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Having spread across the United States, anti-corruption Occupy Wall Street protests reach Canada, London, and The Hague. //www.rnw.nl/english/article/occupy-wall-street-reaches-hague (Radio Netherlands)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

No candidate wins a majority in the Maldives' first democratic presidential election the incumbent Maumoon Abdul Gayoom will face Mohamed Nasheed in a runoff. //www.minivannews.com/news_detail.php?id=5132 (Minivan News)
Kaupthing Bank, Iceland's largest bank, is nationalized by the country's Financial Supervisory Authority. //www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087sid=ah7rLJahTxyArefer=home (Bloomberg)
Global financial crisis: Following a major banking and financial crisis in Iceland, the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority takes control of the three largest banks in the country: Kaupthing Bank,
Head of International Monetary Fund says the US financial crisis threatens to send the world into a recession. IMF releases World Economic Outlook report with gloomy projections for the global financial system. //www.dw-world.de/dw/function/0,2145,12215_cid_3703262,00.html (Deutsche Welle)
Democratic Republic of the Congo accuses Rwanda of sending troops across the border, threatening the city of Goma. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7660592.stm (BBC News)

Monday, October 9, 2006

North Korea claims to have conducted its first-ever nuclear test.
Google officially announces that they will buy video sharing website YouTube for US$1.65 billion. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6034577.stm (BBC)
2006 North Korean nuclear testing

Saturday, October 9, 2004

Direct elections for president are held for the first time in Afghanistan. Interim president Hamid Karzai is eventually declared the winner.

Wednesday, October 9, 2002

The Dot-com bubblebear market reaches bottom, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average slips below 7,200.
Lawrence Lessig argues Eldred v. Ashcroft in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. The case challenges retroactive copyright extensions passed by Congress, and potentially affects millions of copyrighted works.
The European Commission of the European Union has announced that ten countries – Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia – have met its criteria for entry, opening the way for an expansion of the EU from 15 member states to 25. The European Parliament has still to consider each candidate individually and the final decision will require the approval of the current member states.

Tuesday, October 9, 2001

The 2001 anthrax attacks continue as anthrax letters are mailed from Princeton, New Jersey, to Senators Tom Daschle of South Dakota and Patrick Leahy of Vermont.

Monday, October 9, 1995

1995 Palo Verde derailment: An AmtrakSunset Limited train is derailed by saboteurs near Palo Verde, Arizona.

Friday, October 9, 1992

The Chief of Naval Operations adopts the US Navy's core values: Honor, Courage and Commitment.

Sunday, October 9, 1988

The 1985-88 Rugby League World Cup culminates in Australia's 25–12 victory over New Zealand at Auckland's Eden Park before 47,363 spectators.

Sunday, October 9, 1983

The Rangoon bombing kills South Korea's Foreign Minister, Lee Bum Suk, and 21 others.

Thursday, October 9, 1975

A bomb explosion outside the Green Park tube station near Piccadilly in London kills 1 and injures 20.

Friday, October 9, 1970

The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia which begins the Civil War with the Khmer Rouge.
October Crisis: In Montreal, Quebec, a national crisis hits Canada when Quebec Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte becomes the second statesman kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group.
Fiji becomes independent.

Thursday, October 9, 1969

October 12 ndash Days of Rage: In Chicago, the United States National Guard is called in to control demonstrations involving the radical Weathermen, in connection with the Chicago Eight Trial.

Wednesday, October 9, 1963

The nuclear test ban treaty, signed on August 5, takes effect.
The second James Bond film, "From Russia with Love", opens in the UK.
In northeast Italy, over 2,000 people are killed when a large landslide behind the Vajont Dam causes a giant wave of water to overtop it.

Tuesday, October 9, 1962

Uganda becomes independent within the Commonwealth of Nations.

Thursday, October 9, 1958

Pope Pius XII dies.

Wednesday, October 9, 1957

The orbit of the last stage of the R-7 Semyorka rocket (carrying Sputnik I) is first successfully calculated on an IBM 704 computer by teams at The M.I.T. Computation Center and Operation Moonwatch, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant.
A fire at the Windscale power station in the UK releases radioactive material into the surrounding environment, including Iodine-131.

Monday, October 9, 1950

Monday, October 9, 1944

WWII: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin begin a 9-day conference in Moscow to discuss the future of Europe.

Friday, October 9, 1942

The Statute of Westminster Adoption Act formalizes Australian autonomy.

Tuesday, October 9, 1934

King Alexander of Yugoslavia and French foreign minister Louis Barthou are assassinated during the king's state visit in Marseilles.

Sunday, October 9, 1927

The Mexican government crushes a rebellion in Vera Cruz.

Monday, October 9, 1922

Sir William Horwood, London Metropolitan Police Service commissioner, is poisoned by arsenic-filled chocolates.

Saturday, October 9, 1920

Polish troops take Vilnius.

Wednesday, October 9, 1918

Landgrave Friedrich Karl of Hessen-Kassel is elected King of Finland.

Friday, October 9, 1914

World War I ndash Siege of Antwerp: Antwerp, Belgium falls to German troops.

Thursday, October 9, 1913

SS ''Volturno'' catches fire and sinks in the North Atlantic.

Thursday, October 9, 1890

The first brief flight of Clément Ader's steam-powered fixed-wing aircraft "Eole" takes place in Satory, France. It flies uncontrolled approximately

Tuesday, October 9, 1888

The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public.

Sunday, October 9, 1864

American Civil War ndash Battle of Tom's Brook: Union cavalrymen in the Shenandoah Valley defeat Confederate forces at Tom's Brook, Virginia.
American Civil War ndash Battle of Tom's Brook: Union cavalrymen in the Shenandoah Valley defeat Confederate forces at Tom's Brook, Virginia.

Wednesday, October 9, 1861

American Civil War ndash Battle of Santa Rosa Island: Confederate forces are defeated in their effort to take the island.

Thursday, October 9, 1845

The eminent and controversial Anglican, John Henry Newman, is received into the Roman Catholic Church.

Monday, October 9, 1820

History of Ecuador: Guayaquil declares independence from Spain.

Friday, October 9, 1812

War of 1812: American naval forces under Lieutenant Jesse Duncan Elliott capture two British warships, and HMS "Caledonia".

Friday, October 9, 1807

Serfdom is abolished in Prussia by law.

Wednesday, October 9, 1799

(a famous treasure wreck) is sunk in the West Frisian Islands.

Sunday, October 9, 1791

Wednesday, October 9, 1776

Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California.

Wednesday, October 9, 1771

The Dutch merchant ship "Vrouw Maria" sinks off the coast of Finland Captain Raymund Lourens and his crew escape unharmed.

Thursday, October 9, 1760

Russian troops enter Berlin, but soon withdraw.

Sunday, October 9, 1740

22 ndash Batavia massacre: Troops of the Dutch East India Company massacre 5,000–10,000 Chinese Indonesians in Batavia.//www.nationaalarchief.nl/amh/detail.aspx?page=dafblang=enid=1897#tab0 image: Bird's eye view of Batavia showing the massacre of the Chinese!

Sunday, October 9, 1701

Jethro Tull (agriculturist) invented a drill for planting seeds in rows.
Pierre Antoine Motteux's English translation of the novel "Don Quixote" is first published. Motteux publishes it under the name "Peter Motteux". While popular among readers, it will eventually come to be known as one of the worst translations of the novel, totally betraying the spirit of Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece.
Robert Walpole enters Parliament and soon makes his name as a spokesman for Whig policy.
The Philharmonic Society ("Academia philharmonicorum") is established in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

Tuesday, October 9, 1635

Rhode Island founder Roger Williams is banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident, after speaking out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land.

Saturday, October 9, 1621

Tuesday, October 9, 1618

residents of Mogilev revolt against the Uniate bishop Josaphat Kuntsevych.

Monday, October 9, 1617

The Treaty of Pavia is signed between Spain and Savoy, under which Savoy returns Monferrato to Mantua.

Saturday, October 9, 1604

Monday, September 29, 1544 (Julianian calendar)

The Mongols burn the suburbs of Peking. Roberts, J: History of the World.. Penguin, 1994.
Portuguese explorers encounter the island of Taiwan and call it "Ilha Formosa" (Beautiful Island).
Hungary is invaded by the Turks for the third time and gets robbed of the crown jewels.
Rats make their first appearance in North America.
ItalianbotanistLuca Ghini publishes the first herbarium.
French forces under the Dauphin assault Boulogne, but are ultimately unsuccessful.
Gustav I of Sweden signs an alliance with France.
The University of Königsberg is founded.
Battle of the Shirts: The Frasers and Macdonalds of Clan Ranald fight over a disputed chiefship reportedly, 5 Frasers and 8 Macdonalds survive.

Friday, September 29, 1514 (Julianian calendar)

Albrecht Dürer makes his famous engraving "Melencolia I".

Friday, September 30, 1446 (Julianian calendar)

The hangul alphabet is created in Korea by King Sejong the Great of Joseon. The "Hunmin Jeongeum" published during the year is considered the start of this brand new scientific writing system.

Saturday, October 1, 1390 (Julianian calendar)

Ko Cheng succeeds Che Bong Nga as King of Cha (now eastern Vietnam).
The Candi Surawana Temple is built in the Majapahit Kingdom (now Indonesia).
N'Diklam Sare succeeds Sare N'Dyaye as ruler of the Jolof Empire (now part of Senegal).
Templo Mayor, the main temple of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City), is built.
Mahmud succeeds Sandaki as Mansa of the Mali Empire.
Barquq is restored as Mamluk Sultan of Egypt after overthrowing Sultan Hadji II.
The Kingdom of Kaffa is established in present day Ethiopia (approximate date).
The Ottomans take Philadelphia, the last Byzantine enclave of any significance in Anatolia.
Sikandar But-shikan succeeds Sikandar Shah as Sultan of Kashmir.
Construction begins on San Petronio Basilica in Bologna.
Manuel III succeeds his father, Alexios III, as Emperor of Trebizond (now north eastern Turkey).
Henry III succeeds his father, John I, as King of Castile and León.

Thursday, October 2, 1264 (Julianian calendar)

King Alfonso X the Wise recapture the town of Jerez de la Frontera in Spain from the Muslims.
Sinucello della Rocca becomes lord of Corsica and rules the island, benefiting from the rivalry of Pisa and Genoa.
King Boleslaus V of Poland promulgates legal protection for his Jewish subjects, including protection from the kidnapping and forcible baptism of Jewish children.
In the Peerage of England, the title Baron de Ros, the oldest continuously held peerage title in England, is created by writ of summons.
The state of Hesse gains its independence from Thuringia and becomes a free state of the Holy Roman Empire.

Friday, October 2, 1192 (Julianian calendar)

The Third Crusade ends. Richard I of England and Saladin negotiate visiting rights for pilgrims to come to the Holy City of Jerusalem.
Marco Polo Bridge, or Lugouqiao, is completed in Beijing.
Prince Yaroslav Vladimirovich of Novgorod burns down Tartu and Otepää Castles in Estonia.

Sunday, October 3, 1003 (Julianian calendar)

The construction of Brihadeeswarar temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India, starts. Chola Dynasty, Early Medieval period.
Leif Erikson lands in L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada.
Source: Wikipedia