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March 9 Historical Events

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

Found 40 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 141 BC
    Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han dynasty of China.
  • 632
    The Farewell Sermon (Khutbah, Khutbatul Wada') of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
  • 1009
    First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
  • 1230
    Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Theodore of Epirus in the Battle of Klokotnitsa.
  • 1276
    Augsburg becomes a Free imperial city.
  • 1500
    The fleet of Pedro Álvares Cabral leaves Lisbon for the Indies. The fleet will discover Brazil which lies within boundaries granted to Portugal in the Treaty of Tordesillas.
  • 1566
    David Rizzio, private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 1765
    After a campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son may have actually committed suicide.
  • 1796
    Napoléon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais.
  • 1811
    Paraguayan forces defeat Manuel Belgrano at the Battle of Tacuarí.
  • 1841
    The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the United States v. The Amistad case that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally.
  • 1842
    Giuseppe Verdi’s third opera, Nabucco, receives its première performance in Milan; its success establishes Verdi as one of Italy’s foremost opera writers.
  • 1842
    The first documented discovery of gold in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.
  • 1847
    Mexican–American War: The first large-scale amphibious assault in U.S. history is launched in the Siege of Veracruz.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The USS Monitor and CSS Virginia fight to a draw in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first battle between two ironclad warships.
  • 1896
    Prime Minister Francesco Crispi resigns following the Italian defeat at the Battle of Adwa.
  • 1908
    Inter Milan was founded on Football Club Internazionale, following a schism from the Milan Cricket and Football Club.
  • 1910
    The Westmoreland County coal strike, involving 15,000 coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers, begins.
  • 1916
    Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against the border town of Columbus, New Mexico.
  • 1925
    Pink’s War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins.
  • 1933
    Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress, the first of his New Deal policies.
  • 1944
    World War II: Japanese troops counter-attack American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville in a battle that would last five days.
  • 1944
    World War II: Soviet Army planes attack Tallinn, Estonia.
  • 1945
    The Bombing of Tokyo by the United States Army Air Forces begin, one of the most destructive bombing raids in history.
  • 1945
    World War II: A coup d'état by Japanese forces in French Indochina removes the French from power.
  • 1946
    Bolton Wanderers stadium disaster at Burnden Park, Bolton, England, kills 33 and injures hundreds more.
  • 1954
    McCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, “A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy”, produced by Fred Friendly.
  • 1956
    Soviet forces suppress mass demonstrations in the Georgian SSR, reacting to Nikita Khrushchev’s de-Stalinization policy.
  • 1957
    A magnitude 8.3 earthquake in the Andreanof Islands, Alaska triggers a Pacific-wide tsunami causing extensive damage to Hawaii and Oahu.
  • 1959
    The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.

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