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1999Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.

2012Usain Bolt becomes the first person to win the 100m and 200m sprint in back to back Olympics

198769th PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots 287 at PGA Natl Palm Beach

2001US President George W. Bush announces his support for federal funding of limited research on embryonic stem cells.

1854Henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden"

1810Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire.

1815Napoleon Bonaparte sets sail for exile on St Helena on board British ship the Northumberland

1655Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell divides England into 11 districts

1941Winston Churchill reaches Newfoundland for talks with FDR

1803Robert Fulton tests his steam paddle-boat on the River Seine, France

2002Barry Bonds hits his 600th career home run

198163rd PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots a 273 at Atlanta AC Ga

1925Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out

1975Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Colgate European Ladies Golf Open

1942Mahatma Gandhi & 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a "quit India" campaign by the All-India Congress

1988Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions

1848US Barnburners (anti-slavery) party merges with Free Soil Party nominating Martin Van Buren for president

1905Mistaking her husband for a burglar, Ty Cobb's mother kills him

48 BCCaesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.

1974Richard Nixon resigns presidency, VP Gerald Ford swears oath of office to become 38th US president

August 9th Historical Events
Date Event
48
Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt. 
BC
AD
378
Battle of Adrianople, Goth army defeats Roman forces under Emperor Valens 
681
Bulgaria is founded as a Khanate on the south bank of the Danube, after defeating the Byzantine armies of Emperor Constantine IV south of the Danube delta. 
1173
Construction of the Tower of Pisa begins, and it takes two centuries to complete. 
1253
Clare of Assisi's rules confirmed by Pope Innocent IV for Clare's Order of Poor Ladies 
1329
Quilon the first Indian Diocese was erected by Pope John XXII and Jordanus was appointed the first Bishop 
1378
Cardinals declare pope Urbanus VI lawless (anti christian/devil) 
1483
Opening of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican 
1559
Willem of Orange becomes viceroy of Holland/Zealand/Utrecht 
1596
Henry van Cuyk becomes bishop of Roermond 
1638
Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx 
1655
Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell divides England into 11 districts 
1666
Rear Admiral Robert Holmes leads a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships in the Vlie estuary, and pillaging the town of West-Terschelling, an act later known as "Holmes's Bonfire". 
1673
Dutch under Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge recapture NY from English; regained by English in 1674 
1726
Netherlands signs Covenant of Hannover 
1757
English Fort William Henry, NY, surrenders to French & Indians troops 
1778
Captain Cook reaches Cape Prince of Wales, Bering straits 
1790
Robert Gray's Columbia Rediviva returns to Boston after 3 year journey, 1st American ship to circumnavigate the Globe 
1803
1st horses arrive in Hawaii 
1803
Robert Fulton tests his steam paddle-boat on the River Seine, France 
1810
Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire. 
1815
Napoleon Bonaparte sets sail for exile on St Helena on board British ship the Northumberland 
1829
"Stourbridge Lion" locomotive goes into service 
1830
Louis-Philippe formally accepts crown of France, following abdication of Charles X 
1831
1st US steam engine train run (Albany to Schenectady, NY) 
1841
Erie boat in Buffalo NY catches fire; 242 die 
1842
US-Canada border defined by Webster-Ashburton Treaty 
1848
Austria & Sardinia sign cease fire 
1848
US Barnburners (anti-slavery) party merges with Free Soil Party nominating Martin Van Buren for president 
1849
Hungarian Republic crushed by Austria & Russia 
1854
Henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden" 
1855
Battle of Acapulco during Mexican Liberal uprising 
1859
Elevator patented 
1862
Battle of Cedar Mountain VA during US Civil War (Slaughter Mountain, Southwest Mountain) 
1862
Berlioz' opera "Beatrice et Benedict" premieres in Baden-Baden 
1864
Battle of Ft Morgan AL 
1890
First 44 Javans arrive in Suriname to work 5 years on sugar plantations 
1893
1st US bowling magazine, Gut Holz, published in NY 
1898
Rudolf Diesel, of Germany, patents the the diesel internal combustion engine 
1901
34-35°N/98-99°W open for US colonization 
1902
Edward VII of Great Britain crowned having succeeded his mother Victoria 
1904
Libanus McLouth Todd of Rochester, New York patents his check-writing machine, the Protectograph designed to protect against check forgers 
1905
Mistaking her husband for a burglar, Ty Cobb's mother kills him 
1907
The first Boy Scout camp concludes at Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, Southern England. 
1910
Alva Fisher patents electric washing machine 
1914
German U-15 was sunk by the British cruiser, H.M.S. Birmingham 
1915
British attack at Chanak Bair at Gallipoli 
1918
Reds manager Christy Mathewson suspects Hal Chase of taking bribes to fix games, & suspends him "for indifferent play" 
1920
Bulgarian & allied Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine goes into effect 
1923
NY State Golf Association formed 
1925
Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out 
1930
113°F (45°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 talks with FDR 
1942
200 Jews escape Mir Ghetto in Poland 
1942
Dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th Symphony performed in Leningrad 
1942
Vice-Adm Mikawa lands at Guadalcanal, Solomon Island 
1942
Mahatma Gandhi & 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a "quit India" campaign by the All-India Congress 
1942
CBS radio broadcasts the debut of "Our Secret Weapon." 
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
US 79th/90th division enter Le Mans 
1945
US 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 US 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: NY 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
NY Met Roger Craig's NL record-tying 18-game losing streak ends 
1964
1st Rolling Stones concert in Netherlands 
1964
Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational 
1964
Bunning continues pitching perfectly to NY Mets until 2 outs in 5th, when Joe Christopher beats out a bunt. He totals 15 innings 
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
"Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 305 performances 
1969
Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders 
1970
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open 
1970
Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes 
1971
Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame 
1971
Operation Demetrius (or Internment) is introduced in Northern Ireland allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial; the security forces arrested 342 people suspected of supporting paramilitaries 
1972
Rockwell receives NASA contract to construct Space Shuttle 
1972
There is widespread and severe rioting in Nationalist areas of Northern Ireland on the anniversary of the introduction of Internment 
1973
Henry McCullough & Denny Seiwell quit Wings 
1973
USSR launches Mars 7 
1974
Richard Nixon resigns presidency, VP Gerald Ford swears oath of office to become 38th US 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 mins, WI v Glamorgan 
1976
Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits LA Dodgers, 2-0 
1976
USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth 
1977
Chris Old completes a century in 37 mins, Yorks v Warwicks 
1977
NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs 
1977
The military-controlled Government of Uruguay announces that it will return the nation to civilian rule through general elections in 1981 for a President and Congress. 
1978
USSR performs (underground) nuclear test 
1978
Yanks 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, Cleve 
1981
Six 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 NYC after 4 perfs 
1987
"Les Miserables" opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv 
1987
69th PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots 287 at PGA Natl Palm Beach 
1987
LA Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo) 
1987
Mary Beth wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic 
1987
The National Union of Mineworkers begin South Africa's longest wage strike 
1988
Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field 
1988
Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions 
1988
Just 1 day after 8/8/88 NY'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
"Streetcar Named Desire" closes at Ethel Barrymore NYC after 137 perf 
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°F (37.4°C) 
1993
King Albert II of Belgium, crowned 
1994
Phil Rizzuto Hall of Fame Night 
1994
Stanley Betrian put in charge of Curacao 
1995
South Africa celebrates the first National Women's Day 
1997
Security guard Abner Louima, attacked by NYC police 
1997
Yanks break Minnesota Twins Brad Radke's string of 12 straight wins 
1999
Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet. 
1999
The Diet of Japan enacts a law establishing the Hinomaru and Kimi Ga Yo as the official national flag and national anthem. 
1999
Charles Kennedy wins the race to succeed Paddy Ashdown as the leader of the Liberal Democrats, UK 
2000
South African President Thabo Mbeki unveils the Women's Monument commemorating the role of women in the anti-apartheid struggle 
2001
US President George W. Bush announces his support for federal funding of limited research on embryonic stem cells. 
2002
Barry Bonds hits his 600th career home run 
2012
The death toll from the Philippines' floods rise to 70 
2012
Usain Bolt becomes the first person to win the 100m and 200m sprint in back to back Olympics 
2013
8 people are killed and 24 are injured after gunmen open fire on a Sunni mosque in Quetta, Pakistan 
2016
Susan Collins of Maine Says She Will Not Vote for Donald Trump 
2016
50 GOP Officials Warn Donald Trump Would Put Nation's Security 'at Risk' 
2016
Pogba joins United from Juventus for world record fee 
2016
Rugby: First rugby medal in 92 years goes to Canada with women's bronze 
2016
Japan's Emperor Akihito hints he will abdicate 
2016
Florida investigating another Zika case outside Miami 
2017
North Korea threatens missile strike on Guam that will create an 'enveloping fire' 
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