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Events and People Who Made History on August 9

2nd Century

117 - Emperor Trajan dies, leaving the Roman Empire at its maximal territorial extent. Hadrian, who will reign until 138, succeeds him.

4th Century

378 - Battle of Adrianople, Visigoth Calvary defeats Roman Army

14th Century

1378 - Cardinals declare pope Urbanus VI lawless (anti christian/devil)

16th Century

1559 - Willem of Orange becomes viceroy of Holland/Zealand/Utrecht
1596 - Henry van Cuyk becomes bishop of Roermond

17th Century

1638 - Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx
1655 - Lord Protector Cromwell divides England into 11 districts
1673 - Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge recaptures New York
1673 - Dutch recapture New York from English; regained by English in 1674

18th Century

1726 - Netherlands signs Covenant of Hannover
1757 - English Ft. William Henry, New York, surrenders to French and Indians troops
1778 - Captain Cook reaches Cape Prince of Wales, Bering straits
1790 - Columbia returns to Boston after 3 year journey, 1st ship to carry U.S. flag around the world

19th Century

1803 - 1st horses arrive in Hawaii
1829 - "Stourbridge Lion" locomotive goes into service
1830 - Louis-Philippe formally accepts crown of France, following abdication of Charles X
1831 - 1st U.S. steam engine train run (Albany to Schenectady, New York)
1832 - King Leopold I of Belgium marries Louisa Maria
1841 - Erie boat in Buffalo New York catches fire; 242 die
1842 - U.S. - Canada border defined by Webster-Ashburton Treaty
1848 - Austria and Sardinia sign cease fire
1848 - Barnburners (anti-slavery) party merges with Free Soil Party nominateing Martin Van Buren for president
1849 - Hungarian Republic crushed by Austria and Russia
1854 - Henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden"
1855 - Battle of Acapulco during Mexican Liberal uprising
1859 - Elevator patented
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
1864 - Battle of Ft. Morgan AL
1890 - 1st 44 Javans arrive in Suriname, to work 5 year on sugar plantations
1893 - 1st U.S. bowling magazine, Gut Holz, published in New York

20th Century

1901 - 34-35 degrees N/98-99 degrees W open for U.S. colonization
1902 - Edward VII of England crowned after death of his mother Victoria
1905 - Mistaking her husband for a burglar, Ty Cobb's mother kills him
1910 - Alva Fisher patents electric washing machine
1914 - German submarine U-15 sinks British cruiser
1915 - British attack at Chanak Bair at Gallipolis
1918 - Reds manager Christy Mathewson suspects Hal Chase of taking bribes to fix games, and suspends him "for indifferent play"
1920 - Bulgarian and allied Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine goes into effect
1923 - New York State Golf Association formed
1925 - Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out
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)
1936 - Jesse Owens wins 4th gold medal at Berlin Olympics
1941 - Winston Churchill reaches Newfoundland for 1st talk with FDR
1942 - 200 Jews escape Mir Ghetto in Poland
1942 - Dmitri Shostakovich's 7th Symphony performed in Leningrad
1942 - Mahatma Gandhi and 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a "quit India" campaign by the All-India Congress
1942 - Vice-Admiral Mikawa lands at Guadalcanal, Solomon Island
1943 - Bertolt Brecht's "Leben des Galilei," premieres in Zurich
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
1945 - U.S. drops 2nd atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki
1946 - 1st time all major-league baseball games (8) are played at night
1950 - Lusty Song wins Hambletonian
1951 - Dutch Korea volunteers win U.S. Collective Unit Citation
1952 - General strike against overtime conscription in Belgium
1953 - Premier Mohammed Abdullah of Kashmir, fired
1956 - 1st state-wide, state-supported educational TV network, Alabama
1956 - South African women demonstrate against pass laws
1957 - 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: New York Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)
1960 - Race riot in Jacksonville Florida
1961 - James B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court
1963 - Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres
1963 - New York Met Roger Craig's NL record-tying 18-game losing streak ends
1964 - 1st Rolling Stones concert in Netherlands
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
1964 - Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
1965 - Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die
1965 - Singapore gains independence from Malaysia, National Day
1967 - Biafran offensive against Nigerian army
1967 - KYAY TV channel 39 in West Monroe, LA (IND) begins broadcasting
1968 - Yugoslav president Tito visits Prague
1969 - Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders
1969 - "Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 305 performances
1970 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1970 - Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 U.S. exchange students explodes
1971 - Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame
1972 - Rockwell receives NASA contract to construct Space Shuttle
1973 - Henry McCullough and Denny Seiwell quit Wings
1973 - U.S.S.R. launches Mars 7
1974 - Richard Nixon resigns presidency, Vice President Gerald Ford becomes 38th president
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
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
1977 - Chris Old completes a century in 37 minutes, Yorks vs. Warwicks
1977 - NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs
1978 - U.S.S.R. performs (underground) nuclear test
1978 - Yankees score 5 in bottom of 9th beat Brewers 8-7
1979 - English seaside resort Brighton gets 1st British nude beach
1980 - Belgian constitution revised
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)
1984 - Daley Thomas of Britain sets decathalon record (8,847) in LA Cal
1984 - STS-41-D vehicle again moves out to launch pad
1986 - "Honky Tonk Nights" closes at Biltmore Theater New York City after 4 performances
1987 - 69th PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots 287 at PGA National Palm Beach
1987 - "Les Miserables," opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv
1987 - Los Angeles Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo)
1987 - Mary Beth wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
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
1990 - 12 Arab leaders agree to send pan-Arab forces to protect Saudi Arabia
1990 - Soyuz TM-10 lands
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)
1992 - "Streetcar Named Desire" closes at Ethel Barrymore New York City after 137 perf
1993 - King Albert II of Belgium, crowned
1994 - Phil Rizzuto Hall of Fame Night
1994 - Stanley Betrian put in charge of Curacao
1997 - Security guard Abner Louima, attacked by New York City police
1997 - Yankees break Minnesota Twins Brad Radke's string of 12 straight wins
1998 - Star Bank LPGA Classic


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