1700s / 18th century history on the 9th of September

1791 : Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, was named after President George Washington. official websites : DC.gov | Washington.org

1800s / 19th century history on the 9th of September

1828 : Leo Tolstoy, the Russian writer, was born Лев Николаевич Толстой = Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Yasnaya Polyana, Tula Governorate, Russian Empire (died in 1910 aged 82).

Leo Tolstoy (The School of Life verified YouTube channel video) over 1.4 million views

1839 : The 1st glass plate photograph was taken by John Herschel.

1850 : California was admitted as the 31st U.S. state. official websites : CA.gov | VisitCalifornia.com

1886 : The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works was finalized.

1900s / 20th century history on the 9th of September

1940 : George Stibitz pioneered the first remote operation of a computer.

1941 : Otis Redding, the American singer and songwriter, was born in Dawson, Georgia, USA (died in 1967 aged 26). official website : OtisRedding.com

Otis Redding – Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay official music video (RHiNO verified YouTube channel video) over 100 million views

1946 : Jim Keays, the Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter and musician, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom (died in 2014 aged 67). He was best known as the lead singer of The Masters Apprentices. official website : TheMastersApprentices.com

The Master’s Apprentices – Because I Love You (1971 music video) over 1.2 million views

1947 : The 1st computer bug was found, when a moth lodged in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer, at Harvard University.

1956 : Elvis Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

Elvis Presley performing “Don’t Be Cruel” live on The Ed Sullivan Show on the 9th September in 1956 (The Ed Sullivan Show verified YouTube channel video) over 4.5 million views

1965 : Hurricane Betsy made its 2nd landfall near New Orleans, killing 76 people and causing $1.42 billion (about $12 billion in 2005 dollars) in damages, known as the first hurricane to top $1 billion in damages.

1966 : The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act was signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

1966 : Adam Sandler, the American actor and comedian, was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

1969 : Allegheny Airlines Flight 853 DC-9 collided with a Piper PA-28 in flight, and crashed near Fairland, Indiana.

1969 : Rachel Hunter, the New Zealand model and actress, was born Glenfield, Auckland, New Zealand. official website : RachelHunter.com

1969 : Natasha Stott Despoja, the Australian politician and author, was born in Adelaide, South Australia.

1969 : The Official Languages Act made the French language equal to the English language throughout the Federal government in Canada.

1974 : Shane Crawford, the Australian footballer and coach, was born in Mount Barker, South Australia.

1991 : Tajikistan declared independence from the Soviet Union.

1993 : The Palestine Liberation Organization officially recognized Israel as a legitimate state.

1994 : Space Shuttle Discovery was launched on STS-64.

2000s / 21stth century history on the 9th of September

2001 : The Unix billenium was reached, at exactly 01:46:40 UTC, marking the beginning of the use of 10-digit decimal Unix timestamps.

2004 : The 2004 Australian Embassy bombing killed 10 people in Jakarta.

2009 : The Dubai Metro, the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula, was ceremonially inaugurated at exactly 9:09:09 pm.

2010 : A natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California, created a wall of fire over 300m (1,000 feet ) high, killing 8 people.

2015 : Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.

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