September 9 in History
|September 9th is…
Care Bears Share Your Care Day
Steak Au Poivre Day
National Teddy Bear Day
1543 – Mary Stuart, nine months old, was crowned “Queen of Scots” in the central Scottish town of Stirling.
1776 – The Continental Congress officially named its new union of sovereign states ‘The United States.’
1789 – The Bill of Rights was approved by the United States House of Representatives.
1791 – Washington, DC (District of Columbia), the capital of the United States, was named after President George Washington.
1839 – John Herschel took the first glass plate photograph. He also named seven moons of Saturn and four moons of Uranus, among other achievements.
1850 – California became the 31st state.
1917 -The first recorded use of “OMG” was in a 1917 letter to Winston Churchill.
1917 – (fictional) George, the Time Traveler, encountered his friend Filby’s now-grown son James, who advises his father was lost in the Great War in George Pal’s 1960 film, The Time Machine.
1926 – The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was founded by the Radio Corporation of America
1947 – The first case of a computer bug being found… a moth lodged in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.
1950 – The first American television show to incorporate a laugh track was the sitcom The Hank McCune Show, although the technique started in radio in the 1940s.
1956 – Elvis Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
1965 – The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development was established.
1966 – The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act was signed into law by US President Lyndon B. Johnson.
1967 – George of the Jungle cartoon debuted on ABC.
1969 – The Official Languages Act was enacted in Canada, making French equal to English throughout the Federal government.
1971 – The Attica prison riot occurred – 1200 inmates revolted, resulting in the deaths of 10 hostages and 29 inmates.
1972 – Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids premiered on CBS.
#1 Hit September 9, 1978 – September 29, 1978: A Taste of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie
1993 – The Palestine Liberation Organization officially recognized Israel as a legitimate state.
#1 Hit September 9, 1995 – September 29, 1995: Coolio featuring L.V. – Gangsta’s Paradise
1999 – Sega released the first 128-bit video game console, the Dreamcast.
#1 Hit September 9, 2006 – October 27, 2006: Justin Timberlake – SexyBack
2006 – Bleach premiered on Adult Swim