August 9 Events in History - August 9 Birthdays - August 9 Deaths
2015 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asserts Japan's continued pursuit of a world free of nuclear weapons as the city of Nagasaki commemorates the 70th anniversary of its destruction by atomic bombing
2014 Residents of Ferguson, MO call for FBI investigation of the shooting death of a teenager by a police officer; the reason for the confrontation has not been disclosed
2014 GM recalls 269,000 additional vehicles; the company has issued 66 recalls this year to date
2013 Congressional Republicans and the Obama administration agree that Town councils should be allowed to open their meetings with a Christian prayer
2013 The U.S. State Department evacuates staff from the U.S. Consulate in Pakistan due to threats; most officials were moved to the city of Islamabad
2012 David Rudisha of Kenya becomes the first athlete at the 2012 Summer Olympics to set a new world track record and secures the 800m gold medal
2012 Mexico's state, Veracruz, experiences a natural disaster when Hurricane Ernesto makes landfall, killing at least three people
2011 As the Australian dollar falls below parity, Australian and New Zealand dollars continue to fall as investors seek security
2011 The U.S. Federal Reserve declares it will keep interest rates at exceptionally low levels through mid-2013
2010 South Korea states that North Korea fired over 100 rounds of artillery into the Sea of Japan, signaling tension along the Korean Peninsula
2010 Japan's Mayor Tomihisa Taue appeals to eliminate nuclear weapons at the 65th anniversary commemoration of the 1945 bombing of Nagasaki
2009 Typhoon Morakat approaches southeastern China, over one million people are evacuated
1998 Star Bank LPGA Classic
1997 Security guard Abner Louima, attacked by New York City police
1997 Yankees break Minnesota Twins Brad Radke's string of 12 straight wins
1994 Phil Rizzuto Hall of Fame Night
1994 Stanley Betrian put in charge of Curacao
1993 King Albert II of Belgium, crowned
1992 "Streetcar Named Desire" closes at Ethel Barrymore New York City after 137 perf
1992 25th Olympic Summer games closes in Barcelona, Spain
1992 Florence Descampe wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mt.
1992 Last day of Test Cricket for David Gower
1992 Record temperature in Berlin-Dahlem 99.3 degrees F (37.4 degrees C)
1990 12 Arab leaders agree to send pan-Arab forces to protect Saudi Arabia
1990 Soyuz TM-10 lands
1988 Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field
1988 Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to Los Angeles Kings for $15-$20 millions
1988 Just 1 day after 8/8/88 New York's daily number is 888
1987 "Les Miserables," opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv
1987 69th PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots 287 at PGA National Palm Beach
1987 Los Angeles Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo)
1987 Mary Beth wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1986 "Honky Tonk Nights" closes at Biltmore Theater New York City after 4 performances
1984 Daley Thomas of Britain sets decathalon record (8,847) in LA Cal
1984 STS-41-D vehicle again moves out to launch pad
1981 52nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
1981 6 English lifeguards set relay swim record English Channel (7:17)
1981 63rd PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots a 273 at Atlanta AC Ga
1981 All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos)
1981 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA West Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1981 NL beats AL 5-4 in 52nd All Star Game (Cleveland Stadium)
1980 Belgian constitution revised
1979 English seaside resort Brighton gets 1st British nude beach
1978 U.S.S.R. performs (underground) nuclear test
1978 Yankees score 5 in bottom of 9th beat Brewers 8-7
1977 Chris Old completes a century in 37 minutes, Yorks vs. Warwicks
1977 NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs
1976 Clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 minutes, WI vs. Glamorgan
1976 Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-0
1976 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth
1975 1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7
1975 Dodger Davey Lopes steals record 32nd consec base without being caught
1975 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Colgate European Ladies Golf Open
1974 Richard Nixon resigns presidency, Vice President Gerald Ford becomes 38th president
1973 Henry McCullough and Denny Seiwell quit Wings
1973 U.S.S.R. launches Mars 7
1972 Rockwell receives NASA contract to construct Space Shuttle
1971 Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame
1970 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1970 Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 U.S. exchange students explodes
1969 "Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 305 performances
1969 Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders
1968 Yugoslav president Tito visits Prague
1967 Biafran offensive against Nigerian army
1967 KYAY TV channel 39 in West Monroe, LA (IND) begins broadcasting
1965 Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die
1965 Singapore gains independence from Malaysia, National Day
1964 1st Rolling Stones concert in Netherlands
1964 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
1964 Bunning continues pitching perfectly to New York Mets until 2 outs in 5th, when Joe Christopher beats out a bunt. He totals 15 innings
1963 Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres
1963 New York Met Roger Craig's NL record-tying 18-game losing streak ends
1961 James B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court
1960 Race riot in Jacksonville Florida
1957 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: New York Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)
1956 1st state-wide, state-supported educational TV network, Alabama
1956 South African women demonstrate against pass laws
1953 Premier Mohammed Abdullah of Kashmir, fired
1952 General strike against overtime conscription in Belgium
1951 Dutch Korea volunteers win U.S. Collective Unit Citation
1950 Lusty Song wins Hambletonian
1946 1st time all major-league baseball games (8) are played at night
1945 U.S. drops 2nd atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki
1944 12 workers of Dutch illegal paper "Trouw," executed at Camp Vught
1944 Smokey Bear debuts as spokeman for fire prevention
1944 U.S. 79th/90th division enter Le Mans
1943 Bertolt Brecht's "Leben des Galilei," premieres in Zurich
1942 200 Jews escape Mir Ghetto in Poland
1942 Dmitri Shostakovich's 7th Symphony performed in Leningrad
1942 Vice-Admiral Mikawa lands at Guadalcanal, Solomon Island
1942 Mahatma Gandhi and 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a "quit India" campaign by the All-India Congress
1941 Winston Churchill reaches Newfoundland for 1st talk with FDR
1936 Jesse Owens wins 4th gold medal at Berlin Olympics
1930 113 degrees F (45 degrees C) at Perryville, Tennessee (state record)
1930 Betty Boop debuts in Max Fleischer's animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes
1930 Percy Williams runs world record 100m (10.3 sec)
1925 Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out
1923 New York State Golf Association formed
1920 Bulgarian and allied Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine goes into effect
1918 Reds manager Christy Mathewson suspects Hal Chase of taking bribes to fix games, and suspends him "for indifferent play"
1915 British attack at Chanak Bair at Gallipolis
1914 German submarine U-15 sinks British cruiser
1910 Alva Fisher patents electric washing machine
1905 Mistaking her husband for a burglar, Ty Cobb's mother kills him
1902 Edward VII of England crowned after death of his mother Victoria
1901 34-35 degrees N/98-99 degrees W open for U.S. colonization
1893 1st U.S. bowling magazine, Gut Holz, published in New York
1890 1st 44 Javans arrive in Suriname, to work 5 year on sugar plantations
1864 Battle of Ft. Morgan AL
1862 Battle of Cedar Mountain Virginia (Slaughter Mountain, Southwest Mountain)
1862 Berlioz' opera "Beatrice et Benedict," premieres in Baden-Baden
1862 Prelude to 2nd Manassas, Jackson is victorious at Battle of Cedar Mt., however General Charles S. Winder is killed
1859 Elevator patented
1855 Battle of Acapulco during Mexican Liberal uprising
1854 Henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden"
1849 Hungarian Republic crushed by Austria and Russia
1848 Austria and Sardinia sign cease fire
1848 Barnburners (anti-slavery) party merges with Free Soil Party nominateing Martin Van Buren for president
1842 U.S. - Canada border defined by Webster-Ashburton Treaty
1841 Erie boat in Buffalo New York catches fire; 242 die
1832 King Leopold I of Belgium marries Louisa Maria
1831 1st U.S. steam engine train run (Albany to Schenectady, New York)
1830 Louis-Philippe formally accepts crown of France, following abdication of Charles X
1829 "Stourbridge Lion" locomotive goes into service
1803 1st horses arrive in Hawaii
1790 Columbia returns to Boston after 3 year journey, 1st ship to carry U.S. flag around the world
1778 Captain Cook reaches Cape Prince of Wales, Bering straits
1757 English Ft. William Henry, New York, surrenders to French and Indians troops
1726 Netherlands signs Covenant of Hannover
1673 Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge recaptures New York
1673 Dutch recapture New York from English; regained by English in 1674
1655 Lord Protector Cromwell divides England into 11 districts
1638 Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx
1596 Henry van Cuyk becomes bishop of Roermond
1559 Willem of Orange becomes viceroy of Holland/Zealand/Utrecht
1378 Cardinals declare pope Urbanus VI lawless (anti christian/devil)
378 Battle of Adrianople, Visigoth Calvary defeats Roman Army