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What Happened on August 9th This Day in History

Year Name
2021 The Tampere light rail officially started operating.
2014 Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American male in Ferguson, Missouri, is shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer after reportedly assaulting the officer and attempting to steal his weapon, sparking protests and unrest in the city.
2013 Gunmen open fire at a Sunni mosque in the city of Quetta killing at least ten people and injuring 30.
2012 Shannon Eastin becomes the first woman to officiate a NFL game.
2007 Air Moorea Flight 1121 crashes after takeoff from Moorea Airport in French Polynesia, killing all 20 people on board.
2006 At least 21 suspected terrorists are arrested in the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot that happened in the United Kingdom. The arrests are made in London, Birmingham, and High Wycombe in an overnight operation.
1999 Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.
1993 The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership.
1991 The Italian prosecuting magistrate Antonino Scopelliti is murdered by the 'Ndrangheta on behalf of the Sicilian Mafia while preparing the government's case in the final appeal of the Maxi Trial.
1974 As a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. Vice President Gerald Ford becomes president.
1973 Mars 7 is launched from the USSR.
1971 The Troubles: In Northern Ireland, the British authorities launch Operation Demetrius. The operation involves the mass arrest and internment without trial of individuals suspected of being affiliated with the Irish Republican Army (PIRA). Mass riots follow, and thousands of people flee or are forced out of their homes.
1970 LANSA Flight 502 crashes after takeoff from Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco, Peru, killing 99 of the 100 people on board, as well as two people on the ground.
1969 Tate–LaBianca murders: Followers of Charles Manson murder pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men's hairstylist Jay Sebring and recent high-school graduate Steven Parent.
1965 Singapore is expelled from Malaysia and becomes the only country to date to gain independence unwillingly.
1960 South Kasai secedes from the Congo.
1945 World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200–28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers.
1945 The Red Army invades Japanese-occupied Manchuria.
1944 The United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time.
1944 Continuation War: The Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive, the largest offensive launched by Soviet Union against Finland during the Second World War, ends to a strategic stalemate. Both Finnish and Soviet troops at the Finnish front dug to defensive positions, and the front remains stable until the end of the war.
1942 World War II: Battle of Savo Island: Allied naval forces protecting their amphibious forces during the initial stages of the Battle of Guadalcanal are surprised and defeated by an Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser force.
1936 Summer Olympics: Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the games.
1925 A train robbery takes place in Kakori, near Lucknow, India, by the Indian independence revolutionaries, against British government.
1907 The first Boy Scout encampment concludes at Brownsea Island in southern England.
1902 Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1897 The first International Congress of Mathematicians is held in Zürich, Switzerland.
1892 Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph.
1877 American Indian Wars: Battle of the Big Hole: A small band of Nez Percé Indians clash with the United States Army.
1862 American Civil War: Battle of Cedar Mountain: At Cedar Mountain, Virginia, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson narrowly defeats Union forces under General John Pope.
1855 Åland War: The Battle of Suomenlinna begins.
1854 American Transcendentalist philosopher Henry David Thoreau publishes his memoir Walden.
1842 The Webster–Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States–Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains.
1830 Louis Philippe becomes the king of the French following abdication of Charles X.
1814 American Indian Wars: The Creek sign the Treaty of Fort Jackson, giving up huge parts of Alabama and Georgia.
1810 Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire.
1610 The First Anglo-Powhatan War begins in colonial Virginia.
1500 Ottoman–Venetian War (1499–1503): The Ottomans capture Methoni, Messenia.
1428 Sources cite biggest caravan trade between Podvisoki and Republic of Ragusa. Vlachs committed to Ragusan lord Tomo Bunić, that they will with 600 horses deliver 1,500 modius of salt. Delivery was meant for Dobrašin Veseoković, and Vlachs price was half of delivered salt.
1329 Quilon, the first Indian Christian Diocese, is erected by Pope John XXII; the French-born Jordanus is appointed the first Bishop.
1173 Construction of the campanile of the Cathedral of Pisa (now known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa) begins; it will take two centuries to complete.
378 Gothic War: Battle of Adrianople: A large Roman army led by Emperor Valens is defeated by the Visigoths. Valens is killed along with over half of his army.
48 Caesar's Civil War: Battle of Pharsalus: Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.
Famous People Born on August 9

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Year Name
1963 Jay Leggett, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1974 Kirill Reznik, American lawyer and politician
1914 Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian-Austrian conductor and director (d. 1963)
1936 Julián Javier, Dominican-American baseball player
1928 Dolores Wilson, American soprano and actress (d. 2010)
1911 John McQuade, Northern Irish soldier, boxer, and politician (d. 1984)
1932 Tam Dalyell, Scottish academic and politician (d. 2017)
1989 Stefano Okaka, Italian footballer
1963 Barton Lynch, Australian surfer
1981 Jarvis Hayes, American basketball player
Famous People Deaths On August 9

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Date Name
1979 Raymond Washington, American gang leader, founded the Crips (b. 1953)
1048 Pope Damasus II
1995 Jerry Garcia, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1942)
1910 Huo Yuanjia, Chinese martial artist, co-founded the Chin Woo Athletic Association (b. 1868)
1886 Samuel Ferguson, Irish lawyer and poet (b. 1810)
1948 Hugo Boss, German fashion designer, founded Hugo Boss (b. 1885)
1969 Wojciech Frykowski, Polish-American actor and author (b. 1936)
2012 Carl Davis, American record producer (b. 1934)
1173 Najm ad-Din Ayyub, Kurdish soldier and politician
1919 Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer and educator (b. 1857)