March 9 in Pop Culture History

09March 9 in Pop Culture History
1611 – Johannes Fabricius, a Dutch astronomer, discovered sunspots.

1822 – Charles M. Graham of NY was issued the first US Patent (#X03472) for artificial teeth.

1841 – The US Supreme Court ruled that the African slaves who seized control of the Amistad slave ship had been illegally forced into slavery, and thus were free under American law.

1858 – The first US Patent (#19,578) for a street postal mailbox was patented by Albert Potts, of Philadelphia.

1957 (Earthquake) Andreanof Islands, Alaska

1959 – #1 Hit March 9, 1959 – April 12, 1959: Frankie AvalonVenus

1959 – Barbie debuted. Barbie’s appearance was modeled on a doll named Lilli, which was based on a racy German comic strip character.

1984 – Children of the Corn and Splash were released in theaters

1985 – #1 Hit March 9, 1985 – March 29, 1985: REO SpeedwagonCan’t Fight This Feeling

1985 – The Tyler Civitan Club was the first to partake in the Adopt-a-Highway Sign Program, erected on Texas’s Highway 69.

1989 – A Geomagnetic Storm affected Quebec’s electrical transmission system.

1990 – Joe Versus the Volcano and House Party were released in theaters.

1991 – #1 Hit March 9, 1991 – March 22, 1991: Mariah CareySomeday

1997 – Christopher Wallace, AKA Biggie Smalls, AKA the Notorious B.I.G., was shot to death at a stoplight in Los Angeles. Rapper Suge Knight has been eyed as the killer. Suge was also accused of running over (and killing) Terry Carter in January, 2015.

2002 – #1 Hit March 9, 2002 – April 19, 2002: Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja RuleAin’t It Funny

2007 – 300 debuted in theaters.

2009 – Castle premiered on ABC

2256 – (fictional) Construction was finished on space station Babylon 5, TV show.

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