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May 9 Historical Events

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

Found 53 events. Showing 1 - 20.

  • 1092
    Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated.
  • 1386
    England and Portugal formally ratify their alliance with the signing of the Treaty of Windsor, making it the oldest diplomatic alliance in the world which is still in force.
  • 1450
    'Abd al-Latif (Timurid monarch) is assassinated.
  • 1662
    The figure who later became Mr. Punch made his first recorded appearance in England.
  • 1671
    Thomas Blood, disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal England’s Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.
  • 1726
    Five men arrested during a raid on Mother Clap’s molly house in London are executed at Tyburn.
  • 1763
    The Siege of Fort Detroit begins during Pontiac’s War against British forces.
  • 1864
    Second Schleswig War: The Danish navy defeats the Austrian and Prussian fleets in the Battle of Heligoland.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Nathan Bedford Forrest surrenders his forces at Gainesville, Alabama.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: President Andrew Johnson issues a proclamation ending belligerent rights of the rebels and enjoining foreign nations to intern or expel Confederate ships.
  • 1873
    Der Krach: Vienna stock market crash heralds the Long Depression.
  • 1874
    The first horse-drawn bus makes its début in the city of Mumbai, traveling two routes.
  • 1877
    Mihail Kogălniceanu reads, in the Chamber of Deputies, the Declaration of Independence of Romania. This day became the Independence Day of Romania.
  • 1877
    A magnitude 8.8 earthquake off the coast of Peru kills 2,541, including some as far away as Hawaii and Japan.
  • 1887
    Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show opens in London.
  • 1901
    Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne.
  • 1904
    The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100 mph.
  • 1911
    The works of Gabriele D'Annunzio are placed in the Index of Forbidden Books by the Vatican.
  • 1915
    World War I: Second Battle of Artois between German and French forces.
  • 1918
    World War I: Germany repels Britain’s second attempt to blockade the port of Ostend, Belgium.

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