December 9 Events in History - December 9 Birthdays - December 9 Deaths
2014 The NASA Mars rover Curiosity has returned images from the red planet's Gale Crater showing evidence of sediment deposits, suggesting that lakes and rivers potentially existed across the planet millions of years ago
2014 The U.S. Senate intelligence committee releases its report on CIA interrogation methods after 9/11; the report found that the CIA hid many of its actions from Congress and former President George W. Bush and claims that little useful intelligence resulted
2013 AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, merges with US Airways Group; American Airlines Group is formed and the public company begins trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol AAL
2013 Ukraine's former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko posted messages supporting the anti-government protesters who toppled the last status of Vladimir Lenin on her website, calling on suporters to keep up their demands
2012 Vietnamese police break up anti-China protests over oil and gas claims in the disputed territorial waters of the South China Sea
2012 Chinese authorities arrest a Tibetan monk and his nephew in Sichuan province, for inciting 8 self-immolation protests against Chinese rule
2011 France's three biggest banks, Credit Agricole, BNP Paribas and Societe Generale, are downgraded by Moody's credit rating agency
2011 After negotiations in Brussels, David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, rejects the invitation to join a European Union financial crisis accord
2010 China creates a new 'Confucius peace prize' to honor its former Taiwanese Vice President, Lien Chan, who refused to collect it
2010 Pakistani's media publish fake WikiLeaks cables attacking India
2000 Supreme Court halts Florida vote recount
1995 61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB)
1994 5m meteor 1994 XM1 passes within 100,000 km of Earth
1994 Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders resigns after masturbation comments
1993 "My Fair Lady" opens at Virginia Theater New York City for 165 performances
1993 Ivory Coast Premier Ouattara resigns
1992 3rd Billboard Music Awards
1992 Cincinnati Red owner Marge Schott apologizes for racist remarks
1992 Operation Restore Hope - U.S. Marines land in Somalia
1992 Sri Lanka's third-ever Test Cricket victory (v New Zealand by 9 wkts)
1992 New Jersey Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, and white for the 1992-93 season
1991 2nd Billboard Music Awards
1990 Betsy King wins Itoman LPGA World Match Play Golf Championship
1990 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3k ladies (4:10.80)
1990 Houston scores most points against Cleveland, Oilers 58, Browns 14
1990 Lech Walesa wins presidental election in Poland
1990 NFL New York Giant Otis Anderson becomes 8th to rush for 10,000th yard
1989 "Les Miserables" opens at Princess Theatre, Melbourne
1988 New York Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M
1987 Larry Bird, ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws
1987 Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank
1985 74th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Mats Wilander (64 63 63)
1985 Jerry Rice begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions
1985 Phoenix Arizona, gets 3 inches of snow
1984 59th Australian Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Sukova (67 61 63)
1984 6 day hijack of Kuwaiti jet ends
1984 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Iranian commandos end capture of Kuwaiti plane
1984 LA Ram Eric Dickerson rushes 215 yards for season record 2,003 yards
1984 Vicki Alvarez/Mike McDonald wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1983 Attorney General Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens "because food is free and that's easier than paying for it"
1983 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 Mary-Beth and William Hurt divorce
1980 61 degrees F in Boston at 1 AM
1979 Murle Breer/Dave Eichelberger wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1978 Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus
1978 1st game of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does
1975 Jelena Bonner receives Andrei Sacharov's Nobel Prize
1975 President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 B loan-authorization for New York City
1974 Dow Jones index hits 570.01
1974 Jack Brisco beats Giant Baba in Tokyo, to become NWA wrestling champ
1974 Johnson Grigsby freed after 66 years in jail
1973 "Pajama Game" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 65 performances
1973 Sunningdale Agreement in Northern Ireland
1971 Lewis F Powell, Jr. appointed to Supreme Court
1970 Dutch Antilles: government of Petronia falls
1968 KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 Jim Morrison, arrested on stage for disturbing the peace
1967 Lyndon Johnson's daughter Lynda marries in White House
1967 Nicolea Ceausescu becomes president (dictator) of Romania
1965 "A Charlie Brown Christmas," premieres
1965 Frank Robinson is traded from Cincinnati to the Orioles
1965 Nikolai Podgorny replaces Anastas Mikoyan as president of Presidium
1963 Frank Sinatra, Jr. is kidnapped
1963 Zanzibar gains independence from Britain
1962 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes on Broadway
1962 Tanganyika becomes a republic within British Commonwealth
1961 "From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 87 performances
1961 "Let It Ride" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City after 68 performances
1961 SS Col Adolf Eichmann found guilty of war crimes in Israel
1961 Tanganyika gains independence from Britain takes name Tanzania
1961 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs NY
1960 1st broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV
1958 Robert H W Welch, Jr. and 11 other men meet in Indianapolis to form anti-Communist John Birch Society
1957 1st Japanese ambassador to Israel
1954 Dmitri Sjostakovitsj appointed honored guest of Swed Royal Music Acad
1953 General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired
1953 Mont Canadiens (106) and Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty minutes
1951 Voters approve merger of 3 states to form Baden-Wurttemberg, W Germ
1949 Dutch 2nd Chamber accept Indonesian sovereignty
1949 NFL merges Cleveland Browns, San Francisco '49ers and Baltimore Colts from AAFC
1948 U.N. General Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide
1941 1st U.S. WW II bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines
1941 300 Montgomery, San Francisco opens as new Bank of America HQ
1941 7th Heisman Trophy Award: Bruce Smith, Minnesota (HB)
1941 China declares war on Japan, Germany and Italy
1941 Citizen Register reports "Hostile planes reported nearing Westchester"
1941 Hitler orders U.S. ships torpedoed
1940 British assault on Banghazi Libya
1940 British troops 1st major offensive in No Africa (Libya) during WW II
1940 Illeagal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius
1940 South Australia all out for 47 vs. NSW, O'Reilly 5-11
1939 27th Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 8-7
1939 Russian air raid on Helsinki
1936 AL OKs night baseball for St. Louis
1934 New York Giants defeat Chicago Bears 30-13 for NFL championship
1933 21st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Sarnia Imperials, 4-3
1933 Romania disallows fascist Iron Guard
1931 Benn W Levy's "Springtime for Henry," premieres in New York City
1931 Japanese army attacks Chinese province of Jehol
1931 Spain becomes a republic
1931 Baseball cuts squad from 25 to 23 players and NL continues to prohibit uniform numbers
1926 USGA leagalizes steel shaft golf clubs
1925 AL extends Ban Johnson's contract to 1935 and raise to $40,000
1925 Pro football a hit in New York City; Grange and Bears beat Giants before 73,000
1924 Dutch and Hungary trade treaty signed
1924 Michael Hainisch re-elected Austrian president
1922 Gabriel Narutowicz elected Polish president
1918 French troops occupies Mainz
1917 British forces under General Allenby capture Jerusalem
1913 Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris
1913 John K Tener becomes president of baseball's National League
1910 French troops occupy Morrocan harbor city Agadir
1909 1st U.S. monoplane flown (Henry W Walden, Long Island, New York)
1907 1st Christmas Seals sold (Wilmington Del post office)
1907 Gustav Mahler departs Vienna
1906 NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed U.S. Senate commission on the Congo
1905 French Assembly National votes for separation of church and state
1905 Richard Strauss' opera "Salome," premiers in Dresden
1903 Norwegian parliament vote unanimiously for female suffrage
1902 AL announces purchase of grounds for a stadium in NY
1900 Dutch President Paul Kruger and Queen Wilhelmina have a triumphant procession
1894 Roman Catholics win Parliamentary election in Belgium
1889 President Harrison visits opening of Chicago Auditorium
1884 Levant Richardson patents ball-bearing skate
1883 New Brunswick adopts Eastern Standard Time (until 1902)
1878 Joseph Pulitzer buys St. Louis Dispatch for $2,500
1869 Noble Order of Knights of Labor founded, Philadelphia
1868 1st British government of Gladstone forms
1861 Battle of Bird Creek, Indian Terr (High Shoal, Chusto-Talasah)
1854 Lord Tennyson's poem, "Charge of the Light Brigade," published
1851 1st Young Men's Christian Association in North America (Montreal)
1842 St. M Glinka's opera "Russlan Ludmilla," premieres in Petersburg
1824 Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
1805 Comet 3D/1805 V1 (Biela) approaches within 0.0366 AUs of Earth
1793 Noah Webster establishes New York's 1st daily newspaper, American Minerva
1783 1st execution at English Newgate-jail
1762 British parliament accept Treaty of Paris
1747 England and Netherlands sign military treaty
1738 Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia
1724 Colley Cibber's "Caesar in Aegypt," premieres in London
1688 King James II's wife and son flee England for France
1658 Dutch troops occupy harbor city Quilon (Coilan) India
1640 Settler Hugh Bewitt banished from Mass colony when he declares himself to be free of original sin
1625 Netherlands and England sign military treaty
1570 Geuzen under Herman de Ruyter occupies Loevestein
1425 Pope Martinus V forms University of Leuven
1315 Swiss Woudsteden renews Eternal Covenant (Oath Society)
1212 Frederik II crowns himself Roman Catholic king
656 Battle of Kameel: Kalief Al ibn Abu Talib beats rebellion
536 Byzantines Libya occupies Rome on Ostrogoten