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Events Throughout History

Historical Events for August 9th

  • Year 378 » Gothic War (376-382) known as Gothic War: Battle of Adrianople A large Roman Empire called Roman army led by Emperor Valens is defeated by the Visigoths. Valens is killed along with over half of his army.
  • Year 1173 » Construction of the campanile of the Cathedral of Pisa (now known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa) begins; it will take two centuries to complete.
  • Year 1329 » Kollam called Quilon, the first Christianity in India or Indian Christian Diocese, is erected by Pope John XXII; the French-born Jordanus is appointed the first Bishop.
  • Year 1483 » Opening of the Sistine Chapel in Rome with the celebration of a Mass (liturgy) or Mass.
  • Year 1610 » The Anglo-Powhatan Wars or First Anglo-Powhatan War begins in Colony of Virginia known as colonial Virginia.
  • Year 1810 » Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire.
  • Year 1814 » Indian Wars: the Muscogee (Creek) or Creek sign the Treaty of Fort Jackson, giving up huge parts of Alabama and Georgia (U.S. state) called Georgia.
  • Year 1842 » The Webster–Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States–Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains.
  • Year 1854 » Henry David Thoreau publishes 'Walden'.
  • Year 1862 » American Civil War: Battle of Cedar Mountain At Culpeper County, Virginia Cedar Mountain, Virginia, Confederate States of America Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson Stonewall Jackson narrowly defeats United States Union forces under General John Pope (
  • Year 1877 » Indian Wars: Battle of Big Hole A small band of Nez Perce tribe called Nez Percé Indians clash with the United States Army
  • Year 1892 » Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way Telegraphy named telegraph.
  • Year 1902 » Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Year 1907 » The first Boy Scout Brownsea Island Scout camp e.g encampment concludes at Brownsea Island in southern England.
  • Year 1914 » Start of the Battle of Mulhouse, part of a French attempt to recover the province of Alsace and the first French offensive of World War I.
  • Year 1925 » A Kakori train robbery called train robbery takes place in Kakori, near Lucknow, India
  • Year 1930 » Betty Boop makes her cartoon debut in 'Dizzy Dishes'.
  • Year 1936 » Summer Olympic Games: 1936 Summer Olympics known as Games of the XI Olympiad Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the games.
  • Year 1942 » Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement.
  • Year 1942 » World War II: Battle of Savo Island Allies of World War II known as Allied naval forces protecting their amphibious forces during the initial stages of the Battle of Guadalcanal are surprised and defeated by an Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser force.
  • Year 1944 » The United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time.
  • Year 1944 » Continuation War: The Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive, the largest offensive launched by Soviet Union against Finland during the Second World War, ends to a strategic stalemate. Both Finnish and Soviet troops at the Finnish front dug to defensive positions,
  • Year 1945 » World War II: Nagasaki, Nagasaki Nagasaki is Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki devastated when an nuclear weapon atomic bomb, 'Fat Man', is dropped by the United States B-29 Superfortress B-29 'Bockscar'. 39,000 people are killed outright.
  • Year 1945 » The Red Army Soviet invasion of Manchuria named invades Japanese-occupied Manchuria.
  • Year 1965 » A fire at a LGM-25C Titan II or Titan missile base near Searcy, Arkansas kills 53 construction workers.
  • Year 1965 » Singapore is History of the Republic of Singapore Independence of Singapore named expelled from Malaysia and becomes the only country to date to gain independence unwillingly.
  • Year 1971 » The Troubles: The British Army in Northern Ireland launches Operation Demetrius. Hundreds of people are arrested and Internment known as interned, thousands are displaced, and twenty are killed in the violence that followed.
  • Year 1974 » As a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice President of the United States of America called Vice President, Gerald Ford, becomes president.
  • Year 1993 » The Liberal Democratic Party (Japan) e.g Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership.
  • Year 1999 » Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.
  • Year 2006 » At least 21 suspected terrorists were arrested in the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot that happened in the United Kingdom. The arrests were made in London, Birmingham, and High Wycombe in an overnight operation.
  • Year 2014 » Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African American male in Ferguson, Missouri, was Shooting of Michael Brown shot and killed by a Ferguson Police Department (Missouri) Ferguson police officer, sparking 2014 Ferguson, Missouri unrest protests and unres

World History for the Month of August