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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Armenia, led by world number two Levon Aronian, wins a cliffhanger 40th FIDE Chess Olympiad held in Istanbul, Turkey. //results.chessolympiadistanbul.com/tnr77681.aspx?art=0lan=1flag=30 (Tournament's official website)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

At least 16 people are killed and 98 injured in an apparent suicide bombing in the Russian Caucasus city of Vladikavkaz. //news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/suicide-bombing-kills-11-in-russian-caucasus-city-20100909-1533a.html?utm_source=twitterfeedutm_medium=twitter (AFP via "Sydney Morning Herald"), //en.rian.ru/russia/20100909/160530811.html (RIA Novosti), //en.rian.ru/russia/20100909/160531995.html (RIA Novosti)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The 2008 Bandar Abbas earthquake strikes southern Iran, killing 7 and injuring 45 people.
A Thai court rules that Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej must be removed from office for receiving payment for appearing on a television cooking show. //ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hG71oGl1LokvZphtDQZzL44nzc3QD933CQI80 (AP via Google News)
The proton beam is circulated for the first time in the Large Hadron Collider, the world\\'s largest and highest-energyparticle accelerator, located at CERN, near Geneva, under the Franco-Swiss border.
Hurricane Ike makes its second landfall on Cuba, near San Cristóbal, north of the Isle of Youth, on its way into the Gulf of Mexico. //www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/09/hurricane.ike/index.html (CNN)

Tuesday, September 9, 2003

Governor Frank O'Bannon of Indiana lapses into a coma following an operation after the governor suffered a stroke in a Chicago hotel room. Lieutenant Governor Joe Kernan becomes acting governor. //asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNewsstoryID=3415592
2004 U.S. presidential election: The nine Democrats competing for the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States clashed in a live televised debate, which was co-sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus and the Fox News Channel. The debate was held at the historic Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. //www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,96889,00.html

Monday, September 9, 2002

Judit Polgár beats Garry Kasparov at a game of speed chess.

Sunday, September 9, 2001

A suicide bomber kills Ahmed Shah Massoud, military commander of the Afghan Northern Alliance.
Ahmed Shah Massoud, leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan.

Thursday, September 9, 1999

SegaDreamcast was released in North America as well as Sonic Adventure.

Monday, September 9, 1991

Israel releases 51 Arab prisoners and the bodies of 9 guerillas, raising hopes that the last Western hostages in Lebanon will soon be released.
Tajikistan declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
The Soviet Union announces plans to withdraw Soviet military and economic aid to Cuba.

Sunday, September 9, 1979

The long-running comic strip "For Better or For Worse" begins its run.

Thursday, September 9, 1976

Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from a trolleybus that had fallen into an Erevanreservoir.
Osamu Tezuka begins serialising "MW", a manga inspired by the 1974 Kakuei Tanaka government scandal.
Beginning with the Night of the Pencils, a series of kidnappings and forced disappearances followed by torture, rape, and murder of students under the Argentine dictatorship takes place.
Chairman Mao Zedong, of the People's Republic of China, dies.
Zagreb mid-air collision: A British Airways Trident and a Yugoslav DC-9 collide near Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia), killing all 176 aboard.

Tuesday, September 9, 1975

Riverfront Coliseum opens in Cincinnati.
Elizabeth Seton is canonized, becoming the first American Roman Catholic saint.
Rembrandt's painting The Night Watch is slashed a dozen times at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Thursday, September 9, 1971

September 13 ndash Attica Prison riots: ndash A revolt breaks out at the maximum-security prison in Attica, New York. In the end, state police and the United States National Guard storm the facility 42 are killed, 10 of them hostages.

Tuesday, September 9, 1969

Allegheny Airlines Flight 853 DC-9 collides in flight with a Piper PA-28, and crashes near Fairland, Indiana killing all 83 persons in both aircraft.

Monday, September 9, 1968

Agreement for merger between the General Electric Company and English Electric, the largest industrial merger in the UK up to this date.
US Army Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware, WWII Medal of Honor recipient, is killed when his helicopter is shot down in Vietnam. He is posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
French General René Cogny and 94 others die in an Air France Caravelle jetliner crash near Nice in the Mediterranean.
150 women (members of New York Radical Women) arrive in Atlantic City, New Jersey to protest against the Miss America Pageant, as exploitative of women. Led by activist and author Robin Morgan, it is one of the first large demonstrations of Second Wave Feminism as Women's Liberation begins to gather much media attention.
regorio Vazquez Jr is born
Albania officially retreats from the Warsaw Pact upon the Soviet Union-led Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, having already ceased to participate actively in Pact activity since 1962.
Mattel's "Hot Wheels" toy cars are introduced.

Saturday, September 9, 1967

Fashion Island, one of California's first outdoor shopping malls, opens in Newport Beach.

Friday, September 9, 1966

Balthazar Johannes Vorster becomes the new South African Prime Minister.
NATO decides to move SHAPE headquarters to Belgium.

Monday, September 9, 1957

Catholic Memorial High School opens its doors for the first time in Boston

Sunday, September 9, 1956

Elvis Presley appears on "The Ed Sullivan Show" for the first time.

Thursday, September 9, 1954

An earthquake centered on the city of Orléansville, Algeria kills 1,500 and leaves thousands homeless.

Sunday, September 9, 1951

Chinese communist forces move into Lhasa, the capital of Tibet.

Saturday, September 9, 1950

The U.S. state of California celebrates its centennial anniversary.

Thursday, September 9, 1948

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is formally declared, with Kim Il-sung as prime minister.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is formally declared, with Kim Il-sung as prime minister.

Sunday, September 9, 1945

"Radio Republik Indonesia" starts broadcasting.
The Batu Lintang c in Sarawak, Borneo is liberated by Australian forces.
The first case of a computer bug is found: a moth lodged in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at the Naval Weapons Center in Dahlgren, Virginia.

Saturday, September 9, 1944

WWII: An insurrection breaks out in Sofia.

Thursday, September 9, 1943

Bertolt Brecht's play "Life of Galileo" () receives its first theatrical production at the Zurich Schauspielhaus.

Wednesday, September 9, 1942

WWII: A Japanese floatplane drops incendiary devices at Mount Emily, near Brookings, Oregon, in the first of two Lookout Air Raids, the first bombing of the continental United States.

Saturday, September 9, 1939

WWII: Troops of the Polish Poznan Army under the command of General Kutrzeba open the Battle of the Bzura, the largest and best organized counter-attack mounted by the Polish forces in the caign of 1939. For the first few days all goes well and the Germans are forced to retreat but quick reaction by mechanized units and the Luftwaffe soon take their toll and the operation bogs down.

Friday, September 9, 1938

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt disallows the popular interpretation of Bullitt's speech at a press conference at the White House. Roosevelt states it is 100% wrong the U.S. would join a stop-Hitler bloc under any circumstances, and makes it quite clear that in the event of German aggression against Czechoslovakia, the U.S. would remain neutral.

Tuesday, September 9, 1924

September 11 ndash The Kohat riots break out in India.

Sunday, September 9, 1923

Turkish head of state Atatürk founds the CHP.

Saturday, September 9, 1922

The Mandate of Palestine is approved by the Council of the League of Nations.
The Gdynia Seaport Construction Act is passed by the Polish Parliament.
"The Sun News-Pictorial", a predecessor of the Melbourne, Australia "Herald Sun", is founded.
The highest temperature in recorded history is taken in at 136.4 degrees F (58 degrees C), in El Aziziyah, Libya in the shade.

Tuesday, September 9, 1913

September 9 ndash In Germany, BASF starts worlds first plant for the production of fertilizer, based on the Haber-Bosch process, feeding today about 1/3 of the worlds population.

Thursday, September 9, 1886

Monday, September 9, 1839

In the Great Fire of Mobile, Alabama hundreds of buildings are burned.

Tuesday, September 9, 1783

Dickinson College was chartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, September 9, 1739

The Stono Rebellion erupts near Charleston.

Sunday, September 9, 1714

The Ottoman Empire declares war on Venice.

Thursday, September 9, 1632

Thirty Years\\\' War ndash Besieged by Wallenstein at Nuremberg, Swedish king Gustav Adolph attempts to break the siege, but is defeated in the Battle of the Alte Veste.

Saturday, August 30, 1567 (Julianian calendar)

At a dinner, the Duke of Alva arrests the Count of Egmont and the Count of Horne for treason.

Tuesday, August 30, 1513 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Flodden Field: King James IV of Scotland is defeated and killed by an English army under Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey. James's son, the Duke of Rothesay, becomes James V, King of Scots.

Saturday, August 31, 1493 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Krbava field was fought between the Kingdom of Croatia and Ottoman forces in southern Croatia.

Sunday, August 31, 1488 (Julianian calendar)

Anne of Brittany becomes Duchess of Brittany at the age of 11. Her marriage to King Charles VIII in 1491 effectively ends Breton independence from France.
Rathbornes Candles established in Dublin the company will still be trading into the 21st century.
The city of Bikaner in western India is founded by Rao Bika.

Friday, August 31, 1487 (Julianian calendar)

Leonardo da Vinci creates his Vitruvian Mandrawing ("approximate date").
The Spanish take Málaga.
Italian architects begin to build the Kremlin in Moscow.
Hongzhi becomes Emperor of China (Ming dynasty).
Afonso de Paiva and Pero da Covilhã travel overland from Lisbon in search of the Kingdom of Prester John (Ethiopia).
Aztec emperor Auitzotl dedicates the Great Temple Pyramid of Tenochtitlán with thousands of human sacrifices.
The witch-hunters' manual "Malleus Maleficarum" is published.

Thursday, September 1, 1379 (Julianian calendar)

Bairam Khawaja establishes the independent principality of the Turkomans of the Black Sheep Empire in present day Armenia.
Treaty of Neuberg signed, splitting the Austrian Habsburg lands between brothers Albert III and Leopold III. Albert III retains the title of Duke of Austria.
Foundation of Wisbech Grammar School in England.
The Venetians and Ottomans invade Constantinople and restore John V Palaiologos as Byzantine co-emperor. Andronikos IV Palaiologos is allowed to remain as Byzantine co-emperor but is confined to the city of Silivri for the remainder of his life.
Foundation of New College, Oxford.

Tuesday, September 2, 1298 (Julianian calendar)

Ambrose, Augustine, Jerome, and Pope Gregory I are named the first Doctors of the Church. They are known collectively as the Great Doctors of the Western Church.
Battle of Curzola: the Genoese fleet defeats the Venetians. Marco Polo is one of the prisoners taken, and while in prison in Genoa, he begins dictating his "Travels" to a local writer.
The Chinese governmental minister Wang Zhen (official) invents "wooden" movable type printing (Bi Sheng invented ceramic movable type in the 11th century).
The foreign creditors of the Sienese Gran Tavola bank start demanding their deposits back thus accelerating the liquidity crisis faced by the firm.ref name=biografico

Friday, September 3, 1087 (Julianian calendar)

The \\'\\'Sharq al-Andalus\\'\\' falls under the domination of El Cid supported by the ''malik'' of Tortosa.Gilbert Meynier (2010) "L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518)". Paris: La Découverte pp.83.
A fire in London destroys St Paul's Cathedral.
Inge the Elder returns to Svealand, kills Blot-Sweyn and anew proclaims himself King of Sweden.

Tuesday, September 3, 1000 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Svolder: King Olaf Tryggvason is defeated by an alliance of his enemies, in this notable naval battle of the Viking Age.

Wednesday, September 7, 533 (Julianian calendar)

The Byzantine army lands at Caput Vada (modern Tunisia). Belisarius marches his army northwards, towards Carthage (over 140 miles), following the coast, accompanied by the fleet and shadowed by Gelimer. During the march, the Vandal towns fall without a fight.Bury (1923), Vol. II, p. 130–131

Thursday, September 8, 337 (Julianian calendar)

King Shapur II of Persia begins a war against the Roman Empire. He sends his troops across the Tigris to recover Armenia and Mesopotamia.
September ndash A number of descendants of Constantius Chlorus and officials of the Roman Empire, are executed. Responsible for a purge against the sons of Constantine I.
Constantine II, Constantius II, and Constans I succeed their father Constantine I as co-emperors. The Roman Empire is divided between the three Augusti (see map).
Shapur II besieged the Roman fortress of Nisibis (Syria), but is repulsed by the forces under Lucilianus.
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