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    What happened on December 9

    • December 9, 0536 "Byzantine General Belisarius enters in Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire."

    • December 9, 1425 The Catholic University of Leuven is founded.

    • December 9, 1531 First supposed apparition of the Virgin Mary (Our Lady of Guadalupe) to Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin on Tepeyac Hill

    • December 9, 1640 Settler Hugh Bewitt banished from Mass colony when he declares himself to be free of original sin

    • December 9, 1793 "New York City's first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, is established by Noah Webster."

    • December 9, 1793 "Noah Webster establishes New York's first daily newspaper, American Minerva"

    • December 9, 1824 "Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain"

    • December 9, 1824 Battle of Ayacucho: Peruvian nationalists led by Antonio Jos de Sucre defeat Spanish colonial forces and secure the independence of Peru.

    • December 9, 1835 The Republic of Texas captures San Antonio.

    • December 9, 1851 First Young Men's Christian Association in North America (Montreal)

    • December 9, 1851 "The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal, Quebec."

    • December 9, 1854 "Lord Tennyson's poem, ""Charge of the Light Brigade,"" published"

    • December 9, 1856 The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces.

    • December 9, 1869 "Noble Order of Knights of Labor founded, Philadelphia"

    • December 9, 1872 "In Louisiana, P. B. S. Pinchback becomes the first serving African-American governor of a U.S. state."

    • December 9, 1875 "Massachusetts Rifle Association ""America's Oldest Active Gun Club"" is founded."

    • December 9, 1883 New Brunswick adopts Eastern Standard Time (until 1902)

    • December 9, 1884 Levant Richardson patents ball-bearing skate

    • December 9, 1888 Statistician Herman Hollerith installs his computing device at the United States War Department.

    • December 9, 1892 The football clubs Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End merge to form Newcastle United F.C.

    • December 9, 1897 "Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper, La Fronde in Paris."

    • December 9, 1905 "In France, the law separating church and state is passed."

    • December 9, 1907 First Christmas Seals sold (Wilmington Del post office)

    • December 9, 1909 "Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. born."

    • December 9, 1909 "First US monoplane flown (Henry W Walden, Long Island NY)"

    • December 9, 1917 British forces capture Jerusalem

    • December 9, 1917 "In Palestine, Allenby captures Jerusalem."

    • December 9, 1922 Gabriel Narutowicz is announced the first president of Poland.

    • December 9, 1931 Spain becomes a republic

    • December 9, 1931 The Constituent Cortes approves the constitution which establishes the Second Spanish Republic.

    • December 9, 1937 Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanjing - Japanese troops under the command of Lt. Gen. Asaka Yasuhiko launch an assault on the Chinese city of Nanjing.

    • December 9, 1940 British troops first major offensive in North Africa during WW II

    • December 9, 1940 Illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius

    • December 9, 1941 "Citizen Register reports ""Hostile planes reported nearing Westchester"""

    • December 9, 1941 "The first US WW II bombing mission in the Far East, Luzon, Philippines"

    • December 9, 1941 "World War II: The 19th Bombardment Group attack Japanese ships off the coast of Vigan, Luzon."

    • December 9, 1941 "World War II: The Republic of China, Cuba, Guatemala, the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, and the Philippine Commonwealth, declare war on Germany and Japan."

    • December 9, 1946 "The ""Trials of War Criminals before the Nuremberg Military Tribunals"" began with the ""Doctors' Trial"", prosecuting doctors alleged to be involved in human experimentation."

    • December 9, 1948 UN General Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide

    • December 9, 1950 Harry Gold is sentenced to thirty years in jail for helping Klaus Fuchs pass information about the Manhattan Project to the Soviet Union. His testimony is later instrumental in the prosecution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

    • December 9, 1951 "Voters approve merger of 3 states to form Baden-Worttemberg, W Germany"

    • December 9, 1953 General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired

    • December 9, 1953 Red Scare: General Electric announces that all communist employees will be discharged from the company

    • December 9, 1958 Red Scare: The John Birch Society founded in the United States.

    • December 9, 1958 Robert H.W. Welch Jr and 11 other men meet in Indianapolis to form the anti-Communist John Birch Society

    • December 9, 1960 The first episode of ITV soap-opera Coronation Street is aired.

    • December 9, 1961 SS Colonel Adolf Eichman found guilty of war crimes in Israel

    • December 9, 1961 Tanganyika becomes independent from Britain.

    • December 9, 1961 Tanganyika gains independence from Britain takes name Tanzania

    • December 9, 1961 "The trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Israel ends with him being found guilty of 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed organization."

    • December 9, 1962 """I Can Get It For You Wholesale"" closes on Broadway"

    • December 9, 1962 Tanganyika becomes a republic within the British Commonwealth

    • December 9, 1963 Frank Sinatra Jr is kidnapped

    • December 9, 1963 Zanzibar gains independence from Britain

    • December 9, 1965 Nikolai Podgorny replaces Anastas Mikoyan as president of Presidium

    • December 9, 1967 "Jim Morrison, arrested on stage for disturbing the peace"

    • December 9, 1967 Lyndon Johnson's daughter Lynda marries in the White House

    • December 9, 1967 Nicolea Ceausescu becomes president (dictator) of Romania

    • December 9, 1968 Doug Engelbart demonstrates first computer mouse at Stanford

    • December 9, 1968 NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco.

    • December 9, 1969 "Groundbreaking of Washington, D.C.'s Metrorail system."

    • December 9, 1971 Lewis F Powell Jr appointed to the Supreme Court

    • December 9, 1974 Johnson Grigsby freed after 66 years in jail

    • December 9, 1975 President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 B loan-authorization for NYC

    • December 9, 1977 Kermit Washington of the Los Angeles Lakers punches Rudy Tomjanovich of the Houston Rockets. The punch nearly kills Tomjanovich and leads to major rules changes in the National Basketball Association.

    • December 9, 1978 Number one hit on UK music charts - Boney M - Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord

    • December 9, 1978 Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus

    • December 9, 1980 61?F in Boston at 1 AM

    • December 9, 1981 Porn star John Holmes charged with Laurel Canyon murders

    • December 9, 1982 Mary-Beth and William Hurt divorce

    • December 9, 1983 "Attorney General Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens ""...because the food is free and that's easier than paying for it"""

    • December 9, 1984 6 day hijack of Kuwaiti jet ends

    • December 9, 1985 "Phoenix Arizona, gets 3"" of snow"

    • December 9, 1985 Pixar Animation Studios was founded.

    • December 9, 1987 Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The First Intifada begins in the Gaza Strip and West Bank

    • December 9, 1987 Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank

    • December 9, 1990 Lech Walesa wins presidential election in Poland

    • December 9, 1990 Lech Wasa becomes the first directly elected president of Poland.

    • December 9, 1992 "Prince Charles and Princess Diana separation announced by British PM, John Major"

    • December 9, 1992 "The separation of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales is announced"

    • December 9, 1997 "Natalie Meadowcroft and Dan Meadowcroft are Married in Las Vegas, Nevada. ""May their love last forever"""

    • December 9, 2003 A blast in the center of Moscow kills six people and wounds several more.

    • December 9, 2005 Boris Johnson is elected as Shadow Minister of Higher Education.

    • December 9, 2006 "Moscow suffers its worst fire since 1977, killing 45 women in a drug addict rehabitational center."

    • December 9, 2006 "Shuttle Discovery launches on the STS-116 mission at 8:45 P.M., the first night launch in 4 years (STS-113 being the last)."

    • December 9, 2009 24 people are charged with rebellion after 57 people were killed during the Maguindanao massacre in the southern Philippines last month.

    • December 9, 2009 A legal challenge to Ireland's abortion laws takes place at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

    • December 9, 2009 "An unexplained spiral light seen in the sky across large parts of Northern Norway confounds spectators. Authorities speculate that the light could come from a misfired Russian rocket, but Russian authorities deny this."

    • December 9, 2009 "Aung San Suu Kyi meets with an official from the military junta for the third time, as Burmese state media accuse her of being ""dishonest""."

    • December 9, 2009 "British Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling delivers the pre Budget report, with tax rises and spending cuts to reduce the government debt."

    • December 9, 2009 "Chinese police recommend that prosecutors formally charge dissident Liu Xiaobo for ""subversion of state power"" after he was detained for a year without trial."

    • December 9, 2009 "For the first time since the return of democracy in 1986, the Congress of the Philippines is debating in a joint session to discuss whether to approve, revoke or extend the declaration of martial law in Maguindanao."

    • December 9, 2009 "India plans to secure its naval harbours with electric fences ""against clandestine threats from the sea""."

    • December 9, 2009 Irish Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan delivers the nation's Budget for 2010.

    • December 9, 2009 North Korea announces for the first time an outbreak of the H1N1 swine flu virus in the country.

    • December 9, 2009 Tens of thousands of people rally in several cities in Indonesia demanding the government do more to tackle political corruption.

    • December 9, 2009 "The Australian government is accused of ""censorship"" after it refuses visas to several North Korean artists who were to attend an international exhibition displaying their work."

    • December 9, 2009 The Irish Bishops Conference apologises for the sexual abuse suffered by its children after spending the first day of its winter conference examining the Murphy Report.

    • December 9, 2009 "The United States government agrees to pay $3.4 billion to settle Cobell v. Salazar, a class-action lawsuit brought by Native American representatives who claimed that it has incorrectly accounted for Native American trust assets."

    • December 9, 2009 Thousands of Jewish settlers stage a protest at the curbs on settlement building in the West Bank.

    • December 9, 2010 "An armed man robbed a craps table at the Bellagio casino of about $1.5 million in chips before escaping on a motorcycle, Las Vegas -USA"







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