Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 09 August, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: 09 AUGUST
2000 | South Africa President Thabo Mbeki unveiled the Women’s Monument at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
2019 | In Uttar Pradesh, India, 220 million trees were planted in one day.
2014 | Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American boy in Ferguson, Missouri, was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer after he reportedly attacked the officer and tried to steal his weapon, sparking protests and chaos in the city.
2013 | At least ten people died and 30 were injured when a gunman opened fire at a Sunni mosque in the city of Quetta.
2006 | About 21 suspected terrorists were arrested in the 2006 transatlantic flight plot that took place in England. The arrests were made in London, Birmingham, and High Wycombe in an overnight operation.
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1946 | American football player, Jim Kiick.
1942 | Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, David Steinberg.
1936 | Dominican-American baseball player, Julián Javier.
1981 | Singaporean table tennis player, Li Jiawei.
1938 | Australian tennis player and coach, Rod Laver.
ON THIS DAY: DEATHS
2016 | Sixth Duke of Westminster, third-richest British citizen, Gerald Grosvenor, 65.
1979 | American businessman, Walter O’Malley, 46.
1949 | American psychologist and academic, Edward Thorndike, 75.
1990 | English footballer and manager, Joe Mercer, 76.
2006 | English author, Philip E. High, 92.
1997 | Macclesfield Town made their Football League debut, beating Torquay United 2-1 at Moss Rose on this day
2019 | “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” was released on this day in the United States. It was directed by James Bobin.
Tunisia gained complete independence in 1956.
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