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Events and People Who Made History on October 9

7th Century

680 - Husain ibn 'Ali, Shi'i religious leader, enters martyrdom

8th Century

768 - Charles the Great and Charlamane II divide French republic

9th Century

869 - Charles the Bare crowned king of Lotharingen

11th Century

1000 - Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly New England)

12th Century

1192 - Richard Coeur de Leeuw leaves Jerusalem in disguise

13th Century

1290 - Last of 16,000 English Jews expelled by King Edward I, leaves

15th Century

1446 - Korean Hangual alphabet devised

16th Century

1514 - King Louis XII of France marries Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII
1573 - Don Frederik disbands siege of Alkmaar
1597 - Earl Mauritius occupies Breevoort

17th Century

1617 - Peace of Pavia (Spain and Savoye)
1621 - Turkey and Poland signs Peace of Chotin
1635 - Religious dissident Roger Williams banished from Mass Bay Colony
1651 - English parliament proclaims Navigation Act off
1655 - Swedish king Karel X Gustaaf occupies Krakow
1668 - Mass society storms palace of "heretics" Spanish Governor Jose de Paternina

18th Century

1701 - Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U), chartered in New Haven
1708 - Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy
1716 - England and France sign treaty
1740 - Netherlands Governor-General Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia
1760 - Russian/Austrian army occupies Berlin
1776 - Mission Dolores founded by San Francisco Bay
1794 - French troops occupy Hertogenbosch
1799 - British frigate HMS Lutine sinks off Dutch coast

19th Century

1804 - Hobart Tasmania founded
1817 - University of Gent officially opens
1818 - Congress of Aken returns to France from Libya
1820 - Guayaquil, Ecuador declares its freedom from Ecuador
1837 - Steamboat "Home" sinks off Okracoke North Carolina killing 100
1855 - Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor
1855 - Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass patents 1st calliope
1863 - Battle of Brady Station, Virginia (Culpeper Court House, Bristoe Station)
1864 - Battle of Tom's Brook-Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan's campaign is wipped by Custer and Merrit's cavalry divisions
1865 - 1st U.S. underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania
1870 - Rome is incorporated into Italy by royal decree
1872 - Aaron Montgomery started his mail-order business
1874 - World Postal Union forms in Bern, Switzerland
1876 - 1st 2-way telephone conversation, 1st over outdoor wires
1877 - American Humane Association organizes (Cleveland)
1888 - Washington Monument opens for public admittance
1890 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Red-Headed League"
1899 - 1st British troops reaches Durban South Africa
1899 - South Africa President Kruger routes British authorities ultimatum

20th Century

1900 - 8.3 earthquake shakes Cape Yakataga, Alaska
1903 - 11" (28.4 cm) rainfall in 24 hours (New York City)
1905 - Philadelphia A's meet Giants in World Series, Giants win 3-0
1909 - Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game
1910 - Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting avg with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown's 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won
1914 - German troops take Antwerp in World War I
1915 - Belgrade Serbia, surrenders to Central leaders
1915 - Gil Anderson races auto (165.1 km record) in Sheepshead Bay, New York
1915 - Louis Kaufmans "Unchastened Woman," premieres in New York City
1915 - Woodrow Wilson becomes 1st President to attend a World Series game
1916 - Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings
1916 - Babe Ruth pitches and wins longest WS game (14 innings) 2-1
1920 - 1st World Series game in Cleveland, Indians win 2-1
1921 - Babe Ruth's 1st World Series homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays
1926 - Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Royal Colonial Institution
1926 - NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms
1928 - Marcel Pagnol's "Topaz," premieres in Paris
1928 - New York Yankees become 1st to sweep consecutive World Series
1928 - New York Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, Ruth hits 3 home run in game
1929 - G Kaufman and R Lardner's musical "June Moon," premieres in New York City
1930 - 1st transcontinental flight by a woman completed, Laura Ingalls
1934 - St. Louis Cardinals beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 in 31st World Series
1936 - Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles
1938 - A Copland and E Lorings ballet "Billy the Kid," premieres in Chicago
1938 - Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game
1938 - New York Yankees sweep Cubs in 35th World Series, 3rd straight WS win
1944 - British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Moscow
1944 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin
1944 - Canadian offensive in West-Zeeuws-Flanders
1944 - German occupier turn off electricity in Amsterdam
1944 - St. Louis Cardinals beat St. Louis Browns, 4 games to 2 in 41st World Series
1945 - British troops occupy Andamanen in Gulf of Bengal
1946 - 1st electric blanket manufactured; sold for $39.50
1946 - Eugene O'Neill's "Iceman Cometh," premieres in New York City
1947 - 1st telephone conversation between a moving car and a plane
1947 - "High Button Shoes" opens at Century Theater New York City for 727 performances
1947 - Julie Styne and Sam Cohn's musical "High Button Shoes," premieres in New York City
1948 - WXYZ TV channel 7 in Detroit, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1949 - New York Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in 46th World Series
1951 - 5th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 2-2 at Toronto
1951 - Gil McDougald's World Series grand slam helps Yankees beat Giants 13-1
1953 - British premier Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution
1953 - Conrad Adenauer elected West German chancellor
1954 - KTIV TV channel 4 in Sioux City, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1955 - Betty Jameson wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
1956 - 10th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 1-1 at Montreal
1957 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1958 - Israeli Navy inaugrates it's 1st submarine
1958 - New York Yankees appear in 9 and win 7 of last 10 World Series
1958 - New York Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series
1959 - 1st phone call between auto and plane
1959 - Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton
1960 - Cowboy quarterback Eddie LeBaron throws shortest touchdown pass (2")
1961 - New York Yankees beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series
1961 - Tanganyika becomes independent within British Commonwealth
1961 - U.S. members of Communist Party obliged to report themselves to Police
1961 - Volcano eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)
1961 - World Series scoreless pitching streak Yankees beat Reds 4 games to 1
1961 - Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning
1962 - Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130
1962 - NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m
1963 - British premier Harold MacMillan, resigns
1963 - Dam in Piave valley Italy, breaks' about 2,000 die
1963 - French air force gets 1st nuclear weapons
1963 - Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba and Haiti, kills 6,000
1963 - Uganda becomes a republic within British Commonwealth
1965 - 16th Ryder Cup: U.S. wins 19 -12 at Royal Birkdale, England
1965 - Beatles' "Yesterday," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 4 weeks
1966 - Baltimore Orioles sweep Los Angeles Dodgers, in 63rd World Series
1966 - Rolling Stones 1st LP recorded "Got Live if you Want It"
1968 - Government seizes oil fields in Peru
1968 - WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 - Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together"
1970 - Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence
1971 - Japans emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands
1971 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1972 - "Dude" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 16 performances
1973 - 1st general striking in Luxembourg since 1942
1973 - Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years
1973 - Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal
1973 - Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors
1974 - Race riot in Boston due to "busing"
1974 - Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to New York Rangers at MSG Washington Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
1975 - Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits San Francisco
1975 - Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize
1976 - Peter Petherick takes hat-trick on debut New Zealand vs. Pak Javed 1st wkt
1976 - "Robber Bridegroom" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 145 performances
1976 - TCricket est debut of Javed Miandad, scores 163 on 1st day
1976 - Yankees 1st AL Championship game, beat Royals 4-1
1977 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic
1977 - Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock
1977 - Yankees rally for 3 in 9th and beat Royals 5-3 for pennant #31
1978 - 12th Country Music Association Award
1978 - John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Ballroom," premieres in New York City
1979 - Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut
1980 - 1st consumer use of home banking by computer
1980 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz
1980 - Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot
1982 - Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead
1983 - 4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma
1984 - Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st U.S. woman to walk in space
1985 - Central Park's Strawberry Fields, dedicated
1985 - "Tango Argentino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 198 performances
1985 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 - Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals
1986 - "Phantom of the Opera" premeires in London
1986 - Senate convicted U.S. District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment
1987 - Japanese bank buys "Lady McGill" stamp for $1,100,000
1988 - 17% vote extremely-right Flemish Block in Belgium
1988 - Dennis Eckersley, 1st to save all 4 games in a championship series
1989 - 1st NFL game coached by a black man (Art Shell), his Los Angeles Raiders beat New York Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
1989 - 23rd Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Kathy Mattea wins
1989 - 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)
1990 - David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1990 - Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon
1990 - Saddam threatens to hit Israel with a new missile
1991 - Bush declares "total confidence" in nominee Clarence Thomas
1991 - "On Borrowed Time" opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City for 99 performances
1991 - San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3
1992 - Great meteorite seen from Kentucky to New York
1994 - Darmstadt creates element 110
1996 - Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback
1997 - ABL players allowed to own stock in the league
1997 - Hurricane kills 123 in Acapulco Mexico
1997 - NC's Dean Smith winningest college basetball coach retires
1997 - New York Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties
1997 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Dario Fo

21st Century

2006 - North Korea conducts first atomic weapons test
2008 - Iceland takes control of 3 banks due to the global financial crisis


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