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May 9 - Today in History
By Staff
May 9, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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1092 - Lincoln Cathedral consecrated
1280 - Magnus VI Lagaboeter, King of Norway (1263-80), dies at 42
1336 - Italian poet Francesco Petrarca climbs Mont Ventoux
1386 - Treaty of Windsor between Portugal-England
1460 - Court yard episcopal palace Atrecht has witch burnings
1502 - Columbus left Spain on his 4th and final trip to New World
1519 - Austrian adel/burgerij in uprising against central government
1573 - Polish Parliament selects duke of Anjou as king
1588 - Duke Henri de Guises troops occupy Paris
1657 - William Bradford, Governor (Plymouth Colony, Mass), dies
1671 - Col Thomas Blood attempts to steal Crown Jewels
1689 - English King Willem III declares war on France
1738 - England routes fleet in Mediterranean Sea and West-Indies
1753 - King Louis XV disbands French parliament
1754 - First newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake "Join or Die"
1766 - John Byron back in England after trip around the world
1785 - British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle
1788 - English parliament accepts abolishing of slave trade
1836 - HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin departs Port Louis, Mauritius
1837 - "Sherrod" burns in Mississippi River below Natchez Miss; 175 dies
1846 - Battle of Resaca de la Palma-US sends Mexico back to Rio Grande
1862 - Battle of Farmington, Mississippi
1862 - Battle of Ft Pickens, Florida (Pensacola), evacuated by CS
1862 - US Naval Academy relocated from Annapolis Maryland to Newport, Rhode Island
1864 - -20] Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia
1864 - Battle of Cloyd's Mt, and Swift Creek, VA (Drewery's Bluff, Ft Darling)
1864 - Battle of Dalton, GA
1864 - Ship battle at Helgoland, Austria-Denmark
1882 - Telegraph Hill RR Co organized
1889 - 15th Kentucky Derby: Thomas Kiley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34�
1896 - First horseless carriage show in London (featured 10 models)
1899 - Lawn mower patented
1901 - Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne
1901 - Cleve's Earl Moore no-hits Chic White Sox 9 inn but loses in 10th 4-2
1908 - Dirk Fock becomes governor of Suriname
1913 - 17th amendment provides for election of senators by popular vote
1914 - 40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4
1914 - President Wilson proclaims Mother's Day
1915 - German and French fight Battle of Artois
1916 - British-France Sykes-Picot meet over division of Turkey
1925 - Cornerstone for Hebrew University, Jerusalem laid
1926 - Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett make first flight over North Pole
1927 - 53rd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6
1927 - Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia
1929 - NY Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pitts Pirates
1929 - WJW-AM in Cleveland Ohio begins radio transmissions
1930 - 56th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6
1931 - 57th Preakness: George Ellis aboard Mate wins in 1:59
1932 - 58th Preakness: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 1:59.8
1932 - Piccadilly Circus, first lit by electricity
1933 - Spanish anarchists call for general strike
1934 - Bradman out for a Cricket duck against Cambridge University!
1936 - First KLM airplane to land on Bonaire
1936 - Italy takes Addis Abba, annexing Absynnia (Ethiopia)
1937 - Reds beat Phillies 21-10 (Ernie Lombardi goes 6 for 6)
1939 - Catholic church beatified the first Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha
1941 - English Army breaks German spy codes
1943 - 5th German Pantser army surrenders in Tunisia
1943 - Rotschild-Haddassh University Hospital opens
1944 - First eye bank opens (NYC)
1944 - Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes governor of Louisiana
1944 - Dutch resistance fighter Gerard Musch arrested
1944 - Joe McCarthy returns as Yankee manager after an illness
1944 - Russians recapture Crimea by taking Sevastopol
1945 - Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation (Natl Day)
1945 - Jersey liberated from nazis
1945 - Nazi propagandist Max Blokzijl arrested
1945 - New balata ball used in baseball, 50% livilier
1945 - Norwegian nazi collaborators Vidkun Quisling arrested
1945 - Victory celebration at Red Square
1946 - First hour long entertainment TV show, "NBC's Hour Glass" premieres
1946 - King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates, replaced by Umberto
1949 - Britain's first launderette opens in Queensway London
1949 - Prince Rainier III becomes leader of Monaco
1950 - French Foreign min Robert Schuman calls for European community EGKS
1950 - Norman Dello Joco's premieres in Bronxville
1951 - Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River
1955 - German Federal Republic joins NATO
1958 - Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship
1959 - Dorothy Rigney, husband John, and Hank Greenberg resign from White Sox
1960 - Nigeria becomes a member of British Commonwealth
1960 - US is first country to use the birth control pill legally
1960 - US send U-2 over USSR
1961 - Balt Oriole Jim Gentile hits 2 grand slams (9 RBIs) vs Minn Twins
1961 - FCC Chairman Newton N Minow criticizes TV as a "vast wasteland"
1961 - Jim Gentile is 4th to hit grand slams in consecutive innings
1962 - Beatles sign their first contract with EMI Pstlophone
1962 - Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for first time
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1963 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 - Khrushchev visits Egypt
1964 - Peter and Gordon release "World Without Love"
1965 - Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert
1965 - Luna 5 launched (USSR) first attempt to soft land on Moon (fails)
1966 - First black member of Federal Reserve Board (A F Brimmer)
1966 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1967 - First flight of Fokker F-28 Fellowship
1967 - Gijsbert van Hall resigns as mayor of Amsterdam
1969 - BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Billy Hardwick
1970 - 100,000s demonstrate against Vietnam War
1971 - 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman and Jean Stapleton
1971 - Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42)
1971 - Friends of Earth return 1500 non-returnable bottles to Schweppes
1971 - Largest walk in crowd (31,626) in Balt Oriole history
1971 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA San Antonio Alamo Golf Open
1973 - For 2nd time, Johnny Bench hits 3 HRs in a game
1974 - House Judiciary Committee begin formal hearings on Nixon impeachment
1975 - Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 m (world record)
1975 - Flyers 1-Isles 5-Semifinals-Flyers hold 3-2 lead
1976 - Sally Little wins LPGA Ladies Masters at Moss Creek Golf Tournament
1977 - Hotel Poland in Amsterdam destroyed by fire, 33 killed
1977 - Mabel Murphy Smythe confirmed as ambassador to Republic of Cameroon
1977 - Patty Hearst let out of jail
1978 - Corpse of kidnapped ex-premier Aldo Moro found
1978 - Fee Waybill of Tubes breaks a leg falling off stage
1978 - PSV beats Bastica, 3-0, to win UEFA Cup in Eindhoven Neth
1979 - US and USSR sign Salt 2 treaty, limiting nuclear weapons
1980 - 35 motorists die as a Liberian freighter rams a Tampa Bay Bridge
1981 - Kazimiroff Blvd in Bronx named for a Bronx historian
1982 - Arthur Kopit's musical "Nine," premieres in NYC
1982 - Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1983 - 18th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama and Willie Nelson
1984 - Alexander Calder's "Big Crinkly" sells for $852,000
1984 - Chicago White Sox beat Milw Brewers, 7-6, in 25 inn (started 5/8)
1984 - White Sox and Brewers play 8:06, game, longest timed baseball game
1987 - 183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw
1987 - Actor Tom Cruise (27) and actress Mimi Rogers (33), marry
1987 - Oriole Eddie Murray is first to switch hit HRs in 2 consecutive games
1988 - A's winning streak hits 14, ends tommorow
1988 - Australia's new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth
1988 - Belgium: 8th government of Martens forms
1989 - Journalist petition Chinese government for freedom of press
1989 - NY Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
1989 - NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
1989 - VP Quayle say in United Negro College Fund speech: "What a waste it is to lose one's mind" instead of "a mind is terrible thing to waste"
1990 - NY Newsday reporter Jimmy Breslin suspended for a racial slur
1990 - Sampdoria wins 30th Europe Cup II
1991 - Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession
1991 - Michael Landon appears on Tonight Show to talk about his cancer
1992 - America Cup finals begin in San Diego
1992 - Final episode of "Golden Girls" airs on NBC-TV
1992 - Michelle McLean, 19, of Namibia, crowned 41st Miss Universe
1993 - Landslide in Nambija Ecuador, kills 300
1993 - Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1993 - Paraguay holds its first presidential and parliamentary elections in 50 years
1994 - Mass murderer Joel Rifkind found guilty in NY
1995 - Cleveland Indians tie record of scoring 8 runs before making an out, they beat Twins 10-0
1995 - Kinshasa, Zaire under quarantine after an outbreak of Ebola virus
1997 - First US ambassador since Saigon fell arrives in Vietnam
1997 - San Diego Padres retire #35 worn by pitcher Randy Jones

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