On This Day..... October 9

 

OCTOBER 9TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MOLDY CHEESE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL LEIF ERIKSON DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PRO-LIFE CUPCAKE DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • JOE PEPITONE (1940, 78)
  • JOHN LENNON (1940-1980)
 
  • TRENT LOTT (1941, 77)
  • JOHN ENTWISTLE (1944, 74)
 
  • JACKSON BROWNE (1948, 70)
  • SHARON OSBOURNE (1952, 66)
 
  • TONY SHALHOUB (1953, 65)
  • SCOTT BAKULA (1954, 64)
 
  • GUILLERMO DEL TORO (1964, 54)
  • DAVID CAMERON (1966, 52)
 
  • PJ HARVEY (1969, 49)
  • STEVE MCQUEEN (1969, 49)
 
  • SEAN LENNON (1975, 43)
  • NICK SWARDSON (1976, 42)
 
  • BRANDON ROUTH (1979, 39)
  • ZACHERY TY BRYAN (1981, 37)
 
  • BELLA HADID (1996, 22)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 768, CHARLAMAGNE IS NAMED KING OF THE FRANKS
  • IN 1000, LEIF ERIKSON DISCOVERS VINLAND IN MODERN DAY CANADA
  • IN 1192, KING RICHARD I LEAVES JERUSALEM DURING THE CRUSADES
  • IN 1635, ROGER WILLIAMS IS BANISHED FROM MASSACHUSETTS BAY FOR RELIGIOUS DISSENSION AND HEADS SOUTH TO FOUND RHODE ISLAND
 
  • IN 1701, THE COLLEGIATE SCHOOL OF CONNECTICUT, LATER NAMED YALE, IS FOUNDED
  • IN 1776, THE MISSION DOLORES IS FOUNDED. IT IS THE OLDEST BUILDING IN SAN FRANCISCO
  • IN 1837, THE U.S. FOUNDS THE UNITED STATES NAVAL INSTITUTE
  • IN 1855, ISAAC SINGER PATENTS THE SEWING MACHINE MOTOR
  • IN 1864, UNION GENERAL GEORGE CUSTER DEFEATS THE CONFEDERACY IN THE BATTLE OF TOM’S CREEK
 
  • IN 1870, ROME IS INCORPORATED INTO ITALY BY ORDER OF THE KING
  • IN 1872, AARON MONTGOMERY BEGINS HIS MAIL ORDER CATALOG SERVICE, LATER NAMED MONTGOMERY WARD
  • IN 1888, THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT OPENS TO THE PUBLIC
 
  • IN 1904, THE AMERICAN TOBACCO COMPANY IS ESTABLISHED
  • IN 1914, GERMANY CONQUERS ANTWERP IN WORLD WAR I
  • IN 1915, WOODROW WILSON IS THE FIRST SITTING PRESIDENT TO ATTEND THE WORLD SERIES
  • IN 1926, THE NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY (NBC) OPENS FOR BUSINESS
 
  • IN 1936, THE HOOVER DAM BEGINS PRODUCING ELECTRICITY FOR LOS ANGELES
  • IN 1941, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT APPROVES BEGINNING THE MANHATTAN PROJECT
  • IN 1942, THE STATUTE OF WESTMINSTER MAKES AUSTRALIA OFFICIALLY INDEPENDENT
  • IN 1944, WINSTON CHURCHILL LANDS IN RUSSIA FOR A CONFERENCE WITH STALIN
 
  • IN 1944, THE NAZIS CUT OFF POWER TO AMSTERDAM
  • IN 1946, THE FIRST ELECTRIC BLANKET GOES ON SALE FOR $39.50
  • IN 1946, EUGENE O’NEILL DEBUTS “THE ICEMAN COMETH” ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1961, RAY CHARLES HITS #1 WITH “HIT THE ROAD JACK”
 
  • IN 1964, THE BEACH BOYS RECORD “DANCE, DANCE, DANCE”
  • IN 1967 CHE GUEVARA IS EXECUTED AT 39 IN BOLIVIA
  • IN 1969, THE SUPREMES RELEASE “SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER”
 
  • IN 1970, THE KHMER REPUBLIC DECLARES INDEPENDENCE AND BECOMES CAMBODIA
  • IN 1973, ELVIS AND PRISCILLA PRESLEY DIVORCE
  • IN 1974, RACE RIOTS BREAK OUT IN BOSTON OVER BUSSING
  • IN 1974, OSKAR SCHINDLER DIES AT 66
 
  • IN 1980, UNITED AMERICAN BANK IN KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE IS THE FIRST TO OFFER ONLINE BANKING
  • IN 1984, KATHY SULLIVAN BECOMES THE FIRST WOMAN TO WALK IN SPACE
  • IN 1986, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER PREMIERES “PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” IN LONDON
 
  • IN 1986, DISTRICT COURT JUDGE HARRY CLAIBORNE IS CONVICTED BY THE SENATE AND BECOMES ONLY THE 5TH PERSON TO BE IMPEACHED AND REMOVED FROM OFFICE
  • IN 1986, FOX DEBUTS “THE LATE SHOW WITH JOAN RIVERS”
  • IN 1988, THE OAKLAND ATHLETICS BEAT THE RED SOX FOR THE AMERICAN LEAGUE PENNANT
 
  • IN 1989, ART SHELL IS THE FIRST BLACK MAN TO COACH AN NFL GAME WHEN THE RAIDERS BEAT THE JETS IN MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
  • IN 1990, DAVID SOUTER IS SWORN INTO THE SUPREME COURT
  • IN 1990, HUNDREDS OF RADIO STATIONS PLAY “IMAGINE” BY JOHN LENNON TO COMMEMORATE WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY
 
  • IN 1991, PRESIDENT BUSH ANNOUNCES THAT HE HAS “TOTAL CONFIDENCE” IN SUPREME COURT NOMINEE CLARENCE THOMAS
  • IN 1993, NIRVANA DEBUTS AT #1 ON THE ALBUM CHART WITH “IN UTERO”
  • IN 1996, HOWARD STERN RELEASES HIS SECOND BOOK “MISS AMERICA”
 
  • IN 2001, A SECOND LETTER CONTAINING ANTHRAX IS MAILED DURING THE ANTHRAX ATTACK
  • IN 2002, AILEEN WOURNOS IS EXECUTED IN FLORIDA
  • IN 2006, NORTH KOREA CONDUCTS ITS FIRST NUCLEAR TEST
  • IN 2007, FLO RIDA RELEASES “LOW”
 
  • IN 2012, 25,000 GREEKS PROTEST ANGELA MERKEL IN ATHENS AFTER THE EU FORCES GREECE TO ACCEPT AUSTERITY MEASURES IN EXCHANGE FOR A BAIL OUT
  • IN 2012, MALALA YOUSAFZAI IS SHOT IN THE FACE THREE TIMES BY A TALIBAN GUNMAN FOR ATTEMPTING TO BOARD A SCHOOL BUS
 

  • IN 2014, THREE AIRPORTS INCLUDING JFK IN NYC ARE FORCED TO INCREASE SCREENING MEASURES FOR EBOLA AFTER CASES POP UP IN EUROPE AND THE U.S.
  • IN 2015, SELENA GOMEZ RELEASES “REVIVAL”
  • IN 2016, HILLARY CLINTON AND DONALD TRUMP DEBATE FOR THE SECOND TIME
  • IN 2017, HARVEY WEINSTEIN IS FIRED FROM THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
 

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