Today in History, English
Today in History, English

102691September 9Event1948 – Kim Il-sung declares the establishment of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
102692September 9Event1956 – Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
102693September 9Event1965 – The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is established.
102694September 9Event1965 – Hurricane Betsy makes its second landfall near New Orleans, leaving 76 dead and $1.42 billion ($10–12 billion in 2005 dollars) in damages, becoming the first hurricane to cause over $1 billion in unadjusted damage.
102695September 9Event1966 – The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.
102696September 9Event1969 – Allegheny Airlines Flight 853 DC-9 collides in flight with a Piper PA-28 and crashes near Fairland, Indiana.
102697September 9Event1969 – In Canada, the Official Languages Act comes into force, making French equal to English throughout the Federal government.
102698September 9Event1970 – A British airliner is hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and flown to Dawson's Field in Jordan.
102699September 9Event1971 – The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, eventually resulting in 39 dead, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.
102700September 9Event1972 – In Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park, a Cave Research Foundation exploration and mapping team discovers a link between the Mammoth and Flint Ridge cave systems, making it the longest known cave passageway in the world.
102701September 9Event1990 – Batticaloa massacre: Massacre of 184 minority Tamil civilians by Sri Lankan Army in the eastern Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka.
102702September 9Event1991 – Tajikistan declares independence from the Soviet Union.
102703September 9Event1993 – The Palestine Liberation Organization officially recognizes Israel as a legitimate state.
102704September 9Event1999 – Sega releases the first 128-bit video game console, the Dreamcast.
102705September 9Event2001 – Ahmad Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan by two al-Qaeda assassins who claimed to be Arab journalists wanting an interview.
102706September 9Event2001 – Pärnu methanol tragedy occurs in Pärnu County, Estonia.
102707September 9Event2001 – The Unix billennium is reached, marking the beginning of the use of 10-digit decimal Unix time stamps.
102708September 9Event2009 – The Dubai Metro, the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula, is ceremonially inaugurated.
102709September 9Event2012 – The Indian space agency puts into orbit its heaviest foreign satellite yet, in a streak of 21 consecutive successful PLSV launches.
102710September 9Event2012 – A wave of attacks kill more than 100 people and injure 350 others across Iraq.
102711September 9Event2015 – Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.
102712September 9Birth214 – Aurelian, Roman emperor (d. 275)
102713September 9Birth384 – Honorius, Roman emperor (d. 423)
102714September 9Birth1349 – Albert III, Duke of Austria (d. 1395)
102715September 9Birth1427 – Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (d. 1464)
102716September 9Birth1466 – Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (d. 1523)
102717September 9Birth1558 – Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercœur (d. 1602)
102718September 9Birth1585 – Cardinal Richelieu, French cardinal and politician (d. 1642)
102719September 9Birth1629 – Cornelis Tromp, Dutch general (d. 1691)
102720September 9Birth1700 – Princess Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (d. 1780)

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