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Notable Historical Events on December 9th

2013Mike Ditka's #89 jersey is retired by the Chicago Bears

1793Noah Webster establishes NY's 1st daily newspaper, American Minerva

1967Jim Morrison, arrested on stage for disturbing the peace

1975US President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 Bn loan-authorization for NYC

1990Betsy King wins Itoman LPGA World Match Play Golf Championship

1936Australia all out 58 v England, Bradman out for a duck

19912nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston win

1854Alfred Tennyson's poem, "Charge of the Light Brigade," published

198459th Australian Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Sukova (67 61 63)

198574th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Mats Wilander (64 63 63)

1941Hitler orders US ships torpedoed

1961Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs NY

2005"Brokeback Mountain", starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, is released

19923rd Billboard Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Ropin' The Wind win

1987Larry Bird, ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws

1985Jerry Rice begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive games with a reception

December 9th Historical Events
Date Event
536
Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire. 
656
Battle of Kameel: Kalief Al ibn Abu Talib beats rebellion 
1212
Frederick II (later also Holy Roman Emperor) crowned King of Germany in Mainz. 
1315
Swiss Woudsteden renews Eternal Covenant (Oath Society) 
1425
Pope Martinus V forms University of Leuven 
1570
The Geuzen (a confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under Herman de Ruyter occupies Loevestein 
1625
Netherlands & 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 & son flee England for France 
1724
Colley Cibber's "Caesar in Aegypt" premieres in London 
1738
Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia 
1747
England & Netherlands sign military treaty 
1762
British parliament accepts Treaty of Paris 
1783
1st execution at Newgate Jail in London 
1793
Noah Webster establishes NY's 1st daily newspaper, American Minerva 
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
Alfred Tennyson's poem, "Charge of the Light Brigade," published 
1856
The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces. 
1861
Battle of Bird Creek, Indian Terr (High Shoal, Chusto-Talasah) 
1861
American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress. 
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 
1897
Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper, La Fronde in Paris. 
1899
Boer War: During Seige of Ladysmith, Boers storm King's Post and Caesar's Camp - driven back 
1900
Dutch Pres Paul Kruger & 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 & state 
1905
Richard Strauss' opera "Salome" premiers in Dresden 
1906
NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed US Senate commission on the Congo 
1907
1st Christmas Seals sold (Wilmington Del post office) 
1907
Gustav Mahler departs Vienna 
1908
The German Reichstag adopts a progressive social law restricting hours of factory work by young people and women 
1909
1st US monoplane flown (Henry W Walden, Long Island, NY) 
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 & Hungary trade treaty signed 
1924
Michael Hainisch re-elected Austrian president 
1925
AL extends Ban Johnson's contract to 1935 & raise to $40,000 
1925
Pro football a hit in NYC; Grange & Bears beat Giants before 73,000 
1926
USGA leagalizes steel shaft golf clubs 
1931
Benn W Levy's "Springtime for Henry" premieres in NYC 
1931
Japanese army attacks Chinese province of Jehol 
1931
Spain becomes a republic 
1931
Baseball cuts squad from 25 to 23 players & NL continues to prohibit uniform numbers 
1933
21st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Sarnia Imperials, 4-3 
1933
Romania disallows fascist Iron Guard 
1934
NY Giants defeat Chicago Bears 30-13 for NFL championship 
1935
Walter Liggett American newspaper editor and muckraker killed in gangland murder. 
1936
AL OKs night baseball for St Louis 
1936
Australia all out 58 v England, Bradman out for a duck 
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: 1st major offensive in North Africa 
1940
Illeagal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius 
1940
South Australia all out for 47 v NSW, O'Reilly 5-11 
1941
1st US WW II bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines 
1941
300 Montgomery, SF opens as new Bank of America HQ 
1941
7th Heisman Trophy Award: Bruce Smith, Minnesota (HB) 
1941
China declares war on Japan, Germany & Italy 
1941
Citizen Register reports "Hostile planes reported nearing Westchester" 
1941
Hitler orders US ships torpedoed 
1948
UN General Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide 
1949
Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Indonesian sovereignty 
1949
NFL merges Cleveland Browns, SF '49ers & Balt Colts from AAFC 
1951
Voters approve merger of 3 states to form Baden-Wurttemberg, W Germany 
1953
General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired 
1953
Mont Canadiens (106) & Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty mins 
1954
Dmitri Sjostakovitsj appointed honored guest of Royal Swedish Academy of Music 
1957
1st Japanese ambassador to Israel 
1958
Robert H W Welch Jr & 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 NYC after 87 perfs 
1961
"Let It Ride" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 68 perfs 
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 Phila 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 
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
Nicolae Ceaușescu becomes President (dictator) of Romania. In power until 1989 
1968
KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1968
NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco. 
1968
Terence O'Neill, Northern Ireland Prime Minister, makes a television appeal for moderate opinion in what became known as the 'Ulster stands at the Crossroads' speech 
1968
The Derry Citizen's Action Committee (DCAC) calls for a halt to all marches and protests for a period of one month 
1970
Dutch Antilles: government of Petronia falls 
1970
OPEC meeting in Caracas establishes 55 percent as minimum tax rate and demands that posted prices be changed to reflect changes in foreign exchange rates 
1971
Lewis F Powell Jr appointed to Supreme Court 
1973
"Pajama Game" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances 
1973
Bruno Sammartino beats Stan Stasiak in NY, to become WWF champ 
1973
St Louis Cardinal Jim Bakken kicks 6 field goals vs Atlanta Falcons 
1973
Sunningdale Agreement in Northern Ireland 
1973
Arab oil ministers announce a further production cut of 5 percent for January for non-friendly countries 
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 in Indiana 
1975
Jelena Bonner receives Andrei Sacharov's Nobel Prize 
1975
US President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 Bn loan-authorization for NYC 
1975
Iraq completes nationalization by taking over the BP, CFP, and Shell shares of the Basrah Petroleum Company 
1978
Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus 
1978
1st game of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does 
1979
Murle Breer/Dave Eichelberger wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic 
1980
61°F in Boston at 1 AM 
1981
Porn star John Holmes charged with Laurel Canyon murders 
1983
Att Gen Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens "...because food is free & that's easier than paying for it" 
1983
US 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 games with a reception 
1985
Phoenix Arizona, gets 3" of snow 
1987
Larry Bird, ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws 
1987
Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank 
1988
NY Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M 
1988
The Michael Hughes Bridge in Sligo, Ireland is officially opened. 
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 NY Giant Otis Anderson becomes 8th to rush for 10,000th yard 
1991
2nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston win 
1992
3rd Billboard Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Ropin' The Wind win 
1992
Cin Red owner Marge Schott apologizes for racist remarks 
1992
Operation Restore Hope - US Marines land in Somalia 
1992
Sri Lanka's third-ever Test Cricket victory (v NZ by 9 wkts) 
1992
NJ Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, & white for the 1992-93 season 
1993
"My Fair Lady" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 165 performances 
1993
Ivory Coast Premier Ouattara resigns 
1994
5m meteor 1994 XM1 passes within 100,000 km of Earth 
1994
US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders resigns after comments about masturbation 
1995
61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB) 
2003
A blast in the center of Moscow kills six people and wounds several more. 
2005
"Brokeback Mountain", starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, is released 
2006
Moscow suffers its worst fire since 1977, killing 45 women in a drug rehabitational center. 
2008
The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's election to the Presidency 
2012
13 people are killed and 10 are injured after a bus rolls of a cliff and falls 100 meters in Taiwan 
2012
6 people are killed and 41 are injured after a bus plunges 30 metres down a gorge in Guatemala 
2012
Incumbent Ghanaian president John Mahama wins the general election amidst allegations of fraud 
2012
The Social Liberal Union Party and Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta win by a landslide in the parliamentary elections 
2012
Juan Manuel Márquez knocks out Manny Pacquiao in round six for the WBO light welterweight title 
2013
Mike Ditka's #89 jersey is retired by the Chicago Bears 
2015
TIME names German leader Angela Merkel its Person of the Year 
2016
Russia says over 8000 have fled rebel-held Aleppo in last 24 hours 
2016
Figures show Trump spent $66 million of his own cash on election campaign 
2016
Hillary Clinton cites 'fake news' as urgent threat to democracy 
2016
Trump picks Andrew Puzder to lead US Department of Labor 
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