March 9

March 9.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, March 9, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on March 9 encompassed events relating to the Departure of Cabral on the Expedition During Which He Discovered Brazil, Murder of Mary, Queen of Scots' Secretary, Posthumous Exhoneration of Jean Calas, Marriage of Napoleon and Josephine, Description of the First Battery Operated Clock, Formation of the French Foreign Legion, Ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that Some Africans Had Been Illegally Taken into Slavery, First Well Known Discovery of Gold in California, Introduction of the Barbie Doll and Hanafi Siege. Many famous people were associated with these important events including Pedro Alvares Cabral, Mary, Queen of Scots, David Rizzio, Lord Darnley, Jean Calas, Voltaire, Louis XV, Napoleon Bonaparte, Josephine de Beauhamais, Francis Ronalds, Louis-Phillippe, Thomas R. Gedney, Francisco Lopez, Ruth Handler and Hamaas Abdul Khaalis.

Departure of Cabral on the Expedition During Which He Discovered Brazil - March 9, 1500: On this day in history, March 9, 1500, crucial events took place today in Lisbon, Portugal, relating to the Departure of Cabral on the Expedition During Which He Discovered Brazil. Appointed as commander of a fleet of 13 ships to sail to India, by Portuguese King Manuel I, Pedro Alvares Cabral set sail from Lisbon on March 9, 1500. On April 22, 1500, Cabral discovered Brazil and anchored at a place he call Monte Pascoal. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 9, 1500 were Pedro Alvares Cabral. Facts on this day in History March 9: Events on this day in history: Departure of Cabral on the Expedition During Which He Discovered Brazil *** Date: March 9, 1500 *** Place: Lisbon, Portugal *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 16th Century *** This day in history ***

Murder of Mary, Queen of Scots' Secretary - March 9, 1566: On this day in history, March 9, 1566, crucial events took place today in Edinburgh, Scotland, relating to the Murder of Mary, Queen of Scots' Secretary. Italian born David Rizzio was the private secretary of Mary, Queen of Scots. While Mary was pregnant, with James VI, her friendship with Rizzio led her husband, Lord Darnley, to accuse Rizzio of impregnating her. On March 9, 1566, Darnley and his friends stabbed Rizzio to death in front of Mary. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 9, 1566 were Mary, Queen of Scots, David Rizzio, Lord Darnley. Facts on this day in History March 9: Events on this day in history: Murder of Mary, Queen of Scots' Secretary *** Date: March 9, 1566 *** Place: Edinburgh, Scotland *** Category: Murder *** Historical Period: 16th Century *** This day in history ***

Posthumous Exhoneration of Jean Calas - March 9, 1756: On this day in history, March 9, 1756, critical events took place today in Paris, France, regarding the Posthumous Exhoneration of Jean Calas. French merchant and calvanist Jean Calas was tortured and sentenced to death, on March 9, 1762, for the murder of his son. Evidence that his son had committed suicide was ignored by the court and Calas was executed the next day. After an intervention by French philosopher Voltaire, King Louis XV had the sentence annulled and after a retrial, Calas was posthumously exhonerated on March 9, 1765. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 9, 1756 were Jean Calas, Voltaire, Louis XV. Facts on this day in History March 9: Events on this day in history: Posthumous Exhoneration of Jean Calas *** Date: March 9, 1756 *** Place: Paris, France *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Marriage of Napoleon and Josephine - March 9, 1796: On this day in history, March 9, 1796, crucial events took place today in Paris, France, relating to the Marriage of Napoleon and Josephine. Napoleon Bonaparte married Josephine de Beauharnais on March 9, 1796, in the Paris Town Hall. Both Napoleon and Josephine had affairs during their marriage, but Napoleon divorced Jospehine because she was unable to supply him with an heir. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 9, 1796 were Napoleon Bonaparte, Josephine de Beauhamais. Facts on this day in History March 9: Events on this day in history: Marriage of Napoleon and Josephine *** Date: March 9, 1796 *** Place: Paris, France *** Category: General Interest *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Description of the First Battery Operated Clock - March 9, 1815: On this day in history, March 9, 1815, significant events took place today in London, England, respecting the Description of the First Battery Operated Clock. English inventor and scientist Francis Ronalds worked on developing a clock powered by a dry pile or electric column (now known as a battery). On March 9, 1815, his invention was described in the Philosophical Magazine. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 9, 1815 were Francis Ronalds. Facts on this day in History March 9: Events on this day in history: Description of the First Battery Operated Clock *** Date: March 9, 1815 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Inventions *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Formation of the French Foreign Legion - March 9, 1831: On this day in history, March 9, 1831, important events took place today in France, surrounding the Formation of the French Foreign Legion. King Louis-Philippe of France founded the Foreign Legion on March 9. 1831. The legion was formed of foreigners who would serve France and used to support the previous year's conquest of Algeria. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 9, 1831 were Louis-Phillippe. Facts on this day in History March 9: Events on this day in history: Formation of the French Foreign Legion *** Date: March 9, 1831 *** Place: France *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that Some Africans Had Been Illegally Taken into Slavery - March 9, 1841: On this day in history, March 9, 1841, crucial events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, relating to the Ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that Some Africans Had Been Illegally Taken into Slavery. The schooner La Amistad was overtaken by it's African captives off the coast of Cuba, then was captured by U.S. Revenue cutter USS Washington off Long Island. The cutter's commander, Lieutenant Thomas R. Gedney, filed a lawsuit to keep the Africans and the cargo of the ship, but the court ruled that the Africans had been illegally taken into slavery, so were free. Following an appeal, the U.S. Supreme court agreed on March 9, 1841. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 9, 1841 were Thomas R. Gedney. Facts on this day in History March 9: Events on this day in history: Ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that Some Africans Had Been Illegally Taken into Slavery *** Date: March 9, 1841 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Slavery *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First Well Known Discovery of Gold in California - March 9, 1842: On this day in history, March 9, 1842, significant events took place today in California, USA, respecting the First Well Known Discovery of Gold in California. While resting under an oak tree in Placerita Canyon on March 9, 1842, Francisco Lopez dreamt he was floating on a golden pool. After waking, he pulled some wild onions from the ground and found flakes of gold in their roots. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 9, 1842 were Francisco Lopez. Facts on this day in History March 9: Events on this day in history: First Well Known Discovery of Gold in California *** Date: March 9, 1842 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: General Interest *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Introduction of the Barbie Doll - March 9, 1959: On this day in history, March 9, 1959, crucial events took place today in New York, USA, relating to the Introduction of the Barbie Doll. Mattel's Barbie Doll came from an idea of Ruth Handler, wife of a Mattel toy company co-founder. The doll, named after her daughter Barbara, was introduced on March 9, 1959, at the American International Toy Fair in New York. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 9, 1959 were Ruth Handler. Facts on this day in History March 9: Events on this day in history: Introduction of the Barbie Doll *** Date: March 9, 1959 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Industry *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Hanafi Siege - March 9, 1977: On this day in history, March 9, 1977, important events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, in respect of the Hanafi Siege. Twelve Hanafi Muslim gunmen, led by Hamaas Abdul Khaalis, took control of three buildings in Washington D.C. On March 9, 1977. The siege lasted 39 hours after which the gunmen surrendered and 149 hostages were released. Radio Reporter Maurice Williams, who was shot when he exited an elevator and walked into the crisis, was the sole fatality . The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: March 9, 1977 were Hamaas Abdul Khaalis. Facts on this day in History March 9: Events on this day in history: Hanafi Siege *** Date: March 9, 1977 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Terrorism *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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