History of 9 September
1904 – Mounted police were used for the first time in the City of New York.
1911 – Italy declared war on the Ottoman Turks and annexed Libya, Tripolitania, and Cyrenaica in North Africa.
1919 – The majority of Boston’s police force went on strike. The force was made up of 1,500 men.
1919 – Alexander Graham Bell and Casey Baldwin’s HD-4, a hydrofoil craft, set a world marine speed record.
1926 – The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA).
1942 – Japan dropped incendiaries over NE in an attempt to set fire to the forests in Oregon and Washington. The forest did not ignite.
1943 – During World War II Allied forces landed at Taranto and Salerno.
1946 – Ben Alexander hosted “Heart’s Desire” for the first time on the Mutual Broadcasting System.
1948 – North Korea became the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea.
1950 – Sal Maglie (New York Giants) pitched a fourth consecutive shutout. Only four other pitchers in the National League had ever accomplished this feat.
1957 – The first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction was signed into law by U.S. President Eisenhower.
1965 – French President Charles de Gaulle announced that France was withdrawing from NATO to protest the domination of the U.S. in the organization.
1965 – Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitched the eighth perfect game in major league baseball history.
1971 – Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings retired from the National Hockey League (NHL).
1979 – Tracy Austin, at 16, became the youngest player to win the U.S. Open women’s tennis title.
1981 – Nicaragua declared a state of economic emergency and banned strikes.
1983 – The Soviet Union announced that the Korean jetliner was shot down on September 1, 1983, was not an accident or an error.
1984 – Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears broke Jim Brown’s combined yardage record when he reached 15,517 yards.
1986 – Frank Reed was taken a hostage in Lebanon by pro-Iranian kidnappers. The director of a private school in Lebanon was released 44 months later.
1986 – Ted Turner presented the first of his colorized films on WTBS in Atlanta, GA.
1986 – Gennadiy Zakharov was indicted by a New York jury on espionage charges. Zakharov was a Soviet United Nations employee.
1987 – Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer aired for the last time on CBS.
1993 – Israeli and PLO leaders agreed to recognize each other.
1994 – The U.S. agreed to accept about 20,000 Cuban immigrants a year. This was in return for Cuba’s promise to halt the flight of refugees.
1994 – The space shuttle Discovery blasted off on an 11-day mission.
1995 – Amtrak’s Broadway Limited service made its final run between New York City, NY, and Chicago, IL.
1997 – Sinn Fein, the IRA’s political ally, formally renounced violence as it took its place in talks on Northern Ireland’s future.
1998 – Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr delivered to the U.S. Congress 36 boxes of material concerning his investigation of U.S. President Clinton.
1998 – Four tourists who had paid $32,500 each were taken in the submarine to view the wreckage of the Titanic. The ship is 2 miles below the Atlantic off Newfoundland.
1999 – The Sega Dreamcast game system went on sale. By 1:00 pm all Toys R Us locations in the U.S. had sold out.
2008 – The iTunes Music Store reached 100 million applications downloaded.
2009 – The iTunes Music Store reached 1.8 billion applications downloaded.
2014 – Apple unveiled the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition.
2015 – Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.
2016 – The government of North Korea conducts its fifth and reportedly biggest nuclear test. World leaders condemn the act, with South Korea calling it “maniacal recklessness”.
Celebrating Birthday Today
- 1981 – Julie Gonzalo, Argentine-American actress
- 1982 – John Kuhn, American football player
- 1982 – Graham Onions, English cricketer
- 1982 – Ai Otsuka, Japanese singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress
- 1982 – Eugenio Romulo Togni, Brazilian footballer
- 1983 – Vitolo, Spanish footballer
- 1983 – Kyle Davies, American baseball player
- 1983 – Edwin Jackson, American baseball player
- 1983 – Cleveland Taylor, English footballer
- 1984 – Jaouad Akaddar, Moroccan footballer (d. 2012)
- 1984 – Brad Guzan, American soccer player
- 1984 – James Hildreth, English cricketer
- 1984 – Michalis Sifakis, Greek footballer
- 1985 – Martin Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- 1985 – Luka Modric, Croatian footballer
- 1985 – J. R. Smith, American basketball player
- 1986 – Michael Bowden, American baseball player
- 1986 – Chamu Chibhabha, Zimbabwean cricketer
- 1986 – Luc Mbah a Moute, Cameroonian basketball player
- 1986 – Keith Yandle, American hockey player
- 1987 – Markus Jurgenson, Estonian footballer
- 1987 – Alexis Palisson, French rugby player
- 1987 – Andrea Petkovic, a German tennis player
- 1988 – Danilo D’Ambrosio, Italian footballer
- 1988 – Will Middlebrooks, American baseball player
- 1989 – Alfonzo Dennard, American football player
- 1989 – Casey Hayward, American football player
- 1990 – Shaun Johnson, New Zealand rugby league player
- 1990 – Haley Reinhart, American singer-songwriter and actress
- 1990 – Andrew Smith, American basketball player (d. 2016)
- 1990 – Jordan Tabor, English footballer (d. 2014)
- 1991 – Hunter Hayes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1991 – Oscar, Brazilian footballer
- 1991 – Danilo Pereira, Bissauan-Portuguese footballer
- 1991 – Yevgeni Ponyatovskiy, Russian footballer
- 1992 – Shannon Boyd, Australian rugby league player
- 1992 – Damian McGinty, Northern Irish actor, and singer
- 1992 – Kristiāns Pelšs, Latvian ice hockey player (d. 2013)
- 1993 – Cameron Cullen, Australian rugby league player
- 1993 – Crazy Mary Dobson, American wrestler
- 1993 – Ryohei Katō, Japanese gymnast
- 1993 – Sharon van Rouwendaal, Dutch swimmer
- 1994 – Clinton Gutherson, Australian rugby league player
- 1997 – Billy Bainbridge, Australian rugby league player