Historical Events on 9th December

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536 - Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire.
656 - Battle of Kameel: Kalief Al ibn Abu Talib beats rebellion
1212 - Frederick II (later also Holy Roman Emperor) crowned King of Germany in Mainz.
1315 - Swiss Woudsteden renews Eternal Covenant (Oath Society)
1425 - Pope Martinus V forms University of Leuven
1570 - The Geuzen (a confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under Herman de Ruyter occupies Loevestein
1625 - Netherlands & England sign military treaty
1640 - Settler Hugh Bewitt banished from Mass colony when he declares himself to be free of original sin
1658 - Dutch troops occupy harbor city Quilon (Coilan) India
1688 - King James II's wife & son flee England for France
1724 - Colley Cibber's "Caesar in Aegypt" premieres in London
1738 - Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia
1747 - Great Britain & Netherlands sign military treaty
1762 - British parliament accepts Treaty of Paris
1783 - First execution at Newgate Jail in London, relocated from Tyburn (now the site of Marble Arch)
Lexicographer Noah WebsterLexicographer Noah Webster 1793 - Noah Webster establishes NY's 1st daily newspaper, American Minerva
1805 - Comet 3D/1805 V1 (Biela) approaches within 0.0366 AUs of Earth
1824 - Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
1842 - Mikhail Glinka's opera "Russlan and Ludmilla" premieres in Petersburg
1851 - 1st Young Men's Christian Association in North America (Montreal)
1854 - Alfred Tennyson's poem "Charge of the Light Brigade" published
1856 - The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces.
1861 - Battle of Bird Creek, Indian Terr (High Shoal, Chusto-Talasah)
1861 - American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress.
1868 - 1st British government of Gladstone forms
1869 - Noble Order of Knights of Labor founded, Philadelphia
1878 - Joseph Pulitzer buys St Louis Dispatch for $2,500
Poet Alfred TennysonPoet Alfred Tennyson 1883 - New Brunswick adopts Eastern Standard Time (until 1902)
1884 - Levant Richardson patents ball-bearing skate
1889 - President Harrison visits opening of Chicago Auditorium
1894 - Roman Catholics win Parliamentary election in Belgium
1897 - Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper, La Fronde in Paris.
1899 - Boer War: During Seige of Ladysmith, Boers storm King's Post and Caesar's Camp - driven back
1900 - State President Paul Kruger of South Africa & Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands have a triumphant procession
1902 - AL announces purchase of grounds for a stadium in NY
1903 - Norwegian parliament votes unanimiously for female suffrage
1905 - French Assembly National votes for separation of church & state
1905 - Richard Strauss' opera "Salome" premieres in Dresden
1906 - NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed US Senate commission on the Congo
1907 - First Christmas Seals sold (Wilmington, Delaware, post office)
1907 - Gustav Mahler departs Vienna
1908 - The German Reichstag adopts a progressive social law restricting hours of factory work by young people and women
1909 - 1st US monoplane flown (Henry W Walden, Long Island, NY)
1910 - French troops occupy Morrocan harbor city Agadir
1913 - Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris
1913 - John K Tener becomes president of baseball's National League
1917 - British forces under General Allenby capture Jerusalem
1918 - French troops occupies Mainz
1922 - Gabriel Narutowicz elected Polish president
1924 - Netherlands & Hungary trade treaty signed
1924 - Michael Hainisch re-elected Austrian president
1925 - AL extends Ban Johnson's contract to 1935 & raise to $40,000
1925 - Pro football a hit in NYC; Grange & Bears beat Giants before 73,000
1926 - USGA leagalizes steel shaft golf clubs
1931 - Benn W Levy's "Springtime for Henry" premieres in NYC
1931 - Japanese army attacks Chinese province of Jehol
1931 - Spain becomes a republic
1931 - Baseball cuts squad from 25 to 23 players & NL continues to prohibit uniform numbers
1933 - 21st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Sarnia Imperials, 4-3
1933 - Romania prohibits fascist Iron Guard
1934 - NY Giants defeat Chicago Bears 30-13 for NFL championship
1935 - Walter Liggett American newspaper editor and muckraker killed in gangland murder.
1936 - AL OKs night baseball for St Louis
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1936 - Australia all out 58 v England, Bradman out for a duck
1939 - 27th Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 8-7
1939 - Russian air raid on Helsinki
1940 - British assault on Banghazi, Libya: first major allied offensive in North Africa
1940 - Illeagal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius
1940 - South Australia all out for 47 v NSW, O'Reilly 5-11
1941 - 1st US WW II bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines
1941 - 300 Montgomery, SF opens as new Bank of America HQ
1941 - 7th Heisman Trophy Award: Bruce Smith, Minnesota (HB)
1941 - China declares war on Japan, Germany & Italy
1941 - Citizen Register reports "Hostile planes reported nearing Westchester"
1941 - Hitler orders US ships are to be torpedoed
1948 - UN General Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1949 - Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Indonesian sovereignty
1949 - NFL merges Cleveland Browns, SF '49ers & Balt Colts from AAFC
1951 - West German voters approve merger of 3 states to form Baden-Wurttemberg
1953 - General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired
1953 - Mont Canadiens (106) & Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty mins
1954 - Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed honored guest of Royal Swedish Academy of Music
1957 - 1st Japanese ambassador to Israel
1958 - Robert H W Welch Jr & 11 other men meet in Indianapolis to form anti-Communist John Birch Society
1960 - 1st broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV
1961 - "From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 perfs
1961 - "Let It Ride" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 68 perfs
1961 - SS-Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) Adolf Eichmann found guilty of war crimes in Israel
1961 - Tanganyika gains independence from Britain, takes name Tanzania
NBA Legend Wilt ChamberlainNBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain 1961 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs NY
1962 - "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes on Broadway
1962 - Tanganyika becomes a republic within British Commonwealth
1963 - Frank Sinatra Jr is kidnapped
1965 - "A Charlie Brown Christmas" premieres
1965 - Frank Robinson is traded from Cincinnati to the Orioles
1965 - Nikolai Podgorny replaces Anastas Mikoyan as president of Soviet Praesidium
1967 - Jim Morrison arrested on stage for disturbing the peace
1967 - Nicolae Ceaușescu becomes President (dictator) of Romania; overthrown in 1989
1968 - KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco.
Dictator of Romania Nicolae CeausescuDictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu 1968 - Terence O'Neill, Northern Ireland Prime Minister, makes a television appeal for moderate opinion in what became known as the 'Ulster stands at the Crossroads' speech
1968 - The Derry Citizen's Action Committee (DCAC) calls for a halt to all marches and protests for a period of one month
1970 - Dutch Antilles: government of Petronia falls
1970 - OPEC meeting in Caracas establishes 55 percent as minimum tax rate and demands that posted prices be changed to reflect changes in foreign exchange rates
1971 - Lewis F Powell Jr appointed to US Supreme Court
1973 - "Pajama Game" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
1973 - Bruno Sammartino beats Stan Stasiak in NY, to become WWF champ
1973 - St Louis Cardinal Jim Bakken kicks 6 field goals vs Atlanta Falcons
1973 - Sunningdale Agreement in Northern Ireland
1973 - Arab oil ministers announce a further production cut of 5 percent for January for non-friendly countries
1974 - Dow Jones index hits 570.01
1974 - Jack Brisco beats Giant Baba in Tokyo, to become NWA wrestling champ
1974 - Johnson Grigsby freed after 66 years in jail in Indiana
1975 - Jelena Bonner receives Andrei Sacharov's Nobel Prize
38th US President Gerald Ford38th US President Gerald Ford 1975 - US President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 Bn loan authorization for NYC
1975 - Iraq completes nationalization by taking over the BP, CFP, and Shell shares of the Basrah Petroleum Company
1978 - Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus
1978 - 1st game of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does
1979 - Murle Breer/Dave Eichelberger wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1980 - 61°F in Boston at 1 AM
1981 - Porn star John Holmes charged with Laurel Canyon murders
1983 - US Attorney General Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens "...because food is free & that's easier than paying for it"
1983 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 - 59th Australian Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Sukova (67 61 63)
1984 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Tennis Legend Chris EvertTennis Legend Chris Evert 1984 - Iranian commandos end day hijack of Kuwaiti plane
1984 - LA Ram Eric Dickerson rushes 215 yards for season record 2,003 yards
1984 - Vicki Alvarez/Mike McDonald wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1985 - 74th Australian Men's Tennis: S Edberg beats Mats Wilander (64 63 63)
1985 - Jerry Rice begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive games with a reception
1985 - Phoenix, Arizona, gets 3" of snow
1987 - Larry Bird ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws
1987 - Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank
1988 - NY Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M
1988 - The Michael Hughes Bridge in Sligo, Ireland is officially opened.
1988 - Premiere of fact based crime drama film "Mississippi Burning"
1989 - "Les Miserables" opens at Princess Theatre, Melbourne
1990 - Betsy King wins Itoman LPGA World Match Play Golf Championship
LPGA Golfer Betsy KingLPGA Golfer Betsy King 1990 - Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3k ladies (4:10.80)
1990 - Houston scores most points against Cleveland, Oilers 58, Browns 14
1990 - Lech Walesa wins presidental election in Poland
1990 - NFL NY Giant Otis Anderson becomes 8th to rush for 10,000th yard
1991 - 2nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston win
1992 - 3rd Billboard Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Ropin' The Wind win
1992 - Cin Red owner Marge Schott apologizes for racist remarks
1992 - Operation Restore Hope - US Marines land in Somalia
1992 - Sri Lanka's third-ever Test Cricket victory (v NZ by 9 wkts)
1992 - NJ Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, & white for the 1992-93 season
1993 - "My Fair Lady" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 165 performances
1993 - Ivory Coast Premier Ouattara resigns
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth BrooksCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks 1994 - 5m meteor 1994 XM1 passes within 100,000 km of Earth
1994 - US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders resigns after comments about masturbation
1995 - 61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB)
2003 - A blast in the center of Moscow kills six people and wounds several more.
2005 - "Brokeback Mountain", starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, is released
2006 - Moscow suffers its worst fire since 1977, killing 45 women in a drug rehabitational center.
2008 - The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's election to the Presidency
44th US President Barack Obama44th US President Barack Obama 2012 - 13 people are killed and 10 are injured after a bus rolls of a cliff and falls 100 meters in Taiwan
2012 - 6 people are killed and 41 are injured after a bus plunges 30 metres down a gorge in Guatemala
2012 - Incumbent Ghanaian president John Mahama wins the general election amidst allegations of fraud
2012 - The Social Liberal Union Party and Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta win by a landslide in the parliamentary elections
2012 - Juan Manuel Márquez knocks out Manny Pacquiao in round six for the WBO light welterweight title
2013 - Mike Ditka's #89 jersey is retired by the Chicago Bears
2014 - CIA Torture Report released, detailing the CIA's use of torture on detainees between 2001-2006

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