History March 9th

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  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    1452 - Pope Nicolaas I crowns Frederik III RC-German emperor
    1496 - Jews are expelled from Carintha Austria
    1497 - Nicolaus Copernicus 1st recorded astronomical observation
    1562 - Kissing in public banned in Naples (punishable by death) **Pretty Harsh!!!**
    1697 - Czar Peter the Great begins tour of West-Europe
    1701 - France, Cologne and Bavaria sign alliance
    1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte marries Josephine de Beauharnais
    1798 - Dr George Balfour becomes 1st naval surgeon in the US navy
    1822 - Charles Graham of NY patents artificial teeth
    1839 - Prussian govt limits work week for children to 51 hours **OH How nice of them!! And kids today think their life is horrible, no offense to those who are thankful***
    1841 - US Supreme Court rules Negroes are free (Amistad Incident)
    1858 - Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox
    1860 - 1st Japanese ambassador arrives in SF en route to Washington
    1861 - Confederate currency authorized-$50, $100, $500, $1,000
    1862 - "Monitor" (Union) and "Merrimack" (Rebel) battle in Hampton Roads
    1864 - Ulysses S Grant is appointed commander of Union Army
    1873 - Royal Canadian Mounted Police founded
    1882 - False teeth patented
    1889 - Battle at Gallabat (Metema): Mahdi's beat Abyssinian emperor John IV
    1889 - Kansas passes 1st general antitrust law in US
    1893 - Congo cannibals killed 1000s of Arabs
    1907 - 1st involuntary sterilization law enacted, Indiana
    1914 - US Sen Albert Fall (Teapot Dome) demands "Cubanisation of Mexico"
    1916 - Germany declares war against Portugal
    1916 - Pancho Villa leads Mexican band raid on Columbus NM, killing 12
    1918 - Russian Bolshevik Party becomes the Communist Party
    1918 - Ukrainian mobs massacre Jews of Seredino Buda
    1926 - Bertha Landes elected 1st woman mayor of Seattle
    1932 - Eamon De Valera becomes president of Ireland
    1932 - Former Chinese emperor Henry Pu-Yi installed as head of Manchuria
    1933 - Bulgarian communists Dimitrov, Popov and Vassili arrested in Berlin
    1933 - Congress is called into special session by FDR, and began its "100 days"
    1942 - Construction of the Alaska Highway began
    1943 - Greek Jews of Salonika are transported to #@!&% extermination camps
    1945 - 334 US B-29 Superfortresses attack Tokyo with 120,000 fire bomb
    1945 - Japanese proclaim "independence" of Indo-China
    1953 - Josef Stalin buried in Moscow
    1954 - 1st local color TV coml WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) NYC (Castro Decorators)
    1956 - Weather forecasting phone line set up in London England
    1957 - 8.1 earthquake shakes Andreanof Islands, Alaska
    1959 - 1st known radar contact is made with Venus
    1959 - Barbie, the popular girls' doll, debuted, over 800 million sold
    1961 - 1st animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9
    1961 - Mine cave-in in Japan, kills 72
    1961 - Sputnik 9 carries Chernushka (dog) into orbit
    1962 - Egyptian Pres Nasser declares Gaza belongs to Palestinians
    1962 - US advisors in South-Vietnam join the fight
    1964 - 1st Ford Mustang produced
    1967 - Svetlana Allilueva, Stalin's daughter, defected to the West
    1974 - Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended
    1976 - 1st female cadets accepted to West Point Military Academy
    1977 - Hanafi Moslems invade 3 buildings in Wash DC, siege ended Mar 11th
    1981 - Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News
    1986 - NASA announces searchers found remains of Challenger astronauts
    1986 - Soviet probe Vega 2 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,030 km
    1987 - Chrysler Corp offered to buy American Motors Corp for $1 billion
    1988 - President Reagan presides at unveiling of Knute Rockne stamp
    1989 - Eastern Airlines files for bankruptcy
    1989 - Soviet Union officially submits to jurisdiction of the World Court
    1990 - Dr Antonia Novello sworn-in as 1st hispanic/female US surgeon general
    1991 - US 70th manned space mission STS 39 (Discovery 12) launches into orbit
    1993 - Rodney King in court says he thinks he heard cops yell racial slurs
    1994 - IRA launch 1st of 3 mortar attacks on London's Heathrow Airport
    1995 - President Konstantine Karamanlis (88) of Greece, resigns
    1996 - STS 75 (Columbia 19), lands