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Notable Historical Events on October 9th

1936Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

1975Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize

1953British Prime Minister Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution

1192Richard I of England, the Lion Heart, leaves Jerusalem in disguise

1990Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile

197812th Country Music Association Award: Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle & Don Williams wins

1959Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton, England

768Charlemagne and his brother Carloman I are crowned Kings of The Franks.

1864Battle of Tom's Brook; Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan's campaign is beaten by General Custer & Merrit's cavalry divisions

1916Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings

1921Babe Ruth's 1st WS homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays

1938Aaron Copland's & Eugene Loring's ballet "Billy the Kid" premieres in Chicago

1909Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game

1961Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning

1915Woodrow Wilson becomes first US President to attend a World Series game

1986Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals

1910Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting avg with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown's 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won

1944British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin

October 9th Historical Events
Date Event
768
Charlemagne and his brother Carloman I are crowned Kings of The Franks. 
869
Charles the Bare crowned king of Lotharingen 
1000
Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada) reputedly becoming first European to reach North America 
1192
Richard I of England, the Lion Heart, leaves Jerusalem in disguise 
1238
James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia. 
1290
Last of 16,000 English Jews expelled by King Edward I, leaves 
1446
The Hangul alphabet is published in Korea. 
1558
Mérida is founded in Venezuela. 
1573
Don Frederik disbands siege of Alkmaar 
1595
The Spanish army captures Cambrai. 
1597
Earl Mauritius occupies Breevoort 
1617
Peace of Pavia (Spain & Savoye) 
1621
Turkey & Poland signs Peace of Chotin 
1635
Religious dissident Roger Williams banished from Mass Bay Colony 
1651
English parliament passes Navigation Act 
1655
Swedish king Karel X Gustaaf occupies Krakow 
1668
Mass society storms palace of "heretics" Spanish governor Jose de Paternina 
1701
Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U), chartered in New Haven 
1708
Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy 
1716
Britain & France sign treaty 
1740
Dutch governor general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8,000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia 
1760
7 Years' War: Russian and Austrian forces occupy Berlin [OS=Sep 28]. 
1771
The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland. 
1776
Mission Dolores founded by SF Bay 
1794
French troops occupy Hertogenbosch 
1799
Sinking of British frigate HMS Lutine, with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000 off Dutch coast. 
1804
Hobart Tasmania founded 
1806
Prussia declares war on France. 
1817
University of Gent officially opens 
1818
Congress of Aken returns to France from Libya 
1820
Guayaquil, Ecuador declares its freedom from Ecuador 
1824
Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica. 
1831
Ioannis Kapodistrias, first Head of State of modern Greece, assassinated in Nafplion. 
1835
The Royal College, Colombo, established with the name Hillstreet Academy in Sri Lanka. 
1837
Steamboat "Home" sinks off Okracoke NC killing 100 
1837
Meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute. 
1845
The eminent and controversial Anglican, John Henry Newman, is received into the Roman Catholic Church. 
1854
The siege of Sebastopol begins (Crimean War) 
1855
Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor 
1855
Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Massachusetts, patents first calliope 
1863
Battle of Brady Station, VA (Culpeper Court House, Bristoe Station) 
1864
Battle of Tom's Brook; Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan's campaign is beaten by General Custer & Merrit's cavalry divisions 
1865
First US 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 
1900
8.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Cape Yakataga, Alaska 
1903
11" (28.4 cm) rainfall in 24 hrs (NYC) 
1905
Phila 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, NY 
1915
Louis Kaufmans "Unchastened Woman" premieres in NYC 
1915
Woodrow Wilson becomes first US President to attend a World Series game 
1916
Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings 
1920
1st World Series game in Cleveland, Indians win 2-1 
1921
Babe Ruth's 1st WS 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
NY Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, Ruth hits 3 HR in game 
1928
NY Yankees become 1st to sweep consecutive World Series 
1929
G Kaufman & R Lardner's musical "June Moon" premieres in NYC 
1930
1st transcontinental flight by a woman completed, Laura Ingalls 
1934
St Louis Cards beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 in 31st World Series 
1934
Regicide at Marseille: The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France. 
1936
Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles 
1938
Aaron Copland's & Eugene Loring's ballet "Billy the Kid" premieres in Chicago 
1938
Cleveland Browns & Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game 
1938
NY Yankees sweep Cubs in 35th World Series, 3rd straight WS win 
1941
A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president. 
1942
Statute of Westminster 1931 passed by the Australian parliament, formalises Australian autonomy. 
1944
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin 
1944
Canadian offensive in West-Zeeuws-Flanders 
1944
German occupiers turn off electricity in Amsterdam 
1944
St Louis Cards beat St Louis Browns, 4 games to 2 in 41st World Series 
1945
British troops occupy Andamanen in Gulf of Bengal 
1946
First electric blanket manufactured; sold for $39.50 
1946
Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" premieres in NYC 
1947
First telephone conversation between a moving car & a plane 
1947
Julie Styne & Sam Cohn's musical "High Button Shoes" premieres in NYC for 727 performances 
1948
WXYZ TV channel 7 in Detroit, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1949
NY 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 Yanks beat Giants 13-1 
1953
British Prime Minister 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 its first submarine 
1958
NY Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series 
1958
NY Yankees appear in 9 & win 7 of last 10 World Series 
1959
Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton, England 
1960
Cowboy QB Eddie LeBaron throws shortest touchdown pass (2") 
1961
NY Yankees beat Cin Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series 
1961
Tanganyika becomes independent within British Commonwealth 
1961
US members of communist party obliged to report themselves to police 
1961
Volcanic eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic) 
1961
Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning 
1961
World Series scoreless pitching streak Yanks beat Reds 4 games to 1 
1962
Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130 
1962
NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m 
1962
Uganda becomes independent from the United Kingdom 
1963
Landslide into Vaiont Dam empties lake, kills 3-4,000 (Italy) 
1963
British premier Harold MacMillan resigns 
1963
Dam in Piave valley Italy, breaks' about 2,000 die 
1963
French air force gets first nuclear weapons 
1963
Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000 
1965
16th Ryder Cup: US wins 19½-12½ at Royal Birkdale, England 
1965
Beatles' "Yesterday" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks 
1966
Balt Orioles sweep LA 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, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1968
About 2,000 students from Queen's University Belfast tried to march to Belfast City Hall in protest against 'police brutality' on 5 October in Derry; the march was blocked by loyalists led by Ian Paisley and after the demonstration, a student civil rights group—People's Democracy—was formed 
1969
Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together" 
1970
Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence 
1971
Japanese emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands 
1971
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1972
"Dude" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 16 performances 
1973
1st general striking in Luxembourg since 1942 
1973
Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal 
1973
Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors 
1974
Frank Robinson became 1st Black baseball manager (Cleve Indians) 
1974
Race riot in Boston due to "bussing" 
1974
Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak 
1975
Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits SF 
1975
Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize 
1976
"Robber Bridegroom" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 145 performances 
1976
Peter Petherick takes hat-trick on debut NZ v Pak Javed 1st wkt 
1976
Test Cricket debut of Javed Miandad (Pakistan), scores 163 on 1st day 
1976
Yanks 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
Yanks rally for 3 in 9th & beat Royals 5-3 for pennant #31 
1978
12th Country Music Association Award: Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle & Don Williams wins 
1978
John Kander & Fred Ebb's musical "Ballroom" premieres in NYC 
1979
Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford Conn 
1980
1st consumer use of home banking by computer by United American Bank in Knoxville Tn 
1980
Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz 
1981
Abolition of capital punishment in France. 
1982
Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead 
1983
Buffalo Bill QB Joe Ferguson passes 419 yards with 5 TDs 
1983
4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma 
1984
Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st US woman to walk in space 
1985
"Tango Argentino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 198 perfs 
1985
Central Park's Strawberry Fields, dedicated 
1985
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1986
"Phantom of the Opera" premeires in London 
1986
Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals 
1986
Senate convicted US 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 for extreme-right Flemish Block in Belgium 
1988
Dennis Eckersley, 1st to save all 4 games in a championship series 
1989
23rd Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Kathy Mattea wins 
1989
27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0) 
1989
Penthouse Magazine's Hebrew edition hits newstands 
1989
1st NFL game coached by a black man (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football 
1990
David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice 
1990
Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon 
1990
Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile 
1990
Fear of war and long-term supply disruptions as Hussein threatens Israel 
1991
"On Borrowed Time" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 99 perfs 
1991
Bush declares "total confidence" in nominee Clarence Thomas 
1991
San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3 
1991
Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
1992
Great meteorite seen from Kentucky to NY 
1992
A 13 kilogram (est.) meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu 
1994
Austrian parliamentary election (23% extreme-right) 
1994
Darmstadtium (element 110) created in Darmstadt, Germany 
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
NY Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties 
1997
Nobel prize for literature awarded to Dario Fo 
1999
The last flight of the SR-71. 
2001
Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack. 
2006
North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device. 
2007
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at an all-time high. 
2009
First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program. 
2012
25,000 people in Athens protest German Chancellor Angela Merkel 
2012
Serge Haroche and David Wineland win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for work on quantum optics 
2013
60 people are killed in clashes between militias and Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic 
2013
Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel win the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on multiscale models for complex chemical systems 
2014
Patrick Modiano wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature 
2016
2 Police Officers Are Shot and Killed in Palm Springs, Calif. 
2016
Saudi-Led Airstrikes Blamed for Massacre at Funeral in Yemen 
2016
Turkish military says 31 Islamic State militants killed in northern Syria 
2016
Derailed train injures 15 to 20, disrupts service on Long Island, New York 
2016
Medics dash to rural Haiti as cholera kills 13 in Matthew's wake 
2016
Russia vetoes UN demand for end to bombing of Syria's Aleppo 
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