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September 9 Historical Events

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

Found 60 events. Showing 31 - 60.

  • 1939
    World War II: The Battle of Hel begins, the longest-defended pocket of Polish Army resistance during the German invasion of Poland.
  • 1939
    Burmese national hero U Ottama dies in prison after a hunger strike to protest Britain’s colonial government.
  • 1940
    George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer.
  • 1940
    Treznea massacre: The Hungarian Army, supported by local Hungarians kill 93 Romanian civilians in Treznea, a village in Northern Transylvania, as part of attempts to ethnic cleansing.
  • 1942
    World War II: A Japanese floatplane drops incendiary bombs on Oregon.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Allies land at Salerno and Taranto, Italy.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Fatherland Front takes power in Bulgaria through a military coup in the capital and armed rebellion in the country. A new pro-Soviet government is established.
  • 1945
    Second Sino-Japanese War: The Empire of Japan formally surrenders to China.
  • 1947
    First case of a computer bug being found: A moth lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.
  • 1948
    Kim Il-sung declares the establishment of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
  • 1956
    Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
  • 1965
    The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is established.
  • 1965
    Hurricane Betsy makes its second landfall near New Orleans, leaving 76 dead and $1.42 billion ($10–12 billion in 2005 dollars) in damages, becoming the first hurricane to cause over $1 billion in unadjusted damage.
  • 1966
    The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • 1969
    Allegheny Airlines Flight 853 DC-9 collides in flight with a Piper PA-28 and crashes near Fairland, Indiana.
  • 1969
    In Canada, the Official Languages Act comes into force, making French equal to English throughout the Federal government.
  • 1970
    A British airliner is hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and flown to Dawson’s Field in Jordan.
  • 1971
    The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, eventually resulting in 39 dead, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.
  • 1972
    In Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park, a Cave Research Foundation exploration and mapping team discovers a link between the Mammoth and Flint Ridge cave systems, making it the longest known cave passageway in the world.
  • 1990
    Batticaloa massacre: Massacre of 184 minority Tamil civilians by Sri Lankan Army in the eastern Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka.
  • 1991
    Tajikistan declares independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 1993
    The Palestine Liberation Organization officially recognizes Israel as a legitimate state.
  • 1999
    Sega releases the first 128-bit video game console, the Dreamcast.
  • 2001
    Ahmad Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan by two al-Qaeda assassins who claimed to be Arab journalists wanting an interview.
  • 2001
    Pärnu methanol tragedy occurs in Pärnu County, Estonia.
  • 2001
    The Unix billennium is reached, marking the beginning of the use of 10-digit decimal Unix time stamps.
  • 2009
    The Dubai Metro, the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula, is ceremonially inaugurated.
  • 2012
    The Indian space agency puts into orbit its heaviest foreign satellite yet, in a streak of 21 consecutive successful PLSV launches.
  • 2012
    A wave of attacks kill more than 100 people and injure 350 others across Iraq.
  • 2015
    Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.

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