December 9th History, Trivia and Fun Facts
December 9th History Highlights
December 9th is...
Christmas Card Day
International Anti-Corruption Day
International day of Veterinary Medicine
National Pastry Day
World Techno Day
December 9th Quotes
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according
to my conscience, above all liberties.
Life is like a B-picture script.
There's a lot of stress out there, and to handle it, you just
need to believe in yourself; always go back to the person that
you know you are, and don't let anybody tell you any different,
because everyone's special and everyone's awesome. Looking back
isn't going to help you.
In order to achieve anything,you must be brave enough to fail.
When I played pro football, I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately
- unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something
Accuse not Nature: she hath done her part; Do thou but thine.
My father instilled in me the attitude of prevailing. If there's
a challenge, go for it. If there's a wall to break down, break
December 9th Birthdays
1608 - John Milton, English writer and philosopher (died in 1674)
1779 - Tabitha Babbitt, American inventor (died in 1853)
1883 - Joseph Pilates, German-American fitness expert, developer of Pilates (died in 1967)
1906 - Grace Hopper, American admiral and computer scientist, designed COBOL (died in 1992)
1906 - Freddy Martin, American bandleader and tenor saxophonist (died in 1983)
1912 - Tip O'Neill, American lawyer and politician, 55th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (died in 1994)
1916 - Kirk Douglas, American actor
1922 - Redd Foxx, American actor (died in 1991)
1930 - Buck Henry, American actor and screenwriter
1933 - Morton Downey Jr., American singer-songwriter, actor, and talk show host (died in 2001)
1934 - Judi Dench, English actress
1934 - Junior Wells, American blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player (died in 1998)
1941 - Beau Bridges, American actor, director, and producer
1942 - Dick Butkus, American football player, sportscaster, and actor
1947 - Tom Daschle, American politician
1950 - Joan Armatrading, Kittian-English singer-songwriter
1952 - Michael Dorn, American actor
1953 - John Malkovich, American actor
1957 - Donny Osmond, American singer and actor
1962 - Felicity Huffman, American actress
1966 - Kirsten Gillibrand, American politician
1970 - Kara DioGuardi, American singer-songwriter
1977 - Imogen Heap, English singer-songwriter
1978 - Jesse Metcalfe, American actor
1980 - Simon Helberg, American actor,
1995 - McKayla Maroney, American gymnast
December 9th History
1531 - The Virgin of Guadalupe first appeared to Juan Diego at Tepeyac, Mexico City.
1851 - The first YMCA in North America opened in Montreal, Canada.
1872 - P.B.S. Pinchback (Republican) became the first African-American governor of a US state, Louisiana.
1884 - The US patent (#308990) for ball-bearing roller skates, was issued to Levant M. Richardson.
1907 - Christmas Seals, an outreach from the American Lung association, went on sale for the first time, in the Wilmington, Delaware, post office.
1935 - The Downtown Athletic Club Trophy (now the Heisman Trophy) wass awarded for the first time. The winner was halfback Jay Berwanger from the University of Chicago.
1958 - In Indianapolis, the John Birch Society formed.
1960 - Coronation Street debuted on the BBC.
1960 - The Sperry Rand Corporation demonstrated the UNIVAC 1107 computer; the first to use thin film magnetic technology. The secret was the few millionths of an inch of iron-nickel alloy.
1962 - The Petrified Forest National Park was established in Arizona.
1965 - A Charlie Brown Christmas premiered on CBS.
December 9, 19** Birthday (fictional) Oliver Queen, Green Arrow, DC Comics
1972 - #1 Hit December 9, 1972 - December 15, 1972: Helen Reddy - I Am Woman
1975 - President Gerald R. Ford signed a $2.3 billion loan authorization to prevent New York City from having to default on it's debts.
1978 - #1 Hit December 9, 1978 - January 5, 1979: Chic - Le Freak
December 9, 19** Birthday (fictional) Jimmy Olsen, DC Comics
1981 - Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner was shot dead. Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of the murder.
1983 - Based on the 1932 film, Scarface, starring Al Pacino, was released in theaters.
1983 - Sudden Impact and Christine debuted in theaters.
1988 - Twins, Mississippi Burning and My Stepmother is an Alien were released in theaters.
1989 - #1 Hit December 9, 1989 - December 22, 1989: Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire
1992 - England's : Prince Charles and Princess Diana formally announced their separation.
1993 - Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavor completed repairs to the Hubble Space Telescope.
December 9, 1997 - Microsoft Windows 2.0 was released.
2005 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Memoirs of a Geisha and Brokeback Mountain debuted in theaters.
2009 - A Russian SLBM RSM-56 Bulava failed mid-flight causing a very unusual light formation over Norway.
Today's Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
"Show me the money!" - Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding, Jr.)
Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
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