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Today is 2021-05-09

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1002After trailing 9-0, St. Louis Cardinals beat Atlanta Braves 12-11
1092Lincoln Cathedral consecrated
1336Italian Poet Francesco Petrarca climbs Mont Ventoux
1386Treaty of Windsor between Portugal-England
1460Court yard episcopal palace Atrecht has witch burnings
1502Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to the New World
1502Columbus left Spain on his 4th and final trip to New World
1519Austrian adel / burgerij in uprising against central government
1573Polish Parliament selects Duke of Anjou as King
1588Duke Henri de Guises troops occupy Paris
1671Colonel Thomas Blood attempts to steal Crown Jewels
1689English King Willem III declares war on France
1738England routes fleet in Mediterranean Sea and West-Indies
1753King Louis XV disbands French parliament
17541st newspaper cartoon in America Divided snake `Join or die'
17541st newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake Join or Die""""
1766John Byron back in England after trip around the world
1785British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle
1788English parliament accepts abolishing of slave trade
1836HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin departs Port Louis, Mauritius
1837Sherrod" burns in Mississippi River below Natchez Miss; 175 dies"""
1846Battle of Resaca de la Palma-US sends Mexico back to Rio Grande
1862Battle of Farmington, Mississippi
1862Battle of Ft Pickens, Florida (Pensacola), evacuated by CS
1862US Naval Academy relocated from Annapolis MD to Newport, Rhode Island
1864Battle of Dalton, Georgia
1864Ship battle at Helgoland, Austria-Denmark
1874Victoria Embankment, in London opens
1882Telegraph Hill RR Co organized
1882Telegraph Hill RR Co organized
18961st horseless carriage show in London (featured 10 models)
1899Lawn mower patented
1901Australia opens its 1st parliament in Melbourne
1908Dirk Fock becomes Governor of Suriname
1911Fire breaks out at Empire Theater in Edinburgh Scotland
191317th amendment providing for election of senators by popular vote
191317th amendment provides for election of senators by popular vote
191440th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4
1915German and French fight Battle of Artois
1916British-France Sykes-Picot meet over division of Turkey
1925Cornerstone for Hebrew University layed
1925Cornerstone for Hebrew University, Jerusalem laid
1926Americans Byrd & Bennett make 1st airplane flight over North Pole
1926Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett make 1st flight over North Pole
192753rd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6
1927Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia
1929New York Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pittsburgh Pirates
1929WJW-AM in Cleveland Ohio begins radio transmissions
193056th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6
193157th Preakness: George Ellis aboard Mate wins in 1:59
193258th Preakness: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 1:59.8
1932Piccadilly Circus, 1st lit by electricity
1932WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa merges with WHO to become WHO-WOC
1933Spanish anarchists call for general strike
1936Italy annexed Ethiopia
19361st KLM airplane to land on Bonaire
1936Italy takes Addis Abba, annexing Absynnia (Ethiopia)
1937Reds beat Phillies 21-10 (Ernie Lombardi goes 6 for 6)
1939Catholic church beatified the 1st Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha
1941English Army breaks German spy codes
194268th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57
19435th German Pantser army surrenders in Tunisia
1943Rotschild-Haddassh University Hospital opens
19441st eye bank opened in NYC
1944Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes Governor of Louisiana
1944Dutch resistance fighter Gerard Musch arrested
1944Joe McCarthy returns as Yankee manager after an illness
1944Russians recapture Crimea by taking Sevastopol
1945Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation (Natl Day)
1945Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)
1945Jersey liberated from Nazis
1945Nazi propagandist Max Blokzijl arrested
1945New balata ball used in baseball, 50% livilier
1945Norwegian Nazi collaborators Vidkun Quisling arrested
1945Victory celebration at Red Square
19461st Variety show - NBC's Hour Glass premiers
1946King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates, replaced by Umberto
1949Prince Rainier III becomes leader of Monaco
1950Robert Schuman announces Plan for European integration
1950French Foreign min Robert Schuman calls for European community EGKS
1951Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River
1955German Federal Republic joins NATO
1958Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship
1959Dorothy Rigney, husband John, and Hank Greenberg resign from White Sox
1960Nigeria becomes a member of British Commonwealth
1960US is 1st country to use the birth control pill legally
1960US send U-2 over USSR
1961Jim Gentile hits grand slammers in consecutive innings
1961FCC Chairman Newton N Minow criticizes TV as a `vast wasteland'
1961Baltimore Oriole Jim Gentile hits 2 grand slams (9 RBIs) vs. Minn Twins
1961FCC Chairman Newton N Minow criticizes TV as a vast wasteland""""
1961Jim Gentile is 4th to hit grand slams in consecutive innings
1962Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Pstlophone
1962Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for 1st time
1964Khrushchev visits Egypt
1964Peter and Gordon release World Without Love""""
1965Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert
1965Luna 5 launched (USSR) 1st attempt to soft land on Moon (fails)
19661st black member of Federal Reserve Board (A F Brimmer)
19671st flight of Fokker F-28 Fellowship
1967Gijsbert van Hall resigns as Mayor of Amsterdam
1969BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Billy Hardwick
1970100,000s demonstrate against Vietnam War
197123rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman and Jean Stapleton
1971Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42)
1971Friends of Earth return 1500 non-returnable bottles to Schweppes
1971Largest walk in crowd (31,626) in Baltimore Oriole history
1971Sandra Haynie wins LPGA San Antonio Alamo Golf Open
1973For 2nd time, Johnny Bench hits 3 HRs in a game
1974House Judiciary Committee begin formal hearings on Nixon impeachment
1974House Judiciary Committee begin formal hearings on Nixon impeachment
1975Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 m (world record)
1975Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 m (world record)
1975Flyers 1-Isles 5 - Semifinals - Flyers hold 3-2 lead
1976So Long 174th St" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 16 performances"""
1976Sally Little wins LPGA Ladies Masters at Moss Creek Golf Tournament
1977Hotel Poland in Amsterdam destroyed by fire, 33 killed
1977Mabel Murphy Smythe confirmed as ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon
1977Patty Hearst let out of jail
1978Corpse of kidnapped ex-premier Aldo Moro found
1978Fee Waybill of Tubes breaks a leg falling off stage
1978PSV beats Bastica, 3-0, to win UEFA Cup in Eindhoven Neth
1979US and the USSR sign Salt 2 treaty, limiting nuclear weapons
198035 motorists die as a Liberian freighter rams a Tampa Bay Bridge
1981Kazimiroff Blvd in Bronx named for a Bronx Historian
19829" opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 739 performances"""
1982Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
198318th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama and Willie Nelson
1984White Sox and Brewers play 8:06, game, longest timed baseball game
1987183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw
1987Actor Tom Cruise (27) and actress Mimi Rogers (33), marry
1987Oriole Eddie Murray is 1st to switch hit HRs in 2 consecutive games
1988Belgium: 8th government of Martens forms
1989Saratina!" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 597 performances"""
1989Journalist petition Chinese government for freedom of press
1989New York Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
1989New York Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
1990New York Newsday reporter Jimmy Breslin suspended for a racial slur
1990Sampdoria wins 30th Europe Cup II
1991Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession
1991Michael Landon appears on Tonight Show to talk about his cancer
1992America Cup finals begin in San Diego
1992Final episode of Golden Girls" airs on NBC-TV"""
1992Michelle McLean, 19, of Namibia, crowned 41st Miss Universe
1993Song of Jacob Zulu" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 53 performances"""
1993Landslide in Nambija Ecuador, kills 300
1993Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1993Paraguay holds its 1st President and parliamentary elections in 50 years
1994Passion" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 280 performances"""
1994Mass murderer Joel Rifkind found guilty in New York
1995Cleveland Indians tie record of scoring 8 runs before making an out, they beat Twins 10-0
1995Kinshasa, Zaire under quarantine after an outbreak of Ebola virus
19971st US ambassador since Saigon fell arrives in Vietnam
1997San Diego Padres retire #35 worn by pitcher Randy Jones
1998ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by

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