1700s / 18th century history on the 9th of September
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).
1839 : The 1st glass plate photograph was taken by John Herschel.
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
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
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.
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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