Sunday, March 11, 2012
MARCH 9th THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Famous Quote Said On March 9
During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.
Al Gore, 1999
Mar 9 Birthdays
Mar 9 In History
First animal returned from space, dog named Chernushka (Blackie) aboard Sputnik 9
Pancho Villa leads 1,500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico.
The ironclads Monitor and Virginia (formerly Merrimac) clashed for five hours to a draw at Hampton Roads, Va., during the Civil War.
The U.S. Supreme Court releases African prisoners from Amistad mutiny back to their homes in Sierra Leone.
Publication of the economics book The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.
This Day in Business
WNBT-TV (now WNBC-TV), New York, broadcast the first local color television commercials
This Day in Entertainment
The first model of the Barbie doll appears at the American Toy Fair in New York, costing just $3.
This Day in Geography
Formally ruled by the emperor only, Augsburg becomes an Imperial Free City.
This Day in Sports
Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire are issued subpoenas to testify about steroid use in Baseball.
March 9th Holiday
Baron Bliss Day (Belize) - Honors traveler Henry Edward Ernest Victor Bliss, who gave present day Belize $2 million in a trust fund to benefit it's citizens.
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