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9th of March 1009 EVENT First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
9th of March 1230 EVENT Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Theodore of Epirus in the Battle of Klokotnitsa.
9th of March 1276 EVENT Augsburg becomes an Imperial Free City.
9th of March 1500 EVENT The fleet of Pedro Alvares Cabral leaves Lisbon for the Indies. The fleet will discover Brazil which lies within boundaries granted to Portugal in the Treaty of Tordesillas.
9th of March 1566 EVENT David Rizzio, private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.
9th of March 1765 EVENT After a campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son may have actually committed suicide.
9th of March 1796 EVENT Napoleon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Josephine de Beauharnais.
9th of March 1811 EVENT Paraguayan forces defeat Manuel Belgrano at the Battle of Tacuari.
9th of March 1841 EVENT The U.S. Supreme Court rules that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally.
9th of March 1842 EVENT Giuseppe Verdi's third opera, Nabucco, receives its premiere performance in Milan; its success establishes Verdi as one of Italy's foremost opera writers.
9th of March 1842 EVENT The first documented discovery of gold in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.
9th of March 1847 EVENT Mexican-American War: The first large-scale amphibious assault in U.S. history is launched in the Siege of Veracruz.
9th of March 1862 EVENT American Civil War: The USS Monitor and CSS Virginia fight to a draw in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first battle between two ironclad warships.
9th of March 1896 EVENT Prime Minister Francesco Crispi resigns following the Italian defeat at the Battle of Adowa.
9th of March 1910 EVENT The Westmoreland County Coal Strike, involving 15,000 coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers, begins.
9th of March 1916 EVENT Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico.
9th of March 1925 EVENT Pink's War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins.
9th of March 1933 EVENT Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress, the first of his New Deal policies.
9th of March 1944 EVENT World War II: Japanese troops counter-attack American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville in a battle that would last five days.
9th of March 1944 EVENT The Soviet Air Forces conduct heavy bombing on Tallinn, Estonia, killing up to 800 people, mostly civilians.
9th of March 1946 EVENT Bolton Wanderers stadium disaster at Burnden Park, Bolton, England, 33 killed and hundreds injured
9th of March 1954 EVENT McCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, "A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy", produced by Fred Friendly.
9th of March 1956 EVENT Soviet military suppresses a mass demonstrations in the Georgian SSR, reacting to Nikita Khrushchev's de-Stalinization policy.
9th of March 1957 EVENT A magnitude 8.3 earthquake in the Andreanof Islands, Alaska triggers a Pacific-wide tsunami causing extensive damage to Hawaii and Oahu.
9th of March 1959 EVENT The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
9th of March 1960 EVENT Dr. Belding Hibbard Scribner implants for the first time a shunt he invented into a patient, which allows the patient to receive hemodialysis on a regular basis.
9th of March 1961 EVENT Sputnik 9 successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.
9th of March 1967 EVENT Trans World Airlines Flight 553, a Douglas DC-9-15, crashes in a field in Concord Township, Ohio following a mid-air collision with a Beechcraft Baron, killing 26.
9th of March 1976 EVENT Forty-two people die in the 1976 Cavalese cable-car disaster, the worst cable-car accident to date.
9th of March 1977 EVENT The Hanafi Muslim Siege: In a thirty-nine hour standoff, armed Hanafi Muslims seize three Washington, D.C., buildings, killing two and taking 149 hostage.
9th of March 1989 EVENT Financially-troubled Eastern Air Lines filed for bankruptcy.
9th of March 1990 EVENT Dr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as Surgeon General of the United States, becoming the first female and Hispanic American to serve in that position.
9th of March 1991 EVENT Massive demonstrations are held against Slobodan Milosevic in Belgrade.
9th of March 1997 EVENT Comet Hale-Bopp: Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia are treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day.
9th of March 2010 EVENT The first same-sex marriages in Washington, D.C., take place.
9th of March 2011 EVENT Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.
9th of March 1213 BIRTHDAY Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, French crusader (d. 1271)
9th of March 1285 BIRTHDAY Emperor Go-Nijo of Japan (d. 1318)
9th of March 1454 BIRTHDAY Amerigo Vespucci, Italian explorer and cartographer (d. 1512)
9th of March 1564 BIRTHDAY David Fabricius, German astronomer (d. 1617)
9th of March 1568 BIRTHDAY Aloysius Gonzaga, Italian saint (d. 1591)
9th of March 1627 BIRTHDAY John Bowne, English-born American Quaker (d. 1695)
9th of March 1629 BIRTHDAY Tsar Alexis I of Russia (d. 1676)
9th of March 1695 BIRTHDAY Martin Sarmiento, Spanish writer and scholar (d.1772)
9th of March 1720 BIRTHDAY Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, English politician (d. 1790)
9th of March 1737 BIRTHDAY Josef Myslivecek, Czech composer (d. 1781)
9th of March 1749 BIRTHDAY Honore Gabriel Riqueti, French writer and politician (d. 1791)
9th of March 1753 BIRTHDAY Jean-Baptiste Kleber, French general (d. 1800)
9th of March 1758 BIRTHDAY Franz Joseph Gall, German neuroscientist (d. 1828)
9th of March 1763 BIRTHDAY William Cobbett, English journalist and author (d. 1835)
9th of March 1806 BIRTHDAY Edwin Forrest, American actor and philanthropist (d. 1872)
9th of March 1814 BIRTHDAY Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet (d. 1861)
9th of March 1815 BIRTHDAY David Davis, American politican and jurist; United States Senator from Illinois and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1886)
9th of March 1820 BIRTHDAY Samuel Blatchford, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1893)
9th of March 1825 BIRTHDAY Alexander F. Mozhayskiy, Russian aviation pioneer (d. 1890)
9th of March 1833 BIRTHDAY Frederick A. Schroeder, industrialist and mayor of Brooklyn (d. 1899)
9th of March 1839 BIRTHDAY Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer (d. 1908)
9th of March 1856 BIRTHDAY Eddie Foy, American singer and dancer (d. 1928)
9th of March 1887 BIRTHDAY Fritz Lenz, German geneticist (d. 1976)
9th of March 1887 BIRTHDAY Phil Mead, English cricketer (d. 1958)
9th of March 1890 BIRTHDAY Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian politician (d. 1986)
9th of March 1891 BIRTHDAY Jose P. Laurel, 3rd President of the Philippines (d. 1959)
9th of March 1892 BIRTHDAY Vita Sackville-West, English writer and gardener (d. 1962)
9th of March 1894 BIRTHDAY Frank Arnau, German writer (d. 1976)
9th of March 1900 BIRTHDAY Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (d. 1948)
9th of March 1902 BIRTHDAY Will Geer, American actor (d. 1978)
9th of March 1904 BIRTHDAY Paul Klipsch, American engineer (d. 2002)
9th of March 1905 BIRTHDAY Gerardus Philippus Helders, Dutch politician
9th of March 1909 BIRTHDAY Derk Bodde, American sinologist (d. 2003)
9th of March 1910 BIRTHDAY Samuel Barber, American composer (d. 1981)
9th of March 1915 BIRTHDAY Johnnie Johnson, British fighter pilot (d. 2001)
9th of March 1918 BIRTHDAY Mickey Spillane, American writer (d. 2006)
9th of March 1918 BIRTHDAY George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party (d. 1967)
9th of March 1920 BIRTHDAY Frank J. Dixon, American immunologist (d. 2008)
9th of March 1921 BIRTHDAY Carl Betz, American actor (d. 1978)
9th of March 1921 BIRTHDAY Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (d. 1998)
9th of March 1923 BIRTHDAY Walter Kohn, Austrian-born physicist, Nobel laureate
9th of March 1923 BIRTHDAY Nicola Zaccaria, Greek opera singer (bass) (d. 2007)
9th of March 1928 BIRTHDAY Gerald Bull, Canadian artillery designer (d. 1990)
9th of March 1929 BIRTHDAY Zillur Rahman, President of Bangladesh.
9th of March 1929 BIRTHDAY Desmond Hoyte, Prime Minister and President of Guyana (d. 2002)
9th of March 1930 BIRTHDAY Ornette Coleman, American musician
9th of March 1931 BIRTHDAY Thore Skogman, Swedish entertainer (d. 2007)
9th of March 1932 BIRTHDAY Walter Mercado, Puerto Rican astrologist and actor
9th of March 1932 BIRTHDAY Keely Smith, American singer
9th of March 1933 BIRTHDAY Mel Lastman, Canadian politician
9th of March 1933 BIRTHDAY Lloyd Price, American singer
9th of March 1934 BIRTHDAY Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut and the first human in space (d. 1968)
9th of March 1934 BIRTHDAY Del Close, American actor, writer and teacher (d. 1999)
9th of March 1934 BIRTHDAY Marlene Streit, Canadian golfer
9th of March 1934 BIRTHDAY Joyce Van Patten, American actress
9th of March 1935 BIRTHDAY Andrew Viterbi, American scientist and businessman
9th of March 1936 BIRTHDAY Tom Sestak, American football player (d. 1987)
9th of March 1936 BIRTHDAY Mickey Gilley, American musician and singer
9th of March 1937 BIRTHDAY Bernard Landry, Premier of Quebec from 2001-2003
9th of March 1937 BIRTHDAY Brian Redman, English racing driver
9th of March 1938 BIRTHDAY Lill-Babs, Swedish singer
9th of March 1940 BIRTHDAY Raul Julia, Puerto Rican actor (d. 1994)
9th of March 1941 BIRTHDAY Ernesto Miranda, American litigant (d. 1976)
9th of March 1942 BIRTHDAY Mark Lindsay, American musician (Paul Revere & The Raiders)
9th of March 1942 BIRTHDAY John Cale, Welsh musician (The Velvet Underground)
9th of March 1943 BIRTHDAY Bobby Fischer, American chess player (d. 2008)
9th of March 1943 BIRTHDAY Charles Gibson, American television journalist
9th of March 1943 BIRTHDAY Trish Van Devere, American actress
9th of March 1943 BIRTHDAY Colin Murdock, American voice actor
9th of March 1944 BIRTHDAY Lee Irvine, South African cricketer
9th of March 1945 BIRTHDAY Robert Calvert, English singer (Hawkwind) (d. 1988)
9th of March 1945 BIRTHDAY Robin Trower, British rock musician
9th of March 1945 BIRTHDAY Dennis Rader, American serial killer
9th of March 1946 BIRTHDAY Jim Cregan, British rock musician
9th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Keri Hulme, New Zealand writer
9th of March 1948 BIRTHDAY Emma Bonino, Italian politician
9th of March 1948 BIRTHDAY Jeffrey Osborne, American singer
9th of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Tapani Kansa, Finnish singer
9th of March 1950 BIRTHDAY Doug Ault, American baseball player (d. 2004)
9th of March 1950 BIRTHDAY Danny Sullivan, American race car driver
9th of March 1951 BIRTHDAY Michael Kinsley, American journalist and editor
9th of March 1951 BIRTHDAY Helen Zille, South African politician
9th of March 1952 BIRTHDAY Bill Beaumont, English rugby player
9th of March 1954 BIRTHDAY Bobby Sands, IRA member (d. 1981)
9th of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Teo Fabi, Italian racing driver
9th of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Ornella Muti, Italian actress
9th of March 1956 BIRTHDAY Mark Dantonio, American football coach
9th of March 1956 BIRTHDAY David Willetts, UK Minister of State for Universities and Science (Conservative)
9th of March 1956 BIRTHDAY Shashi Tharoor, Indian author & United Nations Under-Secretary General
9th of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Faith Daniels, American journalist
9th of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Mark Mancina, American composer
9th of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Mona Sahlin, Swedish politician
9th of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Martin Fry, English pop singer (ABC)
9th of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Linda Fiorentino, American actress
9th of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Jack Kenny, American television writer and producer
9th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Mike Leach, American football coach
9th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Rick Steiner, American wrestler
9th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Darrell Walker, American basketball player
9th of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Jan Furtok, Polish footballer
9th of March 1963 BIRTHDAY David Pogue, Technology columnist and musician
9th of March 1963 BIRTHDAY Terry Mulholland, American baseball player
9th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Steve Wilkos, American police officer and talk show host
9th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Juliette Binoche, French actress
9th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Phil Housley, American ice hockey player
9th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Herbert Fandel, German football referee
9th of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Brian Bosworth, American football player
9th of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Benito Santiago, Puerto Rican baseball player
9th of March 1966 BIRTHDAY Brendan Canty, American musician (Fugazi)
9th of March 1966 BIRTHDAY Tony Lockett, Australian footballer
9th of March 1966 BIRTHDAY Michael Patrick MacDonald, American memorist
9th of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Johnny Kelly, American drummer (Type O Negative)
9th of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Youri Djorkaeff, French footballer
9th of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Brian Heidik, American reality-show contestant
9th of March 1969 BIRTHDAY Stefie Shock, Canadian singer and songwriter
9th of March 1969 BIRTHDAY Rob Dukes, American musician (Exodus)
9th of March 1969 BIRTHDAY Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, American basketball player
9th of March 1970 BIRTHDAY David Guido Pietroni, Italian director and producer
9th of March 1970 BIRTHDAY Shannon Leto, American drummer and actor (30 Seconds to Mars)
9th of March 1970 BIRTHDAY Martin Johnson, English rugby player
9th of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Emmanuel Lewis, American actor
9th of March 1971 BIRTHDAY C-Murder, American rapper
9th of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Diego Torres, Argentine singer
9th of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Spencer Howson, Australian broadcaster
9th of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Jean Louisa Kelly, American actress
9th of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Kerr Smith, American actor
9th of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Aaron Boone, American baseball player
9th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Roy Makaay, Dutch footballer
9th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Didiayer Snyder, Australian television personality
9th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Chaske Spencer, American actor
9th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Juan Sebastian Veron, Argentine footballer
9th of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Ben Mulroney, Canadian television host
9th of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Thor Halvorssen Mendoza, Venezuelan human rights activist
9th of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Yamila Diaz-Rahi, Argentine supermodel
9th of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Radek Dvorak, Czech ice hockey player
9th of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Lucas Neill, Australian footballer
9th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Melina Perez, American professional wrestler
9th of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Chingy, American rapper
9th of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Trent Croad, Australian footballer
9th of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Matthew Gray Gubler, American actor
9th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Antonio Bryant, American football player
9th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Anders N?hr, Danish footballer
9th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Clay Rapada, American baseball player
9th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Ioannis Masmanidis, German footballer
9th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Maite Perroni, Mexican singer (RBD)
9th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Clint Dempsey, American footballer
9th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Wayne Simien, American basketball player
9th of March 1984 BIRTHDAY Julia Mancuso, American skier
9th of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Jesse Litsch, American baseball player
9th of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Parthiv Patel, Indian cricket player
9th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Brittany Snow, American actress
9th of March 1987 BIRTHDAY Bow Wow, American rapper and actor
9th of March 1989 BIRTHDAY Taeyeon (Kim Tae-yeon), South Korean singer (Girls' Generation)
9th of March 1990 BIRTHDAY Bilel Ifa, Tunisian footballer
9th of March 1996 BIRTHDAY Darsheel Safary, Indian actor
9th of March 1202 DEATH King Sverre of Norway
9th of March 1422 DEATH Jan Zelivsky, Hussite priest (Born 1380)
9th of March 1440 DEATH Saint Frances of Rome, Italian nun (Born 1384)
9th of March 1566 DEATH David Rizzio, Italian secretary of Mary, Queen of Scots (Born 1533)
9th of March 1649 DEATH James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Scottish statesman (Born 1606)
9th of March 1649 DEATH Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (executed) (Born 1590)
9th of March 1661 DEATH Cardinal Mazarin, French cardinal and statesman (Born 1602)
9th of March 1709 DEATH Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, English diplomat (Born 1638)
9th of March 1808 DEATH Joseph Bonomi the Elder, architect (Born 1739)
9th of March 1810 DEATH Ozias Humphrey, English artist (Born 1842)
9th of March 1851 DEATH Hans Christian ?rsted, Danish physicist (Born 1777)
9th of March 1888 DEATH William I, German Emperor (Born 1797)
9th of March 1897 DEATH Jamal-al-Din Afghani, Afghan political activist and Islamic nationalist (Born 1838)
9th of March 1897 DEATH Sondre Norheim, Norwegian skier (Born 1825)
9th of March 1918 DEATH Frank Wedekind, writer (Born 1864)
9th of March 1937 DEATH Paul Elmer More, American critic and essayist (Born 1864)
9th of March 1945 DEATH Margot Frank, German-born Dutch Jewish holocaust victim (Born 1926)
9th of March 1954 DEATH V. Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer (Born 1874)
9th of March 1954 DEATH Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (Born 1912)
9th of March 1960 DEATH Jack Beattie, Northern Irish politician (Born 1886)
9th of March 1964 DEATH Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck, German general (Born 1870)
9th of March 1966 DEATH Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (Born 1924)
9th of March 1969 DEATH Abdul Munim Riad general and chief of staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces (Born 1919)
9th of March 1971 DEATH Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria, Coptic Orthodox Patriarch (Born 1902)
9th of March 1974 DEATH Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr., American physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1915)
9th of March 1975 DEATH Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (Born 1888)
9th of March 1983 DEATH Faye Emerson, American actress (Born 1917)
9th of March 1983 DEATH Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1905)
9th of March 1985 DEATH Harry Catterick, English football manager (Born 1919)
9th of March 1989 DEATH Robert Mapplethorpe, American artist (Born 1946)
9th of March 1991 DEATH Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (Born 1943)
9th of March 1992 DEATH Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (Born 1913)
9th of March 1993 DEATH Bob Crosby, American bandleader and vocalist (Born 1913)
9th of March 1993 DEATH C. Northcote Parkinson, British historian and writer (Born 1909)
9th of March 1994 DEATH Maurice Purtill, American Big Band drummer (Born 1916)
9th of March 1994 DEATH Charles Bukowski, American writer (Born 1920)
9th of March 1994 DEATH Fernando Rey, Spanish-born actor (Born 1917)
9th of March 1994 DEATH Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler manager (Born 1928)
9th of March 1996 DEATH George Burns, American actor and singer (Born 1896)
9th of March 1997 DEATH The Notorious B.I.G., American rapper (Born 1972)
9th of March 1997 DEATH Jean-Dominique Bauby, French Journalist & Author (Born1952), The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
9th of March 1997 DEATH Terry Nation, Welsh novelist and screenwriter, creator of the Daleks (Born1930)
9th of March 1999 DEATH Harry Somers, Canadian composer (Born 1925)
9th of March 2000 DEATH Ivo Robic, Croatian singer and songwriter (Born 1923)
9th of March 2001 DEATH Louiza Podimata, Greek actress (Born 1920)
9th of March 2003 DEATH Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (Born 1946)
9th of March 2003 DEATH Stan Brakhage, American filmmaker (Born 1933)
9th of March 2004 DEATH Dr. Gerald Deskin, Ph.D., clinical child psychologist (Born 1929)
9th of March 2004 DEATH Rust Epique, former Crazy Town guitarist and frontman for the Alternative Rock band, pre)Thing (Born 1968)
9th of March 2004 DEATH Albert Mol, Dutch actor (Born 1917)
9th of March 2005 DEATH Chris LeDoux, American country singer and rodeo competitor (Born 1948)
9th of March 2005 DEATH Kurt Lotz, German business executive, second postwar CEO of Volkswagen (Born 1912)
9th of March 2005 DEATH Istvan Nyers, Hungarian footballer (Born 1924)
9th of March 2005 DEATH Jeanette Schmid, Austrian professional whistler (Born 1924)
9th of March 2006 DEATH Geir Ivars?y, Norwegian programmer, co-founder of Opera Software ASA (Born 1957)
9th of March 2006 DEATH John Profumo, British cabinet minister (Born 1915)
9th of March 2006 DEATH Laura Stoica, Romanian singer, composer and actress (Born 1967)
9th of March 2007 DEATH Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (Born 1921)
9th of March 2007 DEATH Brad Delp, American singer (Boston) (Born 1951)
9th of March 2007 DEATH Jeanne Hopkins Lucas, North Carolina politician (Born 1935)
9th of March 2010 DEATH Doris Haddock, American political activist (Born 1910)
9th of March 2011 DEATH David Broder, American journalist (Born 1929)

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