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October 9th In Pop Culture History

Fire Prevention Day is part of Fire Prevention week and is observed on October 9. The observance of this day was initiated by President Calvin Coolidge in 1925. Besides being both a day and week for young people and adults to learn how to make their homes safer against accidental fires, it also is a remembrance of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne were crowned Kings of The Franks. Carloman died in 771, and Charlemagne reigned until 814.

1767 - Surveying for the Mason–Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania was completed.

1824 - Slavery was abolished in Costa Rica.

1873 - The US Naval Institute was established.

1888 - The Washington Monument officially opened to the public.

1919 - The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series, and eight White Sox players were later accused of intentionally losing games in exchange for money from gamblers.

1961 - #1 Hit October 9, 1961 - October 22, 1961: Ray Charles - Hit the Road Jack

1965 - #1 Hit October 9, 1965 - November 5, 1965: The Beatles - Yesterday

1967 - Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara was exectuded in Bolivia .

1976 - #1 Hit October 9, 1976 - October 15, 1976: Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band - A Fifth of Beethoven

October 9 Birthday (fictional) Count von Count, Sesame Street, TV

1980 - Pope John Paul II met and shook hands with the Dalai Lama in Vatican City.

1986 - East End Show - The Phantom of the Opera (Musical) October 9, 1986

1999 - #1 Hit October 9, 1999 - October 22, 1999: Mariah Carey featuring Jay-Z - Heartbreaker

2006 - North Korea may have tested its first nuclear device.

2012 - Pakistani Taliban made a failed attempt to assassinate 15 year-old Malala Yousafzai on her way home from school.

October 9, 2015 - Invisible Sister aired on The Disney Channel

October 9th Celebrity Birthdays

Klingon For Dummies...

John Lennon (1940)
Tony Shalhoub (1953)
Robert Wuhl (1951)
Scott Bakula (1954)
Lauren Fleishman (1985)
qoSlIj DatIvjaj - Enjoy your birthday
"Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground. "
-John Lennon

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