March 9

March 9

Teacher's Day or Eid Al Moalim (Lebanon)

Events
1009 – First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
1276 – Augsburg becomes an Imperial Free City.
1842 – The first documented discovery of gold in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.
1910 – The Westmoreland County Coal Strike, involving 15,000 coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers, begins.
1957 – A magnitude 8.3 earthquake in the Andreanof Islands, Alaska triggers a Pacific-wide tsunami causing extensive damage to Hawaii and Oahu.
1959 – The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
1960 – Dr. Belding Hibbard Scribner implants for the first time a shunt he invented into a patient, which allows the patient to receive hemodialysis on a regular basis.
1961 – Sputnik 9 successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.
1976 – Forty-two people die in the 1976 Cavalese cable-car disaster, the worst cable-car accident to date.
1997 – Comet Hale-Bopp: Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia are treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day.
2010 – The first same-sex marriages in Washington, D.C., take place.
2011 – Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.

 

 

 

 

 



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