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Famous Events For August 9 – Today In History

August 9: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – August 9 Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 48 BC – Pompey escapes to Egypt after being defeated by Julius Caesar in a conclusive war at Pharsalus in the Battle of Pharsalus – Caesar’s civil war
2. August 9, 378 – The forces of Goth under Emperor Valens vanquishes the Roman Army
3. August 9, 681 – After the defeat of Emperor Constantine IV on the delta of the Danube, Bulgaria was established as a Khanate

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4. August 9, 1173 – Foundation laid for starting Tower of Pisa, and it was completed after 200 years
5. August 9, 1253 – Pope Innocent IV approved the Clare’s (of Assisi) Order of Poor Ladies
6. August 9, 1329 – Pope John XXII founded Quilon the first Indian bishopric and Jordanus was made the first Bishop
7. August 9, 1378 – Urbanus VI was pounced as anti-Christian by Cardinals
8. August 9, 1483 – Inauguration of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican
9. August 9, 1559 – Holland/Zealand/Utrecht gets Willem of Orange as its viceroy
10. August 9, 1596 – appointment of Henry van Cuyk as Roermond’s Bishop
11. August 9, 1638 – The 1st European settler in the Bronx was Jonas Bronck
12. August 9, 1655 – England was split into 11 districts by Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell
13. August 9, 1666 – 150 merchant ships were ruined in Vlie Creek and the Dutch island of Terschelling was looted by the army led by Rear Admiral Robert Holms. This action was later named as Holmes’s Bonfire
14. August 9, 1673 – New York was recovered from the English by the Dutch under Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge. English reclaimed it in 1674

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18th Century – What Happened on August 9 – The 1700s

15. August 9, 1726 – Treaty of Hannover agreed by the Netherlands
16. August 9, 1757 – French and Indian army forces English Fort William Henry, NY to accept defeat
17. August 9, 1778 – Cape Prince of Wales, Bering passages touched by Captain James Cook
18. August 9, 1790 – The 1st American ship to circle the earth, Robert Grey’s Columbia Rediviva, reaches Boston after traveling for three years

19th Century – August 9 This Day That Year – The 1800s

19. August 9, 1803 – Hawaii gets its 1st horses
20. August 9, 1803 – Steam paddleboat trials on River Seine in France by Robert Fulton
21. August 9, 1810 – Westphalia was seized and added to the First French Kingdom by Napoleon
22. August 9, 1815 – Commencement of exile by Napoleon Bonaparte on St Helena on board the British ship Northumberland
23. August 9, 1829 -Commencement of stream engine service -Stourbridge Lion
24. August 9, 1830 – Charles X renounces the crown, and Louis-Philippe becomes the crown of France
25. August 9, 1831 – Albany to Schenectady, NY locomotive service started its first journey
26. August 9, 1841 – Hundreds die when Erie boat in Buffalo NY inferno

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27. August 9, 1842 – Webster-Ashburton agreement on the demarcation between US and Canada
28. August 9, 1848 – A peace agreement between Austria and Sardinia for a cease-fire
29. August 9, 1848 – Merger of US Barnburners and Free Soil Party and Martin Van Buren become the united parties
30. August 9, 1849 – Austria and Russia vanquish the Hungarian Republic
31. August 9, 1854 – “Walden” printed by Henry David Thoreau
32. August 9, 1855 – Mexican Liberal rebellion causes the Battle of Acapulco
33. August 9, 1859 – The first commuter lift in the US patented by Otis Tuft
34. August 9, 1862 – First show in Baden-Baden of Berlioz’s entertainment “Beatrice et Benedict”
35. August 9, 1863 – Union army attacks United Scouts in a fight at Calfkiller Creek, Tennessee
36. August 9, 1877 – The group led by Henry Morton Stanley arrives in Boma, Congo after traveling 999 days and losing 50 percent of the members (228)
37. August 9, 1890 – Suriname sugar plantations get the first 44 workers to work on a five-year agreement

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38. August 9, 1893 – Printing and circulation of the 1st bowling journal, Gut Holz in New York
39. August 9, 1898 – The diesel version of the Internal Combustion Engine patented by Rudolf Diesel of Germany

20th Century – Important Events On This Day August 9 – The 1900

40. August 9, 1901 – US settlement opened at 34-35 N/98-99 W
41. August 9, 1902 – Great Britain crowns Edward VII who succeeded his mother Victoria
42. August 9, 1904 – The protect graph, a cheque writing device to prevent forgery was patented by Libanus McLouth Todd of Rochester, New York
43. August 9, 1905 – Wife kills her husband (Ty Cobb’s mother) misidentifying him as an intruder
44. August 9, 1907 – completion of the first Boy Scout camp at Brown Sea Island in Poole Harbour, Southern England
45. August 9, 1908 – Lucien Petit-Breton accomplishes the 6th Tour de France
46. August 9, 1910 – Patenting of the electric washing machine by Alva Fisher

47. August 9, 1914 – HMS Birmingham, the British vessel drowns German U-15
48. August 9, 1917 – Despite opposition from French-Canadians from Quebec, the Canadian legislature approves the Compulsory Military Act
49. August 9,1918 – Hal Chase suspected of taking kickbacks to fix the games was suspended for unresponsive play, by Red Manager Christy Mathewson
50. August 9, 1920 – Treaty between Bulgarian and allied Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine comes into force
51. August 9, 1923 – Formation of Golf Association for the state of NY
52. August 9, 1930 – A state record temperature of 113F (454C) touched at Perryville, Tennessee
53. August 9, 1930 – First performance of Betty Boop in the animated movie Dizzy Dishes by Max Fleischer
54. August 9, 1936 – Four gold medals achieved by Jesse Owens at the Berlin Olympics
55. August 9, 1941 – FDR and Winston Churchill start discussion at Newfoundland

56. August 9, 1942 – Hundreds of Jews flee Mir Ghetto in Poland
57. August 9, 1942 – 7th Concerto by Dmitri Shostakovich in Leningrad
58. August 9, 1942 – The “Quit India” movement endorsement by All India Congress and the arrest of Mahatma Gandhi and his followers about 50 number
59. August 9, 1943 – First performance of Life of Galileo, a play by Bertolt Brecht in Zurich
60. August 9, 1944 – Execution of 12 workers of the unlawful paper “Trouw” at Camp Vught
61. August 9, 1944 – Le Mans conquered by the US 79th/90th Division of the US Army
62. August 9, 1945 – Fat Man, an atomic bomb made by the US dropped for the 2nd time on Japan devastates part of Nagasaki
63. August 9, 1946 – Major league baseball games played at night for the first time
64. August 9, 1950 – Hambletonian achieved by Lusty Song
65. August 9, 1951 – US Collective Unit Citation achieved by the Dutch Korean volunteers

66. August 9, 1952 – workers call for a General strike in Belgium against overtime enrolment
67. August 9, 1953 – The Prime minister of Kashmir, Mohammed Abdullah removed
68. August 9, 1956 – A TV network in Alabama started for the 1st time for educational purposes
69. August 9, 1956 – Protest pass rules by South African women
70. August 9, 1957 – Chicago All-Star Game, series 24th, NY Giants 22, All-Stars 12
71. August 9, 1960 – Unrest in Jacksonville, Florida
72. August 9, 1961 – Federal District Court gets first black, James B Parsons
73. August 9, 1963 – The first TV rock show,” Ready, Study, Go” shown for the first time
74. August 9, 1964 – Netherlands presents 1st Rolling Stone show
75. August 9, 1964 – LPGA Women’s Gold Open Invitational achieved by Shirley Englehorn
76. August 9, 1965 – 53 died in an inferno in Titan II storage tower in Searcy Arkansas
77. August 9, 1965 – Declaration of Independence to Singapore after being separated from the Malaysian Federation
78. August 9, 1966 – Yellow Submarine and its record “Revolver” released in the US by Beatles
79. August 9, 1967 – Displeasure against the Nigerian Army by Biafran
80. August 9, 1967 – Commencement of Broadcasting of KYAY TV channel 39, in West Monroe, LA (Ind).
81. August 9, 1968 – Tito, President of Yugoslav go to Prague

82. August 9, 1969 – Tate-Le Bianca killings by the Manson household
83. August 9, 1970 – LPGA Lady Carling Gold Open won by Jane Blalock
84. August 9, 1970 – 45 US exchange students traveling by Peruvian Airlines bursts
85. August 9, 1971 – Hall of Fame for baseball receives Le Roy Paige
86. August 9, 1972 – Revolt and rebellion in Nationalist Northern Ireland on the anniversary of the introduction of Captivity
87. August 9, 1973 – Launch of Mars 7, by USSR
88. August 9, 1974 – Vice President General Ford took oath as 38th President of the US consequent to the resignation of Richard Nixon
89. August 9, 1975 – Saints vanquished by Houston, 13-7, at the 1st NFL match in Louisiana Superdome
90. August 9, 1976 – Launch of Luna 24 by USSR, the last Lunar launch to date from Earth
91. August 9, 1977 – Decline of NHL to merge with 6 WHA
92. August 9, 1977 – Democratic election for President and Congress in 1981 announced by the defense-ruled government of Uruguay
93. August 9, 1978 – Atomic test underground by USSR
94. August 9, 1979 – First British nude beach at the English beach resort at Brighton
95. August 9, 1980 – Revision of the Constitution of Belgian
96. August 9, 1981 – Relay swim record across the English Channel set by six English lifeguards
97. August 9, 1981 – Gary Carter (Mont Expos) becomes All-Star MVP

98. August 9, 1984 – Decathlon record (8,847) in LA Cal, set by Daley Thomas of Britain
99. August 9, 1987 – Dallas Cowboys defeated by LA Rams, 28-27 in NFL Expo in London
100. August 9, – 1988 – Strike for a wage hike in South Africa by The National Union of Mineworkers – the lengthiest so far
101. August 9, – 1988 – Selling of Wavne Greetzkv for $15-20 million to LA Kings by Edmonton Oilers
102. August 9,1990 – Agreement reached to send a pan-Arab army to defend Saudi Arabia by12 Arab Leaders
103. August 9, 1990 – Launch of Soyuz TM 10 space capsule by Russia
104. August 9,1992 – After 137 performances at Ethel Barrymore, the movie “street car Named Desire” concludes
105. August 9, 1992 – Closing ceremony of 25th Olympic Games at Barcelona, Spain
106. August 9,1993 – Crowning of King Albert II of Belgium
107. August 9, 1994 – Hall of Fame Night to Phil Rizzuto
108. August 9, 1994 – Curacao comes under Stanley Betrain
109. August 9, 1995 – First National Women’s observed in South Africa
110. August 9,1997 – NYC police assault Security Guard Abner Louima
111. August 9, 1999 – Sergei Stepashin, Prime Minister removed and the council of ministers removed for the fourth time, by Russian President Boris Yeltsin
112. August 9,1999 – Hinomaru and Kimi Ga Yo declared as the official National Flag and National Anthem by an Act

21st Century – August 9 This Day In History – The 2000s

113. August 9, 2000 – To commemorate the role of women in the anti-apartheid fight, a monument was installed by the South African President Thabo Mbeki
114. August 9,2001 – Research in Embryonic stem cells got a boost when US President Bush announced support and funding
115. August 9, 2002 – 600th career home run hit by Barry Bonds
116. August 9, 2012 – Deluges in Philippines leaves more than 70 dead
117. August 9, 2012 – 100 m and 200 m sprint in back-to-back Olympics won for the first time by Usain Bolt
118. August 9, 2013 – A gunman fires on a Sunni mosque in Quetta, Pakistan killing 8 and injuring 24

119. August 9, 2015 – State of emergency declared when a man is shot at the Fergusson anniversary of the shooting of unarmed Michael Brown
120. August 9, 2016 – Indian human rights crusader, Sharmila breaks her hunger strike of 16 years by sipping honey

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