On This Day..... August 9

AUGUST 9TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BOOK LOVERS DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL RICE PUDDING DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • JOHANN MICHAEL BACH (1648-1694)
  • LEO TOLSTOY (1828-1910)
  • BOB COUSY (1928, 90)
  • SMOKEY THE BEAR (1944, 74)
  • SAM ELLIOTT (1944, 74)
  • MELANIE GRIFFTH (1957, 61)
  • AMANDA BEARSE (1958, 60)
  • MICHAEL KORS (1959, 59)
  • WHITNEY HOUSTON (1963-2012)
  • HODA KOTB (1964, 54)
  • DEION SANDERS (1967, 51)
  • GILLIAN ANDERSON (1968, 50)
  • ERIC BANA (1968, 50)
  • DIVINE BROWN (1969, 49)
  • CHRIS CUOMO (1970, 48)
  • ANNA KENDRICK (1985, 33)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 681, BULGARIA GAINS INDEPENDENCE FROM THE BYZNATINE EMPIRE
  • IN 1810, NAPOLEON ANNEXES WESTPHALIA INTO THE FIRST FRENCH EMPIRE
  • IN 1815, NAPOLEON’S SHIP LEAVES FOR HIS EXILE ON ST. HELENA
  • IN 1842, THE WEBSTER-ASHBURTON TREATY DEFINES THE U.S. – CANADIAN BORDER
  • IN 1848, THE BARNBURNER PARTY AND FREE SOIL PARTY COMBINE INTO ONE AND NOMINATE MARTIN VAN BUUREN FOR PRESIDENT
  • IN 1854, HENRY DAVID THOREAU PUBLISHES “WALDEN”
  • IN 1898, RUDOLF DIESEL PATENTS THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION “DIESEL” ENGINE
  • IN 1902, KING EDWARD VII IS CROWNED SUCCEEDING QUEEN VICTORIA
  • LIBANUS MCLOUTH PATENTS THE CHECK-WRITING MACHINE
  • IN 1905, TY COBB’S MOTHER KILLS HIS FATHER WHEN SHE MISTAKES HIM FOR A BURGLAR
  • IN 1907, THE FIRST BOY SCOUT CAMP CONCLUDES IN SOUTHERN ENGLAND
  • IN 1910, ALVA FISHER PATENTS THE ELECTRIC WASHING MACHINE
  • IN 1922, GLORIA SWANSON DIVORCES HER HUSBAND OF THREE YEARS
  • IN 1930, MAX FLEISCHER DEBUTS BETTY BOOP IN THE CARTOON “DIZZY DISHES”
  • IN 1936, JESSE OWENS WINS HIS 4TH GOLD MEDAL AT THE BERLIN OLYMPICS
  • IN 1942, MAHATMA GANDHI IS ARRESTED WITH 50 OTHERS IN A PROTEST OF THE “QUIT INDIA” CAMPAIGN PASSED BY THE INDIAN CONGRESS
  • IN 1944, SMOKEY THE BEAR DEBUTS AS A SPOKESMAN FOR FIRE PREVENTION
  • IN 1945, THE U.S. DROPS ITS SECOND ATOMIC BOMB ON NAGASAKI
  • IN 1949, JIMMY STEWART MARRIES GLORIA MCLEAN
  • IN 1955, 22 YEAR OLD ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY DIVORCES HER SOCIALITE HUSBAND FREDERICK GALLATIN CAMMANN AFTER LESS THAN A YEAR
  • IN 1958, ROBERT REDFORD MARRIES LOLA VAN WAGENEN
  • IN 1965, SINGAPORE GAINS ITS INDEPENDENCE FROM MALAYSIA
  • IN 1966, THE BEATLES RELEASE THE ALBUM “REVOLVER” AND ITS SINGLE “YELLOW SUBMARINE”
  • IN 1969, THE MANSON FAMILY MURDERS SHARON TATE
  • IN 1973, ANTHONY PERKINS MARRIES PHOTOGRAPHER BERINTHIA BERENSON
  • IN 1974, RICHARD NIXON RESIGNS THE PRESIDENCY AND GERALD FORD IS SWORN IN
  • IN 1975, THE BEE GEES HIT #1 WITH “JIVE TALKIN”
  • IN 1980, ABBA GOES TO #1 WITH “THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL”
  • IN 1992, OSCAR DE LA HOYA WINS THE GOLD FOR LIGHTWEIGHT BOXING AT THE BARCELONA OLYMPICS
  • IN 1995, JERRY GARCIA DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 53
  • IN 1997, TIM MCGRAW RELEASES “JUST TO SEE YOU SMILE”
  • IN 1999, BORIS YELSTIN FIRES HIS ENTIRE CABINET FOR THE FOURTH TIME AND REPLACES RUSSIAN PRIME MINISTER SERGEI STEPASHIN
  • IN 2001, PRESIDENT BUSH ANNOUNCES HIS SUPPORT OF FEDERAL FUNDING FOR EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH
  • IN 2001, JIM NABORS’ FICTIONAL CHARACTER “GOMER PYLE” IS MADE AN HONORARY MARINE LANCE CORPORAL BY THE MARINE CORPS
  • IN 2002, BARRY BONDS HITS HIS 600TH CAREER HOME RUN
  • IN 2003, JOEY MCINTYRE MARRIES REAL ESTATE AGENT BARRETT WILLIAMS
  • IN 2003, GREGORY HINES DIES OF LIVER CANCER AT 57
  • IN 2005, MARC COHN’S TOUR BUS WAS CARJACKED AFTER A CONCERT IN DENVER. COHN WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD BUT SURVIVED WHEN THE BULLETT FAILED TO PENETRATE HIS SKULL.
  • IN 2008, BERNIE MAC DIES OF PNEUMONIA RELATED HEART ATTACK AT 50
  • IN 2012, USAIN BOLT BECOMES THE FIRST PERSON TO EVER WIN BACK TO BACK OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALS FOR BOTH THE 100 AND 200 METER SPRINTS
  • IN 2014, 18 YEAR OLD MICHAEL BROWN IS SHOT AND KILLED BY OFFICER DARREN WILSON IN FERGUSON, PROVOKING NATIONAL PROTESTS
  • IN 2015, THE CITY OF FERGUSON, MISSOURI DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY AFTER A MAN IS SHOT AT THE ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL OF THE DEATH OF MICHAEL BROWN
  • IN 2015, FRANK GIFFORD DIES AT 84
  • IN 2017, A GAINT INFLATABLE CHICKEN MADE TO LOOK LIKE PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKES ITS DEBUT OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE AS A POLITICAL PROTEST
  • IN 2017, NORTH KOREA ANNOUNCES PLANS TO FIRE ROCKETS AT GUAM

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