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On This Day – September 9

September 9 is the 252nd day of the year. 113 days remain until the end of the year.

Births

  • 214 – Aurelian, Roman emperor (d. 275)
  • 384 – Honorius, Roman emperor (d. 423)
  • 1828 – Leo Tolstoy, Russian author and playwright (d. 1910)
  • 1890 – Colonel Sanders, American businessman, founded KFC (d. 1980)
  • 1941 – Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1967)
  • 1942 – Inez Foxx, American singer
  • 1960 – Bob Stoops, American football player and coach
  • 1985 – J. R. Smith, American basketball player

Deaths

  • 1000 – Olaf I, king of Norway
  • 1087 – William the Conqueror, English king (b. 1028)
  • 1438 – Edward, king of Portugal (b. 1391)
  • 1487 – Chenghua, emperor of China (b. 1447)
  • 1513 – James IV, king of Scotland (b. 1473)
  • 1596 – Anna Jagiellon, Polish queen (b. 1523)
  • 1976 – Mao Zedong, Chinese philosopher, academic, and politician, 1st Chairman of the Communist Party of China (b. 1893)
  • 1978 – Jack L. Warner, Canadian-American production manager and producer, co-founded Warner Bros. (b. 1892)

Events

  • 1087 – William Rufus becomes King of England, taking the title William II, (reigned until 1100).
  • 1776 – The Continental Congress officially names its union of states the United States.
  • 1791 – Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is named after President George Washington.
  • 1839 – John Herschel takes the first glass plate photograph.
  • 1850 – California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. state.
  • 1948 – Kim Il-sung declares the establishment of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea).
  • 1956 – Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
  • 1965 – The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is established.
  • 2015 – Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.

Holidays

  • International Sudoku Day
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day
  • National Wiener Schnitzel Day
  • National Teddy Bear Day
  • Wonderful Weirdos Day
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