9 OCTOBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Charles X France, 1757
  • Camille Saint-Saens, 1835
  • Charles Rudolph Walgreen, 1873
  • Aimee Semple McPherson, 1890
  • Bruce Catton, 1899
  • Alastair Sim, 1900
  • Jacques Tati, 1908
  • E. Howard Hunt, 1918
  • Donald Sinden, 1923
  • Duke of Kent, 1935
  • Joe Pepitone, 1940
  • John Lennon, 1940
  • John Entwistle, 1944
  • Jackson Browne, 1948
  • Mike Singletary, 1958
  • David Cameron, 1966
  • Annika Sorenstam, 1970
  • Sean Lennon, 1975

Died On This Day:

  • King Alexander Yugoslavia, 1934
  • Pope Pius XII, 1958
  • Tommy Manville, 1967
  • André Maurois, 1967
  • Che Guevara assassinated, 1967
  • Oskar Schindler, 1974
  • Vivien Merchant, 1982
  • Anna Freud, 1982
  • Clare Boothe Luce, 1987
  • Willy Brandt, 1992
  • Sir Alec Douglas-Home, 1995
  • Walter Kerr, 1996
  • Morris West, 1999
  • Louis Nye, 2005

Today's Events:

  • 1514 - King Louis XII France marries Mary Tudor.
  • 1701 - Yale College founded in Killingworth, CT; moved in 1745 to New Haven.
  • 1776 - Mission Delores, oldest dwelling in San Francisco, founded as Mission San Francisco de Asis.
  • 1781 - George Washington fires first bullet at Siege of Yorktown (Revolutionary War).
  • 1789 - Torture abolished in France.
  • 1804 - Hobart, Tasmania founded.
  • 1855 - 'Caliope' patented by inventor Joshua C. Stoddard of Worcester, Mass.
  • 1888 - Washington Monument opened to the public 4.5 years after start of construction.
  • 1899 - World's first bus with a petrol-driven motor runs in London.
  • 1920 - Poles occupy Vilnius district of Lithuania.
  • 1946 - Eugene O'Neill's 'The Iceman Cometh' opens on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre.
  • 1951 - U.S. and Germany formally end WWII.
  • 1987 - $1.1million paid by Japanese bank for 1852 2¢ U.S. rare postage stamp known as the 'Lady McGill.'
  • 2006 - North Korea announces successful nuclear bomb test thereby becoming 9th country after USA, Russia, France, China, Britain, India, Pakistan and Israel (not-confirmed).
  • 2007 - Dow Jones reaches record high of 14,164.53. See today one year later.
  • 2008 - Busiest day in NY Stock Exchange History: US Stocks plunge further - closing down 679 points (7.3%) leaving Dow Jones below 9,000 for first time in five years.
  • 2010 - Chris Stevens declared winning grower of world record giant pumpkin - 1810.5 pounds - at Harvestfest in Stillwater, Minnesota.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Louis Bertrand
  • Dionysius (or Denis) of Paris
  • John Leonardi

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Uganda (1962)
  • Sports and Health Day in Japan
  • Leif Ericson Day celebrated in US and Norway
  • Day of Mourning in Lithuania

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CHI'U CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • RAMADAN, Muslim holy month
  • CHILD HEALTH DAY - first Monday in October in USA
  • COLUMBUS DAY - first Monday in October
  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - last Sunday in October set clocks back
  • MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY - celebrated fourth Sunday in October in US
  • NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY - second Sunday in October in USA
  • THANKSGIVING DAY IN CANADA - second Monday in October

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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