Today in History, English
Today in History, English

89971August 9Event1965 – Singapore is expelled from Malaysia and becomes the only country to date to gain independence unwillingly.
89972August 9Event1965 – A fire at a Titan missile base near Searcy, Arkansas kills 53 construction workers.
89973August 9Event1969 – Followers led by Charles Manson murder pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men's hairstylist Jay Sebring and recent high-school graduate Steven Parent.
89974August 9Event1971 – The Troubles: The British Army in Northern Ireland launches Operation Demetrius. Hundreds of people are arrested and interned, thousands are displaced, and twenty are killed in the violence that followed.
89975August 9Event1974 – 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, Gerald Ford, becomes president.
89976August 9Event1993 – The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership.
89977August 9Event1999 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.
89978August 9Event2006 – 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.
89979August 9Event2013 – Gunmen open fire at a Sunni mosque in the city of Quetta killing at least 10 people and injuring 30.
89980August 9Event2014 – Michael Brown, a 18-year-old African American male in Ferguson, Missouri, was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer, sparking protests and unrest in the city.
89981August 9Birth1201 – Arnold Fitz Thedmar, English historian and merchant (d. 1274)
89982August 9Birth1537 – Francesco Barozzi, Italian mathematician and astronomer (d. 1604)
89983August 9Birth1544 – Bogislaw XIII, Duke of Pomerania (d. 1606)
89984August 9Birth1603 – Johannes Cocceius, German-Dutch theologian and academic (d. 1669)
89985August 9Birth1631 – John Dryden, English poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1700)
89986August 9Birth1653 – John Oldham, English poet and translator (d. 1683)
89987August 9Birth1669 – Eudoxia Lopukhina, Russian wife of Peter the Great (d. 1731)
89988August 9Birth1674 – František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect, designed the Veltrusy Mansion (d. 1766)
89989August 9Birth1696 – Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein (d. 1772)
89990August 9Birth1722 – Prince Augustus William of Prussia (d. 1758)
89991August 9Birth1726 – Francesco Cetti, Italian priest, zoologist, and mathematician (d. 1778)
89992August 9Birth1757 – Thomas Telford, Scottish architect and engineer, designed the Menai Suspension Bridge (d. 1834)
89993August 9Birth1776 – Amedeo Avogadro, Italian physicist and chemist (d. 1856)
89994August 9Birth1783 – Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1801)
89995August 9Birth1788 – Adoniram Judson, American missionary and lexicographer (d. 1850)
89996August 9Birth1797 – Charles Robert Malden, English lieutenant and surveyor (d. 1855)
89997August 9Birth1805 – Joseph Locke, English engineer and politician (d. 1860)
89998August 9Birth1845 – André Bessette, Canadian saint (d. 1937)
89999August 9Birth1847 – Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo, French-Italian wife of Amadeo I of Spain (d. 1876)
90000August 9Birth1861 – Dorothea Klumpke, American astronomer and academic (d. 1942)

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