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August 9th, 2048 (August 09 2048)EventCaesar s civil war: Battle of PharsalusJulius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.Julius Caesar Quotes
August 9th, 2001 (August 09 2001)EventUS President George W. Bush announces his support for federal funding of limited research on embryonic stem cells.George W. Bush Quotes
August 9th, 1999 (August 09 1999)EventRussian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.Boris Yeltsin Quotes
August 9th, 1999 (August 09 1999)EventThe Diet of Japan enacts a law establishing the Hinomaru and Kimi Ga Yo as the official national flag and national anthem.
August 9th, 1993 (August 09 1993)EventThe Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership.
August 9th, 1988 (August 09 1988)EventThe first official night game is played at Chicago s Wrigley Field, the last Major League ballpark to install lights, some 40 years after the second-to-last team, the Detroit Tigers.
August 9th, 1977 (August 09 1977)EventThe military-controlled Government of Uruguay announces that it will return the nation to civilian rule through general elections in 1981 for a President and Congress.
August 9th, 1974 (August 09 1974)EventAs 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.Gerald Ford Quotes
August 9th, 1969 (August 09 1969)EventMembers of a cult led by Charles Manson brutally 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 at 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles, California.Sharon Tate Quotes
August 9th, 1965 (August 09 1965)EventSingapore seceded from Malaysia and gained independence.
August 9th, 1965 (August 09 1965)EventA fire at a Titan missile base near Little Rock, Arkansas kills 53 construction workers.
August 9th, 1945 (August 09 1945)EventWorld War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, "Fat Man", is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. 70,000 people are killed instantly. Saki Quotes
August 9th, 1944 (August 09 1944)EventThe United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time.
August 9th, 1942 (August 09 1942)EventIndian leader, Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement.Mahatma Gandhi Quotes
August 9th, 1942 (August 09 1942)EventWorld War II: Battle of Savo IslandAllied naval forces protecting their amphibious forces during the initial stages of the Battle of Guadalcanal are surprised and defeated by an Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser force.
August 9th, 1936 (August 09 1936)EventSummer Olympic Games: Games of the XI Olympiad: Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the games becoming the first American to win four medals in one Olympiad.Jesse Owens Quotes
August 9th, 1907 (August 09 1907)EventThe first Boy Scout encampment concludes at Brownsea Island in Southern England.
August 9th, 1902 (August 09 1902)EventEdward VII is crowned king of the United Kingdom.
August 9th, 1892 (August 09 1892)EventThomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph.
August 9th, 1877 (August 09 1877)EventIndian Wars: Battle of Big HoleA small band of Nez Perce Indians clash with the United States Army.
August 9th, 1862 (August 09 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Cedar MountainAt Cedar Mountain, Virginia, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson narrowly defeats Union forces under General John Pope.
August 9th, 1842 (August 09 1842)EventWebster-Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States-Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains. The Rock Quotes
August 9th, 1810 (August 09 1810)EventNapoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire.
August 9th, 1666 (August 09 1666)EventRear Admiral Robert Holmes leads a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships in the Vlie estuary, and pillaging the town of West-Terschelling, an act later knkown as "Holmes s Bonfire".
August 9th, 1483 (August 09 1483)EventOpening of the Sistine Chapel
August 9th, 1329 (August 09 1329)EventQuilon the first Indian Diocese was erected by Pope John XXII and Jordanus was appointed the first Bishop
August 9th, 1173 (August 09 1173)EventConstruction of the Tower of Pisa begins, and it takes two centuries to complete.
August 9th, 1048 (August 09 1048)EventPope Damasus II dies in Rome, after reigning for only 23 days.
August 9th, 0681 (August 09 0681)EventBulgaria is founded as a Khanate on the south bank of the Danube, after defeating the Byzantine armies of Emperor Constantine IV south of the Danube delta.
August 9th, 0378 (August 09 0378)EventGothic War: Battle of AdrianopleA large Roman army led by Emperor Valens is defeated by the Visigoths in present-day Turkey. Valens is killed along with over half of his army.

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