March 9 in Pop Culture History

March 9 Facts, Fun Trivia and History

March 9 History Highlights

  • 1796 – Napoléon Bonaparte married his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais.
  • 1841 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the United States v. The Amistad case that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally.
  • 1842 – The first documented discovery of gold in California occurred at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.
  • 1959 – The Barbie doll made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
  • If you were born on March 9th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… June 16th (prior year)

Get Over It Day

On Get Over It Day, on March 9, people everywhere are encouraged to self-reflect and move on from whatever it’s that’s weighing on them. Jeff Goldblatt placed the new holiday between Valentine’s Day and April Fools after he realized numerous people would relate to the problem he was having getting over his breakup.

Jeff, who was having trouble getting over an ex-girlfriend, so the day has its roots in failed romance. Realizing his pain was relatable, Goldblatt created the day to self-reflect, find out what’s weighing us down, and choose that the past should sleep in the past.

An unJoke…

A man is walking down the street when he sees his friend walking towards him with bananas coming out of his ears.

“Say, Jim, you have bananas coming out of your ears…”

“Sorry Billy, can’t hear ya. I have bananas coming out of my ears.”

March 9 is…

Crabmeat Day
Meatball Day
National Get Over It Day

March 9 Birthday Quotes

“Sometimes the characters I find the most compelling are in independent movies. With independent scripts, people can take more challenges.”
– Brittany Snow

“I like projects in which I can really act and not be me all the time.”
– Emmanuel Lewis

“If you have good food, people will come to your restaurant.”
– Mickey Gilley

March 9 Birthdays

1918 – Mickey Spillane, American crime novelist (died in 2006)
1926 – Joe Franklin, American radio and television host (died in 2015)
1928 – Keely Smith, American singer and actress (died in 2017)
1933 – Lloyd Price, American R&B singer-songwriter
1936 – Mickey Gilley, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1936 – Marty Ingels, American actor and comedian (died in 2015)
1940 – Raul Julia, Puerto Rican-American actor (died in 1994)
1943 – Bobby Fischer, American chess player (died in 2008)
1945 – Robin Trower, English rock guitarist and vocalist
1948 – Jeffrey Osborne, American singer and drummer
1960 – Linda Fiorentino, American actress
1971 – Emmanuel Lewis, American actor
1986 – Brittany Snow, American actress
1993 – Suga, South Korean artist (BTS)

The United States v. The Amistad

In 1839, a group of slaves aboard the Spanish ship Amistad rebelled and took control of the vessel. They were eventually captured and brought to the United States, where they argued that they were free people who had been wrongfully kidnapped and sold into slavery. This case was one of the first times that slavery was questioned in court, and it helped to pave the way for future abolitionist movements.

The United States v. The Amistad was a case in United States federal court that involved international issues and parties, as well as United States law. It tested the issue of whether the United States could seize slave ships from foreign countries on behalf of slaves being transported illegally or if they were protected property under Spanish and Cuban law.

The United States eventually won the case, with the court ruling that the slaves were illegally transported and thus were not protected by international law. They were ordered to be freed and returned to Africa. This case was an important step in the fight against slavery and helped to lay the groundwork for future abolitionist movements.

March 9 History

1611 – Johannes Fabricius, a Dutch astronomer, discovered sunspots.

1822 – Charles M. Graham of NY was issued the first US Patent (#X03472) for artificial teeth.

1841 – The US Supreme Court ruled that the African slaves who seized control of the Amistad slave ship had been illegally forced into slavery and thus were free under American law.

1858 – The first US Patent (#19,578) for a street postal mailbox was patented by Albert Potts, of Philadelphia.

1945 – 300 B29 bombers dropped nearly 500,000 napalm and petroleum jelly cylinders on Tokyo, creating a 40-sq-km firestorm that killed over 100,000 and maimed another million. It was the most destructive single bombing in history, including Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs.

1957 (Earthquake) Andreanof Islands, Alaska

1959 – #1 Hit March 9, 1959 – April 12, 1959: Frankie AvalonVenus

1959 – Barbie debuted. Barbie’s appearance was modeled on a doll named Lilli, which was based on a racy German comic strip character.

March 9 19**, Birthday (fictional) Sybill Trelawney, Harry Potter

1985 – #1 Hit March 9, 1985 – March 29, 1985: REO SpeedwagonCan’t Fight This Feeling

1985 – The Tyler Civitan Club was the first to partake in the Adopt-a-Highway Sign Program, erected on Texas’s Highway 69.

1989 – A Geomagnetic Storm affected Quebec’s electrical transmission system.

1991 – #1 Hit March 9, 1991 – March 22, 1991: Mariah CareySomeday

1997 – Christopher Wallace, AKA Biggie Smalls, AKA the Notorious B.I.G., was shot to death at a stoplight in Los Angeles. Rapper Suge Knight has been eyed as the killer. Suge was also accused of running over (and killing) Terry Carter in January 2015.

2002 – #1 Hit March 9, 2002 – April 19, 2002: Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja RuleAin’t It Funny

2009Castle premiered on ABC

2011 – Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights

#1 Hit March 9, 2019 – March 15, 2019: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – Shallow

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

It’s only just dawned on me that no one says dusk anymore.

A group of Bears is called a Sloth or Sleuth. A group of Bear Cubs is called a Litter.

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” – Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) #moviequotes

The two parts to the word “helicopter” are not “heli” and “copter”, but “helico” meaning spiral, and “pter” meaning one with wings, like a pterodactyl.

Pepperoni is America’s favorite topping, with 36 percent of all pizza orders!

“Life became more aligned when I started taking some of the advice I’d been dishing out to my friends.” – Paula Heller Garland

That dramatic misunderstanding in romantic comedies. #moviecliches

A group of Mules is called a Pack or Span or Barren or Rake.

“Allow me to introduce myself: the Blue Raja, Master of Silverware. Forks a specialty.” – The Blue Raja #moviequotes

Fast food restaurants use yellow, red, and orange because those are the colors that stimulate hunger.

“Welcome to the O.C. bitch” – Luke (The O.C.)

The best advice I ever got was to take everyone’s advice with a grain of salt

“You know everything is not an anecdote. You have to discriminate. You choose things that are funny or mildly amusing or interesting. You’re a miracle! Your stories have NONE of that. They’re not even amusing accidentally!” – Neal Page in Planes, Trains & Automobiles  #moviequotes

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