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May 9th, 2006 (May 09 2006)EventEstonia ratifies the European Constitution.
May 9th, 2006 (May 09 2006)EventGeorge Preca is canonised as the first Maltese saint in history.
May 9th, 2004 (May 09 2004)EventChechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is killed in a land mine bomb blast under a VIP stage during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny, Chechnya.
May 9th, 2002 (May 09 2002)EventThe 38-day stand-off in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem comes to an end when the Palestinians inside agree to have 13 suspected militants among them deported to several different countries.
May 9th, 2002 (May 09 2002)EventIn Kaspiysk, Russia, a remote-controlled bomb explodes during a holiday parade killing 43 and injuring at least 130.
May 9th, 2001 (May 09 2001)EventIn Ghana 129 football fans die in what became known as the Accra Sports Stadium Disaster. The deaths were caused by a stampede (caused by the firing of teargas by police personnel at the stadium)that followed a controversial decision by the referee handling a crucial match between arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
May 9th, 1992 (May 09 1992)EventArmenian forces capture Shusha, marking a major turning point in the Karabakh War.
May 9th, 1988 (May 09 1988)EventThe new Australian Parliament House opens in Canberra.
May 9th, 1987 (May 09 1987)EventA Polish LOT Ilyushin IL-62M "Tadeusz Kosciuszko" (SP-LBG) crashes after takeoff in Warsaw, Poland, killing 183 people.
May 9th, 1980 (May 09 1980)EventIn Florida, Liberian freighter MV Summit Venture hits the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay sending 35 people (most in a bus) to a watery death as a 1,400-foot section of the bridge collapses.
May 9th, 1980 (May 09 1980)EventIn Norco, California, five masked gunman hold up a Security Pacific bank, leading to a violent shoot-out and one of the largest pursuits in California history. Two of the gunmen and one police officer are killed and thirty-three police and civilian vehicles are destroyed in the chase.
May 9th, 1980 (May 09 1980)EventThe first meeting of Pope John Paul II and the Archbishop of Canterbury takes place in Ghana.
May 9th, 1974 (May 09 1974)EventWatergate Scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee opens formal and public impeachment hearings against President Richard Nixon.
May 9th, 1970 (May 09 1970)EventVietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 75,000 to 100,000 war protesters demonstrate in front of the White House.
May 9th, 1961 (May 09 1961)EventJim Gentile of the Baltimore Orioles becomes the first player in baseball history to hit grand slams in consecutive innings.
May 9th, 1960 (May 09 1960)EventThe FDA announces it will approve birth control as an additional indication for Searle s Enovid, making Enovid the world s first approved oral contraceptive pill. Ovid Quotes
May 9th, 1956 (May 09 1956)EventFirst ascent of Manaslu, the world s eighth-highest mountain.
May 9th, 1955 (May 09 1955)EventCold War: West Germany joins NATO.
May 9th, 1955 (May 09 1955)EventSam and Friends debuts on a local United States television channel, marking the first television appearance of both Jim Henson and what would become Kermit the Frog and the Muppets.
May 9th, 1950 (May 09 1950)EventRobert Schuman presents his proposal on the creation of an organized Europe, indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations. This proposal, known as the "Schuman declaration", is considered by some people to be the beginning of the creation of what is now the European Union.
May 9th, 1950 (May 09 1950)EventL. Ron Hubbard s Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health is released.L. Ron Hubbard Quotes
May 9th, 1949 (May 09 1949)EventRainier III of Monaco becomes Prince of Monaco.
May 9th, 1946 (May 09 1946)EventKing Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates and is succeeded by Humbert II.
May 9th, 1945 (May 09 1945)EventWorld War II: The final German surrender to Marshal Georgy Zhukov at Berlin-Karlshorst is signed by Colonel-General Hans-Jurgen Stumpff as the representative of the Luftwaffe, Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel as the Chief of Staff of OKW, and Admiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg as Commander-in-Chief of the Kriegsmarine.Wilhelm Keitel Quotes
May 9th, 1945 (May 09 1945)EventWorld War II: General Alexander Lohr, commander of German Army Group E in Topolsica signs the unconditional surrender of German occupying forces in former Yugoslavia ending World War II in Slovenia.
May 9th, 1945 (May 09 1945)EventWorld War II: Partisans liberate Ljubljana.
May 9th, 1945 (May 09 1945)EventWorld War II: Hermann Goring is captured by the United States Army.Hermann Goring Quotes
May 9th, 1945 (May 09 1945)EventWorld War II: Vidkun Quisling is arrested in Norway.
May 9th, 1945 (May 09 1945)EventWorld War II: The Red Army enters Prague (capitulation of Nazi occupation troops).
May 9th, 1945 (May 09 1945)EventWorld War II: The Soviet Union marks Victory Day.
May 9th, 1945 (May 09 1945)EventWorld War II: The Channel Islands are formally liberated by the British.
May 9th, 1942 (May 09 1942)EventWorld War II: Belgrade becomes the first Axis-conquered city to murder or eliminate its Jewish population, largely with the help of Serbian collaborators.
May 9th, 1942 (May 09 1942)EventHolocaust: The SS murder 588 Jewish residents of the Podolian town of Zinkiv (Khmelnytska oblast, Ukraine).
May 9th, 1941 (May 09 1941)EventWorld War II: The German submarine U-110 is captured by the Royal Navy. On board is the latest Enigma cryptography machine which Allied cryptographers later use to break coded German messages.
May 9th, 1940 (May 09 1940)EventWorld War II: The German submarine U-9 sinks the French coastal submarine Doris near Den Helder.
May 9th, 1936 (May 09 1936)EventItaly formally annexes Ethiopia after taking the capital Addis Ababa on May 5.
May 9th, 1927 (May 09 1927)EventThe Australian Parliament first convenes in Canberra.
May 9th, 1926 (May 09 1926)EventAdmiral Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett claim to have flown over the North Pole (later discovery of Byrd s diary seems to indicate that this did not happen).Richard E. Byrd Quotes
May 9th, 1920 (May 09 1920)EventPolish-Soviet War: The Polish army under General Edward Rydz-Smigly celebrates its capture of Kiev with a victory parade on Khreschatyk.
May 9th, 1915 (May 09 1915)EventWorld War I: Second Battle of Artois between German and French forces.
May 9th, 1914 (May 09 1914)EventJ.T. Hearne becomes the first bowler to take 3000 first-class wickets.
May 9th, 1904 (May 09 1904)EventThe steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine to exceed 100mph.
May 9th, 1901 (May 09 1901)EventAustralia opens its first parliament in Melbourne.
May 9th, 1887 (May 09 1887)EventBuffalo Bill Cody s Wild West Show opens in London.
May 9th, 1877 (May 09 1877)EventMihail Kogalniceanu reads, in the Chamber of Deputies, the Declaration of Independence of Romania. This day became the Independence Day of Romania.
May 9th, 1874 (May 09 1874)EventThe first horse-drawn bus makes its debut in the city of Mumbai, plying two routes.
May 9th, 1873 (May 09 1873)EventDer Krach: Vienna stock market crash heralds the Long Depression.
May 9th, 1868 (May 09 1868)EventThe city of Reno, Nevada, is founded.
May 9th, 1726 (May 09 1726)EventFive men arrested during a raid on Mother Clap s molly house in London are executed at Tyburn.
May 9th, 1671 (May 09 1671)EventThomas Blood, disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal England s Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.
May 9th, 1502 (May 09 1502)EventChristopher Columbus leaves Spain for his fourth and final journey to the New World.Christopher Columbus Quotes
May 9th, 1457 (May 09 1457)EventBattle of Megiddo (15th century BC) between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh. It is the first battle to have been recorded in what is accepted as relatively reliable detail.
May 9th, 1450 (May 09 1450)Event Abd al-Latif (Timurid monarch) is assassinated.
May 9th, 1092 (May 09 1092)EventThe Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated.
May 9th, 0328 (May 09 0328)EventAthanasius is elected Patriarch bishop of Alexandria.

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