 New York City jury indicts Gennadly Zakharov (Soviet United Nations employee) of spying
1985 President Reagan orders sanctions against South Africa
1985 Race riot in Birmingham England
1984 104th U.S. Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Ivan Lendl (63 64 61)
1984 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship
1984 California Angel Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game
1983 Challenger returns to Kennedy Space Center via Sheppard AFB, Texas
1983 Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (Coco2)
1983 Vitas Gerulatis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat 100th ranked male tennis player
1982 "Your Arms are Too Short..." opens at Alvin New York City for 69 performances
1982 Columbia mated with SRBs and external tank in preparation for STS-5
1982 Conestoga 1, 1st private commercial rocket, makes suborbital flight
1981 Vernon Jordan resigns as president of National Urban League
1979 31st Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ron Leibman and Ruth Gordon
1979 93rd U.S. Womens Tennis: Tracy Austin beats C E Lloyd Mills (64 63)
1979 99th U.S. Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Vitas Gerulaitis (75 63 63)
1979 Sally Little wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
1979 Sid Bernstein offers $ billion for a Beatle reunion
1979 Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) weds Fouzia Ali at Kensington Mosque
1978 3rd game of Boston Massacre; Yankees beat Red Sox 7-0
1978 92nd U.S. Womens Tennis: Chris E L Mills beats Pam Shriver (75 64)
1978 Baltimore Orioles pull their 7th triple play (5-4-3 vs Toronto)
1978 Iraqi Ayatollah Khomeini calls for uprising in Irani army
1978 Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979
1977 1st TRS-80 computer sold
1977 Tiger rookies Lou Whitaker and Allan Trammell debut together and will play together for 19 years
1975 Viking 2 Mars probe launch
1974 88th U.S. Womens Tennis: B J M King beats E Goolagong Cawley (36 63 75)
1973 93rd U.S. Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats Jan Kodes (64 16 46 62 62)
1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1972 86th U.S. Womens Tennis: Billie Jean M King beats K Melville (63 75)
1972 Terry Anne Meeuwsen (Wisc), 23, crowned 45th Miss America 1973
1971 1,000 convicts riot and seize Attica, New York prison
1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)
1971 John Lennon releases "Imagine" album
1971 NHL great Gordie Howe retires
1970 Bowie Kuhn suspends Denny McLain for carrying a gun
1969 Allegheny 853 collides with Piper Cherokee above Indiana, kills 82
1969 Seaplane crashes at Indianapolis, kills 83
1969 Smallest U.S. Tennis Open single session-131 (men's doubles final only)
1969 WCVN TV channel 54 in Covington, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 1st U.S. Open, held as an "open" (Arthur Ashe-wins)
1968 Arthur Ashe defeats Tom Okker to win U.S. Tennis Open
1968 Minn Tommy Krammer passes for 6 touchdowns vs Green Bay (42-7)
1968 WGIQ TV channel 43 in Louisville, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WVPT TV channel 51 in Staunton, Virginia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 1st successful Test flight of a Saturn V
1967 Debra Dene Barnes (Kansas), 20, crowned 40th Miss America 1968
1965 Francois Mitterrand nominated for French presidency
1965 Sandy Koufax pitches his 4th no-hitter, a perfect game vs Cubs (1-0)
1965 Tibet is made an autonomous region of China
1964 East Germany government allows short visits to West Germany
1964 John Osborne's "Inadmissable Evidence," premieres in London
1963 Landslide into Vaiont Dam emptys lake, kills 3-4,000 (Italy)
1963 Alabama Governor George Wallace served a federal injunction to stop orders of state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools
1962 76th U.S. Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Darlene Hard (97 64)
1962 82nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Roy Emerson (62 64 57 64)
1962 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Eugene Golf Open
1962 Soviet economist Liberman plead for autonomous businesses
1962 WNYS (now WIXT) TV channel 9 in Syracuse, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
1961 Maria Beale Fletcher (NC), 19, crowned 34th Miss America 1962
1960 4th American Football League plays 1st game (Denver 13, Boston 10)
1958 Pirate Roberto Clemente ties record of 3 triples in a game
1958 Race riots in Notting Hill Gate, London
1957 "Diana" by Paul Anka reaches #1
1957 Nashville's new Hattie Cotton Elementary School dynamited
1957 President Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction
1956 70th U.S. Womens Tennis: Shirley J Fry beats Althea Gibson (63 64)
1956 76th U.S. Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Lewis Hoad (46 62 63 63)
1956 African Party for Liberation of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde forms
1956 Elvis Presley's 1st appearance on Ed Sullivan's Show
1955 Don Zimmer, hits 4,000th Dodger home run
1955 Louise Suggs wins LPGA St. Louis Golf Open
1954 Earthquake strikes Orleansville, Algeria: 1,400 killed
1954 Indians becomes 1st Cleveland team to win 100 games in a season
1953 KGTV TV channel 10 in San Diego, California (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 WFIE TV channel 14 in Evansville, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
1951 1st broadcast of "Love of Life" on CBS-TV
1951 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Carrollton Georgia Golf Open
1950 "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" closes at Mark Hellinger New York City after 293 performances
1950 "Where's Chartev?" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 792 performances
1950 1st use of TV laugh track - Hank McCune
1950 Massive arrests of communists in France
1948 "Hilarities (of 1949)" opens at Adelphi Theater New York City for 14 performances
1948 Bkln Dodger Rex Barney no-hits New York Giants, 2-0
1948 People's Democratic Republic of Korea proclaimed
1945 Japanese in S Korea, Taiwan, China, Indochina surrender to Allies
1945 Jimmie Foxx hits his 534th and final home run
1945 Philadelphia A's Dick Fowler no-hits St. Louis Brown, 1-0
1945 1st "bug" in a computer program discovered by Grace Hopper, a moth was removed with tweasers from a relay and taped into the log
1944 Allied forces liberate Luxembourg
1944 Bulgaria liberated from Nazi control (National Day)
1944 Resistance fighter Jaap Musch arrested in Nijverdal, Netherlands
1944 U.S. 113th cavalry passes Belg-Dutch borders
1944 Very strong hurricane hits Netherland
1943 15 German JU-88's sink Italian flag ship Rome
1943 Lieutenant-general Bradley flies from Algiers to to Marrakech/Prestwick
1943 Red Army occupies Bachmatsj
1943 U.S., British and French troops land in Salerno (operation Avalanche)
1942 Compulsory work for women, children and old males in Batavia
1942 Japanese planes drop incendiary bombs on Oregon
1940 28 German aircraft shot down above England
1940 60th U.S. Mens Tennis: W D McNeill beats Robert L Riggs (46 68 63 63 75)
1939 Nazi army reaches Warsaw
1936 Yankees sweep Indians, New York clinches pennant on earliest date in history
1934 Armas Toivonen becomes 1st European marathoner (2:52:29.0)
1934 G Kaufman and M Hart's "Merrily We Roll Along," premieres in New York City
1933 53rd U.S. Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats Jack Crawford (63 1113 46 60 61)
1932 Frank Crosetti ties record, striking out twice in 1 inning
1932 Mine strikes at Belgian Borinage ended
1932 Spanish Cortes grants Catalonia autonomy
1932 Steamboat SS Observation explodes in New York City East River (71 killed)
1928 Silvio Cator of Haiti, sets then long jump record at 26' "
1927 Tony Lazzeri Day at Yankee Stadium
1926 National Broadcasting Co created by Radio Corporation of America
1926 Train disaster at Wassenaar, Netherlands, 4 die
1923 Albin Stenroos runs world record 20 km (1:07:11.2)
1922 St. Louis Brown "Baby Doll" Jacobson hits 3 triples beating Tigers 16-0
1922 Turkish troops conquer Smyrna/murder Greek citizens
1922 William T. Cosgrave replaces Irish premier Collins
1919 Boston's police force forms strike
1918 Dutch government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms
1914 Belgian offensive from Antwerp
1914 Battle of Marne (German advance stalls, Paris saved)
1914 Boston Brave George Davis no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 7-0
1912 J Verdrines becomes 1st to fly over 100 mph (107 mph/172 kph)
1911 1st European airpost (Hendon to Windsor, England)
1909 Jack Johnson fights Al Kaufman to no decision in 10 for boxing title
1908 Orville Wright makes 1st 1-hour airplane flight, Fort Myer, Va
1908 Russia takes part of Poland
1904 Mounted police 1st used in New York City
1904 Boston Herald again refers to New York baseball club as Yankees, when it reports "Yankees take 2," Yankee name not official till 1913
1903 6 km long Engadin-railroad tunnel of Switzerland inaugurated
1899 French Captain Alfred Dreyfus sentenced on unjust grounds
1898 Ottawa Football Club re-organizes into the Rough Riders
1895 American Bowling Congress forms (New York City)
1892 E E Barnard at Lick discovers Amalthea, 5th Jupiter moon
1881 Egyptian military coup under colonel Arab "El Wahid"
1875 Lotta's Fountain (Kearny and Market) dedicated
1867 Luxembourg gains independence
1863 Battle of Cumberland Gap, TN
1862 Lee splits his army and sends Jackson to capture Harpers Ferry
1861 Sally Tompkins is only Confederate Army female commissioned officer
1850 California becomes 31st state
1850 Territories of New Mexico and Utah created
1841 Great Lakes steamer "Erie" sinks off Silver Creek NY, kills 300
1839 John Herschel takes 1st glass plate photograph
1830 Charles Durant, 1st U.S. aeronaut, flies a balloon from Castle Garden, New York City to Perth Amboy, New Jersey
1817 Alexander Lucius Twilight, probably 1st black to graduate from U.S. college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College
1776 Continental Congress renames "United Colonies," "US"
1753 1st steam engine arrives in U.S. colonies
1683 Expelled Polish and Lotharings reach Wienerwald
1675 New England colonies declare war on Wampanoag indians
1591 Battle at Flores Azores: Spanish beat English
1567 Lomaraal van Egmond and Philip van Hoorne captured
1561 Sermon of Poissy
1556 Pope Paul IV refuses to crown Ferdinand of Austria emperor
1513 Battle of Flodden Fields; English defeat James IV of Scotland
1492 Columbus' fleet sets sail west
701 St. Sergius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope











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