Sunday, 9 May 2010

May 9 - Summary

May 9th Summary:

May 9 - Events

May 9th Details:
May 9th Events:
1457 BC – Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC) between Thutmose III & a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh.
1012 BC – Solar Eclipse seen at Ugarit between 6:09–6:39 PM.
328 – Athanasius is elected as Patriarch bishop of Alexandria.
1092 – Consecration of Lincoln Cathedral.
1450 – 'Abd al-Latif (Timurid monarch) is assassinated.
1502 – Christopher Columbus leaves Spain for his 4th & final journey to the New World.
1671 – Thomas Blood, whilst disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal the English Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.
1726 – Five men arrested during a raid on Mother Clap's molly house in London are executed at Tyburn.
1868 – City of Reno, Nevada, is founded.
1873 – Der Krach - the Vienna stock market crash heralds the Long Depression.
1874 – First horse-drawn bus in the city of Mumbai.
1877 – Reading of the Declaration of Independence of Romania, by Mihail Kogălniceanu, in the Chamber of Deputies - this day became the Independence Day of Romania.
1887 – Opening of Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show in London.
1901 – Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne.
1911 – Works of Gabriele D'Annunzio are placed by the Vatican in the Index of Forbidden Books.
1915 – Second Battle of Artois between German & French forces (World War I).
1920 – Polish army, under General Edward Rydz-Śmigły, celebrates the capture of Kiev with a victory parade on Khreschatyk (Polish-Soviet War).
1926 – Admiral Richard E. Byrd & Floyd Bennett claim to have flown over the North Pole.
1927 – Australian Parliament convenes in Canberra for the first time.
1936 – Ethiopia is formally annexed Italy, after taking the capital Addis Ababa, on May 5.
1937 – Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy take to the radio airwaves.
1940 – German submarine U-9 sinks the French coastal submarine Doris near Den Helder (World War II).
1941 – German submarine U-110 is captured by the Royal Navy, with the latest Enigma cryptography machine found onboard - allowing cryptographers later to break coded German messages.
1942 – The SS murder 588 Jewish residents of the Podolian town of Zinkiv (Khmelnytska oblast, Ukraine).
1945 – Ratification in Berlin-Karlshorst of the German unconditional surrender of May 8 in Rheims, France.
1945 – Channel Islands are liberated by the British after 5 years of occupation (World War II).
1946 – King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates & is succeeded by Humbert II.
1949 – Rainier III of Monaco becomes Prince of Monaco.
1950 – Robert Schuman presents his proposal, known as the "Schuman declaration" - considered by some historians as the beginning of the European Union's creation.
1950 – Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health is released by L. Ron Hubbard.
1955 – West Germany joins NATO.
1960 – Enovid becomes the world's first approved oral contraceptive pill.
1964 – Ngo Dinh Can, de facto ruler of central Vietnam under his brother President Ngo Dinh Diem is executed.
1969 – Carlos Lamarca leads the first urban guerrilla action against the dictatorship of Brazil in São Paulo.
1970 – Washington, D.C., 75,000 to 100,000 war protesters demonstrate in front of the White House (Vietnam War).
1974 – Watergate Scandal - United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee opens impeachment hearings against President Richard Nixon.
1987 – A Polish LOT Ilyushin IL-62M "Tadeusz Kościuszko" (SP-LBG) crashes after takeoff in Warsaw, Poland.
1988 – New Australian Parliament House opens in Canberra.
1992 – Armenian forces capture Shushi - a major turning point in the Karabakh War.
2001 – The Accra Sports Stadium Disaster in Ghana - deaths are caused by a stampede.
2002 – A remote-controlled bomb explodes in Kaspiysk, Russia, during a holiday parade.
2004 – Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is killed in Grozny (Chechnya) by a land mine bomb blast under a VIP stage during a World War II memorial victory parade.
2006 – Estonia ratifies the European Constitution.

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May 9 - Deaths

May 9th Details:
May 9th Deaths:
1315 – Hugh V - Duke of Burgundy (b. 1282)
1446 – Mary of Enghien - Queen of Naples (b. 1368)
1657 – William Bradford - Governor of Plymouth Colony (b. 1590)
1707 – Dieterich Buxtehude - German composer
1745 – Tomaso Antonio Vitali - Italian violinist & composer(b. 1663)
1747 – John Dalrymple - 2nd Earl of Stair, Scottish soldier & diplomat (b. 1673)
1760 – Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf - German religious & social reformer (b. 1700)
1789 – Jean Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval - French artillery specialist (b. 1715)
1790 – William Clingan - American delegate to the Continental Congress
1791 – Francis Hopkinson - American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1737)
1805 – Friedrich Schiller - German poet & historian (b. 1759)
1861 – Peter Ernst von Lasaulx - German philosopher & writer (b. 1805)
1889 – William S. Harney - U.S. general (b. 1800)
1914 – C.W. Post - American food manufacturer (b. 1854)
1915 – François Faber - Luxembourgish cyclist (b. 1887)
1918 – George Coşbuc - Romanian poet (b. 1866)
1931 – Albert Abraham Michelson - German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
1938 – Thomas B. Thrige - Danish industrialist (b. 1866)
1949 – Prince Louis II of Monaco (b. 1870)
1950 – Esteban Terradas i Illa - Catalan mathematician, scientist, & engineer (b. 1883)
1955 – Kate Booth - the oldest daughter of William & Catherine Booth (b. 1858)
1957 – Ezio Pinza - Italian bass (b. 1892)
1957 – Sir Ernest de Silva - Sri Lankan Philanthropist (b. 1887)
1965 – Leopold Figl - Austrian politician (b. 1902)
1968 – Mercedes de Acosta - American poet, playwright, costume designer, & socialite (b. 1893)
1968 – Finlay Currie - British actor (b. 1878)
1968 – Marion Lorne - American actress (b. 1885)
1970 – Andrew Watson Myles - Canadian politician (b. 1884)
1970 – Walter Reuther - American labor leader (b. 1907)
1976 – Jens Bjørneboe - Norwegian author (b. 1920)
1976 – Ulrike Meinhof - German revolutionist (b. 1934)
1977 – James Jones - American writer (b. 1921)
1978 – Aldo Moro - Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1916)
1979 – Cyrus Eaton - Canadian-American businessman & industrialist (b. 1883)
1981 – Ralph Allen - English footballer (b. 1906)
1985 – Edmond O'Brien - American actor (b. 1915)
1986 – Tenzing Norgay - Nepalese sherpa & 1st sherpa to climb Mt. Everest (b. 1914)
1989 – Keith Whitley - American country music singer (b. 1955)
1993 – Jacques Dextraze - French Canadian military officer (b. 1919)
1994 – Elias Motsoaledi - South African freedom fighter (b. 1924)
1997 – Marco Ferreri - Italian film director (b. 1928)
1998 – Alice Faye - American actress (b. 1915)
1998 – Talat Mahmood - Indian singer (b. 1924)
2000 – Arthur Davis - American animator (b. 1905)
2001 – James E. Myers - American songwriter (Rock Around the Clock) & producer (b. 1919)
2002 – Dan Devine - American football coach (b. 1924)
2003 – Russell B. Long - U.S. Senator from Louisiana (b. 1918)
2004 – Akhmad Kadyrov - Chechen president (b. 1951)
2004 – Alan King - American comedian (b. 1927)
2005 – Nasrat Parsa - Afghani singer (b. 1969)
2007 – Dwight Wilson - second-to-last Canadian WWI veteran (b. 1901)
2007 – Edith Rodriguez - woman refused Emergency Room treatment for gastrointestinal perforation (b. 1964)
2008 – Jack Gibson - Australian rugby league footballer & coach (b. 1929)
2008 – Nuala O'Faolain - Irish journalist (b. 1942)
2009 – Chuck Daly - American basketball coach (b. 1930)
2009 – Evgenios Spatharis - Greek shadow theatre artist (b. 1924)

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May 9 - Births

May 9th Details:
May 9th Births:
1147 – Minamoto no Yoritomo - Japanese shogun (d. 1199)
1741 – Giovanni Paisiello - Italian composer (d. 1816)
1800 – John Brown - American abolitionist (d. 1859)
1837 – Adam Opel - German engineer & industrialist (d. 1895)
1860 – J. M. Barrie - Scottish author (d. 1937)
1866 – Gopal Krishna Gokhale - Leader of Indian Independence Movement (d. 1915)
1873 – Anton Cermak - Mayor of Chicago (d. 1933)
1874 – Howard Carter - British archaeologist (d. 1939)
1882 – George Barker - American painter (d. 1965)
1882 – Henry J. Kaiser - American shipbuilder (d. 1967)
1883 – José Ortega y Gasset - Spanish philosopher (d. 1955)
1886 – Francis Biddle - United States Attorney General (d. 1968)
1892 – Zita of Bourbon-Parma - Empress of Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
1893 – William Moulton Marston - American psychologist, writer (co-creator, Wonder Woman) (d. 1947)
1895 – Richard Barthelmess - American actor (d. 1963)
1895 – Lucian Blaga - Romanian poet, playwright, & philosopher (d. 1961)
1888 – Rolf de Maré - Swedish art collector & museum director (d. 1964)
1907 – Kathryn Kuhlman - famed evangelist (d. 1976)
1907 – Baldur von Schirach - Nazi official (d. 1974)
1907 – Fred Warngård - Swedish athlete (d. 1950)
1908 – Mary Goldsmith - American ceramist (d. 2007)
1909 – Don Messer - Canadian country musician (d. 1973)
1912 – Pedro Armendáriz - Mexican actor (d. 1963)
1912 – Per Imerslund - Norwegian writer (d. 1943)
1914 – Denham Fouts - American male prostitute & socialite (d. 1948)
1914 – Carlo Maria Giulini - Italian musician & conductor (d. 2005)
1914 – Hank Snow - American country music singer & songwriter (d. 1999)
1918 – Moisis Michail Bourlas - Greek member of the World War II resistance
1918 – Orville L. Freeman - American politician (d. 2003)
1918 – Mike Wallace - American journalist
1919 – Arthur English - English actor & comedian (d. 1995)
1920 – Richard Adams - English author
1920 – William Tenn - American author (d. 2010)
1921 – Daniel Berrigan - American peace activist
1921 – Sophie Scholl - resistance fighter in Nazi Germany (d. 1943)
1921 – Mona Van Duyn - American poet (d. 2004)
1923 – Johnny Grant - American radio personality, television producer (d. 2008)
1924 – Bulat Okudzhava - Russian writer & musician (d. 1997)
1927 – Manfred Eigen - German biophysicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1928 – Ralph Goings - American painter
1928 – Pancho Gonzalez - American tennis player (d. 1995)
1928 – Barbara Ann Scott - Canadian figure skater
1929 – Kay Dotrice - British actress (d. 2007)
1930 – Joan Sims - British actress (d. 2001)
1930 – Kalifa Tillisi - Libyan writer & linguist
1931 – Vance Brand - American astronaut
1932 – Geraldine McEwan - English actress
1933 – Jessica Steele - English romance novelist
1934 – Alan Bennett - British author
1935 – Nokie Edwards - American guitarist (The Ventures)
1935 – Roger Hargreaves - English children's author (Mr. Men) (d. 1988)
1936 – Albert Finney - British actor
1936 – Glenda Jackson - English actress & politician
1937 – José Rafael Moneo - Spanish architect
1937 – David Prater - American singer (Sam & Dave) (d. 1988)
1938 – Charles Simic - Yugoslavian-born poet, 15th Poet Laureate of the United States
1939 – Ralph Boston - American athlete
1939 – Pierre Desproges - French humorist (d. 1988)
1939 – Ion Ţiriac - Romanian tennis manager
1940 – James L. Brooks - American film producer & writer
1942 – John Ashcroft - United States Attorney General
1942 – Tommy Roe - American singer & songwriter
1943 – Anders Isaksson - Swedish journalist, writer, & historian (d. 2009)
1943 – Vince Cable - British politician
1944 – Richie Furay - American musician (Poco & Buffalo Springfield)
1944 – Laurence Owen - American figure skater (d.1961)
1945 – Steve Katz - American musician (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1946 – Candice Bergen - American actress
1946 – Clint Holmes - English-born American singer & songwriter
1948 – Hans Georg Bock - German mathematician
1948 – Calvin Murphy - American basketball player
1949 – Billy Joel - American musician
1951 – Alley Mills - American actress
1953 – Bruno Brokken - Belgian high jumper
1955 – Kevin Peter Hall - American actor (d. 1991)
1955 – Anne-Sofie von Otter - Swedish mezzo-soprano
1955 – Meles Zenawi - Prime Minister of Ethiopia
1956 – Wendy Crewson - Canadian actress
1960 – Tony Gwynn - American baseball player
1961 – Sean Altman - singer (Rockapella)
1962 – John Corbett - American actor
1962 – David Gahan - English singer (Depeche Mode)
1962 – Paul Heaton - English singer/songwriter (Beautiful South)
1963 – Sanja Doležal - Croatian singer (Novi fosili)
1965 – Ken Nomura - Japanese racing driver
1965 – Janu Tornell - American model & Survivor contestant
1965 – Steve Yzerman - Canadian ice hockey player
1968 – David Benoit - American basketball player
1968 – Marie-José Perec - French athlete
1969 – Amber - Dutch musician
1969 – Hudson Leick - American actress
1970 – Doug Christie - American basketball player
1970 – Ghostface Killah - American rapper
1971 – Paul McGuigan - English bassist (Oasis)
1972 – Dana Perino - former White House press secretary
1972 – Megumi Odaka - Japanese actress & artist
1972 – Daniela Silivaş - Romanian gymnast & Olympic Champion
1973 – Chu Sang-mi - South Korean actress
1974 – Dylan Lauren -American businesswoman & daughter of fashion designer Ralph Lauren
1975 – Brian Deegan - freestyle motocross innovator
1975 – Chris Diamantopoulos - Canadian actor
1975 – Lane Kiffin - American football coach
1975 – Tamia - Canadian singer
1977 – Choi Jeong-yoon - South Korean actress
1977 – Maggie Dixon - American college basketball coach (d. 2006)
1977 – Iñigo Landaluze - Spanish cyclist
1978 – Leandro Damián Cufré - Argentine footballer
1978 – Aaron Harang - American baseball player
1979 – Dionysis Boukouvalas - Greek composer, pianist & musicologist
1979 – Pierre Bouvier - Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
1979 – Rosario Dawson - American actress
1979 – Matt Morris - American singer-songwriter
1979 – Andrew W.K. - American musician
1979 – Brandon Webb - American baseball player
1980 – Jo Hyeon-jae - South Korean actor
1980 – Grant Hackett - Australian swimmer
1980 – Angela Nikodinov - American figure skater
1980 – Tony Schmidt - German racing driver
1981 – Bill Murphy - American baseball player
1981 – Yu Yokoyama - Japanese actor & singer
1982 – Rachel Boston - American actress
1983 – Tyler Lumsden - American baseball player
1983 – Ryuhei Matsuda - Japanese actor
1983 – Gilles Müller - Luxembourgian tennis player
1984 – Prince Fielder - American baseball player
1985 – Jake Long - American football player
1985 – Audrina Patridge - American actress
1988 – John Ryan Fitzpatrick - Canadian race truck driver
1992 – Melodie Yen - Asian American, ¼ British Trumpet Player of San Marino
1992 – Chris Gutierrez - Filipino actor
1993 – Ryosuke Yamada - Japanese actor & singer
1997 – Zane Huett - American actor

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