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Events and People Who Made History on December 9

6th Century

536 - Byzantines Libya occupies Rome on Ostrogoten

7th Century

656 - Battle of Kameel: Kalief Al ibn Abu Talib beats rebellion

13th Century

1212 - Frederik II crowns himself Roman Catholic king

14th Century

1315 - Swiss Woudsteden renews Eternal Covenant (Oath Society)

15th Century

1425 - Pope Martinus V forms University of Leuven

16th Century

1570 - Geuzen under Herman de Ruyter occupies Loevestein

17th Century

1625 - Netherlands and England sign military treaty
1640 - Settler Hugh Bewitt banished from Mass colony when he declares himself to be free of original sin
1658 - Dutch troops occupy harbor city Quilon (Coilan) India
1688 - King James II's wife and son flee England for France

18th Century

1724 - Colley Cibber's "Caesar in Aegypt," premieres in London
1738 - Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia
1747 - England and Netherlands sign military treaty
1762 - British parliament accept Treaty of Paris
1783 - 1st execution at English Newgate-jail
1793 - Noah Webster establishes New York's 1st daily newspaper, American Minerva

19th Century

1805 - Comet 3D/1805 V1 (Biela) approaches within 0.0366 AUs of Earth
1824 - Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
1842 - St. M Glinka's opera "Russlan Ludmilla," premieres in Petersburg
1851 - 1st Young Men's Christian Association in North America (Montreal)
1854 - Lord Tennyson's poem, "Charge of the Light Brigade," published
1861 - Battle of Bird Creek, Indian Terr (High Shoal, Chusto-Talasah)
1868 - 1st British government of Gladstone forms
1869 - Noble Order of Knights of Labor founded, Philadelphia
1878 - Joseph Pulitzer buys St. Louis Dispatch for $2,500
1883 - New Brunswick adopts Eastern Standard Time (until 1902)
1884 - Levant Richardson patents ball-bearing skate
1889 - President Harrison visits opening of Chicago Auditorium
1894 - Roman Catholics win Parliamentary election in Belgium

20th Century

1900 - Dutch President Paul Kruger and Queen Wilhelmina have a triumphant procession
1902 - AL announces purchase of grounds for a stadium in NY
1903 - Norwegian parliament vote unanimiously for female suffrage
1905 - French Assembly National votes for separation of church and state
1905 - Richard Strauss' opera "Salome," premiers in Dresden
1906 - NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed U.S. Senate commission on the Congo
1907 - 1st Christmas Seals sold (Wilmington Del post office)
1907 - Gustav Mahler departs Vienna
1909 - 1st U.S. monoplane flown (Henry W Walden, Long Island, New York)
1910 - French troops occupy Morrocan harbor city Agadir
1913 - Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris
1913 - John K Tener becomes president of baseball's National League
1917 - British forces under General Allenby capture Jerusalem
1918 - French troops occupies Mainz
1922 - Gabriel Narutowicz elected Polish president
1924 - Dutch and Hungary trade treaty signed
1924 - Michael Hainisch re-elected Austrian president
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
1926 - USGA leagalizes steel shaft golf clubs
1931 - Baseball cuts squad from 25 to 23 players and NL continues to prohibit uniform numbers
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
1933 - 21st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Sarnia Imperials, 4-3
1933 - Romania disallows fascist Iron Guard
1934 - New York Giants defeat Chicago Bears 30-13 for NFL championship
1936 - AL OKs night baseball for St. Louis
1939 - 27th Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 8-7
1939 - Russian air raid on Helsinki
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
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
1948 - U.N. General Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide
1949 - Dutch 2nd Chamber accept Indonesian sovereignty
1949 - NFL merges Cleveland Browns, San Francisco '49ers and Baltimore Colts from AAFC
1951 - Voters approve merger of 3 states to form Baden-Wurttemberg, W Germ
1953 - General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired
1953 - Mont Canadiens (106) and Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty minutes
1954 - Dmitri Sjostakovitsj appointed honored guest of Swed Royal Music Acad
1957 - 1st Japanese ambassador to Israel
1958 - Robert H W Welch, Jr. and 11 other men meet in Indianapolis to form anti-Communist John Birch Society
1960 - 1st broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV
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
1962 - "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes on Broadway
1962 - Tanganyika becomes a republic within British Commonwealth
1963 - Frank Sinatra, Jr. is kidnapped
1963 - Zanzibar gains independence from Britain
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
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
1968 - KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 - Dutch Antilles: government of Petronia falls
1971 - Lewis F Powell, Jr. appointed to Supreme Court
1973 - "Pajama Game" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 65 performances
1973 - Sunningdale Agreement in Northern Ireland
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
1975 - Jelena Bonner receives Andrei Sacharov's Nobel Prize
1975 - President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 B loan-authorization for New York City
1978 - 1st game of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does
1978 - Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus
1979 - Murle Breer/Dave Eichelberger wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1980 - 61 degrees F in Boston at 1 AM
1982 - Mary-Beth and William Hurt divorce
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
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
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
1987 - Larry Bird, ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws
1987 - Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank
1988 - New York Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M
1989 - "Les Miserables" opens at Princess Theatre, Melbourne
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
1991 - 2nd Billboard Music Awards
1992 - 3rd Billboard Music Awards
1992 - Cincinnati Red owner Marge Schott apologizes for racist remarks
1992 - New Jersey Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, and white for the 1992-93 season
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)
1993 - Ivory Coast Premier Ouattara resigns
1993 - "My Fair Lady" opens at Virginia Theater New York City for 165 performances
1994 - 5m meteor 1994 XM1 passes within 100,000 km of Earth
1994 - Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders resigns after masturbation comments
1995 - 61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB)

21st Century

2000 - Supreme Court halts Florida vote recount


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