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August 9 Historical Events

The following events took place on August 9. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 36 events. Showing 1 - 20.

  • 48 BC
    Caesar’s Civil War: Battle of Pharsalus – Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.
  • 378
    Gothic War: Battle of Adrianople – A large Roman army led by Emperor Valens is defeated by the Visigoths. Valens is killed along with over half of his army.
  • 1173
    Construction of the campanile of the Cathedral of Pisa (now known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa) begins; it will take two centuries to complete.
  • 1329
    Quilon, the first Indian Christian Diocese, is erected by Pope John XXII; the French-born Jordanus is appointed the first Bishop.
  • 1483
    Opening of the Sistine Chapel in Rome with the celebration of a Mass.
  • 1500
    Ottoman–Venetian War (1499–1503): The Ottomans capture Methoni, Messenia.
  • 1610
    The First Anglo-Powhatan War begins in colonial Virginia.
  • 1810
    Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire.
  • 1814
    Indian Wars: the Creek sign the Treaty of Fort Jackson, giving up huge parts of Alabama and Georgia.
  • 1842
    The Webster–Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States–Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains.
  • 1854
    Henry David Thoreau publishes Walden.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Cedar Mountain – At Cedar Mountain, Virginia, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson narrowly defeats Union forces under General John Pope.
  • 1877
    Indian Wars: Battle of the Big Hole – A small band of Nez Percé Indians clash with the United States Army
  • 1892
    Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph.
  • 1902
    Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 1907
    The first Boy Scout encampment concludes at Brownsea Island in southern England.
  • 1914
    Start of the Battle of Mulhouse, part of a French attempt to recover the province of Alsace and the first French offensive of World War I.
  • 1925
    A train robbery takes place in Kakori, near Lucknow, India
  • 1930
    Betty Boop makes her cartoon debut in Dizzy Dishes.
  • 1936
    Summer Olympic Games: Games of the XI Olympiad – Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the games.

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