This day in history - December 9

This day in history - December 9.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, December 9, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on December 9 surrounded events relating to the Foundation of New York's First Daily Newspaper, First YMCA in North America, Installation of the World's First Traffic Lights, First African-American U.S. State Governor, Formation of America's Oldest Active Gun Club, First Publication of La Fronde, Cross Mountain Mine Disaster, Murder of Walter Liggett, Doctors' Trial and Release of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'. Many famous people were associated with these important events including Noah Webster, George Williams, John Peake Knight, Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback, Isaac H. Hazelton, Marguerite Durand, Alonzo Wood, Eugene Ault, Walter Liggett, Isadore Blumenfield, Karl Brandt and Charles M. Schulz.

Foundation of New York's First Daily Newspaper - December 9, 1793: On this day in history, December 9, 1793, important events took place today in New York, USA, surrounding the Foundation of New York's First Daily Newspaper. American Lexicographer Noah Webster established the American Minerva, New York's first daily newspaper, on December 9, 1793. Webster would become best known for his publication 'Webster's Dictionary'. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 9, 1793 were Noah Webster. Facts on this day in History December 9: Events on this day in history: Foundation of New York's First Daily Newspaper *** Date: December 9, 1793 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Media *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

First YMCA in North America - December 9, 1851: On this day in history, December 9, 1851, critical events took place today in Montreal, Canada, regarding the First YMCA in North America. On December 9, 1851, just over seven years after Sir George Williams founded the YMCA in London, England, North America's first YMCA was opened in Montreal, Canada. The United States would open their first YMCA 20 days later in Boston Massachusetts. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 9, 1851 were George Williams. Facts on this day in History December 9: Events on this day in history: First YMCA in North America *** Date: December 9, 1851 *** Place: Montreal, Canada *** Category: General Interest *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Installation of the World's First Traffic Lights - December 9, 1868: On this day in history, December 9, 1868, important events took place today in London, England, in respect of the Installation of the World's First Traffic Lights. The world's first traffic lights were installed outside the UK Houses of Parliament on December 9, 1868. The lights, invented by John Peake Knight used semaphore arms in the day and red and green gas lamps at night. The system was operated by a policeman. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 9, 1868 were John Peake Knight. Facts on this day in History December 9: Events on this day in history: Installation of the World's First Traffic Lights *** Date: December 9, 1868 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Inventions *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First African-American U.S. State Governor - December 9, 1872: On this day in history, December 9, 1872, significant events took place today in Louisiana, USA, respecting the First African-American U.S. State Governor. Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback became the first Africa-American State Governor when he served as Governor of Louisiana from December 9, 1872, to January 13, 1873, following the suspension of Henry C. Warmoth. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 9, 1872 were Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback. Facts on this day in History December 9: Events on this day in history: First African-American U.S. State Governor *** Date: December 9, 1872 *** Place: Louisiana, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Formation of America's Oldest Active Gun Club - December 9, 1875: On this day in history, December 9, 1875, crucial events took place today in Massachusetts, USA, relating to the Formation of America's Oldest Active Gun Club. America's oldest active gun club is the Massachusetts Rifle Association. The club was formed in Boston, on December 9, 1875, and among it's founding members was it's first President, Dr. Isaac H. Hazelton. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 9, 1875 were Isaac H. Hazelton. Facts on this day in History December 9: Events on this day in history: Formation of America's Oldest Active Gun Club *** Date: December 9, 1875 *** Place: Massachusetts, USA *** Category: General Interest *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First Publication of La Fronde - December 9, 1897: On this day in history, December 9, 1897, important events took place today in Paris, France, surrounding the First Publication of La Fronde. La Fronde was first published, by French Actress and suffragette Marguerite Durand, on December 9, 1897, in Paris France. The weekly feminist publication was initially financed by Jewish banker Gustave de Rothschild. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 9, 1897 were Marguerite Durand. Facts on this day in History December 9: Events on this day in history: First Publication of La Fronde *** Date: December 9, 1897 *** Place: Paris, France *** Category: Media *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Cross Mountain Mine Disaster - December 9, 1911: On this day in history, December 9, 1911, momentous events took place today in Tennessee, USA, with regard to the Cross Mountain Mine Disaster. An explosion occurred at the Cross Mountain Mine in Briceville, Tennessee on December 9, 1911. The explosion is believed to have been caused by the ignition of methane gas and dust released after a roof fall. 84 miners were killed as a result of the explosion, including Alonzo Wood and Eugene Ault. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 9, 1911 were Alonzo Wood, Eugene Ault. Facts on this day in History December 9: Events on this day in history: Cross Mountain Mine Disaster *** Date: December 9, 1911 *** Place: Tennessee, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Murder of Walter Liggett - December 9, 1935: On this day in history, December 9, 1935, crucial events took place today in Minnesota, USA, relating to the Murder of Walter Liggett. American journalist Walter Liggett was well known for his articles exposing corruption between politicians and organized crime. Liggett was the victim of a drive by shooting, outside his apartment, on December 9, 1935. His wife and three witnesses testified that the murderer was crime boss Isadore Blumenfield, however he was acquitted. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 9, 1935 were Walter Liggett, Isadore Blumenfield. Facts on this day in History December 9: Events on this day in history: Murder of Walter Liggett *** Date: December 9, 1935 *** Place: Minnesota, USA *** Category: Murder *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Doctors' Trial - December 9, 1946: On this day in history, December 9, 1946, momentous events took place today in Nuremberg, Germany, with regard to the Doctors' Trial. The first of the 'Subsequent Nuremberg Trials' was the Doctors' Trial which began on December 9, 1946, in the Palace of Justice, Nuremberg. The defendants were charged with war crimes and Hiltler's personal physician, Karl Brandt, was sentenced to death by hanging. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 9, 1946 were Karl Brandt. Facts on this day in History December 9: Events on this day in history: Doctors' Trial *** Date: December 9, 1946 *** Place: Nuremberg, Germany *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Release of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' - December 9, 1965: On this day in history, December 9, 1965, significant events took place today in United States of America, respecting the Release of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'. The animated television special 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' was released on December 9, 1965, on CBS. Based on Charles M. Schulz's comic strip 'Peanuts', the special featured Charlie Brown and his dog Snoopy. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 9, 1965 were Charles M. Schulz. Facts on this day in History December 9: Events on this day in history: Release of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' *** Date: December 9, 1965 *** Place: United States of America *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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