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    What happened on May 9

    • May 9, 0328 Athanasius is elected Patriarch bishop of Alexandria.

    • May 9, 1092 Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated.

    • May 9, 1336 Italian poet Francesco Petrarca climbs Mont Ventoux

    • May 9, 1386 Treaty of Windsor between Portugal-England

    • May 9, 1450 'Abd al-Latif (Timurid monarch) assassinated.

    • May 9, 1457 BC - Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC) between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh. It is the first battle to have been recorded in what is accepted as relatively reliable detail.

    • May 9, 1460 Court yard episcopal palace Atrecht has witch burnings

    • May 9, 1502 Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World

    • May 9, 1573 Polish Parliament selects duke of Anjou as king

    • May 9, 1588 Duke Henri de Guises troops occupy Paris France

    • May 9, 1671 Colonel Thomas Blood attempts to steal Crown Jewels

    • May 9, 1671 "Thomas Blood, disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal England's Crown Jewels from the Tower of London."

    • May 9, 1726 Five men arrested during a raid on Mother Clap's molly house in London are executed at Tyburn.

    • May 9, 1738 England routes fleet in Mediterranean Sea & West-Indies

    • May 9, 1753 King Louis XV disbands French parliament

    • May 9, 1754 "First newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake ""Join or die"""

    • May 9, 1766 John Byron back in England after trip around the world

    • May 9, 1785 Joseph Bramah receives British patent for beer pump handles

    • May 9, 1836 "HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin departs Port Louis, Mauritius"

    • May 9, 1837 """Sherrod"" burns in Mississippi River below Natchez MS; 175 dies"

    • May 9, 1846 Battle of Resaca de la Palma-US sends M‚xico back to Rio Grande

    • May 9, 1862 Battle of Farmington MS

    • May 9, 1862 US Naval Academy relocated from Annapolis MD to Newport RI

    • May 9, 1864 "Battle of Cloyd's Mount & Swift Creek VA (Drewery's Bluff, Fort Darling)"

    • May 9, 1864 "Ship battle at Helgoland, Austria-Denmark"

    • May 9, 1864 Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church VA

    • May 9, 1868 "Anton Bruckner's first Symphony in C, premieres"

    • May 9, 1868 "The city of Reno, Nevada, is founded."

    • May 9, 1873 Der Krach: Vienna stock market crash heralds Long Depression .

    • May 9, 1874 "The first horse-drawn omnibus made its dbut in the city of Mumbai, plying on two routes."

    • May 9, 1874 "Victoria Embankment, in London opens"

    • May 9, 1877 "Mihail Koglniceanu reads, in the Chamber of Deputies, the Declaration of Independence of Romania. This day became the Independence Day of Romania"

    • May 9, 1882 Telegraph Hill RR Company organized

    • May 9, 1887 Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London.

    • May 9, 1889 15th Kentucky Derby: Thomas Kiley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34«

    • May 9, 1896 First horseless carriage show in London (featured 10 models)

    • May 9, 1899 Lawn mower patented

    • May 9, 1901 Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne

    • May 9, 1901 Tasmanians drive Scheepers Commandos out of Craddock District in South Africa

    • May 9, 1904 The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine to exceed 100mph.

    • May 9, 1908 Dirk Fock becomes Governor of Suriname

    • May 9, 1911 Fire breaks out at Empire Theater in Edinburgh Scotland

    • May 9, 1913 17th amendment provides for election of senators by popular vote

    • May 9, 1914 J.T. Hearne becomes the first bowler to take 3000 first-class wickets.

    • May 9, 1914 President Wilson proclaims Mother's Day

    • May 9, 1915 German & French fight the Battle of Artois

    • May 9, 1916 British-France Sykes-Picot meet over division of Turkey

    • May 9, 1920 Polish-Soviet War: The Polish army under General Edward Rydz-migy celebrated their capture of Kiev with a victory parade on Khreschatyk.

    • May 9, 1925 "Cornerstone for Hebrew University, Jerusalem laid"

    • May 9, 1926 Admiral Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett claim to have flown over the North Pole (later discovery of his diary seems to indicate that this did not happen).

    • May 9, 1927 "Australian Parliament first convenes in new capital, Canberra"

    • May 9, 1932 "Piccadilly Circus, first lit by electricity"

    • May 9, 1933 Spanish anarchists call for general strike

    • May 9, 1936 First KLM airplane to land on Bonaire

    • May 9, 1936 Italy formally annexes Ethiopia after taking the capital Addis Ababa on May 5.

    • May 9, 1939 "Catholic church beatified the first Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha"

    • May 9, 1941 English Army breaks German spy codes

    • May 9, 1942 "Holocaust: German SS murder 588 Jewish residents of the Podolian town of Zinkiv (Khmelnytska oblast, Ukraine). The victims were shot with machine gun in ravine on the order from Gebietskomissar Eggers and Chief of Gendarmerie Busse."

    • May 9, 1942 "World War II: Belgrade becomes the first Axis-conquered city to murder or eliminate its Jewish population, largely with the help of Serbian collaborators."

    • May 9, 1943 5th German Pantser army surrenders in Tunisia

    • May 9, 1943 Rotschild-Haddassh University Hospital opens

    • May 9, 1944 Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes Governor of Louisiana

    • May 9, 1944 Russians recapture Crimea by taking Sevastopol

    • May 9, 1944 The first eye bank opens (NYC)

    • May 9, 1945 "Channel Island, Jersey liberated from Nazis"

    • May 9, 1945 Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)

    • May 9, 1945 Nazi propagandist Max Blokzijl arrested

    • May 9, 1945 Norwegian Nazi collaborators Vidkun Quisling arrested

    • May 9, 1945 Victory celebration at Red Square

    • May 9, 1945 World War II: Hermann Gring is captured by the United States Army.

    • May 9, 1945 World War II: Partisans liberated Ljubljana.

    • May 9, 1945 World War II: The Channel Islands are formally liberated by the British.

    • May 9, 1945 "World War II: The final German surrender to Marshal Georgy Zhukov at Berlin-Karlshorst is signed by Colonel-General Hans-Jrgen Stumpff as the representative of the Luftwaffe, Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel as the Chief of Staff of OKW, and Admiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg as Commander-in-Chief of the Kriegsmarine."

    • May 9, 1949 Britain's first launderette opens in Queensway London

    • May 9, 1949 Prince Rainier III becomes leader of Monaco

    • May 9, 1949 Rainier III of Monaco becomes Prince of Monaco.

    • May 9, 1950 French Foreign minister Robert Schuman announces the Schuman Plan for European integration

    • May 9, 1950 "L. Ron Hubbard publishes his book on Dianetics, entitled ""Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health""."

    • May 9, 1950 Norman Dello Joco's premieres in Bronxville

    • May 9, 1950 "Robert Schuman presents his proposal on the creation of an organized Europe, indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations. This proposal, known as the ""Schuman declaration"", is considered by some people to be the beginning of the creation of what is now the European Union."

    • May 9, 1951 Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River

    • May 9, 1955 Cold War: West Germany joins NATO.

    • May 9, 1955 German Federal Republic joins NATO

    • May 9, 1955 "Sam and Friends debuts on a local U.S. television channel, marking the first television appearance of both Jim Henson and what would become Kermit the Frog and the Muppets."

    • May 9, 1956 "First ascent of Manaslu, the world's eighth-highest mountain."

    • May 9, 1958 Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship

    • May 9, 1960 Nigeria becomes a member of the British Commonwealth

    • May 9, 1960 "The U.S. FDA announces it will approve birth control as an additional indication for Searle's Enovid, making Enovid the world's first approved oral contraceptive pill."

    • May 9, 1960 US is first country to use the birth control pill legally

    • May 9, 1960 US send U-2 over USSR

    • May 9, 1961 Jim Gentile of the Baltimore Orioles becomes the first player in baseball history to hit grand slams in consecutive innings.

    • May 9, 1962 Beatles sign their first contract with EMI Parlophone

    • May 9, 1962 Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for first time

    • May 9, 1964 Khrushchev visits Egypt

    • May 9, 1964 "Peter & Gordon release ""World Without Love"""

    • May 9, 1965 Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert

    • May 9, 1965 Bob Dylan played the first of two sold-out performances at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

    • May 9, 1965 Luna 5 launched (USSR) first attempt to soft land on Moon (fails)

    • May 9, 1970 "100,000s demonstrate against Vietnam War"

    • May 9, 1970 "Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 75,000 to 100,000 war protesters demonstrate in front of the White House."

    • May 9, 1971 "23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman & Jean Stapleton"

    • May 9, 1971 Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42)

    • May 9, 1971 Friends of Earth return 1500 non-returnable bottles to Schweppes

    • May 9, 1971 "Largest walk in crowd (31,626) in Baltimore Oriole history"

    • May 9, 1977 "Hotel Poland in Amsterdam destroyed by fire, 33 killed"

    • May 9, 1977 Mabel Murphy Smythe confirmed as ambassador to Republic of Cameroon

    • May 9, 1977 Patty Hearst let out of jail

    • May 9, 1978 Corpse of kidnapped ex-premier Aldo Moro found

    • May 9, 1979 "US & USSR sign Salt 2 treaty, limiting nuclear weapons"

    • May 9, 1980 35 motorists die as a Liberian freighter rams a Tampa Bay Bridge

    • May 9, 1980 "In Florida, Liberian freighter SS Summit Venture hits the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay sending 35 people (most in a bus) to a watery death as a 1,400-foot section of the bridge collapses."

    • May 9, 1980 "In Norco, California, five masked gunman hold up a Security Pacific bank, leading to a violent shoot-out and one of the largest pursuits in California history. Two of the gunman and one police officers was killed while thirty-three police and civilian vehicles were destroyed in the chase."

    • May 9, 1980 The first meeting of Pope John Paul II and the Archbishop of Canterbury takes place in Ghana.

    • May 9, 1981 Kazimiroff Blvd in the Bronx named for a Bronx historian

    • May 9, 1981 Number one hit on UK music charts - Adam & The Ants - Stand And Deliver

    • May 9, 1986 "Tenzing Norgay, one of the first two people to climb to the summit of Mount Everest, dies"

    • May 9, 1987 183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw

    • May 9, 1987 "A Polish LOT Ilyushin IL-62M ""Tadeusz Kociuszko"" (SP-LBG). crashes after takeoff in Warsaw, Poland, killing 183 people."

    • May 9, 1987 "Actor Tom Cruise (27) & actress Mimi Rogers (33), marry"

    • May 9, 1987 Number one hit on UK music charts - Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

    • May 9, 1988 Australia's new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth

    • May 9, 1988 Belgium: 8th Government of Martens forms

    • May 9, 1988 The new Australian Parliament House opens in Canberra.

    • May 9, 1989 Journalists petition Chinese Government for freedom of press

    • May 9, 1989 "Vice President Dan Quayle says in United Negro College Fund speech: ""What a waste it is to lose one's mind"" instead of ""a mind is terrible thing to waste"""

    • May 9, 1991 Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession

    • May 9, 1991 Michael Landon appears on Tonight Show to talk about his cancer

    • May 9, 1992 America's Cup finals begin in San Diego

    • May 9, 1992 "Armenian forces capture Shusha in the Karabakh War, marking a major turning point."

    • May 9, 1992 "At 5:18 a.m. ADT The Westray Mine in Plymouth, Pictou County, Nova Scotia experiences a methane explosion killing all 26 miners who were working."

    • May 9, 1992 "Final episode of ""Golden Girls"" airs on NBC-TV"

    • May 9, 1992 "Michelle McLean, 19, of Namibia, crowned 41st Miss Universe"

    • May 9, 1993 "Landslide in Nambija Ecuador, kills 300"

    • May 9, 1993 Paraguay holds its first presidential & parliamentary elections in 50 years

    • May 9, 1994 Massachusetts murderer Joel Rifkind found guilty in New York

    • May 9, 1995 "Kinshasa, Zaire under quarantine after an outbreak of Ebola virus"

    • May 9, 1997 The first US ambassador returns to Vietnam since Saigon fell arrives in Vietnam

    • May 9, 1999 "On Mother's Day, a bus carrying 43 mostly elderly passengers to a Mississippi casino crashes on Interstate 610 in New Orleans, LA when the driver apparently passes out. Twenty-two passengers die."

    • May 9, 2002 "In Kaspiysk, Russia, a remote-controlled bomb explodes during a holiday parade killing 43 and injuring at least 130."

    • May 9, 2002 The 38-day stand-off in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem comes to an end when the Palestinians inside agree to have 13 suspected militants among them deported to several different countries.

    • May 9, 2004 "Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is killed in a landmine bomb blast under a VIP stage during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny, Chechnya."

    • May 9, 2006 "2 miners, Todd Russell and Brant Webb, were freed after 14 days trapped underground in a goldmine at Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia."

    • May 9, 2006 Estonia ratifies the European Constitution.

    • May 9, 2006 Fr. George Preca was canonised as the first Maltese saint in history







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