March 9th Events

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March 9th, 2007 (March 09 2007)EventThe US Justice Department releases an internal audit that found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had acted illegally in its use of the USA Patriot Act to secretly obtain personal information about US citizens.
March 9th, 2006 (March 09 2006)EventLiquid water is discovered on Enceladus, the sixth largest moon of Saturn.
March 9th, 1993 (March 09 1993)EventRodney King testifies at the federal trial of four Los Angeles, California police officers accused of violating King s civil rights when they beat him during an arrest.
March 9th, 1991 (March 09 1991)EventMassive demonstrations are held against Slobodan Milosevic in Belgrade. Two people are killed and tanks are in the streets.
March 9th, 1990 (March 09 1990)EventDr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as Surgeon General of the United States, becoming the first female and Hispanic American to serve in that position.
March 9th, 1990 (March 09 1990)EventPremier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, Clyde Wells confirms he will rescind Newfoundland and Labrador s approval of the Meech Lake Accord to amend Canada s constitution, effectively killing the Accord.
March 9th, 1989 (March 09 1989)EventA strike forces financially-troubled Eastern Air Lines into bankruptcy.
March 9th, 1986 (March 09 1986)EventUnited States Navy divers find the largely intact but heavily-damaged crew compartment of the Space Shuttle Challenger. The bodies of all seven astronauts were still inside.Allen Tate Quotes
March 9th, 1984 (March 09 1984)EventThe Competitive Enterprise Institute in founded in Washington, D.C.
March 9th, 1977 (March 09 1977)EventThe 1977 Hanafi Muslim Siege: Approximately a dozen armed Hanafi Muslims take over three buildings in Washington, D.C., killing one person and taking more than 130 hostages. The hostage situation ends two days later.
March 9th, 1976 (March 09 1976)EventForty-two people die in a Cavalese cable-car disaster, the worst cable-car accident to date.
March 9th, 1975 (March 09 1975)EventConstruction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
March 9th, 1967 (March 09 1967)EventJoseph Stalin s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States.Joseph Stalin Quotes
March 9th, 1959 (March 09 1959)EventThe Barbie doll debuts.
March 9th, 1957 (March 09 1957)EventThe magnitude 8.6 1957 Andreanof Islands Earthquake and tsunami occurs.
March 9th, 1954 (March 09 1954)EventMcCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, "A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy," produced by Fred Friendly.Joseph McCarthy Quotes
March 9th, 1945 (March 09 1945)EventWorld War II: Bombing of TokyoAmerican B-29 bombers attack Tokyo, Japan with incendiary bombs. The resulting fire storm kills over 100,000 people. The attack begins March 9 and continues into March 10.
March 9th, 1935 (March 09 1935)EventAdolf Hitler announces the creation of a new air force.Adolf Hitler Quotes
March 9th, 1933 (March 09 1933)EventGreat Depression: The United States Congress begins its first 100 days of enacting New Deal legislation. President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to the Congress.
March 9th, 1932 (March 09 1932)EventThe Egyptian University rector "Ahmed Lotfy El-Said" resigns in protest of the transfer of Dr.Taha Hussein without the University s permission. In 2003, an academic group called "March 9" is established in Egypt to defend academic rights and university independence.
March 9th, 1932 (March 09 1932)EventThe first Ford Flathead engine leaves the assembly line at Ford Motor Company.
March 9th, 1925 (March 09 1925)EventPink s War, the first RAF operation conducted independently of the Army or Navy, begins.
March 9th, 1924 (March 09 1924)EventItaly annexes Fiume.
March 9th, 1916 (March 09 1916)EventPancho Villa leads 1,500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico, killing 17.
March 9th, 1910 (March 09 1910)EventThe Westmoreland County Coal Strike, involving 15,000 coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers, begins.
March 9th, 1908 (March 09 1908)EventInter Milan is founded.
March 9th, 1896 (March 09 1896)EventPrime Minister Francesco Crispi resigns following the Italian defeat at the Battle of Adowa.
March 9th, 1862 (March 09 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: The first battle between two ironclad warships, a five-hour battle near Hampton Roads, Virginia between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, results in a draw.
March 9th, 1856 (March 09 1856)EventSigma Alpha Epsilon is founded in the Johnston Mansion House on the University of Alabama
March 9th, 1847 (March 09 1847)EventMexican-American War: United States forces under General Winfield Scott invade Mexico near Vera Cruz.
March 9th, 1842 (March 09 1842)EventGiuseppe Verdi s third opera Nabucco premieres in Milan; its success establishes Verdi as one of Italy s foremost opera writers.
March 9th, 1841 (March 09 1841)EventThe Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Amistad case, concerning captive Africans who seized control of the slave-trading ship carrying them: the court rules that they had been taken into slavery illegally.
March 9th, 1834 (March 09 1834)EventFrench Foreign Legion is founded.
March 9th, 1796 (March 09 1796)EventNapoleon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Josephine de Beauharnais.Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
March 9th, 1776 (March 09 1776)EventPublication of the economics book The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.Adam Smith Quotes
March 9th, 1765 (March 09 1765)EventAfter a public campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son had actually committed suicide. Voltaire Quotes
March 9th, 1566 (March 09 1566)EventDavid Rizzio, the private secretary to Mary I of Scotland, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.
March 9th, 1500 (March 09 1500)EventThe fleet of Pedro Alvares Cabral leaves Lisbon for the Indies. The fleet will discover the sea route to Brazil, already Portuguese since the treaty of Tordesillas in 1494.
March 9th, 1276 (March 09 1276)EventAugsburg becomes an Imperial Free City.
March 9th, 1230 (March 09 1230)EventBulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Theodore of Epirus near the village of Klokotnitsa.
March 9th, 0590 (March 09 0590)EventBahram Chobin is crowned as king Barham VI of Persia.

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